Pig Mounted Trials for Internal Corrosion Monitoring Fluidized Sensors

Because of the successful development of a low-cost, easy to use, prototype fluidized sensor system that is capable of locating areas of water accumulation and internal corrosion in both piggable and non-piggable lines, field trials in operating pipelines is the next crucial step in refining the sensor and obtaining industry and regulator acceptance and adoption. Since this methodology has the potential to significantly reduce the discovery time and cost of detecting internal corrosion as compared to the use of existing expensive inspection techniques for identifying internal corrosion sites, keen interest has been expressed by numerous pipeline operating companies to conduct field trials. The objective of this project is to build upon a soon to be completed Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) project that developed the prototype system by conducting a series of validation field trials.


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  • Status: Active
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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:

    Mendoza, Juan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Det Norske Veritas, Incorporated

    5777 Frantz Road
    Dublin, OH  United States  43017
  • Principal Investigators:

    Brossia, Sean

  • Start Date: 20090501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120813
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31233

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493825
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-09-T-000001
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2013 1:01AM