Application of Remote-Field Eddy Current Testing to Inspection of Unpiggable Pipelines

The project will conduct a technology assessment to determine the requirements for a new remote-field eddy current (RFEC) testing system. The purpose of the research is to determine if an ILI using RFEC testing is adequate to inspect currently unpiggable pipelines. The tool developed under this research is expected to be able to detect corrosion and mechanical damage. The researchers will design, fabricate and test a breadboard RFEC system using two excitation coil configurations (one smaller, one collapsible).


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1655262.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Merritt, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    BMT Fleet Technology Limited

  • Principal Investigators:

    Begg, Darren

  • Start Date: 20050401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100527
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35231

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492382
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS56-02-T-0001
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2013 1:00AM