Giuseppe Giunta

Pipeline Integrity Assessment Applications By Using Vibroacoustic Technology

Pipeline Integrity Assessment Applications By Using Vibroacoustic Technology
Pipeline Integrity Assessment Applications By Using Vibroacoustic Technology
Asset integrity and operation reliability are primary objectives in pipeline management, nevertheless they require often costly methods, system and procedures. The vibroacoustic technology, developed by Eni S.p.A to detect impacts and spillages on Oil & Gas pipelines, already proved to be able to detect illegal tapping precursor events, and...

Real-Time Gauge Positioning And Inspection During Pigging Operations In Gas Pipelines

Real-Time Gauge Positioning And Inspection During Pigging Operations In Gas Pipelines
Real-Time Gauge Positioning And Inspection During Pigging Operations In Gas Pipelines
This paper presents a procedure for continuous real-time positioning and tracking of a Pipeline Inspection Gauge(PIG) travelling within a pipeline, by exploiting the pressure transients it generates during the displacement. In fact, the PIG produces recognizable sounds when crossing the welding dents and while sl iding against the pipe walls. This...