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PECAT™, a pigging based inspection tool supplied by Circor Energy – Pipeline Engineering is helping operators and contractors schedule and plan effective in-line inspections (ILI) of pipelines. Inspections of pipelines are carried out to identify and locate defects and in-service damage that, if not repaired, could result in pipeline failure. This operation is performed by intelligent or ‘smart’ pigs, which vary in technology and complexity depending on the assessment they will be used to perform. It is accepted practice for most oil and gas pipelines to undergo ILI’s as part of their ongoing integrity management; this may also be a legal requirement. For more information, visit