Sat, March 01, 2014
A range of pipe samples from the TDC with known flaws have been prepared and supplied to a site at Stress Engineering in Waller County. These are to be welded into three pipe strings that will create a buried, pressurized test cell to facilitate the evaluation of Large Standoff Magnetometry techniques under project NDE 3-1.
The test cell is designed and fabricated to test a range of challenges that these techniques face in the real world. The testing will be blind to the vendors and will hopefully provide the PRCI membership with some clarity on the capabilities of these technologies that are a little ‘black box’ in understanding to date.