Dec 13
Deepwater Angola
13 Dec, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Had a successful run in a complex deepwater pipeline offshore Angola. The Pioneer tool was launched and received through an ITAG pigging valve.
Dec 11
22″ Patrol ready to look for illegal taps in pipelines
11 Dec, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Dec 1
Single module 8″ Pioneer for gathering lines
1 Dec, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Nov 28
Select projects with SGS
28 Nov, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i are pleased to be teaming up with SGS on selected pipeline inspection projects around the world.
Nov 28
Dual Diameter bi-directional SmartFoam
28 Nov, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Nov 9
Beautiful country side up in Alberta Canada
9 Nov, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Pigging some tricky 6" pipelines with Pioneer. Beautiful country up there in Alberta.
Oct 30
Teamed up with Ipipe for Queensland Australia
30 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
i2i are pleased to have teamed up with Ipipe for delivering the i2i Smart pig technology to clients in Australia.
Oct 30
Teamed up with MAXX North America Services for Canada
30 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Oct 27
Making smart pigging simple in Texas
27 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Making smart pigging simple in Texas. The Pioneer pigs get some great data in  waxy lines.
Oct 20
Flexible Riser Inspection
20 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
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.
Oct 20
Trials in Indonesia
20 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Latest News, news. Posted By: Steve Banks
Thanks to the team from Elnusa and Total for the successful trial stage of the i2i Pioneer tools before the offshore runs. Great place to go to work.
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