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.
4″ – 24″. The family is growing
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.
Do you need specialist personnel ?
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 ??
4″ tool now ready for Ops
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.
PPIM Exhibition Houston
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.
New office space
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.
i2i joins PRCI
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.