Location

Snowbird, UT, USA

Start Date

1-1-1999 12:00 AM

Description

The US natural gas transmission pipeline system consists in excess of 90,000 miles of gathering lines, 280,000 miles of transmission lines and 835,000 miles of distribution mains and lines. Since transmission lines transport natural gas at high pressures, the failure of a pipeline can result in catastrophic consequences. Sections of the transmission pipeline that have been in operation for several years are prone to the effects of corrosion and often suffer from mechanical damage. Pipelines are periodically inspected to assess their condition using a tool called “a pig.” Since the inspection of the transmission lines is an expensive procedure it is extremely important to infer information as accurately as possible about the condition of the pipeline.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

18B

Chapter

Chapter 6: Materials Characterization

Section

Stress and Texture

Pages

1895-1902

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-4791-4_242

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Stress Characterization by Local Magnetic Measurements

Snowbird, UT, USA

The US natural gas transmission pipeline system consists in excess of 90,000 miles of gathering lines, 280,000 miles of transmission lines and 835,000 miles of distribution mains and lines. Since transmission lines transport natural gas at high pressures, the failure of a pipeline can result in catastrophic consequences. Sections of the transmission pipeline that have been in operation for several years are prone to the effects of corrosion and often suffer from mechanical damage. Pipelines are periodically inspected to assess their condition using a tool called “a pig.” Since the inspection of the transmission lines is an expensive procedure it is extremely important to infer information as accurately as possible about the condition of the pipeline.