Another DRAXIS project has been selected for funding by the new supportive instrument of EE for SMEs (“SME Instrument”) which is part of the Horizon 2020 programme. It is about the second phase of the SME Instrument and the topic NMP-25-2014.
The project is called “iPIM: Development of an Intelligent Onshore Pipeline Integrity Monitoring System”, and aims to develop and commercialize a prototype of sophisticated non-destructive technique (NDT) for structural health monitoring system (SHM) of oil and gas (O&G) pipelines. iPIM will continuously monitor the pipeline for cracks, corrosion and other faults and send the information over a wireless communication system to the network monitoring centre where the fault will be displayed over a 3D map of the pipeline. This will help the pipeline operators to take preventive and corrective measures before any accident stemmed from pipeline failure occurs.