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Monitoring internal corrosion of a pipeline

  1. Oct 16, 2012 #1
    Hi All,

    I am wondering if there is any way to monitor internal corrosion in pipelines (without using pigs and interrupting the flow)?

    May be ultrasound waves could be used for this purpose, however I am not sure if it would be able to give a clear picture of extent of corrosion.

    Thanks for reading.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 26, 2012 #2
    ultrasound can show material loss, depending on the modulation of the waves used. Comparing different modes can show this.
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