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Informative Article | Manufacturing Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023
NDE 4.0 Automation of Digital X- Ray (DR System) with AI - For Crude and Gas Transportation Pipes
Abstract: Non - Destructive Testing (NDT) plays a vital role in the manufacturing of oil and crude oil transportation pipes. The primary goal of NDT is to identify any potential defects in pipes that may cause accidents or damage to in - service pipelines. Oil and crude oil transportation pipes are subjected to various forms of stress during their lifespan. These include internal pressure, external loads, and mechanical stresses caused by handling, transportation, and installation. If there are any defects or flaws present in the pipes, they could compromise the pipe's structural integrity, leading to leaks, ruptures, or other failures. NDT techniques such as ultrasonic testing, radiography, and magnetic particle inspection are used to inspect the pipes for flaws such as cracks, porosity, inclusions, and other defects. By using NDT techniques, manufacturers can detect any potential issues early, allowing them to take corrective actions to prevent failures. Ultrasonic and radiography are the two main NDT methods to check the quality of pipe welds used oil and gas transportation. Phased array ultrasonic test development and automation (PAUT) has emerged as the preferred NDT alternative for many industries and is gradually replacing radiography as the primary inspection technique. But PAUT also has a limitation in the detection of volumetric weld defects for which radiography is still the best method. So the time has come when we think about developing digital radiography in automation mode. The Aim of this work is to find out Introduction, Automation of Digital Radiography with AI, challenges, acceptance and consensus of Digital Radiography (DR system) for pipes used in crude and gas transportation. To find out if we can do automated digital radiography similar to automated ultrasonic testing used in crude and gas pipe inspection.
Keywords: PAUT, Digital Radiography, NDT, NDE 4.0, Ultrasonic Testing
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,
Pages: 809 - 811