Confirmation of Containment
Regular confirmation of containment surveys is an important part of an industry-leading
inline inspection (ILI) program that identifies all potential integrity threats.
Confirmation of containment surveys can be conducted independently, at regular intervals, as part of a routine integrity management program, or as a value-add to inspection programs along with hydro-testing, other ILI tools, or direct assessment. Regular surveys that can identify pinhole-sized leaks are an important aspect of an integrity program; a pinhole leak can cause significant environmental damage before it is detected by other methods, and is a preliminary indicator that the pipeline is compromised and may fail. Identifying pinhole-leaks also allows the pipeline owner to confirm ILI results by ensuring none of the identified defects are 100% through the wall.
The SmartBall Tool’s acoustic sensor is unparalleled by conventional leak detection systems; it is often 1,000 times as sensitive as these systems and can detect product losses as small as 140 mL per minute (0.03 GPM). Many leading pipeline operators are beginning to integrate regular confirmation of containment surveys for their most critical pipelines into their integrity management programs.
Why Choose PureHM?
Confirmation of containment surveys allow pipeline operators
to certify that their pipelines
are contained as of
140 mL per minute (0.03 GPM).
The SmartBall platform can
collect a variety of ILI data that
traditional ILI tools cannot,
all in a single deployment.
Confirmation of containment is part of an industry-leading ILI program that identifies all pipeline
Learn more about inline inspections and PureHM’s SmartBall Technology.