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15 March 1998 Infrared thermographic pipeline leak detection systems for pipeline rehabilitation programs
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Computerized infrared thermographic pipeline inspection is now a refined and accurate process having been thoroughly proven to be an accurate, cost effective, and efficient technology for pipeline rehabilitation programs, during a 10 year development and testing process. The process has been used to test pipelines in chemical plants, water supply systems, steam lines, natural gas pipelines and sewer systems. Its non- contact, non-destructive ability to inspect large areas, from above ground, with 100% coverage and to locate subsurface leaks as well as the additional capability to locate voids and erosion areas surrounding pipelines, make its testing capabilities unique and highly desirable. This paper details the development of computerized infrared thermographic pipeline testing along with case histories illustrating its implementation problems and successes during various rehabilitation programs involving pipelines carrying water, gas, petroleum, and sewage.
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Gary J. Weil "Infrared thermographic pipeline leak detection systems for pipeline rehabilitation programs", Proc. SPIE 3398, Nondestructive Evaluation of Utilities and Pipelines II, (15 March 1998);

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