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Pipeline Deformation Management

The safety and long-term performance of a pipeline can be compromised significantly by geometrical damage such as dents, wrinkles, bulges, ovalization and roof topping. Manufacturing, construction, or external factors during operation such as accidental third-party damage or external loading (e.g. landslides) cause geometric damage.
Deformation can threaten pipeline integrity, particularly when it is combined with other anomalies like gouges, corrosion or weld flaws.

In fact, damage due to external interference remains one of the main causes of pipeline failures globally. Deformation features such as wrinkles or buckles may be associated with areas of high bending strain and pipeline movement, which can be identified with pipeline mapping systems. Severe pipeline deformation can also result in flow restrictions or prevent the passage of pipeline cleaning and inspection tools.
Therefore, having a reliable pipeline deformation management strategy that covers the identification, sizing, assessment, and repair of geometric damage is critical for all pipeline operators.

Pipeline Deformation Management


The most effective way to assess changes in shape is to approach deformation management with a “big picture” mindset. The PETROTECH Company believes that best way to do this is by tackling the challenge from all angles; combining the most advanced pipeline deformation inspection solutions, the knowledge of subject-matter experts and industry best practices gives operators the information they need to make the best possible integrity management decisions. PETROTECH supports operators beyond short-term decision-making and provides management plans and training to enable them to take the right maintenance actions at the right time in order to extend the life, safety and performance of their pipelines.


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At PETROTECH, we offer a wide range of products and services to help global oil and gas operators ensure the safety, longevity, and performance of their assets. Customers rely on our technology, expertise, and experience, as well as our commitment to inspection, data quality, and integrity management. They trust our skilled team to tackle even the most complex projects safely.


Our goal is to prepare the pipeline industry for future fuels like hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and ammonia. We offer a roadmap with practical processes for integrating these energy sources into the grid, ensuring operators have innovative and sustainable solutions. With our extensive experience in transporting various media, we provide expertise in assessing pipeline integrity for the benefit of your grid.


Our customers in the process industry understand the crucial importance of plant safety and efficiency. That's why they turn to PETROTECH to optimize the integrity and availability of their critical assets, such as storage tanks, piping, and pressure vessels. Additionally, our innovative retrofit-ready PETROTECH EMAT Flowmeter offers precise and stable flow measurement for liquid, gas, steam, and multiphase applications, even in challenging conditions.


We have extended our pipeline inspection expertise to the steel mill, integrating inspection systems into the manufacturing process to assess hot steel plates and pipes as they are produced.

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