0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Electric Resistance Welded Seam Inspection Using Circumferential Flux

[+] Author Affiliations
Natalia K. Nikolova, Reza K. Amineh

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Duane Cronin

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Sabir M. Pasha, Ron Thompson, James R. Hare

Intratech Inline Inspection Services Ltd., Mississauga, ON, Canada

Ian Smith

Sun-Canadian Pipeline Company, Ltd., Waterdown, ON, Canada

Paper No. IPC2008-64376, pp. 575-583; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/IPC2008-64376
From:
  • 2008 7th International Pipeline Conference
  • 2008 7th International Pipeline Conference, Volume 2
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 29–October 3, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: International Petroleum Technology Institute and the Pipeline Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4858-6 | eISBN: 798-0-7918-3835-8
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

For conventional magnetic flux leakage (MFL) inspection where an excitation magnetic field is generated in the axial direction of a pipeline, axially oriented crack detection is impossible [1][2]. A new MFL tool design is presented that creates an excitation field in the circumferential or transverse direction, allowing for axial crack detection, as well as the more conventional metal loss detection. Design criteria that ensure detection include sufficient sensor density and magnetic field uniformity at sensor locations. The result is a new type of circumferential MFL inspection tool that can not only detect corrosion and other metal losses, but also axially oriented cracks. Based on the results of a series of inspection runs 22 crack-like features in the electric resistance weld (ERW) were investigated with 19 of those being verified as linear long seam features and were subsequently permanently repaired. Further information on the efficacy of this design is clarified in [2].

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In