June 2018, Vol. 245, No. 6


MFL Data Contributes to Integrity Management of Difficult-to-Pig Pipelines

By Peter van Beugen, Managing Director, Pipesurvey International, and Marleen Gebraad and Julie Melling, Pipeline Integrity Engineer Interpretation and analysis of magnetic flux leakage (MFL) data has achieved advanced level of accuracy and time efficiency in the realm of difficult to pig pipelines and offers a reliable resource in the management of pipeline integrity. MFL tools have obtained a significant track record for the determination of the integrity of pipelines. The technology offers a solution for an otherwise almost insoluble problem. How do we address the integrity of large underground infrastructures other than by conducting extensive ground movement or taking the line out of

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