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Marc Wright
Student,
South Africa, Joined Jun 2014, 3

Marc Wright

Student,
South Africa,
Joined Jun 2014
3
18:46 Jun-01-2014
Is ET widely used in Oil and Gas industry

Hey guys,

Question: Is Eddy Current Testing widely used in the Oil and Gas industry?

 
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anjafo
NDT Inspector
Norway, Joined Aug 2009, 204

anjafo

NDT Inspector
Norway,
Joined Aug 2009
204
21:52 Jun-01-2014
Re: Is ET widely used in Oil and Gas industry
In Reply to Marc Wright at 18:46 Jun-01-2014 (Opening).

Re-testing welds or product that needs recertified regularly for service induced defects is main use I can think off.

Probably the least used of the common methods but most companies need those techs on the books or at hand.

 
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Daniel Keating
NDT Inspector, Spectrol Energy Services, Hibernia Platform, Canada.
Ireland, Joined Jun 2014, 6

Daniel Keating

NDT Inspector, Spectrol Energy Services, Hibernia Platform, Canada.
Ireland,
Joined Jun 2014
6
13:36 Jun-04-2014
Re: Is ET widely used in Oil and Gas industry
In Reply to anjafo at 21:52 Jun-01-2014 .

Becoming more common, as it helps in less downtime for removing paint of welds and so forth. Where I am it is anyway.

 
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John Hansen
Director, - Eddy Current Technology
ETher NDE Ltd, United Kingdom, Joined Oct 1999, 73

John Hansen

Director, - Eddy Current Technology
ETher NDE Ltd,
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 1999
73
17:16 Jun-04-2014
Re: Is ET widely used in Oil and Gas industry
In Reply to Marc Wright at 18:46 Jun-01-2014 (Opening).

Hi Marc

The method as a replacement for mpi has been around for nearly 30 years. Where it's key advantage is the need not to remove the coating/paint.

In 2000 it became a European Standard BS EN1711 and I understand it is about to become an ISO standard. As a standard goes it is basically an inspection procedure (unlike the majority of standards out there).

In the last years its use in conjunction with rope access has become very prevalent offshore. Further the technology has been extended to high temperatures and Galvanised or TSA coated welds.

There is quite a bit of information on our website here; http://www.ethernde.com/probes/weld-probes

or if you have any questions please contact me direct. john@ethernde.com

All the best

John Hansen

 
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Frank Lund
R & D,
United Kingdom, Joined Apr 2005, 222

Frank Lund

R & D,
United Kingdom,
Joined Apr 2005
222
14:27 Jun-05-2014
Re: Is ET widely used in Oil and Gas industry
In Reply to John Hansen at 17:16 Jun-04-2014 .

John,

Those would be the old Hocking probes that have lift-off effects but no lift-off indicator???

Cheers,

Frank

 
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John Hansen
Director, - Eddy Current Technology
ETher NDE Ltd, United Kingdom, Joined Oct 1999, 73

John Hansen

Director, - Eddy Current Technology
ETher NDE Ltd,
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 1999
73
15:06 Jun-05-2014
Re: Is ET widely used in Oil and Gas industry
In Reply to Frank Lund at 14:27 Jun-05-2014 .

Yes Frank that is correct however we are close to releasing an instrument that has both differential (no lift off) and absolute (with lift off) indications. However that is is not covered by 1711 s to use it that way would be non-compliant.

Rgds

John

 
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