Filing Number : PI 20072084
The Nuclear PipeScanner is a portable nucleonic gauge for non-destructive testing of blockages and material deposits in insulated or non-insulated pipelines in industrial process plants, developed by Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuklear Malaysia) formerly known as Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT). A rapid means of locating and measuring the thicknesses of deposits without the need to shut down the plants.
The Nuclear Malaysia’s PipeScanner works on the principle of gamma-ray absorption, requiring a small quantity of radioactive material and a scintillation detector. The depth profile of the material build-up is mapped by rotating the scanner around the pipe.
Recognition and References The scanner has beeen successful applied to detect blockages and materials build-up in pipelines in many major offshore petroleum exploration and production platforms, refineries, gas process installation, chemical plants and power operation utilities in Malaysia Training on Malaysia’s PipeScanner technology has been provided to personnel form the South-East Asia, the Far East, Australasia, South Asia, as well as Albania, Austria, and the Republic of South Africa, under auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) The Nuclear Malaysia’s PipeScanner has Won Two Awards: