Abstract: A pipeline has a first pipe and a second pipe welded together by a weld seam, wherein the first and second pipes each have an inner side with a lining section of plastic material for protecting an inner side of the pipeline. The lining sections end at a spacing from the weld seam. The lining section of the first pipe abuts the lining section of the second pipe such that by an undercut provided on at least one of the lining sections a fill space is formed in a circumferential direction of the pipeline.
Abstract: A device for destruction-free testing of ferromagnetic component walls with respect to elongate defects has a sending transducer that excites ultrasound waves in a wall area of a ferromagnetic component wall magnetized in a predetermined direction of magnetization. The ultrasound waves propagate on a path oriented by the sending transducer. A receiving transducer receives the ultrasound waves at a spacing from the sending transducer. The configuration of the sending transducer and a high frequency emitted by the sending transducer, which high frequency is to be determined based on a thickness of the ferromagnetic component wall, are selected so as to effect excitation of horizontal shear waves of higher order. The path orientation is selected at a slant angle to the predetermined direction of magnetization. The receiving transducer is positioned lateral to the path and is oriented toward a predetermined testing area of the wall section in the path.
December 21, 2005
Date of Patent:
October 26, 2010
Rosen Swiss AG
George A. Alers, Ronald B. Alers, John J. Boyle, Thomas Beuker
Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring a maintenance unit moving inside a pipeline, a state data signal generated by a first receiving and transmission unit due to a maintenance unit passing by being transmitted to at least one further receiving and transmission unit that is disposed at a distance along or in a pipeline, characterized in that the state data signal is provided with exact localization information by the first receiving and transmission unit, is routed via at least one further receiving and transmission unit in the direction of an interface device, and is supplied there to a SCADA system for analyzing the information that can be retrieved from the state data signal in quasi-real-time.
Abstract: A cleaning pig for a pipeline for long-distance transportation of a fluid material is advanced in the pipeline in a travel direction by the fluid material transported in the pipeline. The cleaning pig has a pig body and two collars connected to the pig body and spaced apart from one another. The pig body and the collars fill a pipe cross-section of the pipeline. An intermediate space is delimited between the two collars. A pressure opening is arranged at a trail end of the pig body in the travel direction. A pressure conduit connects the pressure opening to the intermediate space. A suction device is arranged in the intermediate space. A suction outlet is connected by a suction conduit to the suction device. The pressure conduit is connected to at least one jet opening directed with a jet action against an inner wall of the pipeline.
May 30, 2006
July 1, 2010
ROSEN SWISS AG
Patrik Rosen, Hubert Linder, Frank Fielers
Abstract: A device for nondestructive testing of pipelines is designed to move along a pipeline and has at least one measuring unit for acquiring measured data of the pipeline, wherein the device is self-propelled and has at least one functional unit rotatable about a central axis of the device for acquiring measured data and/or for driving the device. In a corresponding method for nondestructive testing of pipelines, the device is moved along the pipeline by a functional unit having drive elements and moving helically along a surface of the pipeline to be covered. The functional unit acquires measured data and the drive elements are forced by a magnetic field generated by the functional unit against the surface of the pipeline.