Plant Location: National Iranian Gas Company – District 3
Client: National Iranian Gas Company – Iranian Gas Transmission Co.
Director project: Prof. Farhang Honarvar
Project type: Commissioning
Project collaborator: K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU)
Summary of project:
Iranian Gas Transmission Company (IGTC) purchased two unites of automated phased-array ultrasonic testing systems, PipeWIZARD Ver. 2, from RD Tech (Canadian Company) in 2002. The PipeWIZARD is an automated girth weld inspection system which is suitable for in-site weld inspection in extreme environments. It uses conventional UT and phased array techniques. Due to the international sanctions against Iran, IGTC was not able to get after-sales services (e.g., installation and commissioning) for these two units. Therefore, IGTC decided to invite domestic NDT experts from the KNTU to provide support for the initial set-up and installation of the PipeWIZARD systems at IGTC's premises. Commissioning stage of the units was successfully completed by measuring and interpreting the results obtained from a number of NDT reference standards.