RFEC PIG designed for long distance inspection

Ali Ahmadian Mazraeh, Firas Basim Ismail, Ali F. Alta'Ee

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Abstract

This paper presents an innovative approach for the design and development of Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG) which can inspect pipes from 26″ up to 50″ with a simple change of shirts using the latest technologies such as Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducer (EMAT) sensors as well as Remote Field Eddy Current (RFEC) sensors for oil pipes inspection, through the creation of a simulation tool capable of generating simulated images from pipeline using Inertial Navigation System (INS) for highest accuracy and precision inspection to protect the environment and equipment from any unexpected accident. There are several dynamo motors utilized to regenerate green efficient power from the flow of the medium inside the pipeline to elongate the distance of investigation by the mean of reduction of the number of individual pigging processes to save time and cost for companies. The INS uses accelerometers and gyroscopes of the type "Integrated Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems" (iMEMS), with these it can be carried out the mapping corresponding to the inspected pipes. Water hammer effect is another factor which has been considered during designing this pig. To avoid suck case to occur the design has been revised and several arms has been devised around the robot to maintain the speed and position of pig all the way through the pipeline.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - International Petroleum Technology Conference 2014, IPTC 2014
Subtitle of host publicationUnlocking Energy Through Innovation, Technology and Capability
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Pages2374-2378
Number of pages5
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Petroleum Technology Conference 2014: Unlocking Energy Through Innovation, Technology and Capability, IPTC 2014 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 19 Jan 201422 Jan 2014

Other

OtherInternational Petroleum Technology Conference 2014: Unlocking Energy Through Innovation, Technology and Capability, IPTC 2014
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period19/01/1422/01/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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Mazraeh, A. A., Ismail, F. B., & Alta'Ee, A. F. (2014). RFEC PIG designed for long distance inspection. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - International Petroleum Technology Conference 2014, IPTC 2014: Unlocking Energy Through Innovation, Technology and Capability (Vol. 3, pp. 2374-2378). Society of Petroleum Engineers.