New Technology Supports Offshore Pipeline Cleaning and Inspection

The CIRCOR Energy Group completed pre-inspection cleaning and debris assessment of a Crude Oil Export Pipeline between platforms in the UK North Sea.

The pipeline was susceptible to wax fall out during normal production flow and as a result it was believed that large quantities of wax had been deposited on the internal pipe wall making inline inspection ineffective.

Full services were provided including engineering studies, pipeline cleanliness assessment with our recently developed PECAT™ tool, pipeline pigging tools design and build and cleaning of the pipeline by one of our specialist service teams.

As anticipated large amounts of wax deposits were removed from the pipeline which then allowed an effective inspection program to be implemented.