The Pipeline Integrity study by the UGW Technology consists of an electromagnetic device that generates and receives low frequency Ultrasonic Guided Waves. The waves are produced from a specific point in the pipeline and a Magnetostrictive sensor (MsS) records the field data to be analyzed in board by Specialized Certified Engineers from the South West Research Institute. As a pioneer in diverse measurement technologies in the hydrocarbon transportation industry, the South West Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas has developed equipment that is able to detect, by means of ultrasonic wave propagation, metal losses that are as small as the 3% of the transverse section of a pipeline

The Ultrasonic Guided Waves Inspection will help you anticipate defect failures in: 

  • Pipelines in refinery, petrochemical and hydrocarbon transportation industries. •
  • Pipeline systems in off-shore facilities, production raisers and platform supports. •
  • Sleeved or structural framework piping in crossroads. •
  • Electrical and communication towers supports, tensors and wires. •
  • Bridge tensors and anchors. • Storage tanks bases and walls. •
  • Supports, piles and plates in marine docks.

The advantages of the systems are: 

  • Greater scope and definition. •
  • Data graphics. •
  • Transmitter and sensor that can be operated in frequencies in between 32 and 128kHz with a single hardware setup. •
  • Temporary or permanent systems for continuous monitoring in high risk systems. •
  • Ability to operate in high temperatures or below 100 º C structures. •
  • Resolution of up to 3% in transverse wall thickness loss. •

Certified Engineers from the South West Research Institute, world’s leader in Guided Waves technology.