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9030195 Linear structure inspection apparatus and method  
An apparatus is provided for sensing anomalies in a long electrically conductive object to be inspected. The object may be a pipeline, or other hollow tube. The apparatus may have a magnetic field...
9030196 Apparatus and method for eddy current inspection of tubular components  
A method and apparatus for the non-destructive testing of electrically conductive components such as wellbore tubulars, which is suitable for testing the components in situ a wellbore...
8970211 Pipe inspection cable counter and overlay management system  
An apparatus is disclosed for magnetically sensing and computing and displaying cable distance, and computing and displaying other user-selectable information in a pipe inspection system. At least...
8928315 Eddy current flaw detection probe  
An insertion type eddy current flaw detection probe capable of more accurately detecting flaws in magnetic tubes is provided. A method for inspecting magnetic tubes for flaws with high accuracy is...
8892378 Intelligent tool for detecting perforations and interpretation of data online  
The present application relates to a tool for detecting perforations in hydrocarbon pipelines based on the sensing system thereof. The function of said tool is to pass longitudinally through a...
8884636 Sensor  
Disclosed is a sensor that can accurately detect displacement and prevents the phenomenon of a contact section between a shaft member and a sliding element receiver being shifted. The sensor...
8823369 Multi directional electromagnetic yoke for inspection of bores  
A non-destructive inspection system that has particular application for inspecting a bore in a valve for defects. The system includes an inspection yoke having a ferromagnetic core, where a first...
8794083 Low row steam generator inspection probe  
An inspection assembly for inspecting a hollow member, with a probe head, which includes at least one sensor, and a flexible shaft connected to the probe head to transmit motive force. The shaft...
8742752 Nondestructive inspection method for a heat exchanger employing adaptive noise thresholding  
A method of eddy current testing for flaws in a tube is provided that includes passing an eddy current probe through the tube and obtaining eddy current data for a number of positions along the...
8653811 Pipeline inspection tool with oblique magnetizer  
A pipeline inspection tool has an even number ā€œnā€ of spiraled pole magnets spaced equidistant apart and spanning the length of the tool. Each pole magnet, which preferably has a conformable upper...
8581577 Low row steam generator inspection probe  
An inspection assembly for insertion inspection of an elongate hollow member. The inspection assembly includes a probe head including at least one sensor for sensing a characteristic of the...
8577626 System and method for assessing fluid dynamics  
Methods and systems for assessing fluid dynamics aspects of corrosion and shear stress in piping networks are provided. Shear stress hot spots of a piping network may be identified using...
8536860 Method and apparatus for non-destructive testing  
A method and apparatus in which at least two different test phases are performed on a test object, selected from: conventional eddy current testing, partial saturation eddy current testing, and...
8487610 Magnetising assembly  
A magnetizer for a pipeline inspection tool. The magnetizer comprises a ferromagnetic base member, a pair of driving magnets mounted at spatially separate locations on the base member and a flux...
8423319 Process for mapping off-site piping systems in a refinery and/or petrochemical facility and a system for providing emergency isolation and response in a refinery and/or petrochemical facility  
A process of mapping piping systems associated with a refinery and petrochemical facilities is disclosed, which maps piping systems, which interconnect facility operating units with other...
8390280 Inspection of an electrically conductive object using eddy currents  
A device and method for inspecting an inspection object of in the vicinity of a further object, both of electrically conductive material, the device comprising a transmitter/receiver arrangement...
8390278 Eddy current inspection probe for inspecting the interior of a tubular member  
An eddy current probe for inspecting steam generator tubing, that has radially outwardly biased rollers that function to center the probe within the tubing and reduce friction as the probe moves...
8378667 System and method for detecting the passage of an object in pipeline including shielded magnetometer and a microcontroller with adaptive thresholding detection means  
A pipeline pig signal made according to this invention houses one or more shielded magnetometer sensors and a microcontroller with adaptive thresholding detection means for reducing the likelihood...
8373411 Sensor system for an in-line inspection tool  
In an in-line pipe inspection tool, sensors for inspecting the pipe are mounted on sensor blocks moveable relative to the body of the tool. However, when the sensor blocks move radially to conform...
8358126 Magnetostrictive sensor for tank floor inspection  
A method of testing for defects in the bottom of an above ground storage tank, the tank bottom having a lip extending outwardly from the tank wall around the circumference of the tank. A special...
8354842 Segmented magnetostrictive patch array transducer, apparatus for diagnosing structural fault by using the same, and method of operating the same  
A segmented magnetostrictive patch array transducer capable of generating a high frequency shear wave in a structure such as a rod or a pipe, a structural fault diagnosing apparatus including the...
8344725 Device for nondestructive testing of pipes  
A device for nondestructive testing of a pipe made of ferromagnetic steel for detection of longitudinal, transverse or inclined flaws using magnetic or magnetic-induction test procedures is...
8319494 Pipeline inspection tool with double spiral EMAT sensor array  
A pipeline inspection tool includes two pole magnets oriented at an oblique angle relative to the central longitudinal axis of the tool body. An array of sensor coil sets is located between...
8299785 Device for the non-destructive testing of parts in a turbomachine  
A device for the non-destructive testing of parts of a turbomachine motor, including a longitudinal rod carrying at its distal end a longitudinal finger carrying a retractile or deployable...
8291780 Sensor finger module for a pipeline inspection tool  
An inspection sensor module for an in-line pipe inspection tool has a support for mounting the module on the tool, a finger pivotally attached at one end to the support and pivotally attached at...
8294458 Vibration and condition monitoring system and the parts thereof  
A vibration and condition monitoring system with true digital signal processing based design, with very limited analog based general signal conditioning and integrated specific sensor conditioning...
8283918 Apparatus and method for searching eddy current of electric heat tube using measuring magnetic permeability in steam generator  
A detection apparatus for an eddy current in a heat generating tube using a permeability measurement method, and a method using the apparatus are provided. In the detection apparatus, a bobbin...
8274287 Metallic debris detection sensor  
The present invention relates to a sensor arrangement. In particular, a sensor for the measurement of magnetically active or ferrous debris, for example, as generated as a result of machine wear....
8264219 In-line pipe inspection tool  
An in-line pipe inspection tool has one or more inspection platforms (28, 30) which are connected to an elongate wheeled trolley by link arms (20 to 26). The trolley unit (10, 12) has drive means...
8232796 Conduit sensor device with magnetic shunt and process for modifying a magnetic field  
A conduit sensor device includes first and second pairs of permanent magnets. First and second rotor shunts include first and second rotatable magnets and interposed between the first and second...
8212553 Inspection mode switching circuit  
An eddy current probe testing apparatus structured to operate concurrently in a driver pick-up mode and said impedance mode is provided. The eddy current probe has two coils. The eddy current...
8170630 Mobile terminal device  
A mobile terminal device including a first housing, a second housing and a hinge foldably connecting the first housing and the second housing is provided. The mobile terminal device includes a...
8164328 Eddy current system and method for crack detection  
An eddy current system and method enables detection of sub-surface damage in a cylindrical object. The invention incorporates a dual frequency, orthogonally wound eddy current probe mounted on a...
8134360 Measurement of pipe wall thickness using magnetic flux leakage signals  
An apparatus comprising a processor configured to implement a method comprising obtaining a pipe profile comprising a diameter, a nominal thickness, and a material, receiving a magnetic flux...
8098063 Untethered, unpowered, rollable device to sense condition of pipeline wall  
A sensor unit for use in sensing conditions in a pipeline comprises an untethered a ball-shaped surround adapted to roll along the interior surface of a pipeline, and instrument package within the...
8095335 Process for mapping off-site piping systems in a refinery and/or petrochemical facility and a system for providing emergency isolation and response in a refinery and/or petrochemical facility  
A process of mapping piping systems associated with a refinery and petrochemical facilities is disclosed, which maps piping systems, which interconnect facility operating units with other...
8089273 Spiral magnetic field apparatus and method for pipeline inspection  
A system and method are disclosed for inspecting the wall of a pipeline while traveling therethrough. The system may comprise a portion of pipe comprising a pipe wall forming a cylindrical tube...
8076928 System and method for in-situ integrity and performance monitoring of operating metallic and non-metallic natural gas transmission and delivery pipelines using ultra wideband point-to point and point-to point and point-to-multipoint communication  
An operational monitoring system for use in communications, and a method thereof, for operational, systems or integrity management of pipeline infrastructures which operates by broadcasting...
8044658 Position detector  
In a position detecting apparatus, a magnetic scale part has a magnetic pattern formed by magnetization along a longitudinal direction. An increased magnetization part is arranged at an end...
8020460 Sensor housing and mount for in-line inspection tool  
An in-line inspection tool comprising sensors and sensor housings is disclosed. Each sensor housing may contain at least one sensor. The tool may further comprise a structure comprising a central...
7923994 Spiral magnetic field apparatus and method for pipeline inspection  
A system and method are disclosed for inspecting the wall of a pipeline while traveling therethrough. The system may comprise a portion of pipe comprising a pipe wall forming a cylindrical tube...
7876096 Detecting failures in flexible multistrand steel structures  
A flexible elongate structure, such as a flexible riser (10) for connecting oil and gas wells to floating production platforms, comprising at least one layer (20) of steel wires near the surface...
7859256 Defect discriminator for in-line inspection tool  
An in-line inspection tool comprising primary and secondary sensor suites is disclosed. The primary sensor suite may detect both interior and exterior defects. The secondary sensor suite may...
7784368 In-line pipe inspection tool  
An in-line pipe inspection tool has one or more inspection platforms (28, 30) which are connected to an elongate wheeled trolley by link arms (20 to 26). The trolley unit (10, 12) has drive means...
7782048 Eddy current testing method, eddy current testing differential coil and eddy current testing probe for internal finned pipe or tube  
The invention provides an eddy current testing method for an internal finned pipe or tube which can securely detect a micro defect generated in a trough portion in an inner surface of the pipe or...
7768259 Device for non-destructive eddy current inspection of a hole formed in a conductive part  
Using eddy currents to inspect a hole that is possibly not rectilinear and/or of section that is not circular. The inspection device comprises a stick shaped and dimensioned to be capable of being...
7733085 Flangeless canister for in-line inspection tool  
An in-line inspection tool comprising a sensor suite, a processor processing the signal generated by at least one sensor of the sensor suite, and a canister housing the processor is disclosed. The...
7733084 Eddy current acquisition system  
An eddy current acquisition system integrates traditional elements of a nuclear steam generator tubing inspection into a single modular system comprising three subsystems: the take-up reel...
7706988 Method for improved crack detection and discrimination using circumferential magnetic flux leakage  
A method of predicting at least one physical change in crack geometry of a crack in a pipeline based on in-line inspection operating pressure is presented. In one method, a first test on a...
7688067 Probe for electrical measurement methods and use of a flexible probe for production of a rigid probe  
The invention relates to a probe for electrical measurements and use of a flexible probe to produce an inflexible probe. Conventional probes comprise a substrate which is mechanically rigid. As a...

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