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Third Party Inspection
Fortis Tubulars provides our clients with the ability to respond to all of their quality and inspection needs with highest possibly standards of service and integrity. The third party inspection services include, but are not limited to the following:

Visual Body Inspection
A thorough visual inspection starts from checking obvious external damages such as external corrosion, dented, mashed, or bent tubes. Most damages arise from handling of the tubulars.
Visual Thread Inspection (VTI)
Threads are examined for visually identifiable manufacturing defects, corrosion, and mechanical damage. Thread compound is re-applied and thread protectors are re-installed.
Full Length Drift (FLD)
For verification of pipe internal diameter, the correct drift mandrel is to be passed through the entire length of each casing and tubing and through the upset length of drill pipe. The drift mandrel shall pass through the pipe upset freely using a reasonably exerted force that does not exceed the weight of the drift mandrel.
Electromagnetic (EMI)
For detection of longitudinal defects, an active magnetic field is induced into the pipe as it enters the electromagnetic inspection station. Two rotating shoes scan the pipe length for flux disturbances caused by internal and external seams, laps, gauges, and other longitudinal defects.
For detection of transverse defects, an active magnetic field is induced into the pipe as it enters the electromagnetic inspection station. Eight stationary shoes scan the pipe circumference for flux disturbances caused by internal and external pits, rolled-in slugs, cracks, and other transverse defects.
Ultrasonic (FLUT)
For detection of longitudinal, transverse, and oblique type defects, a shear wave technique is used by propogating ultrasonic sound into the pipe wall as it passes through the inspection station. Four rotating shoes scan the pipe length for signals from such defects as but not limited to internal and external seams, laps, cracks, and other type defects.
For detection of wall thinning areas and actual wall measurements, a compression wave ultrasonic sounds propogates from the external surface to the internal surface. Four rotating shoes scan the pipe length providing optional wall thickness data and wall mapping for a complete image of the pipe wall.
Wall Data - Specific Values
Ultrasonic wall thickness measurements of each joint of pipe are documented in a methodical process. A scanning head rotates at a high rate of speed while pipe is passed through the inspection stations on a conveyor system. Pipe is rotated at a high rate of speed while a scanning head traverses from end to end measuring the wall thickness. Software gathers each data point to create a detailed report. Once the unit has been standardized scanning will begin.

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