API has just completed a live pipe scanning service in France. The 2 pipelines were aged from 1888 to 1934.
10 insertion points were successfully inspected, with pipe wall and corrosion data being analysed back in the UK.
The project has now been extended to offer live leak detection services on the 2 pipelines totalling over 4 km.
The live pipe scanning service is a JD7T product, and is currently offered on pipe lines ranging from 4 to 10 inch. With the possibility of larger diameter pipes being inspected in 2015.