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Machined parts and oilfield equipment can be complex systems that experience
extreme loads and fatigue during their lifetime. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE),
or Non-destructive testing (NDT), enables the inspection of these components
without permanently altering the equipment. It is a highly valuable technique that is
often used to validate the integrity of materials, detect instabilities, discover
performance outside of tolerances, recognize failed components, or highlight an
inadequate control system.
Shorematter undertakes periodic inspection of heavy weight drillpipe, drill collars,
subs, and other drilling tools, which is very crucial in preventing downhole failures.
These inspections are conducted at the drilling rig by certified Shorematter
Inspector. Thereafter, equipment may be packaged for transportation to remote or
Our inspectors use several non-destructive test techniques to check the high-stress
areas, such as weld areas, radius changes, connections, slip areas, upset areas,
and tubes, to detect cracks and indications.
|The Risk Based Inspection
approach identifies the potential
required interval of inspection.
To use this approach, the plant
operator needs to demonstrate
that the risk assessment and
NDT planning process are being
implemented in an effective and