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How Big Data From Pipeline Pigs Can Root Out Gas Maintenance Risks

21 April, 2017

How Big Data From Pipeline Pigs Can Root Out Gas Maintenance Risks

Around one-third of the world’s gas pipelines can be inspected using ‘pipeline pigs’. These cylindrical devices have figured in three James Bond movies, in one case being modified to secretly transport a person across borders.

Back in the real world, the problem is that the other two-thirds of the world’s gas pipelines can’t be inspected using pigs, so their maintenance has to be based on the theoretical, computed lifespan of the pipe’s components.

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