Baker Hughes Cathodic Protection Tool
Monday, April 14, 2008
If you are in the pipeline and gas technology, you might want to check out this new innovative Cathodic Protection Tool. Previously, when I was in the oil and gas industry, working with a local servicing company, we used cathodic protection to minimize corrosion, but not like this piece of equipment which can be used from the internal part of the pipeline. For those of you who are not familiar with Cathodic Protection, check out about it HERE. The following information was adopted from Pipeline and Gas Technology Ezine.
Baker Hughes Pipeline Management Group (PMG) has introduced the CPCM in-line inspection (ILI) service, the industry’s first method of assessing the effectiveness of a pipeline’s cathodic protection system from inside the pipe. Now pipeline operators can utilize an ILI tool to proactively identify gaps and flaws in their cathodic protection systems before corrosion damage can occur. The CPCM service utilizes a smart pig traveling through the line, performing high-resolution cathodic protection measurements of the entire pipeline, minimizing valuable time and resource requirements. There are no gaps in the data stream due to rough terrain, lakes or streams, city streets and other inaccessible areas, and the quality of the data is maintained regardless of right-of-way conditions. The system can also be used for assessing offshore pipelines.
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