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 Analysis
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.
Images Pipeline Menu
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.

Images Pipeline Menu

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.

Data Analysis
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.
  1. This area (B scan) is a side view of the pipeline wall and shows if the wall loss is internal or external
  2. This is the actual remaining wall thickness at the cross hair location displayed in millimetres
  3. 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.
  4. This area represents the longitudinal view of the pipeline and allows us to see at what point of the pipeline the defect is located.