Fundamentals of In-Line Inspection Procedures and Technologies (CS022F)

Fundamentals of In-Line Inspection Procedures and Technologies 

This training course will provide you with the underlying principles, concepts and technical parameters in in-line inspection (ILI) technologies and procedures, as applied to pipelines and similar cylindrical pressure vessels, giving the individual an all-round understanding.

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Your course at a glance


Course Availability

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Estimated 8 hours



Live, online session



Foundation level


Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
In-Line Inspection Procedures and Technologies CS022F


What you will get

Certificate of completion, plus
Continued Professional Development hours

Course agenda

This In-line Inspection training course runs over two days and includes breaks and question and answer sessions (30 minutes per day). Additionally, you will have access to the following selected Tier 1: E-Learns prior the program start date: In-Line Inspection Technologies and Procedures (CS022A), Pipeline Inspection Technologies and Procedures (CS023A), Pipeline Defects (CS048A).


Day 1


  • Upstream-Midstream-Downstream Pipelines
  • Inspection of Riser
  • Onshore vs. Offshore Pipelines
  • Inspection of Riser
  • Flexible Riser Inspection
  • Unusual Pipeline Materials
  • Cladded and Lined Pipes


  • Manufacturing Related Defects
  • Operations Related Defects
  • Geometric Anomalies
  • Corrosion
  • Cracks and Crack-Like Defects
  • Leaks
  • Failure Modes
  • Relation of Defect Geometry and Inspection Method
  • Defects in Flexible Pipe
  • Defects in Clad/Lined Pipes

UT Inspection Technologies:

  • Physical Principle
  • Perpendicular Probes: Wall Thickness Measurement
  • Angled Beam Probes: Crack Detection
  • EMAT Technology
  • Which Information Can They Deliver?
  • Phased Array Technology


Day 2

lectromagnetic Inspection Technologies:

  • Magnetic Flux Leakage Tools
  • Physical Principle
  • Axial Field MFL Tools
  • Transverse Field MFL Tools
  • Which Information Can They Deliver?
  • Sizing/Grading Methods for MFL and Its Implications
  • Eddy Current Inspection
  • Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC)
  • Remote Field Inspection

Internal Inspection Tools:

  • Foam Pigs, BiDi Pigs, Specialized Tools
  • Overview Caliper Tools
  • MFL Inspection Tools
  • UT Inspection Tools
  • EMAT Inspection Tools
  • Combo and Multi-Technology Tools
  • Tethered Tools
  • Robotic Tools
  • Intrinsic Safety Issue

Procedures and Reporting:

  • Planning and Inspection, The Technical Questionnaire
  • Pipeline Cleaning, Overview Cleaning Tools
  • Launching, Receiving, Tool Traps
  • Geometric Restrictions
  • Challenging Inspection
  • Data Evaluation
  • Feature Localization
  • Assessing Inspection Data

Meet your subject matter expert


Dr Michael Beller

Dr. Michael Beller has worked in the pipeline industry for over 25 years now.
After completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering and subsequent research he joined Preussag AG in 1988 in their pipeline construction division and in 1991 the ILI-vendor Pipetronix GmbH. At Pipetronix Michael held various positions in the Engineering, Sales and Marketing Departments. In 2001 Michael joined NDT Systems & Services AG as a co-founder, where he held the position of Corporate Marketing Manager. In June 2013 he joined the Corporate Marketing Team of the ROSEN-Group. Today Michael is a member of ROSEN`s Global Strategy Management team and is based in Southern Germany.

Michael has published more than 80 technical papers on the issues of pipeline inspection and integrity and is also co-author of a German standard reference book on Pipeline Cleaning and Inspection Technologies. Michael is a former President of the International Pigging Products & Services Association (PPSA) and is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Pipeline Engineering and  PetroMin Pipeliner.

Dr. Beller has been delivering training courses to the pipeline industry for over 20 years now. covering pipeline inspection, pipeline integrity and material defects in pipeline steels and is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany, teaching material science and technical mechanics classes.


Note: ROSEN reserves the right to cancel the course in case of an insufficient number of participants. For further detail see terms.