No-dig inspection system finds defects in live steel gas mains

May 1998
Underground Construction;May98, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p55
Trade Publication
Reports that Lone Star Gas Co. and City Public Service of San Antonio, Texas have adapted a magnetic flux leakage technology for the inspection of natural gas distribution pipeline. Test program for the technology; Evaluation of system performance.


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