Applus RTD to showcase new pipeline inspection tool

September 30, 2014

Applus RTD will showcase its RTD DTI Trekscan pipeline inspection tool at the International Pipeline Conference (IPC) in Calgary, 29 September – 3 October at booth #125.

The RTD DTI Trekscan product is being led by Applus RTD’s global product line manager, Mark Slaughter, who has more than 25 years in the pipeline inspection industry.

The free-floating inspection tool is designed to traverse back-to-back one-dimensional  bends, with an optimum speed of 1m/sec (2.2mph). It can run in pipelines previously considered to be “unpiggable.”

Standard tool configuration has a maximum battery life of up to 16km at 1.25m/sec (2.75mph) and for data storage the maximum standard tool configuration allows for 64km of data based on a 2.5mm axial sampling.

The bi-directional tool measures the return echoes of a transmitted ultrasound beam.  The amount of time it takes to receive an echo provides highly accurate information on the remaining wall and enables detection and sizing of metal loss anomalies.

RTD DTI Trekscanprovides high levels of detection for characterization capabilities - a feature not previously available without compromising efficiency, Martin Fingerhut, president of Applus RTD company Kiefner, said.

The standard configuration of RTD DTI Trekscancomes in 6-in. and 8-in. sizes. It is also lightweight–15kg – and its maximum operating temperature is 40°C (104°F). 



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