2007 Ultra-Deepwater

Robotic MFL Sensor for Monitoring and Inspection of Deepwater Risers

Subcontractor: William Marsh Rice University

Principal Investigator: Satish Nagarajaiah, Ph.D.
Project Number Project Status
07121-1603d Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Don Richardson
Participants
iTRobotics
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
October 16, 2008 June 1, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$150,000.00 $118,500.00 $30,000.00
Project Objectives

Critical service risers and pipes need routine inspection as part of integrity management programs. Sensors need performance qualification to determine if they will provide an adequate assessment. Rice University Graduate Students are evaluating new aspects of Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) for such service.

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Reports
File Type Date
Magnetic Flux Leakage Robotic Pipe Inspection: Internal and External Methods (12.34 MB) ( 12.3 MB ) Thesis 12/09
Structural Health Monitoring System for Deepwater Risers with Vortex-induced Vibration: Nonlinear Modeling, Blind Identification Fatigure/ Damage Estimation and Local Monitoring using Magnetic Flux Le ( 3.9 MB ) Final Report 07/12