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Pipeline Services

Dacon increases pipeline performance and reduces pipeline maintenance costs with a full suite of
pipeline services. From inline inspection through to pipeline pigging, gauging and cleaning as well as risk
based inspection regimes and fitness for service evaluations. By tailoring specific solutions to meet your
project needs you’ll have a more cost-effective pipeline inspection solution to ensuring optimized pipeline
performance.

Whether you are inspecting an existing pipeline system or commissioning a new line our range of pipeline
services will meet your needs. With many years of experience around the world, onshore, offshore, in
deep water and some of the most challenging work environments we have built the skills and expertise
needed to ensure your pipeline is always operating at its best.

If your pipelines have been operating for some years then it is critical to check pipeline integrity as part of
an ongoing pipeline maintenance program. Problems such as dents, pipeline corrosion, movement,
damage and failures in cathodic protection will need to be accounted for in your pipeline inspection
program and Dacon can assist you in all of these areas.

After cleaning and gauging of your lines on a regular basis it is imperative to perform accurate inspection
of the pipeline wall condition to identify areas of corrosion that may be a threat to the integrity of the
pipeline and its safe operation. Our inline inspection tools lead the industry for accuracy and efficiency
and are built for mobilization into any line regardless of how “unpiggable” it is deemed to be.

Many companies operate pipelines with unique inspection requirements that may require specialized
solutions. Dacon has developed tools in collaboration with multinational clients that have today completed
many successful pipeline inspections. You can find out more about one such project which involved
development of a specialized inspection pig for High Density Polyethylene Lines (HDPE) here.

Below is a brief summary of the most popular pipeline services we provide. You can find out more about
other pipeline services we offer by following the links on the left of the page.

Pipeline Cleaning

Solids (iron oxide/black powder, wax, asphaltenes, and so on) can build up inside a pipeline and
eventually effect flow rates and pipeline performance. Dacon can help you to implement and execute a
pipeline cleaning program which assures that the pipeline is clean from any debris or obstacles.

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Caliper Pigging

Caliper Pigging is a process used to detect any major anomalies in a pipelines geometry such as dents or
ovalities. When used in combination with other mapping systems such as GPS coordinates a thorough
picture of the lines geometry and layout can built. Dacon provides caliper pigging for pipeline
commissioning and baseline surveys.

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Inline Inspection

In-line inspection (ILI) is used to inspect pipelines for evidence of internal or external corrosion,
deformations (dents, gouges and so forth), laminations, cracks, or other defects. Dacon’s intelligent
pigging tools provide highly accurate data that can be used to assess pipeline integrity and ensure
continued safe operation.

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Corrosion Under Support


Corrosion under pipeline supports has previously been impossible to inspect without the logistical
difficulty and expense of lifting the pipeline off the support. Dacon has developed specialized UT tools
that can accurately assess the remaining wall thickness of pipelines at support areas without needing to
lift or move the pipeline.

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Research and Development

No two pipelines are the same and variations in material, configuration and project specific needs can
sometimes mean that special tools and solutions are required. Dacon has many years of experience in
collaborating with clients to design and develop tailor made solutions where needed.

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Why Choose Dacon


Headquartered in Asia our journey began 25 years ago in Norway from where we have grown to be
Asia’s leading pipeline inspection company.

Dacon delivers Pipeline Integrity Solutions built around global expertise, international experience and
local knowledge. With a reputation built from operational excellence and a can do attitude we offer
complete asset integrity services that you can trust day in and day out.

Dacon works with many of the world’s leading multinational companies in the Oil & Gas, Mining,
Petrochemical, Refinery, Petrochemical and Fabrication industries and has completed many projects
globally.

We operate in an industry that is fast paced and inherently hazardous which is why Dacon is committed
to a policy where “everyone goes home safely” including staff, clients and local residents.

Through continuous training and development of processes and procedures Dacon’s Management Team
and Board is committed to ensure that international standards of safety and quality are our first priority.

By using Dacon you will be using a company that is based in the Asia region and will benefit from our
International quality in terms of service and inspection results but also will enjoy significant cost benefits
in our reduced mobilization costs as a regionally based expert.
Click on the links above to learn about the individual pipeline services we offer. If you would like to know
more, don't hesitate to get in touch with us via telephone of email. You will find all necessary contact
details on the contact us page. Alternatively you can use the quotation form on the left to request a quote
for specific pipeline services.

Pipeline Inspection (In-line)


Dacon has been involved with in-line pipeline inspection services since 1976 and has performed
successful Inspections for many of the worlds largest multinational oil and gas companies around the
globe.

In-line inspection (ILI) tools, sometimes referred to as "intelligent" or "smart" pigs, are used to inspect
pipelines for evidence of internal or external corrosion, deformations, laminations, cracks, or other
defects.

Selecting the correct tool is typically based on the perceived threats to the pipeline integrity as well as the
pipeline's physical and operational characteristics. Dacon can help you to evaluate the types of defects
the pipe might be subject to (such as internal corrosion, external corrosion, weld cracks, stress corrosion
cracks) and the risk presented to the pipeline section being inspected.

Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) and Ultrasonic Testing (UT) are the two primary methods for in-line
inspection of pipelines and each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Whilst Dacon provides both
techniques our recommended method where the pipeline parameters permit is to use UT Intelligent
Pigging for its higher accuracy and easier mobilization.

UT tools are well suited for heavy walled pipe. UT tools do require a liquid couplant through which
ultrasonic pulses can travel to and from the pipe wall. The presence of any gas between sensors and pipe
wall will interfere with the inspection but gas pipelines can still be inspected using ultrasonic techniques
by running the tool in a liquid slug between two high-sealing pigs.

MFL tools have difficulty magnetizing heavy walled pipe to saturation meaning they have an upper wall
thickness limit ranging from 12.7 to 25.4 mm (0.5 to 1.0 inches depending on the specific tools.

Both types of intelligent pig require a clean pipeline to function correctly and a pipeline cleaning program
should be carried out before the intelligent pig is run through the line. In addition Dacon uses a
Progressive Pigging system which combines cleaning pigs and gauge pigs to ensure there is no debris or
obstruction in the line that could lead to a stuck Pig.

Dacon has the experience and expertise needed to ensure safe and obstruction free pipeline inspection
runs and you can have every confidence that Dacon will successfully complete any inspections of your
most prized asset.

Considerations For In-line Inspection


Prior to any pipeline inspection Dacon will conduct a thorough examination of the physical and
operational characteristics of a pipeline in order to assess piggability and recommend the best solutions.
A number of items need to be considered in every pipeline assessment and the major factors are
summarized below:

Pig Launchers and Receivers


Pig launchers and receivers are required for pipeline pigging operations however temporary launchers
and receivers can be built and installed as needed.

Typical Launcher/Receiver

Bends
Most in-line inspection tools and hard body utility pigs are designed to negotiate bends with a radius of 3D
or greater, all of Dacon’s UT Intelligent Pigs can pass 1.5D bends.

Internal Coating
Internal coatings can potentially interfere with data collection by some in-line inspection tools and a
correct understanding of the coating material and bonding method needs to be established.

Wall Thickness
In-line inspection tools have a range of pipe wall thicknesses for which they are capable of inspecting for
metal loss. MFL is not suitable for heavy wall thickness whereas UT is suitable for almost any wall
thickness.

Internal Diameter (Bore)


Dual diameter pipelines are problematic for in-line inspection due to the risk of the pig stalling at the
diameter change. Dacon has successfully pigged dual diameter pipelines with a 15% change in pipe ID
but each case needs to assessed individually.

In-line Valves
All in-line valves should be full bore to facilitate pigging operations. Dacon will physically check all
mainline valves to be sure they are fully open prior to any pig runs to avoid pig or valve damage. For
check valves flappers may need to be removed or locked in the open position.

Tees
Branch connections to the pipeline should be barred to prevent the front of a pig from becoming lodged.
Special tool nose cones can overcome unbarred tees in some cases.

Wyes
Wyes can be a major obstacle for pigs and inspection tools to navigate. However, Dacon has designed,
built and tested ILI tools that can negotiate Wyes.
Flexible Risers
Flexible risers consist of several layers of metallic and elastomeric materials. Whilst no tools currently
exist that can inspect all layers of a flexible riser Dacon's tools have passed successfully through flexible
risers and into the FPSO turret (without taking data measurements).

Pig Speed
Flow rates must be monitored and controlled to allow for optimum pipeline inspection results. Typically UT
intelligent pigs require lower flow rates whereas MFL pigs can accommodate much higher flow rates.

Temperature
Intelligent pigs have a specific temperature range in which they can function properly due to onboard
electronic equipment. The upper limit of this temperature range is generally less than 40 °C, but Dacon’s
UT Pigs can operate in temperatures as high as 65 °C.

Pressure Limitations
Intelligent pigs do have maximum pressure limitations typically somewhere between 90 to 150 bars.

For more information and a full assessment of your pipeline inspection needs please do not hesitate to
contact us at info@dacon-inspection.com

Ultrasonic Intelligent Pigging


Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Intelligent Pigs measure pipe wall thickness and metal loss by direct
measurement of the thickness of the pipe wall.

Dacon is an expert in pipeline pigging and specializes in using Ultrasonic Intelligent Pigging tools to
inspect 'unpiggable' pipelines. UT Intelligent Pigs are preferred for their smaller size, lighter weight and
easier mobilization when it comes to hard to access pipelines or those with no launching and receiving
facilities and if the length of the line permits then UT is the preferred option for its higher accuracy and
cheaper cost for the customer compared to MFL.

Dacon Intelligent Pigging Videos:

Ultrasonic Intelligent Pigging - Pipeline Inspection Technique


UT Intelligent Pipeline Pigging Demo (English audio)

Intelligent Pigging With Video


The system contains a horizontally placed transducer contained within the center body of the pig. The
transducer sends it sound wave forward where it hits a 45° rotating mirror which then directs the sound
wave perpendicular on to the pipe wall. From the inner pipe wall the next signal will travel to the outer
pipe wall. Every time the signal hits a surface it will bounce back the same way it came allowing the
computer to calculate the time of travel. This time of travel is then converted to distance and
measurement exists.

Ultrasonic Testing is not suitable for very thin pipe wall thickness but for all practical purposes this is not
relevant for the type of pipelines typically being inspected in the upstream, midstream and downstream oil
and gas industries. UT tools work well with the vast majority of pipe wall thicknesses found in the oil and
gas industry.

As the technique requires a liquid couplant through which the pulse can travel there must be a liquid in
the pipeline although by using batching techniques where a liquid slug is sealed between 2 high sealing
pigs it is possible to inspect gas pipelines with UT intelligent pigs.

The advantage of Dacon's UT Intelligent Pigs is the ability to provide a highly accurate value for local wall
thickness whilst being lightweight, small and easy to mobilize. With such high accuracy ultrasonic tools
can be used for comparing actual wall thickness with nominal wall thickness, verifying previous
inspections, fitness for service evaluations and baseline surveys.

MFL Pigging
Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) tools identify and measure metal loss (corrosion, gouges etc…) through
the use of an axially oriented applied magnetic field. An axial MFL tool induces a magnetic field in the
pipe by using powerful magnets to magnetize the pipe wall to saturation. When corrosion or other
degradation of the wall occurs, the pipe wall thickness is reduced. At areas of corrosion (reduced wall
thickness) the amount of magnetic flux carried is less than that with full wall thickness. This means that
there is leakage of magnetic flux at these areas. The reduction in the wall thickness at both outer and
inner walls of the pipe can cause the same effect. The tool locates and records magnetic flux anomalies
in the pipe and the recorded magnetic flux data is converted to provide an indication of metal loss in the
pipe.
The measured flux leakage is dependent on the material characteristics of the pipe, wall thickness,
stresses in pipelines, and dimensions of the flaw. Apart from the reduction of wall thickness, a crack in the
pipe wall can also cause flux leakage, however, axial MFL employs flux lines that are parallel to the axis
of the pipe and can therefore not detect axial stress corrosion cracks or seam weld cracks.

There are two types of MFL pigging tools, high resolution MFL and standard resolution MFL. The main
difference between the two is in the number of sensors and the amount of resolution. Most MFL tools can
determine the location and o'clock position of a metal loss anomaly and detect if a corrosion anomaly is
internal or external to the pipe wall. It also provides data of each corrosion anomaly including its length
and maximum pit depth, which allows for calculation such as ASME B31G to determine the pipe's
remaining strength.

MFL tools require special shipping procedure as the tool's magnets may interfere with navigation systems
and MFL tools are much larger, longer and heavier than UT tools, therefore mobilization cost should be
considered when evaluating the overall cost of in-line inspection and comparing UT method with MFL
method.

MFL tools can be used with or without liquid making them suitable for inspection of most pipelines and
they are able to capture data whilst travelling at much greater speeds than UT tools and over a longer
distance. Data captured from MFL tools needs to be analyzed and interpreted by experts which can be
time consuming for long pipelines whereas the data from UT tools is presented in a simple c scan format
making analysis and interpretation very quick and easy.

Traditionally MFL pigging has always been considered a cheaper option than UT intelligent pigging
however with Dacon's advancement's in technology and far lower mobilization costs and logistics Dacon’s
UT solution is proven to be a significantly cheaper solution that provides more accurate results.

RFT (Remote Field Testing) Intelligent Pigging


RFT Pigging tools provide improved probability of detection (P.O.D.) and exceptional accuracy for sizing
of corrosion pits and internal and external damage for pipelines lined with cement, epoxy or polyethylene.
Tools that use Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) require intimate contact with the pipe wall in order to
achieve acceptable flaw sizing and are not compatible for use with lined pipelines.
Dacon’s RFT Pipeline Inspection tools requires no contact with the pipe wall, and can measure through
scale, wax and non-magnetic liners such as concrete, epoxy or polyethylene. Dacon’s RFT Pigging tools
have a minimum clearance of 0.250″ (6.3mm) to allow passage of the tool past weld roots, dents and
internal deposits and are very well suited for testing of concrete lined pipelines. Using Remote Field Test
principles the tool is able to detect internal and external defects.

RFT technology works by detecting changes in an AC electromagnetic field generated by the tool. As the
field passes through the pipe wall it is attenuated and delayed (it becomes stronger in areas of metal loss
and the time delay is less). The field interactions are measured by on board detectors, and subsequently
processed on the tool itself using A/D converters and DSPs. Once all the data is acquired, sophisticated
analysis software is applied to generate accurate information on the wall thickness of the line. Figure 1
(below) schematically shows the magnetic coupling path between the exciter section of the tool and the
detector array.
Advantages of RFT Technology for In-Line Inspection Tools:

 Equal sensitivity to ID and OD pits, erosion and cracks


 Minimal pre-cleaning required: works through liners, scale and other deposits
 Needs no couplant, can be pushed with any medium (water is preferred for good speed control)
 No magnetic attraction to pipe, so very little differential pressure needed for propulsion
 Does not have sensors in contact with the pipe, so no damage to epoxy or cement liners
 Plenty of clearance (up to 2″, 50mm) for good cornering ability
 Low flow and other un-piggable lines are our specialty

Caliper Pigging
The Caliper pig provides a powerful tool and secondary inspection to the Intelligent Pigging. A caliper tool
continuously measures the inside diameter of the pipeline through an array of sensing fingers that are
spring loaded to hold them in contact with the pipe wall. As the tool moves through a pipeline all radial
sensor movements are detected and recorded. Odometer wheels generate distance data which is
continuously collected and stored with the measuring data from the radial sensing fingers.
Any variation to the internal surface of the pipe is registered in a user friendly format that serves to
independently verify any ID features.

Caliper tools utilize a set of mechanical fingers or arms that ride against the internal surface of the pipe.
Caliper pigs are used to measure pipeline internal geometry. They have an array of levers mounted on
the body of the pig. The levers are connected to a recording device in the pig body. The body is normally
compact, about 60% of the internal pipe diameter, which, combined with flexible cups, allows the pig to
pass constrictions up to 30% of the bore. The ability of a caliper pig to pass constrictions means minimal
risk of becoming stuck.

The Caliper tool can be combined with a Geometry pig, which incorporates an Internal Navigation System
(INS) that enables 3D software representation of the pipe run, showing deformations, misalignments,
bends, elevation changes and directional changes to the pipe. They can also generally detect and locate
main-line valves, fittings, and other appurtenances. As with all in-line inspection tools, these tools have
limits on their use and in the extent of results obtained which need to be assessed on a case by case
basis.
Dacon's software is easy to use and allows for full documentation of the entire pipe location in an easy to
read format.

Corrosion Under Support


Pipeline corrosion control is crucial to ensure pipeline longevity and productivity. But how can you know
the extent of the corrosion where the pipeline rests on the pipeline support without the expense and
logistical commitment of lifting the pipeline? These areas are susceptible to higher corrosion rates for
many reasons and inspecting them historically has involved costly and time consuming operations to lift
the pipe or cut the supports, but can now be done on site quickly, cost effectively and simply.

Dacon has developed a unique tool for detecting corrosion in pipelines at support areas. Our Corrosion
Under Support system is able to quantify corrosion and measure the remaining wall thickness at the
inaccessible areas where the pipe is resting on supports or held by clamps.

The system has an independently verified accuracy of +/- 0.3mm and can be used to gain significant cost
advantage when assessing pipeline integrity and planning shutdowns and scheduled maintenance. Tried
and tested in the field by a number of the world’s largest oil and gas companies this tool should form an
important part of any inspection program.
Previously available tools have been able to quantify corrosion under support areas whilst Dacon’s tools
are the only system capable of measuring the actual remaining wall thickness. After testing and
verification and a number of years in commercial use Dacon Corrosion Under Support has proven to be
the perfect tool to precisely assess wall loss at pipe support areas thus minimizing the time and expense
involved in lifting up the pipe.

How Does It Work?


 Longitudinal waves are converted into shear waves

 Signal is comprised of a combination of shear waves and longitudinal waves

 UT probe shoe is cut at 35 degree angle for optimal signal delivery and capture

 Dacon algorithm calculates Time of Flight to give remaining wall thickness

 Qualified and experienced UT Level 2 inspector interprets the data and gives final analysis.

Commercially available and in continuous use on various projects around the world we would be happy to
address your questions about pipeline corrosion control in more detail. Contact us at info@dacon-
inspection.com or via the enquiry form.
Pipeline Cleaning
The general rule for the cleaning requirement of any pipeline is that the cleaner the line the better the
inspection result and less chance of any problems during inspection. Pipeline Cleaning can be achieved
in many ways but the system that Dacon uses is called Progressive Pigging. By using a Progressive
Pigging system we can not only ensure that the line is as clean as possible but it will also ensure the bore
of the pipeline is clear so harder bodied inspection tools can pass unobstructed.

Progressive pigging starts with soft foam pigs being launched into the line. These are pigs that will shred
and tear and eventually disintegrate if they get stuck and therefore do not pose a threat of blockage in the
pipe. If a soft foam pig comes out in the receiver end damaged, additional soft foam pig runs are needed
– until the condition of the pipe becomes clearer.

Once the soft foam pig comes through without damage and without pushing too much loose debris in
front of it, then progressively harder foam pigs (medium and high density) pigs can be launched. Later
this goes up to wire brush pigs and/or magnet pigs for wall cleaning.

Eventually, when the pipeline cleaning process is deemed complete, a gauging or caliper pig is sent
through to verify the full internal bore of the pipe. Un-calibrated valves, dents, buckles or other
obstructions/intrusions will then be detected.

We closely monitor the condition of the pigs that are retrieved from the receiver, as well as the amount of
debris that is received. If the line is evaluated to be sufficiently clean then we will progress to the Pipeline
gauging phase.

Pipeline Gauging
We mobilize a bidirectional gauging pig fitted with a slotted aluminium gauging plate in order to check the
minimal bore of the pipeline prior to launching of the intelligent pig. Should the run of the gauging pig
show indications of geometrical deformation of the pipeline, then we advise necessary repairs prior to
running the intelligent pig.
If the gauging plates have passed through the line undamaged then it verifies that the passage is clear of
obstruction or intrusion.

1. Pipeline Services

2. Pipeline Test Yard

Pipeline Test Yard


Dacon operates and maintains a large and comprehensive Pipeline Testing facility at our headquarters in
Thailand.

The testing facility is designated for mocking up test situations and conducting pull through tests for client
specific projects. We have all of the tanks, pumps, manufacturing facilities and calibration equipment
needed to build any test scenario to demonstrate to our clients exactly how our tools will operate for their
specific needs.
By having such a comprehensive Pipeline testing facility we are able to give our clients complete peace of
mind by completing pull through tests witnessed by the client and their representatives.

The following lines are available for Pipeline testing purposes and lines can be fabricated according to
exact client requirements and specifications:

Pipeline – Dacon Test Yard


1 4” pipeline with 1.5D bends
2. 6” pipeline with 1.5D
3. 8” pipeline with 3D bends
4. 10” pipeline with 5D bends
5. 12” pipeline with 1.5D bends
6. 14” pipeline with 3D bends
7. 16” pipeline with a ‘Y’ connection and 5D bend
8. 16” pipeline with severe internal corrosion
9. 20” pipeline with 3D bends

Riser Pipe
1. 4" pipeline with 1.5D bends
2. 6" pipeline with 1.5D bends
3. 8" pipeline with 1.5D bends
4. 10" pipeline with 1.5D bends
5. 14" pipeline with artificial defects and 3D bends
6. 16" pipeline with severe internal corrosion
7. 16" pipeline with a 'Y' connection and 5D bend

Calibration Pieces
1. 4" pipe/6.2 mm 2. 6" pipe/7.11 mm
3. 7.5" pipe/10 mm concrete lined 4. 8" pipe/8.18 mm
5. 8" pipe/12.70 mm 6. 9" pipe/10 mm
7. 10" pipe/10 mm 8. 12" pipe/10 mm
9. 14" pipe/7.87 mm 10. 14" pipe/11.13 mm
11. 14" pipe/15.09 mm 12. 14" pipe/15.88 mm
13. 14" pipe/16 mm 14. 16" pipe/9.525 mm
15. 16" pipe/12.70 mm 16. 16" pipe/15.88 mm
17. 16" pipe/16.66 mm 18. 18" pipe/19.05 mm
19. 20" pipe/12.70 mm 20. HDPE pipe 40"/96 mm
21. HDPE pipe 45"/81 mm 22. HDPE pipe 46"/80 mm
23. HDPE pipe 46"/110 mm 24. HDPE pipe 46"/115 mm
25. HDPE pipe 47"/123 mm 26. HDPE pipe 48"/111 mm

All test pipes have flanges and possibility for inserting spool pieces with special defects or arrangement
for pipeline testing/inspection purpose.

Data Analysis
Understanding the condition and remaining life of your pipeline is essential in planning maintenance
schedules and minimizing costs and accurate data acquisition and data analysis is critical.

With up to 1,600 readings per second collected by our Intelligent Pigs the highly accurate data is
compressed by our software and presented in an easy to understand "traffic light" format where green is
good, amber is medium, and red is a severe defect.

With a clear and easy to understand reporting format analysis is quick and simple and immediate onsite
assessment can be provided before the full report is drafted.

Dacon's data analysis and reporting system helps clients to optimize scheduled maintenance and
inspection planning and increase asset reliability and integrity across its pipeline operations.

Below you can see how the data is presented in a simple to follow B and C scan format which clearly
identifies defects and can be understood by non-technical personnel.

Data is gathered and analyzed in a "traffic light" format where green is good, orange is medium and red is
bad. This allows for quick and easy data analysis by even non-technical personnel.
This test piece has been designed to illustrate how the data analysis software shows defects in a simple
to read format, b scan and c scan as per below display.

In the above illustration you can see how the software system "opens up" or "unwraps" the pipeline to
display it as a flat piece allowing the data to be more clearly understood and assessed.
This is how the data is displayed in our software and it gives a clear picture of the defects and shows if
they are internal or external and the exact remaining wall thickness at every point.

A. This area (B scan) is a side view of the pipeline wall and shows if the wall loss is internal or external
B. This is the actual remaining wall thickness at the cross hair location displayed in millimetres
C. This area (C scan) represents the whole pipeline wall as if it is opened out into one flat piece as illustrated
above. It allows us to clearly see where on the pipeline circumference the defect is.
D. This area represents the longitudinal view of the pipeline and allows us to see at what point of the pipeline
the defect is located.

Pig Tracking
During the course of a pipeline cleaning or inspection run there is always a small risk of a pig getting
stuck or lost inside the pipeline. For this purpose Dacon has adapted the TRAXALL 770, an advanced
pipeline pig tracking and locating system developed and perfectionized over 20 years of tracking know-
how.

The devices sophisticated Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology enables it's users to track up to 7
different transmitter frequencies at the same time while a precise user interface allows for easy pig
location to within centimeters.

MFL

Furthermore TRAXALL 770’s advanced permanent magnet tracking and locating capabilities allow easy
Passage detection, Pinpointing, and launch/receive verification of Magnetic Flux Leakage inspection
tools. The 770’s graphical interface for Magnetic Flux Leakage or MFL shows familiar zero-crossing
signals with full Pinpointing, recording and passage monitoring.

GPS
The TRAXALL 770 is equipped with a high speed GPS system allowing arbitrary points of interest to be
Waypointed and stored in the systems memory as GPS coordinates. Routes taken to and from hard-to-
find locations can be trackpoint recorded for easy reference. Returning to a pig’s Waypoint location or
retracing your path along a pipeline with Trackpoints can be achieved through built-in Navigate to
Waypoint capabilities. Waypoint and Trackpoints can also be downloaded and viewed with Google Maps
for desktop PC viewing of navigation data.

Bluetooth and Satellite Notification

The 770’s Bluetooth wireless feature allows downloading of recorded passages, Waypoints, Trackpoints,
and remote viewing of the system from a vehicle in unfavorable weather conditions. The device may also
be equipped with a radio system that provides the 770 with the capability to autonomously monitor for pig
passages and send remote notifications as emails or text messages. As the system works through
satellite from anywhere in the world it requires no cellular telephone network.

Dacon's UT Intelligent Pigs can be used to inspect pipelines that are:


 Carbon Steel
 Austenitic Steel
 High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
 HDPE Lined
 Risers
 Of Any Diameter From 4" to 64"
 Subsea or Above Ground
 Bare, Coated or Insulated

Our UT Intelligent Pigging tools are highly adaptable and versatile and can be tailored for any solution no
matter how challenging and we would encourage you to contact us at info@dacon-inspection.com with
any questions about our pipeline pigging services.

 PIPELINE SERVICES

o IN-LINE INSPECTION
o INTELLIGENT PIGGING
o MFL PIGGING
o RFT PIGGING
o CALIPER PIGGING
o CORROSION UNDER SUPPORT
o PIPELINE CLEANING
o RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
o PIPELINE TEST YARD
o DATA ANALYSIS
o PIG TRACKING

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