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Flow Assurance of Subsea Pipelines

Image showing Discovery's measurement  of hydrate and wax build-up in a coated pipeline

Discovery™ from Tracerco can determine flow assurance issues in both coated and uncoated, piggable and unpiggable subsea pipelines without interruption to pipeline operations.

Flow assurance specialists can now obtain an accurate measurement of the type of deposit build-up in pipelines, which was previously impossible using any other technology.

Discovery™ can also diagnose the effectiveness of any remedial treatment. This has several benefits for the operator, including:

  • Previously unobtainable data can now be obtained on any type of deposit build-up in pipelines to allow the operator to optimise production.
  • Measurements can be taken online with no interruption to pipeline operations.
  • There is no risk of a stuck pig.
  • There is no risk to production as the measurements are taken from the outside of the pipeline.
  • No need to remove coatings (quickly deployed).
  • Immediate results.
  • Can be used for the inspection of unpiggable pipelines.
  • Non-intrusive detection.
  • Easily deployed and simple operation through an ROV.


Fill out an enquiry form or contact a regional representative to find out more details about our Discovery™ technology.