Knowing the real condition of your asset is a must for every owner. Standard NDT methods as RT, UT, MT, PT, and ET are well known to screen the integrity of pipelines. An aspect that is known as well is that each NDT technique has his proper working area. All NDT techniques have their inherent limitations; therefore more and more advanced NDT (ANDT) techniques are created to replace conventional techniques and supplementary fill in the voids where the conventional techniques are limited.
Vinçotte is a global player in developing advanced NDT systems for both Pre-service and In-service pipeline examination. Our goal is always creating inspection solutions providing a greater flexibility while keeping a high quality level. In this paper several ANDT techniques (corrosion mapping, mechanized UT weld inspection, 3D laser,..) in relation to the structural integrity will be described.