IN-LINE INSPECTION-CONCLUSION ELF'S 20-YEAR EXPERIENCE CONFIRMS EFFECTIVENESS OF SMART PIGS

Marcel Roche, jean Pierre Samaran Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine (Production) Pau, France Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine has acquired more than 20 years' experience with in-line inspection of pipelines, using tools from seven service companies. The first in-line inspection operation carried out by one of the companies affiliated with Elf Aquitaine occurred in 1971 and used a Linalog tool. This inspection was to evaluate the extent of external corrosion attacks at the bottom of a 24-in.

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