Through this project, R&I wishes to develop a new direct inspection technology for unpiggable low-diameter pipelines (< 200 mm) which avoids them having to be dug up.
The project consists in developing and testing a new non-destructive magnetic pipeline inspection technology in partnership with Skipper NDT. This may be combined with other methods of inspection already used by Teréga to guarantee the most reliable possible inspection measures. Some of these efforts are shared with GRTgaz, which is working in the same area with another service-provider.
Teréga is also analysing and testing new tools and innovative methods for inspection of inaccessible structures.
This work is aimed at ensuring network integrity reinforced by improved management of methods of inspection of the entire network, at optimised costs.