Internal Pipeline Integrity Tool (I-PIT) System

Russell NDE Systems Inc. is very pleased to announce the launch of our new I-PIT solution for pipeline integrity surveys. The I-PIT System represents a huge technological breakthrough for the rapid inspection of pipelines for internal and external flaws. It is specifically designed for pit detection and sizing.

I-PIT tools are introduced to the pipeline at a cut end and can be pushed by hand or air pressure to the target distance. They are then winched back using a regular hand or electric winch. The inspection speed is 33’/min (10m/min), and data are exhibited immediately following the inspection, on a portable computer.

Data analysis is semi-automatic and a report is created as the analysis is being completed. Depending on the line condition, analysis and reporting can be performed in the field, but is generally done the next day, off-site, to diminish labour costs.

The multi-channel I-PIT tools inspect 360° of the pipe and show the data as colour map, strip-chart log and voltage plane. Unlike MFL tools, I-PIT tools hold no magnets, so they can be pushed with relative ease for up to 330’ (100m) each way from an access point.

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I-PIT System Applications:

  • After a pipeline failure: check 100m each side of the repair for more corrosion damage
  • Check an old or abandoned line before re-commissioning it
  • Pipelines from 2” (50mm) to 8” (200mm) diameter, in wall thickness to 0.375” (9.5mm)