22″ Patrol ready to look for illegal taps in pipelines
The illegal tapping of pipelines is a global problem and one that leads to significant environmental damage, loss of life and revenue. The i2i Patrol pig is designed specifically to go after illegal taps and have them made safe as quickly as possible. Simple and easy to use and designed to be kept onsite all year round.
Single module 8″ Pioneer for gathering lines
Back in Australia inspecting low flow gas gathering lines. Single module 8" and 6" Pioneer pigs are a cost efficient and fast way to inspect gathering lines without disrupting production operations.
Dual Diameter bi-directional SmartFoam
A special design for a client in the North Sea. The SmartFoam is designed to be bi-directional and manage 8"-10" pipe ID changes while carrying out full internal inspection. The design was successfully tested in an onshore loop with several defect spools.
Teamed up with MAXX North America Services for Canada
i2i are pleased to have teamed up with MAXX North America Services for the distribution & operation of the i2i smart pigs in Canada. MAXX specializes in assisting oil & gas and pipeline operators with their facility, pipeline, and operational maintenance programs by providing a wide-range of pipeline construction and maintenance solutions and i2i look forward to working with MAXX and their clients in delivering the high value i2i smart pigging technology to the Canadian market.
Flexible Riser Inspection
i2i recently carried out the internal inspection of a flexible riser with a SmartFoam pig with some interesting results. The SmartFoam detected some large anomalous signals on the internal carcass with the absolute distance calculated by adding up the individual carcass links.
An Industry 1st ? SmartFoam into an FPSO pig valve.
i2i successfully pigged a SmartFoam into an FPSO pig valve while collecting inspection data on the subsea pipeline as well as the flexible riser. The SmartFoam tool was only 350mm long and successfully negotiated the challenging pipeline geometry as well as being received into the pig valve.
This is a special
i2i recently completed an interesting job in the Welsh mountains inspecting 2 x unpiggable pipelines running underneath a beautiful century old dam. The i2i sensor technology was adapted to be pushed up the isolated flow pipes for a distance of 30m to inspect the pipe wall for internal corrosion and wall loss. We managed to collect some great data and the execution went without a hitch.
i2i exhibiting at DUG in San Antonio (revised dates) 15-17th November
Look for i2i Pipelines Booth #640 by the Technical Sessions area. http://s15.a2zinc.net/clients/hartenergy/eagleford2017/Public/EventMap.aspx?BoothID=149809&EventID=43&Role=U
Dent & Deposit Mapping Disk
One of i2i's new products is the Dent & Deposit Mapping Disk on the back of a 16" SmartFoam pig. This package has the ability to map the deposits within the pipeline as well as inspect through them to identify internal anomalies. The SmartFoam body allows the tools to pass dents and large deposits without getting stuck.
50km offshore China
A 12" Pioneer after a successful 50 km run offshore China. The pipeline had a large dent that prevented a conventional MFL inspection. The Pioneer's unique design allows for safe operation in pipelines with dents while carrying out internal pipeline inspection.
New Houston Business Unit
i2i are pleased to announce the incorporation of a new US company - i2i Pipelines Americas LLC and the setting up of a new business unit in Houston. The office will be based in the Woodlands area North of the city and focus on developing i2i's market in North & Central America. The new VP Americas will be announced shortly.
Indonesia & Brunei
Indonesia - Malaysia - Brunei are all fantastic places to visit and work. People, food and culture are great and i2i are really looking forward to working on some exciting new opportunities in the next few months. Lots of pipelines and some really pro active and talented engineers to work alongside.
Specials – Custom smart pigs in 4 weeks
i2i can turn any design of utility pig into a Smart pig that can carry out internal inspection. If you have a utility pig that has been proven to go through a complex pipeline then we can make a Smart version within 4 weeks.
Experience triumphs in end of year table tennis showdown
The tension had been building all week, the cheese and biscuits and mince pies cleared away and the table tennis table restored to its rightful place in Greenheys reception ahead of the big tournament. The crowds started to gather (the old geezer from next door eating his lunch, 2 random students and some lad that looked like he had got lost) as the i2i gladiators assembled. The draw was made the day before; 8 of i2i’s finest randomly drawn from the hat by the gaffer pitched Clayton V Walker in the first of the 4 quarter finals. Walker obviously spent…
Launch of the Prospector™
i2i are pleased to announce the launch of our newest an most innovative pig to date - Prospector™. Prospector is designed to be launched and recovered through a conventional pigging valve, which can potentially save pipeline operators many thousands of $.
Everything you need
16" Pioneer ready to roll out the door. It ships in a specially designed crate with all the spares / tools / laptop that will allow local technicians to operate the tool on a regular basis, in remote locations, without the need for additional support or specialist personnel.
Visit us at booth 1203 directly opposite registration
i2i will be exhibiting at the IPE in Calgary 27th to 29th September. If you are passing then pop in to say hello. Calgary TELUS Convention Centre 120 9 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 Ph 1.403.261.8503 Toll Free 1.800.822.2697
Inspecting un-piggable pipelines
Working with a pipeline operator to inspect historically un-piggable pipelines. We have had some great success with the new launchers & receivers, which were only 4.5ft long, and allowed us access to some very tight dig sites. The Pioneer pigs were blown through the line in a controlled manner with an average speed of 2 m/s. The Pioneer pigs did a good job of cleaning the lines while inspecting for internal defects at the same time. A great start in making un-piggable pipelines piggable.
2″ cement lined pipe inspection
2" cement lined pipe is in fact only 1.5" ID and then throw in some 1.5D bends for good measure and you have a real challenge on your hands. Especially if the pressure rating is around 80 bar. Onshore gathering lines in the US will be a big market in the coming years due to the recent change in PHMSA regulations. i2i will have a beta out in Q1 2017 so look forward to the first application.
Rebranding our technology products
i2i have recently rebranded their Smart Pigs from Discovery to Pioneer due to a trade mark concern raised by a company deploying a non intrusive NDT technology. i2i have taken this opportunity to create a number of new product brands that will allow the company to target specific market applications. Patrol, Pioneer, SmartFoam, Prospector and Pipeception will be the main technology brands moving forward.
We are recruiting
Due to steady growth i2i are now recruiting electronics and mechanical design engineers. If you live in or near Manchester, have good electronics and / or CAD skills, and looking to join a fast growing company with good salary packages then please get in touch.
Wax / Scale / Debris mapping R&D project
Collected some debris samples from the Swiss based Reinhart the other week to use in our ongoing R&D project to categorise and map debris within the pipeline. Thanks to Robert and his team for the loan of the samples.