سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶

محل انتشار: اولین کنفرانس لوله و صنایع وابسته

تعداد صفحات: ۱۰

نویسنده(ها):

Bahareh kamyab –

چکیده:

Maintenance of oil pipelines is an issue of great concern for oil companies. Any possibility of leakage must be detected before the leakage occurs and a preventive action should be taken in order to avoid losses of oil and ecological disasters. One of the main causes of oil pipelines leakage is the corrosion of the bottom part of the pipeline due to accumulation of water and other corrosive substances. One of the methods used to check the conditions of the oil pipelines is the running of a data acquisition device through all the length of the pipeline to gather informationbout the corrosion and its position inside the pipeline. This device is commonly referred to as pig. The result of the study was the development of an ultrasonic pig with 16 ultrasonic transducers with on-board energy system and acquisition and storage systems. Also, comprised in the presented solution was the development of a software to analyze the collected data and give the position of the corrosion spots
along the pipeline. This paper presents in detail the implementation and design issues related to the development of the ultrasonic pig. Also, some experimental data will be shown.