The project was successfully completed for a major operator off Angola, West Africa utilizing the ARTEMIS vPush system and achieved an industry first in acoustic deepwater hydrate detection, delivering rapid inspection without compromising detection capability or sizing accuracy.

The ART vPush was designed and developed by TSC Subsea’s UK team, working closely with the company’s acoustic scientists based in Norway, to meet the specific needs of the operator for this project. They required an external pipeline medium inspection, through coating, on a water injection pipeline to detect the location and size of a hydrate plug.

The ART vPush, which uses TSC Subsea’s Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART®) on a moving platform to rapidly assess pipeline contents, was deployed by ROV to carry out the inspection along the length of the pipeline.

The Pipeline Industries Guild was founded over 60 years ago and has grown to become the professional membership association for all of those in the pipeline industry. Based in the UK, Guild membership comprises all sectors of the pipeline industry: oil, gas, power, water, wastewater, utilities and infrastructure with members working in the UK and internationally.

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