Applus RTD is celebrating the successful completion of the latest advanced non- destructive testing (ANDT) project with its RTD INCOTEST technology which provides a unique solution for unpiggable subsea pipelines.
The technology was developed by Applus RTD’s in-house research and development team to cope with the peculiar environments, such high depths, where only remote operated vehicles (ROV) can be used and increase the productivity of the inspections. The result of the tests marks the latest success for the system.
Domenico Bellistri, RTD INCOTEST specialist, Applus RTD, was delighted with the outcome: “This successful project was carried out with our own technology which allows multiple average wall thickness measurements to be performed without direct contact with the inspected object. In particular, with the new multiplexer module, it is now possible to collect up to 12 readings in less than 30 seconds on recorded positions down to a depth of 3000 metres (9000 feet). The project was challenging for a number of reasons, not least the water depth at which the pipelines are located so we are extremely pleased that we have been able to deliver such a positive result for the subsea segment of the offshore market.”