Pipe inspection

For increased safety, performance and service life of pipe systems. Pipe inspection enables the timely detection of defects and damage in order to initiate preventive measures such as repairs, replacement or reinforcement of pipes.

Application areas

It is mainly used in industries where pipe systems play an important role:

In this division, pipelines are used for the transport of crude oil, natural gas and other liquids or gases. Pipe inspection is critical here to ensure pipe integrity and detect leaks or structural problems early.

In the chemical industry, pipelines are mainly used for the transport of chemicals, solvents and other substances. Regular pipe inspection ensures safety here to avoid potential hazards from leaks or corrosion.

In power plants, both in conventional power generation and in renewable energy sectors such as wind and solar power plants, pipelines are used to transport steam, coolants or other media. Pipe inspection is important to ensure the efficiency and performance of these systems and prevent potential damage or failure.

In order to permanently ensure a high quality of the water systems, to prevent leakages and to reduce the environmental pollution caused by improper wastewater management, regular pipe inspections should take place in the water supply and wastewater disposal.

The application here is, for example, in building installation, sanitary engineering, road construction or district heating supply.

Pipe inspection is critical to ensure that pipes meet the required safety and quality standards.

The aim of the application is to detect potential defects, deficiencies or damage that could affect the performance and reliability of the pipes. Commonly performed test methods for pipes include:

Ultrasonic testing is a non-destructive method in which ultrasonic waves are sent through the pipe. Any deviations in wall thickness, cracks or shrinkage cavities are detected.

In this process, a magnetic powder is applied to the surface of the tube. By applying a magnetic field, surface defects such as cracks or pores can be made visible.

This application is based on the principle of electromagnetic induction. Eddy currents are generated that are affected by surface defects such as cracks or corrosion. These changes can be detected with suitable sensors.

Pressure testing involves applying a specific pressure to the pipe to detect leakage or leaks. There are different types of pressure testing, such as hydrostatic pressure testing or compressed air testing.

The leak test checks that the pipe is completely sealed and has no leaks. This can be done by using air or water pressure or by detecting gases or liquids.

The individual procedures are applied depending on the requirements, pipe material and specific test criteria. The common goal: to identify potential defects, weak points or damage in the pipes and to ensure safe and reliable use of the pipe systems.

Our products for pipe testing applications

In pipe inspection, various products are available that have been specially developed for the inspection and monitoring of pipes. They help to detect potential defects at an early stage, ensure safety and extend the service life of the pipes.


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