Global Patent Index - EP 1171248 A2

EP 1171248 A2 20020116 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE PHYSICAL CONDITION OF A PIPELINE

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE PHYSICAL CONDITION OF A PIPELINE

Title (de)

GERÄT UND VERFAHREN ZUR BESTIMMUNG DES ZUSTANDES EINER PIPELINE

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE DETERMINER L'ETAT PHYSIQUE D'UN PIPELINE

Publication

EP 1171248 A2 20020116 (EN)

Application

EP 00917192 A 20000410

Priority

  • GB 0001310 W 20000410
  • GB 9908139 A 19990410

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0061305A2] Apparatus (1) for determining the condition of a pipeline is comprised of a carrier means (2), a gauge plate (3) and a detection means (7). The apparatus (1) is further provided with a transmission means (4) to indicate to a remote location the detection of the presence of physical defects in the pipeline. When the apparatus (1) passes a physical defect in the pipeline, the gauge plate (3) which may be elastomeric, will be deformed or bent. As a result, the detection means will communicate with the transmission means, which in turn will indicate the defect to a remote location. The transmission means may be in the form of an acoustic, electro-magnetic, nucleonic or mechanical system. The apparatus allows the physical condition of a pipeline to be monitored without having to retrieve the pig from the pipeline to visually examine it.

IPC 1-7

B08B 1/00

IPC 8 full level

G01B 3/14 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G01B 3/14 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0061305A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

FR GB NL

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0061305 A2 20001019; WO 0061305 A3 20010405; AU 3828500 A 20001114; BR 0009687 A 20020108; EP 1171248 A2 20020116; GB 0027108 D0 20001220; GB 2365504 A 20020220; GB 2365504 A8 20020409; GB 9908139 D0 19990602; NO 20014912 D0 20011009; NO 20014912 L 20011204

DOCDB simple family (application)

GB 0001310 W 20000410; AU 3828500 A 20000410; BR 0009687 A 20000410; EP 00917192 A 20000410; GB 0027108 A 20000410; GB 9908139 A 19990410; NO 20014912 A 20011009