3D imaging is a promising alternative for pipeline inspections

09/20/2013 | SPARPointGroup.com

3D measurement can give oil- and gas-pipeline engineers an accurate assessment of corrosion that leads to leaks and explosions, according to this article. The technology in portable form gives quick and accurate readings and offers advantages over in-line inspection tools that require careful calibration and can produce costly false positives while also running the risk of failing to identify trouble spots, writes Dan McGovern.

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