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Chris
Turkey, Joined Sep 2016, 2

Chris

Turkey,
Joined Sep 2016
2
12:13 Sep-06-2016
Choosing a pipeline Crawler

Dear fellows;

We have a decision to make that I need your help on this.

Our company need a crawler device for pipeline inspection using X-ray tube. I somehow knew about the companies supplying pipeline crawlers, but I can not decide between them (Ipsi, Jme, ...)
If you have the experience, please share me your suggestion about the best brand to choose. because those devices seems similar on papers, but I want to know which brand do better in practical?

Any comments would be highly appreciated,

    
 
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Nigel Armstrong
Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2000, 1096

Nigel Armstrong

Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2000
1096
12:36 Sep-06-2016
Re: Choosing a pipeline Crawler
In Reply to Chris at 12:13 Sep-06-2016 (Opening).

Hi Chris

My experience has solely been with JME crawlers and they are very good. JME is a long-established company specializing in the field of pipeline crawlers supplying a very good reliable product.

The reliabio you have access to an experienced crawler tech? This is a key role in ensuring the radiographers always have the means of doing their job and shouldnt be overlooked.

    
 
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Anmol Birring
Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc., USA, Joined Aug 2011, 746

Anmol Birring

Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc.,
USA,
Joined Aug 2011
746
02:31 Sep-07-2016
Re: Choosing a pipeline Crawler
In Reply to Chris at 12:13 Sep-06-2016 (Opening).

We used IPSI crawlers on a major pipeline job. They are good. We also got excellent support from IPSI during RT qualifications

    
 
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Azhar
Other,
TUV Middle East (TUV Nord), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Joined Apr 2006, 35

Azhar

Other,
TUV Middle East (TUV Nord),
United Arab Emirates (UAE),
Joined Apr 2006
35
07:56 Sep-07-2016
Re: Choosing a pipeline Crawler
In Reply to Anmol Birring at 02:31 Sep-07-2016 .

Dear Chris,

Both IPSI & JME are fine. Personally, I am in favor of JME as it is constructed on Military Specifications and is a rugged one with simplest and effective operations.

Regards,

    
 
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Chris
Turkey, Joined Sep 2016, 2

Chris

Turkey,
Joined Sep 2016
2
08:43 Sep-11-2016
Re: Choosing a pipeline Crawler
In Reply to Chris at 12:13 Sep-06-2016 (Opening).

Dear NDT friends, thanks for all the feedback.

Besides your mentioned brands of JME and IPSI which have the best products in this field, do you know the "3endt Company"? they are also a crawler manufacturer and I found their crawlers less expensive than others.

My second question is about the controller system?
Which one do you suggest for the crawler's pilot? the isotope controller (Cesium) or the electromagnetic one?

Again I should appreciate your consideration

    
 
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