Pipeline Integrity

Our pipeline integrity services identify corrosion under insulation (CUI) and other asset integrity defects with advanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) processes such as guided wave ultrasonic Testing (GWUT), acoustic emissions, vibration analyses, corrosion scanning, structured light, and other technologies to identify gas, liquid, and energy loss.

Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing (GWUT)

AES specializes in the nondestructive testing of pipelines with long-range ultrasound. Under ideal conditions, the technology may be used to inspect up to 4000 feet (1.2 km) in one day, but the actual inspection range depends on the type of pipe coating, degree of corrosion present in the pipeline, number of elbows, and pipe location. The technology has been successfully applied to pipelines that transport gases or liquids, and is also effective on hot lines such as steam piping. AES Advantages include:
  • Detection of corrosion in insulated and buried pipelines
  • Rapid screening of long lengths of pipe
  • 100% of pipe wall is inspected
  • Corrosion severity is estimated in terms of cross-sectional area loss