Line Pipe Inspection Services

Improve safety, reduce environmental impact, and maximize pipeline design life with Tuboscope line pipe inspection services.


Tuboscope’s line pipe inspection services identify defects in new pipe before it is put into service. Our quality post-mill inspection program helps ensure safe and efficient transportation of products throughout the design life of the line.

All inspections are performed by ASNT-qualified Level I and II inspectors in accordance with API 5L using Tuboscope’s proven technologies, proprietary inspection equipment, and software.

Inspection services

  • EMI
  • Ultrasonic (UT)
  • Phased Array
  • Wall thickness measuring
  • Magnetic particle
  • Ring and bevel
  • Weldline
  • Full-length drift (FLD)
  • Special end area (SEA)
  • Tube body—grade

Inspection systems used

  • TruScan™ and TruScope™ – Full-body UT systems measuring wall and detecting defects at multiple orientations
  • TruScope A/S™ – Single-pass, full-body UT and EMI inspection
  • TruPhase™ 360° – 2D Phased Array UT technology uses a single two-dimensional Array to transmit multidirectional ultrasonic beams in a single shot for simultaneous flaw detection
  • TruScan PA – Phased Array system that identifies pipe flaws at multiple orientations along with over 100% UT wall coverage for greater consistency and repeatability
  • Amalog™ – EMI detects longitudinal defects such as laps, seams, and gouges
  • Sonoscope™ – EMI detects transverse defects and three-dimensional defects such as pitting and holes
  • Tubogauge and Isolog – Wall thickness measurements
  • Line Pipe Services Brochure

  • Line Pipe Services Spec Sheet

  • Tuboscope Line Pipe Coating Recommendation Form

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Image of a TruPhase unit.
Image of a TruScope A/S inspection station.
Image of an NOV employee using Tuboscope equipment to inspect line pipe.
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