Pipeline Innovations Ltd is an independently owned UK based company with its headquarters located in the North East of England. The company was formed in 2009 by the core engineering and management team who have many combined years of experience in the design, development and operation of pipeline inspection pigs and other associated equipment. In 2002, (as Profile International Ltd) the team designed, produced and operated the first multi-channel caliper pigs suitable for use in support of commissioning of new pipelines. Later new caliper sensor technology was developed for operation in deep water subsea pipelines and for surviving hydrotest pressures in excess of 400bar. Another first was an electronic gauging pig with multi-hit capability which was first used in the Nile Delta, offshore Egypt, for commissioning of subsea flowlines.
In 2006, the team transferred to BJ Services as a result of a buy-out. With BJ, the team developed and produced new range of caliper tools for the North America market and continued to supply caliper services in support of operations worldwide until the base closure in 2009.
Pipeline Innovations was formed with the aim of continuing to offer high quality caliper services whilst developing a new range of innovative inspection and measurement tools for oil, gas and water pipelines.