Direct Assessment is an essential element of any pipeline integrity program. XCEL offers a full line of direct assessment services. See below for more information.

Ultrasonic Shear Wave testing utilizes high frequency sound energy to inspect welds and materials with extreme accuracy.
By utilizing automated scanning systems, corrosion mapping can be taken to a whole new level of accuracy and dependability.
Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing is an advanced ultrasonic method of testing that is highly effective for a multitude of different inspection tasks.
Time of Flight Diffraction method is a sensitive and accurate method for the non-destructive testing of weld defects.
The 3D testing scan is perfectly scaled to be representative of the real geometry and allows easy external defect visualization and sizing.
This testing is used on ferrous materials to determine various properties of the alloy.
Ultrasonic Straight Beam testing utilizes high frequency sound energy to produce highly accurate thickness measurements.
Visual Testing (VT) is utilized prior to any other inspection technique.
Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) is an inspection method that is utilized to detect both surface and very shallow subsurface defects.
Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing (GWUT) employs acoustic waves.
Pipe to Soil Potential measures the cathodic protection (CP) on and around the pipeline
When micro-organisms play a role in the corrosion of the pipeline or vessel, the corrosion is classified as Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC).
Soil resistivity is a function of soil moisture and the concentrations of ionic soluble salts and is considered to be the most comprehensive indicator of a soil's corrosivity.
A visual coating inspection is done to help confirm a specific anomaly's location and can also help determine the possible cause of the defect.
The PH of the soil surrounding a pipeline can provide a general guide to the nature of the possible corrosion.
The PH measurement of trapped water beneath disbonded coating can aid in answering questions about the pipeline's integrity.

At XCEL, we strive to provide our clients with the most accurate and reliable pipeline direct assessment, from SmartPig follow up, anomaly verifications, to basic pipe evaluations. We can provide streamlined reporting tailored to meet each customers’ needs and diligently maintain our commitment to customer satisfaction. Both conventional and advanced NDT methods, as well as those activities specific to pipeline direct assessment are available.

Please contact us to discuss your pipeline integrity needs. Above is the list of services offered to our pipeline integrity clients.


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