Internal grinding and polishing

Grinding and polishing for internal pipes and hard to reach locations

OMS’ internal grinding and polishing service addresses the many difficult challenges faced by welding engineers. Now, areas of corrosion which were once left to degrade, or the problems associated with excessive weld root penetration can be addressed from within the pipe. This new capability means that grinding can be applied to exactly the right area, removing unwanted material and leaving the surface polished. Powerful crawlers deliver the entire system round impossibly tight bends or vertically within a pipe over distances as great as 500 metres.

A unique feature of this service is the ability to locate precise areas of corrosion or welds that need to be checked and to accurately determine the extent of the problem. Once the grinding solution has been applied, the essential verification services necessary to meet quality control requirements can be carried out using laser and camera tools.

These new tools are suitable for use within pipes or confined spaces in the following sectors:

  • Nuclear power plants
  • On and offshore oil and gas pipelines
  • Refineries
  • Utility pipelines
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Conventional power plants

To find out how we can help meet project specifications, increase efficiency and improve integrity, contact a member of the OMS team.

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