September 2019, Vol. 246, No. 9


Digital Alternative to In-Line Inspection

By Michael Smith, Konstantinos Pesinis and Matthew Capewell, ROSEN Group There are two traditional schools of thought for monitoring internal corrosion in pipelines. One advocates the use of theoretical modeling techniques to predict the location, severity and behavior of corrosion; the other favors inline inspection (ILI) as a means to measure corrosion directly. As the pipeline industry continues its digital transformation, however, we should acknowledge the prospect of a new solution for monitoring internal corrosion. ILI data continue to accumulate for pipelines all over the world, and for any given pipeline we can usually source data for similar pipelines that have been inspected in

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