Technical Committee Pipelines
Proof of pipeline strength based on measurements of inspection pigs
The report is aimed at collecting and documenting the state of the art and the extensive
know how of experts and pipeline operators with regard to judging the structural integrity of
In order to assess the actual mechanical strength of pipelines based on measurement results obtained by inspection pigs, guidance is given for future processing, which eventually can be used as a basis for an industry standard.
A literature study of the commercially available types of inspection pigs describes and synoptically lists the respective pros and cons.
In essence the report comprises besides check lists of operating data for the pipeline and the pig runs mainly the evaluation of defects and respective calculating procedures. Included are recommendations regarding maintenance planning, verification of defects as well as repetition of pig runs.