CASE STORY - JME pipeline crawler

By David Campos / January 01, 2017

JME pipeline crawlers are designed to produce high-quality panoramic radiographs of circumferential butt welds in pipelines from 10 inches to 72 inches. These units have been developed and proven to work as fully self-contained, self-powered exposure vehicles, both offshore and onshore.

COMET X-ray sources are based on constant potential X-ray energy for optimized penetration. Combined with highly efficient power electronics, the endurance of the pipeline crawler is maximized thereby increasing the number of exposures per battery cycle. 

The development of the new 10 inch and 24 inch JME crawler solutions mark the beginning of a new era for crawler-based pipeline inspection. The new remote handset technology allows two-way wireless communication with the JME crawler and the PXS EVO, both for initial set-up and also during operation within the pipe. This allows the operator improved workflow and control over the system at all times.

Steve Hunt, General Manager at JME: “The launch of the improved next generation JME crawlers, along with a new range of PXS EVO panoramic X-ray systems, will provide customers and operators with even more confidence in undertaking the toughest of projects, whilst utilizing JME and COMET as their chosen brands of equipment.” 

Hans Rysgaard, General Manager at COMET: “JME crawlers are efficient, robust and reliable in various climatic conditions. When combined with PXS EVO panoramic systems, they ensure continuous operation without costly delays. It truly is the beginning of a new era”.


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