PPT Pipeline Profiling Tool

Detailed pipeline intelligence to maximise production, safety and regulatory standards.

Available to suit a variety of pipe diameters, the fully ATEX certified PPT provides pipeline operators with the information they need to verify and optimise pipeline cleaning strategies and programs.

Combining multiple layers of P2D technology

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Through innovative assessment and presentation of the data, a pipeline operator can:

  • Verify and optimise pipeline cleaning programs
  • Remove uncertainty and improve understanding of their pipelines internal condition
  • Optimise pipeline operating costs
  • Promote and assess likelihood of first run ILI success
  • Elimination of ILI failure
  • Minimise pig trap operations for launch activities
  • Ensure safe, reliable, efficient and verified routine cleaning regimes
  • Reduce risk to personnel due to unnecessary exposure to pig trap operations

Periodic use of tools like the PPT form an essential part of P2D’s client specific ‘Pipeline Healthcare’ programmes that integrate seamlessly with an Operator’s flow assurance strategy.

The PPT is available in sizes 10” to 56”, with retro-fitting also available.

PPT after run

PPT after run


  • Quantify the thickness, distribution and potential volume of pipeline debris along the entire length of the pipeline
  • Evaluate the efficiency of production cleaning pigging strategies with regard to pig type and run frequency
  • Provide a detailed operational and geometric profile of any pipeline
  • Evaluate the performance of standard and or specialised cleaning pigs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of chemical cleaning programs
  • Provide a “Go/No Go” indicator before running an ILI tool
  • Evaluate the efficiency of pre-inspection cleaning programs, before, during and after implementation
  • Assess the pipeline internal condition before developing a de-commissioning campaign
  • Develop “intelligent cleaning” programs where routine measurement of actual pipeline conditions can be used to optimise pipeline healthcare strategies

PPT Data Examples

PPT Statistics Debris Assessment

Debris mapping assessment comparison to verify the performance of a cleaning regime and promote first run ILI success

Operating Pressure @0-200 Barg
Operating Temperature -5°C to +100°C
Flow Rate 0.5 – 5m/s
Battery Life 6 days
Data Storage 32Gb
Front & Rear Pressure 0-200 Barg
Temperature Reading -10°C to +120°C
Tri-Axial Accelerometer +/- 3g
6 axes IMU Accels - +/- 5g, Gyros – 300 deg/sec
AGT sensors Up to 48
DMT sensors 8 – 48
DMT sensor measurement range 0-20mm

The above can be tailored to suit client requirements.

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