ROSEN Group Oil and Gas Pipeline Inspection Tools and Services
The ROSEN Group was created to meet the challenging need to inspect complex and sensitive engineering structures such as oil and gas pipeline systems and above-ground storage facilities.
ROSEN operates in more than 100 countries worldwide and offers a full range of products and services to the oil and gas industry covering pipe diameters from 3in up to 64in for any length or configuration (e.g. 1.5D bends, dual diameter pipelines, multi-diameter pipelines).
Pipeline and tank inspection
- Pipeline cleaning tools and accessories
- In-line cleaning
- High-resolution geometry inspection
- XYZ mapping
- High-resolution metal loss inspection
- Customized in-line inspection
- EMAT crack detection and coating disbondment
- Ultrasonic crack detection
- Ultrasonic corrosion detection
- Multi-diameter pipeline inspection
- Shallow internal corrosion inspection
- Optical inspection
- Leak detection
- Robotic inspection
- Plant and facility inspection
- Hydrostatic testing and commissioning
- Data services
- Asset integrity management support
- Asset integrity management software
- Pipeline, plant and facility rehabilitations
Pipeline shallow internal corrosion monitoring with eddy current technology
Corrosion affecting the inside of pipelines constitutes a major risk for pipeline integrity. To optimize the process of monitoring shallow internal corrosion (SIC), ROSEN has developed a SIC tool incorporating eddy current (EC) technology. Capable of accurately distinguishing and sizing even minor corrosion features, the tool makes it easy to survey and assess the asset degradation process resulting from corrosion – even in so-called unpiggable pipelines.
Since the EC sensor technology incorporated in ROSEN’s SIC tool can be used in bi-directional and robotic inspection tools, it is a suitable inspection method even in the presence of challenges such as high wall thickness, high product flow rates, tight geometrical constraints and in cases where the gas product prohibits ultrasonic technology (UT) measurements. The SIC tool thus provides optimal corrosion growth monitoring in situations where inspection is difficult or impossible with conventional in-line inspection methods.
Detecting metal loss and pipeline wall features in a single inspection run
ROSEN’s combined MFL / UT corrosion detection tool RoCorr-MFL / UT employs twin inspection technologies to achieve enhanced performance in defect detection and sizing. Ultrasonic technology (UT) can detect and accurately size defects where magnetic flux leakage (MFL) has limitations (such as large areas of uniformly-corroded metal loss and laminations).
Conversely, MFL can detect and size defects where UT has limitations (i.e. small corrosion pits and internal defects covered by wax or other deposits). With the combined MFL / UT tool, the strengths of both inspection methods provide the most comprehensive detection and sizing results in the market from a single run.
Modular software system for managing and assessing inspection data
The primary objective of an integrity program is to maintain the pipeline in a fitness-for-purpose condition and in a safe and cost-effective manner. Standards and codes of practice are available which provide clear guidance for the practical implementation of pipeline integrity management in a logical and consistent manner.
ROSEN has developed a suite of software tools which meets the technical and functional demands. The ROSEN Asset Integrity Management Software (ROAIMS) is made up of a number of functional modules that can be combined to configure different integrity management applications. Following an initial audit of an operator’s specific requirement the system can be customized as needed, ranging from a simple data storage / repository to a comprehensive integrated integrity management software solution.
Pipeline crack detection and coating disbondment
ROSEN’s high-resolution tool RoCD2 provides the above mentioned approach. The tools service is based on a unique and highly effective implementation of an EMAT to induce guided acoustic waves within the pipe wall regardless of the pipeline contents.
The result is a high-quality and reliable signal, precisely controlled in wave length and frequency limiting detection to cracks and crack colonies and minimizing detection of other intrinsic anomalies of the pipeline. In addition, the technique is used to collect coating disbondment information.
Smart-pig inspection of pipeline dents
Based on 25 years of experience in ILI technology, ROSEN has developed a unique tool for characterizing and sizing dents. RoGeo•Xt incorporates high-resolution technology combining a touch-less electronic measuring system with the conventional calliper arm tools. This dynamic compensation technology provides highly accurate results both under dynamic and static conditions.
The tool is based on an innovative concept: it combines a traditional mechanical caliper arm with an electronic distance measurement system, thereby optimizing measurement accuracy and providing 100% circumferential coverage. Traditional mechanical caliper tool designs generate position signals on the basis of the movements of a mechanical arm. Since increased tool speeds mean that the mechanical arm can lose contact with the inner pipe wall while abrupt changes in the internal surface may lead to inaccurate measurements, this puts severe limitations on inspection speed. RoGeo•Xt overcomes these difficulties thanks to its ‘mechatronic’ design.
Products and Services
Many pipeline operators face uncertainties regarding the unknown specified minimum yield strength (SMYS) of the pipeline material, which is fundamental factor needed when establishing a maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) of a pipeline.Read more
The ROSEN Group has introduced the world's first four-inch in-line inspection tool, which uses high-resolution ultrasound technology for wall thickness measurement and crack inspection services.Read more
The ROSEN Group will attend the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference and Exhibition, at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas, US.Read more
ROSEN is a leading privately owned company serving the oil and gas industry with inspection, integrity, and rehabilitation products and services. For 30 years, ROSEN has provided the industry with advanced inspection and integrity solutions to ensure safe and economical operation of a wide rangeRead more
With the introduction of the CE device Directive ATEX 94/4/EC (ATEX 95) and the Occupational Health and Safety Directive ATEX 1999/92/EC (ATEX 137), a uniform legal basis was established for explosion protection within the European Union. The CE directives were completely harmonised anRead more
The ROSEN Group is proud to announce the recent award of four major baseline pipeline inspections worth around $9m for the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project. Managed out of ROSEN's Canning Vale operating facility, the multi-million dollar project is planned to start immediately with desigRead more
Mr. Raymond Lewis, director of business development for ROSEN USA, has celebrated his 60th year in the pipeline industry in 2011. To commemorate such a momentous occasion, Mr. Lewis' peers gathered together during the recent Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference for a surpRead more
Faced with the unprecedented task of inspecting the world's longest subsea gas pipeline in a single run, ROSEN developed a customized RoCorr•MFL/SIC tool. Over and above its unparalleled length of 1,173 km and the resultant tool wear issues, the Langeled pipeline connecting Norway and the UK poseRead more
Internal corrosion, such as top-of-the-line corrosion (TOL) in wet gas lines due to condensation, constitutes a major risk to pipeline operation. Under certain circumstances, the internal corrosion growth rates can be as high as several millimetres per year. Since internal corrosion isRead more
Offshore pipelines are different from their onshore equivalent. This is not only with regards to their design and operation but also with regards to the deterioration process of these structures. While onshore pipelines are threatened by third party damage and the external corrosion process, theRead more
Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) and Ultrasonic Testing (UT) are established technologies in the In-line Inspection (ILI) industry. Though an important technology used to detect many different types of defects in pipelines, MFL is not the ideal method for identifying certain geometries, notably largeRead more
Regional strain caused by earthquakes, landslides and other third-party influences can have a severe impact on pipeline integrity. Since strain is the result of an interplay between a number of very different factors, local and especially regional strain can only be reliably detected by means ofRead more
Pipeline integrity management is a complex process involving people, assets, procedures, data gathering, analysis and commercial consideration in terms of production, operations and maintenance costs. The primary objective of an integrity program is to maintain the pipeline in a fitnesRead more
ROSEN has available a full range of in-line inspection tools, designed to withstand the most adverse conditions yet return accurate data on pipeline integrity and other anomalies. From internal corrosion to dent and wrinkle inspection, cracks and pipe geometry, a ROSEN tool is available for any tRead more
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