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Pipeline integrity services from SGS – in-trench evaluation of pipeline anomalies, in support of in-line inspection programs performed by pipeline operators.

Financial District

Accurate identification and evaluation of anomalies in pipelines, using non-destructive examination (NDE) is a must to avoid unnecessary repairs, and failure to inspect items that have been overlooked (mischaracterized, or under called). Our pipeline integrity services deliver inspections with techniques and technologies specially developed, or modified, for use in thin walled steel (<0.500”).

What are the main features and benefit of this service?

Our procedures and reporting system enable operators to comply with regulatory audits. Reports for pipeline inspections are generated by technicians from the collected data, and are then given a 100% check by our quality review team prior to being posted to customers. Preliminary reports can be delivered quickly if needed.

Our pipeline integrity services include:

  • Non-Destructive Examination:
    • UT Straight beam
    • UT Shear wave
    • UT FAST (Our proprietary technique)
    • Phased Array UT
    • ToFD UT
    • Automated/Encoded UT
    • MT
    • RT 
    • API QUTE and QUSE certified technicians
    • Laser Scanning & 3D modeling of OD Corrosion & Dents
  • Welding Inspection and Welder Qualification:
    • CWI inspection
    • State certified welder testing lab
    • AWS Certified testing lab
  • Positive Material Identification with OES equipment
  • Soil Condition Testing:
    • Pipe to Soil Potential
    • Soil Resistivity
    • Soil pH
  • Sub-foot / Sub-meter GPS

In addition to NDE, we can provide technicians and systems capable of providing all inspection data associated with a dig program. This could include coating inspection, weld inspection, excavation inspection, GPS data and soil data.

Why use SGS?

Most vendors in this field are (non-destructive examination) NDE providers that also do pipeline work, whilst we are a pipeline inspection company that provides high quality NDE. Our technicians are all trained in pipeline specific techniques and field conditions. Our reporting system is unique to each customer and developed to meet the individual needs of your program.

SGS PfiNDE Inc. is an NDE inspection and consulting company whose focus is pipeline integrity. In November, 2011, PfiNDE Inc. was acquired by SGS, a world leader in testing and evaluation. We are now co-branded as SGS PfiNDE Inc.

Contact SGS today to find out more about our pipeline integrity services.