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Unpiggable MFL Robotic inline inspection

Advanced EXPLORER iLi Robotics Technology Makes Every Pipeline Accessible


Self-propelled, remotely-controlled, and fully-articulated, EXPLORER iLi goes where most cannot. With a minimal footprint, the ability to operate in active pipelines, and by collecting multipoint data in one pass, EXPLORER iLi is the standard against which all others should be compared.

Our fleet of EXPLORER iLi advanced robots are at the heart of the value we bring our customers. Fully-articulated and tetherless, EXPLORER iLi provides comprehensive data that is comparable if not superior to more conventional pipeline inspection methods, enabling visual and non-destructive inspection with multipoint data collection of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines as well as liquid terminals, facilities, and stations regardless of the difficulty of the location or complexity of the pipeline.

Explorer ILI MFL inspection robots fleet

How MFL Robotic Inspections Work

Throughout the inline inspection process, live video images of the pipeline and integrity data are streamed to both Intero and pipeline operators. These functions are performed without the need of a tether and without any interruption to local natural gas services. For liquid pipeline inspection, the pipes must be cleaned and emptied prior to inspection.

process of how explorer ILI MFL inspection works

    The benefits of choosing Explorer ILI for Gas Pipeline Inspection

    We Inspect Challenging Pipelines to Achieve Certainty and Reduce Risk

    • Conventionally “unpiggable”
    • No flow, low flow
    • No launcher or receiver

      We Keep Gas Pipelines In-Service During Inspection

      • Urban and congested areas
      • Industrial, “live” environments
      • Service cannot be interrupted

      We Provide Comprehensive Integrity Data for Decision Making

      • Multipoint data collection
      • Simultaneous collection
      • High-accuracy collection

      We Make Minimal Environmental Impact

      • Entrance/egress flexibility
      • Minimal excavation requirements
      • No need to dispose of waste water

      Our Track Record

      Comprehensive experience

      Shortest inspection: 60′
      Highest vertical drop: 30′
      Lowest pipeline pressure: 0 PSI

      800+ successfull MFL Robotic inspections

      Longest project: 8.5 miles
      Longest river crossing: 1,200′
      Highest pipeline pressure: 750 PSI

      Watch this overview video for an Introduction of how we provide the data you need for Difficult to Inspect Pipelines.

      Inline Charging Technology for Unpiggable Pipeline Inspection

      This video explains our proprietary inline charging technology that extends the range of our EXPLORER iLi robotic inline inspection services for unpiggable or difficult to inspect pipelines.

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      NEW Service brochure - Unpiggable MFL Robotic inline inspection

      When it comes to the inspection of your company’s pipelines, challenging infrastructure often forces tough choices. Compromising the quality of your inspection data shouldn’t be one of them. To meet the growing demand for richer data and more comprehensive inspections of challenging pipelines, we developed EXPLORER iLi, a fleet of advanced inspection robots designed to tackle the most difficult pipelines no matter where they are found.

      NEW Service brochure - Unpiggable MFL Robotic inline inspection

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