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Stress Concentration Tomography Services (SCT) PART 4: HOW SCT WORKS

SCT™ is based on the science of stress-magnetisation.

Whenever there is wall thickness loss in a pipeline wall, there will be an increase in stress. There will also be a change in the pipeline’s magnetic domains. SCT™ can identify abnormalities in the pipeline’s magnetic field and work backwards from this to infer an exact stress-value at that point in the pipeline.

Because any mechanical or metallurgical defect will lead to localized stress zones in the pipeline wall, SCT™ can detect any and all defects that affect buried pipelines.

Please refer to our Whitepaper for further examples of observation scenarios that offer a more in depth explanation of how SCT works. Click Here to View

Contact us to receive more information or to book your Presentation on this technology.

Want to learn more? Read Part 1Part 2, and Part 3 of this series.

3-D Line Locating Ltd is a privately owned Buried Pipeline and Utility Locating, Ground Disturbance Management and SCT Services company. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of the Damage Prevention industry in Western Canada. Although the industry has changed significantly over the last 20 years, we have been very fortunate to have been at the leading edge of the evolution and still maintain the highest levels of quality, accuracy, consistency and customer satisfaction in our industry.

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