TÜV Systems Nord has certified ROSEN Groups EMAT Inspection tools, which are used for crack detection in gas lines. Early detection of potential cracks in gas pipelines is an important factor in ensuring their safe operation. Already in 2010, ROSEN had developed the EMAT technology to an operational stage.
Two representatives from the TÜV Nord Group traveled to the ROSEN location in Lingen (Ems) to present the certificate. “We are now the first and only company in all of Europe that can offer its clients TÜV-certified inspection tools,” Thomas Beuker, Director Advanced Pipeline Diagnostics for ROSEN, exclaimed happily. The independent certification by the TÜV Nord Group confirms the high quality of these inspection tools that completely fulfill the requirements set forth in TÜV memorandum 1069.
The tools were qualified by way of a variety of different pull tests, from which the gathered data were compared to reference measurement data, as well as the pertinent documentation. To this end, so-called “EMAT pigs” in various diameters, from 16” to 48”, were subjected to rigorous testing at the company’s largest location in Lingen (Ems). “I am extremely proud of this accomplishment. The result documents the success of our international team of experts,” Beuker said.
The demand for certification is continuously on the rise throughout Europe among operators who are eager to satisfy the increasing demands on the safe and efficient operation of pipelines set forth by the pertinent regulatory agencies.