Analysis of the possibility of determining the internal structure of oil and gas pipes by ct method

Sergei Osipov, Sergei Chakhlov, Jiang Shan, Daniyar Kairalapov

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A mathematical model has been developed to simulate the initial projections for computed tomography of large-sized oil and gas pipes and to transform the projections into the mass thickness distributions. The simulated projections of steel pipes with a diameter from 530 mm to 1420 mm are given with variation of ADC capacity and the number of photons incident on the front surface of the multichannel bremsstrahlung detector. The necessity of correct selection of these parameters is proved. A possibility to estimate the density distribution over a pipe cross section based on the inverse Abel transform for the fan-beam of bremsstrahlung is illustrated. The issues related to the technical feasibility of the computed tomography method for inspecting of large-sized pipes and concerning the estimation of the total scan time and the choice of ADC capacity are considered. Recommendations on the adjustment of the analog and digital signals ranges are given. The obtained results make it possible to evaluate the feasibility of designing a computer tomography system for monitoring large-sized oil and gas pipes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-201
Number of pages15
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • ADC capacity
  • Bremsstrahlung
  • Computed tomography
  • Digital radiography
  • Metal artifact
  • Non-monoenergy artifact
  • Oil and gas pipes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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