What are the most popular pipe inspection techniques?
The best and most popular pipeline NDT inspection techniques include pipeline radiography (RT) and ultrasonic testing (UT), including phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT). These techniques are forms of NDT pipeline inspection and can be used to detect flaws without harming the asset. For example, advanced UT inspection methods, such as the total focus method (TFM), can accurately and cost-effectively detect manufacturing flaws, in-services flaws and parent metal flaws in pipelines. The M2M GEKKO, used by the NDT pipeline inspectors at Buffalo, is one of the most advanced tools available for pipeline inspections. It combes UT methods with advanced TFM, allowing for reliable, in-depth inspections.