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A collapsible array of SwRI-developed Remote-field Eddy Current sensors enables inspection for corrosion and other defects in portions of natural gas pipelines that heretofore were unable to be inspected because of bends or changing pipe diameters.

Technology Today® Winter 2007

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New Angle on Pipe Inspection

Approximately one-third of U.S. natural gas pipelines cannot be inspected by traditional methods. SwRI researchers have developed a technology to inspect these pipelines.

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Predicting Potential Failure

SwRI researchers team with industry to develop aircraft engine reliability software.

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Jupiter Encounter

Pluto-bound New Horizons' Jupiter flyby generates a flurry of discoveries.

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Going the Distance

The incoming president of SAE International answers Technology Today's questions about vehicles, engines and fuels.


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