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NEW SERVICE: Stress Concentration Tomography (SCT)

3-D Line Locating Ltd. is pleased to formally announce our most recent, valued added service to our clients and other individuals and/or oil & gas companies that will benefit from this technology:

Stress Concentration Tomography (SCT). 

Above-ground, In-Situ, Non-destructive pipeline inspection Service for Oil & Gas Pipelines

Please visit our website HERE for more information on SCT, what it is, how it works and can benefit an array of individuals and oil & gas companies.

Make sure to download the SCT Brochure on our website while you’re there.

We are finalizing our “demonstration area” at our head office in Nisku, AB and will be inviting everyone to come out soon to see this new technology in action!

If you are interested in learning more please contact us directly. We can send brochures, have a lengthy phone call or the best option; why not have us come to you and put on our presentation for SCT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrity Management~Tailings Ponds

Dam Integrity

Image of tailings ponds for damage prevention and integrity management system.Tailings ponds have a long history, and for the most part they are safely engineered structures that help mining companies operate sustainably while being environmentally conscious. Worldwide, the average number of tailings pond leaks is only 3 per year. When they do fail however, the results can be anything from a small leak to having  disastrous consequences. In order to reduce the risk associated with even a demonstrably small chance of failure, it is prudent and essential to have a solution which can precisely determine leaks and strains on the structure.

Working with our Partners at Roctest, 3-D’s fiber optic based solution and integrity management system can detect and localize seepage on every meter of the tailings pond. Detecting internal erosion is difficult, so for this reason our solution becomes essential to a full safety management and damage prevention plan. Our systems are customized to both the requirements of the dam and the client’s specific needs. It is best to install during construction, but it is possible to apply our solution to dams that are already built.

Accurate and early detection ensures that mitigation can be determined prior to catastrophic failures affecting people, wildlife, and the environment for potentially hundreds of kilometers away from the tailings pond.

For more technical details on damage prevention and Dam Integrity Management click here.

See More of what Integrity Management can do for you. Tank Farms, Leak Detection, Soil Subsidence



Image of 3-D Line Locating integrity management and pipeline integrity management program.At 3-D we provide Integrity Management Solutions for our clients to help them manage their assets by reducing the risk of structural failures on critical infrastructure projects.  This includes the Pipeline, Oil & Gas, Industrial Plant, Tailings Ponds, and Power Line industries. Integrity Management helps ensure our clients can attain full operational quality from their equipment by the maximizing a project’s lifespan.  Our solutions are proven and assist our clients in realizing full value on their investments.

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Soil Subsidence Monitoring With 3-D

Strain Detection

Not all places along the length of an oil or gas pipeline are created equal. The ground moves as a result of land subsidence, landslides, or soil settlement. Pipelines are engineered and constructed to bend to accommodate some movement but there are limitations to the strain they can safely sustain. To ensure the Integrity of pipelines, it is vital to monitor the movement of the ground above and below the pipe. Our line locators in Alberta and BC perform environmental site assessments and subsidence monitoring to ensure the integrity of pipelines.

Image Of Distributed Buried SensorsAlthough areas of known subsidence are eliminated from a pipeline’s route when possible, some areas are unavoidable. There are cases where sagging in a pipeline has been identified following installation. It is therefore critical that owner/operators monitor these areas to help mitigate the risk of strain on the pipeline caused by slope failure or sinkholes.

3-D has partnered with Roctest to offer a solution that combines fiber optic cable, Smartec sensors, DiTest Analyzer and DiView technology. During environmental site assessments, this solution allows our clients to make thousands of real time measurements along a single fiber optic sensor, localize deformation and pinpoint strain to within 0.5 meter accuracy. Operations Managers and Integrity Management Analysts can investigate the specific area to determine potential impacts of undo stress on the pipeline.

For more detailed information on Subsidence Monitoring click here

Read more about our Other Integrity Management Services: Plant Site, Leak Detection, and Tailings Ponds.



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At 3-D we provide Integrity Management Solutions for our clients to help them manage their assets by reducing the risk of structural failures on critical infrastructure projects.  This includes the Pipeline, Oil & Gas, Industrial Plant, Tailings Ponds, and Power Line industries. Integrity Management helps ensure our clients can attain full operational quality from their equipment by the maximizing a project’s lifespan.  Our solutions are proven and assist our clients in realizing full value on their investments.

Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ and stay up to date with what we are working on and all the latest news in our industry.

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