Integrity Investigations

By: Smartpipe Technologies Canada  09-12-2011
Keywords: surveying, corrosion, Corrosion Monitoring

Our job is to get the very best data possible enabling our clients to make the very best decisions. With over 50 years of experience in the field we have highly qualified, experienced personnel and support engineers who are committed to the goal of getting the best data possible on every investigation.

We offer coordinated services that leverage from our proprietary ProSCAN laser profile scanner, combining corrosion monitoring and mitigation programs with GPS surveying. 
To ensure the most accurate and reliable field results.

  • GPS surveying
  • Internal and External Corrosion Monitoring
  • Dig site Information including Photos and Video
  • Pipe specifications
  • Corrosion feature analysis (3D laser profile, dimensions, tracings, orientation, RSTRENG calculations, photos, etc.)
  • Repair Details
  • Specific SCC Information to populate CEPA or CAPP databases

The resulting data can be integrated with your existing database, presented in our customizable VirtualPIPE database for you.

Our expertise includes:

Precise ILI Correlations

  • Laser Mapping
  • Integrity
  • Anomaly field investigations
  • Pipeline inspection for new construction
  • Internal and External Corrosion inspection, monitoring and Mitigation Programs
  • Soils sampling and profiling for location of SCC susceptible sites
  • Coating surveys


  • Pipeline anomaly site staking using GPS
  • As-built surveys
  • Facility tie-ins such as valves, risers, pig traps and anode beds
  • Residence ties
  • Deformation surveys
  • Control Survey

Traditional NDE

  • Magnetic Particle Method
    • Techniques consisting of
      • Dry Powder
        • Hot Tap, root pass, structural
      • Color Contrast Black on White (Wet)
        • SCC type discontinuity location and repair mitigation
      • Wet Fluorescent
        • SCC type discontinuity location and repair mitigation
        • Very sensitive applications
  • Ultrasonic Method
    • Techniques consisting of
      • Thickness Measurement
      • Laminar Scan
      • Corrosion Mapping
        • Internal – Zero Degree anomaly scanning and profiling
        • External – K-Pen for detailing corrosion grids to transpose to RSTRENG
      • Shearwave Examination
        • Structural Welded Members
        • Weld examination - Girth, Longseam, and Spiral welds of pipes and pipelines, full encirclement pipeline sleeve welds, fabrication welds for new construction
        • Pipe Body anomaly detection and sizing

Keywords: corrosion, Corrosion Monitoring, Gps Surveying, Laser Profile, surveying,

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With increased accuracy comes increased confidence that you are making the right call on repair decisions which could potentially save thousands on a dig program. We have been conducting integrity investigations for 50 years and can provide immediate RSTRENG along with all other fit for service calculations.


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