The iPerm permanently installed, semi-automated monitoring system is providing Tupras with a low-cost means of pipeline condition monitoring. Three such systems have been installed on pipes experiencing different operating conditions.
The operator simply connects a portable guided wave pulser-receiver unit to a permanently installed collar, and periodically collects guided wave data for remote post-processing. Once a set of guided wave data has been gathered from a series of a iPerm collars it is uploaded to the cloud, where it is accessible via secure link for remote analysis and interpretation by a suitably qualified inspector.
iPerm delivers a step-change improvement over existing manual inspection methods and represents a significant improvement in the safety and reliability of pipeline networks.