November 2023, Vol. 250, No. 11

Tech Notes

RSI Verifies Validation Results for Pipeline Tool

(P&GJ) — Plastometrex, a provider of advanced mechanical testing technologies, received a successful independent review of the pipeline validation testing data from its novel material verification tool.

A new non-destructive tool for material verification of oil and gas transmission pipelines was developed by Plastometrex and enables pipeline operators and inspection providers to measure yield and tensile strengths with test results being immediately available.  

Testing on 125 samples, accuracy metrics including mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) and maximum over-prediction have been independently confirmed by subject matter experts at RSI Pipeline Solutions LLC, including Joel Anderson and Bill Amend, who have figured prominently in previous studies of non-destructive material verification tools.  

A report communicating this analysis and these results provides network operators and service providers with a higher degree of confidence in their testing data than is often possible with competing technologies. 

“This collaboration exemplifies the industry's commitment to developing tools that not only meet regulatory requirements but also enhance the safety and efficiency of pipeline operations,” said Amend.  

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