Oil and gas pipelines in Iran have a long lifetime, which puts them at risk of wear and tear. Carrying out inspection and identification of destructive phenomena before serious damage to pipelines can reduce the damage to these lines and increase financial costs or even the cost of the life of these lines.
Today, smart pigging is used to inspect pipelines, which, in addition to all the advantages of this pigging, makes it difficult to keep up with the high cost of inspection by intelligent pigs. In this regard, SEDCO has developed a device to assess the condition of the pipeline, which can be installed and used alongside simple cleaning pigs.
The Pipeline Condition Meter (PCM) is a tool designed for collecting and storing the operational data during a pipeline inspection and can be mounted on a simple cleaning pig or used in a separate independent operation. The PCM can measure the pipeline’s operational parameters, including the temperature, pressure, differential pressure, and acceleration by sensors embedded.
An odometer is an instrument used for measuring the distance traveled by a vehicle, such as a bicycle or a car. Usually, the odometer makes use of an electrical system that employs a magnetic pulse which is created once for each revolution of the wheel. These pulses are electrically transmitted into an instrument that is carried by the vehicle.
In pipeline inspection services, particularly where it is desired to locate leaks in the pipeline, it is difficult to determine to any degree of accuracy the location of a pipeline pig at the time when a leak determination was made. To meet this need, Sedco has designed and developed an odometer wheel that can operate in high-pressure pipelines up to 50 bar and can estimate the location of the pig at 95%. data logger
SEDCO's operations team uses data from oil and gas pipelines and analyzes the data of its data analysis team, which is responsible for reviewing and analyzing the output data of sensor devices, providing analysis that leads to the collection of practical information about Pipe error will occur. During multi-stage filters and computational operations and related coding on analyzed data, the team reports descriptive information about pipeline conditions to the pipeline operator. Analyzes provided by the SEDCO Analysis Team will lead to the collection of practical information on pipelines, some of which are as follows: inline inspection
Obtaining a patten for thickness changes: Displaying data, you can see the thickness change pattens and identify their location.
Determining on/off pattern for the booster pump: The effects and time of increasing and decreasing the pressure of the booster pump on the data can be extracted can be provided.
Identifying the location of welding points: By analyzing the data, the location of welding points in pipelines can be identified and reported to the operator.
Height pro changes in the data patterns provide the height profile of the pipeline.
Quality of pipeline cleanliness: Analyzing the data can show the quality of the pipeline cleanliness descriptively and comparatively.
Quality of cleaning operations: The quality of cleaning operation can be obtained in two sequent pig running within the pipeline.
Operators of oil and gas transmission pipelines can always monitor the condition of their pipeline by purchasing a PCM device and using the support of the SEDCO team in order to use the device. Such as providing knowledge-based facilities for PCM installment purchases, SedSoft software, ATEX Anti-Explosion Certificate and Continuous Accompaniment of SEDCO Data Analysis Team.
The SedSoft has provided a good platform for providing information to the user, along with the powerful processing of operational data and the presentation of quantitative and qualitative applied reports.
This platform provides easy and comprehensive usability on PC by maintaining the necessary level of intelligence for the software. The SedSoft offers the following features to the user:
In addition to SedSoft, SEDCO has developed the Android application called My PCM to intelligently set up the PCM and gather more information during data logging operations. Using this application, the user registers the operational data and determines how to start the data logging. It is also possible to view the values of the sensors at the same time before starting the operation to ensure that the PCM is running properly.