The PipeWIZARD® is an automated girth weld inspection system using phased array and conventional UT techniques (AUT). Specially designed for in-site weld-to-weld inspection in extreme environments, on-shore, and off-shore.
Pipelines perform a critical function in the global economy, transporting huge volumes of gas, oil, water, and other chemicals. Pipes are girth-welded on-site, typically using automated welding systems. For the construction of pipelines, welds are the "weak spot", as this is where defects tend to occur. Welds are nondestructively tested, coated, and buried, or laid on the sea bed. Due to the demanding construction cycle, weld defects must be detected and analyzed very quickly.