How expert is expert?

Acknowledged world wide as authorities in our field, we have built a unique team of specialists in each strategic area of competence. Our technical advice and opinion is regularly sought by the industry, across a wide range of issues including; piping materials, associated complementary products, manufacturing technology, metallurgy, material selection, corrosion prevention, coating techniques, welding technology and field site welding procedures.

Physical Testing

  • Mechanical testing
  • Chemical analysis testing
  • CTOD testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • Ring expansion testing
  • Strain ageing testing
  • Full scale axial compression testing

Corrosion Testing, Metallographic and Welding Assessment.

  • Stress corrosion cracking testing (various methods)
  • Corrosion testing e.g. localised and general corrosion
  • Hydrogen embrittlement testing
  • Metallographic examination; optical, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, micro analysis
  • Welding facilities for development of weld procedure specifications and qualification records.

Non Destructive TestingTechnical Diagram

  • Radiography
  • Dye Penetrant
  • Ultrasonic
  • Eddy Current

Specialist Testing

  • Reeling trial
  • PQT testing of coatings
  • Life cycle costing

United Pipelines Limited actively support Research and Development programmes on materials development in collaboration with various academic institutes and industrial bodies to ensure we keep at the forefront of technology advances.