Sep 29
An Industry 1st ? SmartFoam into an FPSO pig valve.
29 Sep, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Sep 20
This is a special
20 Sep, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Sep 12
In the Outback
12 Sep, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Pigging 6" gas pipe in the bush west of Brisbane
Sep 6
Offshore Europe in Aberdeen
6 Sep, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Paul had a great day at OE 2017 with lots of traffic and some exciting new opportunities.
Aug 25
Inspecting 8″ High Pressure Water Injection
25 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
One of i2i's Prospector tools making light work of Inspecting high pressure dirty pipelines.
Aug 25
Aug 21
i2i exhibiting at DUG in San Antonio (revised dates) 15-17th November
21 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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
Aug 9
Mapping of Wax Deposits
9 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
A successful operational run with the SmartFoam and Deposit Mapping Disk. We managed to map the wax along a 16km offshore pipeline. Great data
Aug 9
i2i in World of Pipelines
9 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i has contributed to the World of Pipelines - great article by Rob on big data
Jul 28
Dent & Deposit Mapping Disk
28 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Jul 27
50km offshore China
27 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Jul 14
Testing Smart Pigs for pigging valves
14 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Testing smart pigs through an Argus Pigging Valve
Jul 14
New Houston Business Unit
14 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Jun 8
Alaska – View of the North Slope
8 Jun, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Some challenging pipelines on the North Slope.  
Apr 29
Unpiggable Pipelines Forum _ Houston 14-15 June 2017
29 Apr, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i will be presenting a paper on " The development of smart pig technology for launching & receiving through pigging valves"  
Apr 15
Apr 15
Indonesia & Brunei
15 Apr, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.  
Mar 26
Specials – Custom smart pigs in 4 weeks
26 Mar, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Mar 16
Mar 4
Great week in Houston at PPIM
4 Mar, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Very good week at PPIM - lots of interest and look forward to working with some new clients as early as next month.
Feb 21
Testing in China
21 Feb, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
The team had a great few days testing in a pigging facility in China last week. Some great results from the SmartFoam tool and looking forwarding to being back in country soon. Many thanks to our hosts.
Feb 11
20″ recovery from pig receiver
11 Feb, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Successful run with a Pioneer Smart Pig
Jan 31
Jan 29
Crack testing in El Paso
29 Jan, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
A good week testing the standard Pioneer tool in a 26" test pipe in El Paso.
Jan 20
20″ Pioneer heading to Equatorial Guinea
20 Jan, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
First shipment to West Africa
Dec 21
Experience triumphs in end of year table tennis showdown
21 Dec, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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…
Dec 7
SmartFoam in California
7 Dec, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i carried out successful SmartFoam inspections of a 16" Oil Export pipeline in the US. SmartFoam tools offer a full internal inspection capability from a foam pig.
Nov 20
Launch of the Prospector™
20 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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 $.
Nov 19
Everything you need
19 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Nov 17
PPSA Aberdeen
17 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
A great day at PPSA in Aberdeen. Lots of foot traffic and some great interest from the North Sea Operators and a lot of opportunities ahead in the New Year.
Nov 12
i2i feature in Manchester Tech City News
12 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i feature in a great short film on the Manchester Tech scene sponsored by Cisco. http://techcitynews.com/2016/11/08/new-our-documentary-on-manchesters-tech-scene/
Sep 30
Great week in Calgary at the IPE
30 Sep, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Really productive week at the IPE and looking forward to working with a number of new clients using our Patrol and Pioneer pigs.
Aug 28
Visit us at booth 1203 directly opposite registration
28 Aug, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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
Aug 6
Inspecting un-piggable pipelines
6 Aug, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.                
Jul 22
2″ cement lined pipe inspection
22 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Jul 13
Tech City News
13 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Had the team from Tech City News visit us from London to do a new piece on the growing Tech scene in Manchester. Great fun and look forward to seeing the video when it comes out.
Jul 1
24″ Pioneer
1 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i have recently deployed their first 24" Pioneer tool in the US.
Jul 1
Rebranding our technology products
1 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Jun 25
SmartFoam™
25 Jun, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i just ran their patented SmartFoam™ pig at the PRCI TDC. The first foam pig with full internal inspection capability.
Jun 25
New brush pig design
25 Jun, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Just ran the new brush pig design at the PRCI TDC with great results.
Jun 4
We are recruiting
4 Jun, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
May 28
Successful week in North Carolina
28 May, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Successful run in North Carolin last week. 12" Pioneer pig working well in some dirty conditions. Cleaning as we go !  
Apr 22
USA Ops
22 Apr, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
A great week of Operations in the US this week. Only just managed to avoid flooding in Houston on the Monday but the fieled deployment went well and the tool did a great job.
Mar 26
Wax / Scale / Debris mapping R&D project
26 Mar, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Mar 10
16″ Patrol at PRCI Houston
10 Mar, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Carrying out pull testing of a 16" Patrol at different speeds
Mar 10
20″ Patrol pig
10 Mar, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
20" Patrol pig being assembled for deployment into Europe.
Feb 28
4″ – 24″. The family is growing
28 Feb, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Just to show the contrast between the 2 sizes of pressure vessel. You can fit a double decker bus in the 24" body. The 4" pig is a little more challenging but happy to say our 13 sensor unit is heading to the US this week.
Feb 18
Do you need specialist personnel ?
18 Feb, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Have a look at the picture below. On the left is a Discovery tool, on the right a conventional cleaning tool. The Discovery tool can detect internal corrosion, cracking, and a host of flow assurance and production parameters. The cleaning tool cleans. They can now both be deployed by the same local technician. Is there any need for specialist personnel to be on site in the long term ??
Feb 12
4″ tool now ready for Ops
12 Feb, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Really pleased to announce that i2i now has the 4" tool ready for operations. Really excited about this new design that combines foam pig and mandrel pig design into into a flexible tool that can negotiate complex geometry in all conditions. Look forward to post some case study data in the next few month.
Feb 10
PPIM Exhibition Houston
10 Feb, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
PPIM exhibition has started with a bang with Loads of interest from all over the world. Thanks to Rosen for positioning the drinks bar right next to our booth. Everyone got a good look at the stand as they waited to be served.
Jan 30
New office space
30 Jan, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Due to an increasing number of operations and tool build programme we have had to move offices again. Our new  space is 3 times our current footprint, has dedicated meeting room and breakout spaces, and will allow us to better manage the increasing number of operations and dedicate a specific area for our R&D projects.  
Jan 22
i2i joins PRCI
22 Jan, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i joins PRCI this month. The team at i2i have a long history with PRCI and are pleased to be able to rejoin the research group under the i2i banner. The PRCI group leads the pipeline industry in terms of collaborative research and the team are looking forward to participating in research projects, sharing ideas and developing new technologies.
Jan 18
Our new banner ad for the PPSA newsletter
18 Jan, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i will be running a new advertising campaign in the PPSA newsletter in 2016. Our banner ad for the Feb edition.
Jan 14
Jan 12
Happy to be working with NDT Global Services
12 Jan, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Happy to be working with Mike and his team at NDT Global Services on new business opportunities.
Jan 11
Atex certification process going well.
11 Jan, 2016. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Atex certification process for our European set of Smart tools is progressing well. Completion date is estimated around mid April. Certification is aimed at our 4" - 24" tools.