Chapter 5
Data Gathering Tools for Integrity Assessment


There are a number of ways that data can be collected for the purpose of physical integrity assessment of pipelines. These include the tools and direct assessment methods, which are listed below:

• ILI tools


○ UT wall thickness and crack detection

○ Eddy current


○ Inertial and caliper

• Hydrostatic testing

• Direct assessment

  • Inline Inspection (ILI)
  • ILI Tools
  • EMAT
  • Tool Accuracy
  • Location Accuracy
  • Tool Data Validation Methods
  • Direct Assessment
  • External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA)
  • Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment (ICDA)
  • References

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