Baker Hughes’s long heritage of providing accurate and reliable pipeline inspection data helps promote environmental and public safety along with asset integrity.
Managing corrosion and metal loss: industry leading inspection technology and expertise
Our solutions date back to the development of magnetic flux leakage tools in the 1960s, and we’ve continued to invest to evolve technological capabilities and help pipeline operators meet the highest levels of safety and performance that science can provide.
From the moment a pipeline is commissioned, it begins to deteriorate. No matter what cathodic protection system or coatings are used, or which product is in the pipeline, corrosion will eventually compromise pipe wall integrity. Operators require accurate defect detection, sizing and classification to determine actual growth rate and manage corrosion. We provide a range of magnetic and ultrasonic inspection technologies that each offer unique advantages. Your technology selection decision will be aligned with your objectives and underlying threats.
Crack management: reliable detection, location and sizing of crack-like features
Although a crack may be almost invisible to the eye, it can still weaken a pipeline enough to cause catastrophic failure. The types of cracks most likely to develop in operating pipelines are stress corrosion cracks (SCC), fatigue cracks, hydrogen-induced cracks and sulfide corrosion cracks. They can occur in the base material of the pipe, in welds and in the heat-affected zone adjacent to welds. Cracks can also appear in substandard axial and girth welds, and can occur in conjunction with other flaws such as dents, gouges and corrosion.
我们专注于challen寻找解决方案ge to locate, identify, characterize and monitor the many types of cracks that may compromise pipeline integrity. Our technologies can inspect older pipelines, which have a propensity for weld-related cracks (seam, hooks). For accurate location and highlighting of cracks most likely to fail, our inspection capabilities can identify stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and cracks of unknown gestation. We also can employ recognized engineering techniques to predict rupture pressure when adjacent crack(s) interact, if extensive SCC crack fields are populated with both critical and subcritical cracks.
Pipeline geometry and mapping: pave the way for a successful ILI program and reliable feature location
Integrity engineering: maximizing the efficiency of your ILI program
We offer proven, industry-accepted pipeline integrity engineering practices that support a pragmatic approach without jeopardizing pipeline safety. This comprehensive range of assessment techniques evaluates anomaly criticality and enables us to recommend control measures, repair processes or changes to the system process to promote long-term pipeline integrity.
我们的服务范围包括ILI运行比较（RUNCOM）软件to accurately align two ILI data sets and match corrosion sites to identify active corrosion growth sites,诚信评估确定和预测管道的直接和未来完整性和管道曲率和弯曲应变评估帮助操作员确定地面不稳定性可能会带来风险并影响管道完整性的位置。Post Inspection Dent Assessment (PIDA) reportsuse local dent strain data to identify the need for and to prioritize repairs to pipeline dents whilePost Inspection Crack Assessment (PICA) reportsuse engineering criticality assessments to determine the acceptability and remaining life of crack indications found through ILI surveys.
These rigorous, regulatory compliant and quality assured assessment techniques and deliverables help pipeline operators use the value of ILI data to identify short and long-term integrity threats, avoid unnecessary and costly excavations and repairs while promoting safety and optimize long-term maintenance and repair schedules.
Line piggability: meeting the challenges of older pipelines and maximize asset condition
Many older pipelines around the world haven’t been inspected with inline tools because of various challenging features (eg: tight bends, multi-diameters, plug valves) and operating constraints such as low/no flow or inability to interrupt supply. Many of these pipelines are located in high-impact areas –and many operators now face a significant challenge: how to make their pipelines piggable.
To help address these unique challenges, we offer a diverse range of services to help minimize service disruptions and replacement costs while meeting local, national and international regulations. These include feasibility studies, in field support, repair solutions and customized cleaning.
Software solutions: intelligent data to drive safety and asset performance
应用组织的数据来评估和mitigate integrity risks may lead to a reduction in the likelihood and consequences of pipeline incidents. We offer intelligent data systems to support the Pipeline Integrity Management process:
- Complete and scalable solutions for pipeline data management, condition assessment, risk assessment and integrity management planning
- Comprehensive and system-wide pipeline risk assessment
- Effective management of large volumes of inspection and asset data
- Data and results to support meeting regulatory requirements, optimizing mitigation and maintenance costs and achieving longer asset life
Damage due to outside force continues to be a leading cause of pipeline failure across the world. Accidental or intentional third-party damage is especially dangerous because it may go unreported at the time of occurrence, allowing defects to deteriorate for months or years. Another key damage source is ground movement, which can lead to fatigue cracking over time.