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.
Jan 4
Jan 3
Dec 22
Training new personnel at Petrofac facility
22 Dec, 2015. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Had a good week back in November training 3 new personnel joining the company. Due to the increase in workload the new team members will focus on field operations but will also help in the assembly of new tools when not on operations. Welcome aboard.
Nov 22
A great week in Aberdeen at PPSA
22 Nov, 2015. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i had a great week in Aberdeen exhibiting our new Discovery Smart Utility Pigs and presenting a technical paper at the PPSA conference. A good turn out of 140 people and we had a chance to meet with a lot of great people and received significant interest from a number of pipeline Operators in the new inspection tools. Big thanks to Diane at PPSA for setting this up and look forward to participating again next year. As well as being invited to visit Aberdeen again in the coming weeks to meet with operators directly and discuss specific pipeline inspection jobs, i2i were informed…
Nov 10
A great sketch from the Cisco BIG awards night
10 Nov, 2015. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
On the BIG awards pitch night Cisco arranged for an artist to capture each of the pitches in sketch format. Great idea and great fun. Many thanks to Vickie & Samantha for passing this on.
Nov 7
Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference 2016
7 Nov, 2015. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i have been selected to present a technical paper 'Sensors on everything - A new strategy for pipeline inspection' at the PPIM conference in Houston on 8-11th Feb 2016. The company will also be displaying their patented technology on booth T16, so if you are in Houston on those dates then come along and say hi. i2i will also be running demonstrations / trials in a number of test pipes in Houston so if your are interested in coming along to witness the tests please drop us an email.
Oct 29
Successful test of new ‘sensor cup’
29 Oct, 2015. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Had a great few days testing our new 'sensor cup' in Scotland. The sensor cup is a standard pigging disk embedded with a number of  sensors that allows for inspection of the pipeline. This is the first time that a full NDT inspection with eddy current sensors can be carried out with a standard PU pigging disk. Data on internal corrosion, cracking and P V T can all be from the PU disk. This style disk can be attached to any utility pig or even another inspection pig if required. We will be running this new system in an operational…
Oct 23
2nd place at Cisco BIG awards
23 Oct, 2015. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i achieved 2nd place, out of 150 entrants, in the Cisco British Innovation Gateway (BIG) awards. The live finals were held in front of a select judging panel and audience at the National Theatre in London on Thursday 22nd. A great competition and well done to the team. for more info go to http://www.thebigawards.co.uk Looking forward to working with Cisco, Chime, Kreston Reeves and Bird & Bird over the coming months.
Oct 20
i2i pitched at the POF meeting in Ghent
20 Oct, 2015. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i welcomed the invitation to present their new technology and operating strategy to the Pipeline Operators Forum in Ghent in October. The technology was well received and new contacts were made. many thanks to the POF team for the invitation to join the very interesting guided tour around Ghent and the lovely meal afterwards.
Oct 20
i2i article published in PPSA newsletter
20 Oct, 2015. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i will be exhibiting at the PPSA event on the 17th November in Aberdeen. Come along and have a look at the new Discovery Smart Pigs.   Click below to read the full Article.