Oil and gas industry assets are global, complex, with a limited life cycle. Inspection of these assets protects the environment, investment, and supply.
NDT and planned maintenance programmes are verging on sacrosanct for the Oil and Gas companies. The infrastructure within the O&G sector includes downstream assets such as refineries, midstream pipelines connecting to wells, and upstream assets. These assets exist globally and these asset owners must comply with standards which in turn yields a heavy workload for NDT departments and inspection companies in this field.
Ongoing Asset Integrity Management programmes and services are often in place running along with the life cycle planning for such infrastructure. Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) and Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) work in the mix to deliver these programmes reducing unexpected incidents and volatility in supply and help with building long term predictive maintenance planning.