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.