Our dedicated service line approach for Pipeline Services ensures both high level customer care, and efficient management of resources and technology because we have specialized resources specifically allocated only to pipeline projects. Earlier this year, Acuren acquired Calgary-based Skystone International. With a focus on pipelines and pressure equipment, core segments of our business for over 40 years, the addition of Skystone deepens our engineering and technology-enabled asset integrity capabilities, and adds new services such as cathodic protection and emergency management. Acuren and Skystone clients will benefit from new, complementary, and scaled service offerings.
We are focused on efficiency and strategies to reduce the total cost for our customers.
The recent acquisition of Skystone International has increased the depth of our offering in a number of ways, including the ability to offer cathodic protection services. For a downloadable PDF outlining the details of our cathodic protection services including our new HawkEye system, please click here. Our services for the pipeline industry can be broken into 2 categories: Pipeline & Facility Integrity Services, and Pipeline Construction.
Pipeline & Facility Integrity Services
Pipeline & Facility Integrity Services Brochure Our comprehensive services include:
- Integrity consulting services
- Environmental assessment
- Anomaly evaluation
- Laser assessment of pipeline anomalies
- Mitigation / remediation
- Documentation of findings
Failure Analysis & Material Evaluation of Pipelines
Owners manage the integrity of above-ground and buried pipelines with numerous systems and processes. However, there can be unforeseeable circumstances or system breakdowns which precipitate failures of piping and auxiliary equipment. Acuren’s highly experienced engineers can perform failure analysis, evaluate material properties, and suggest alternatives to materials, testing/monitoring procedures to help Owners prevent future occurrences. As part of the failure investigation / product evaluation, engineers assess the components in the field and/or laboratory which may include: Detailed analysis of pipeline fracture surface to determine failure mode/mechanism Determine if pipe meets the specified mechanical and chemical properties with laboratory testing Optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy to evaluate material microstructure, flaws and fracture surfaces Determine presence of bacteria involved in microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) Identify type of corrosion scales and foreign debris using x-ray diffraction (XRD) or energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) spectroscopy Perform burst testing of pipe to predict failure pressures, strain and fracture mode Crack Tip Opening Displacement (CTOD) testing to determine critical allowable flaw sizes in pipe welds Provide independent failure analysis and reports for regulatory bodies Watch our failure investigations video by clicking here.
The Acuren Advantage
Committed to Excellence Our goal is to provide pipeline integrity programs, services and threat management programs to meet the increasing demands of our pipeline customers. Acuren has dedicated years of training and resources to ensuring the value we deliver through our pipeline integrity programs far exceeds that of our competition.
Execution Excellence: dedicated pipeline integrity operation ensuring safety, quality and scope execution excellence
Specialization: technicians specifically trained and dedicated to supporting pipeline integrity programs rather than general NDE technicians
Damage Mechanism Capabilities: technicians have specific and intimate damage mechanism identification capabilities
Scalability: we have a pipeline integrity technician pool that spans North America
Multiple Disciplines: our pipeline integrity technicians have experience in multiple disciplines: coatings, cathodic protection, soils geology, inline inspection and NDE
Program Management: verification of log data, interpretation of inspection results and threat management Dedicated Personnel Centralized Management SCC Threat Management For more detailed information on our pipeline integrity services and approach, please download the PDF by clicking here.
Our comprehensive services include:
- Internal X-ray and Gamma Crawler Radiography
- External Gamma or X-ray radiography
- AUT using GE Weldstar or Eclipse TrueView Systems
- Manual conventional UT or Phased Array UT
- MT/PT inspection
- UT Lamination Scans
- Arc Strike Investigations and Removal
- Pipeline Welding Inspection
- Mechanical/Chemical Testing
- Failure Analysis
Weld Procedure/Welder Qualification Testing Procedure Writing Monitor Testing of Welders Destructive and Nondestructive Testing Document Preparation and Review Destructive Weld Tests QA/QC Services
Acuren offers a range of Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) services utilizing the latest in phased array technology combined with advanced pulse-echo techniques and Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) to provide the most flexible inspection solution available today. This combination of latest technology and software results in AUT being recognized as the most accurate method of detecting, sizing and repeatability of weld flaws for a fast and accurate assessment of welds in high production environments.
TrueViewPipe incorporates the latest technology and software to provide the solution for high speed AUT girth weld inspection. The system was designed to address issues and complaints from technicians within the industry, such as scanner weight and lack of configurability. Enhanced instrument performance with scalable phased array capabilities allows the system to conduct challenging inspections such as those encountered with clad, dissimilar metal welds and heavy wall pipe. The innovative software provides operators with rapid set-up and streamlined acquisition with all the tools needed for analysis, reporting and raw data storage. The TrueViewPipe is the future of the girth weld inspection industry.
XPRESS Scan Digital Radiography System
Acuren is introducing, the latest technology to the pipeline industry for examination of girth welds. Xpress Scan – Scan Digital Radiography (SDR) provides instantaneous results, as it scans circumferentially around the pipe utilizing a stop and acquire motion that is less susceptible to image vibration. The Xpress Scan uses advanced x-ray generation and detection technology to produce true Digital Radiography where the x-ray image is displayed, analyzed and digitally stored as the image is being captured. With the highest resolution, faster cycle times, immediate results and no impact on the environment. The Xpress Scan is available from Acuren in two basic configurations: Fully External Double Wall Single Image and Internal Crawler based Single Wall Single Image systems. Digital Radiographic images are acquired and interpreted in real-time then archived to a database for storage of the inspection reports. The Xpress Scan Digital Radiography system provides;
- Lower inspection costs by eliminating consumables, film processing equipment and film storage facilities
- Compatible with gamma isotope, x-ray source and x-ray crawler
- Wireless system that is light weight and portable
- Immediate inspection results obtained real time making it easier to communicate and welding issues for correction to avoid more defects. Also virtually eliminates the possibility of rework.
- Images are DICONDE compliant
- No environmental impact
We have many programs and technologies to support a wide range of pipeline project needs.
Please call or email us today so that our experts can help solve your problems and find cost effective solutions for your projects. 1-800-218-7450 firstname.lastname@example.org
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