MMT is committed to developing innovative technologies that can be implemented within pipeline integrity management programs to further ensure public and environmental safety. MMT’s focus in 2021 is to expand in-ditch material verification applications, improve data accuracy and reliability, support PHMSA compliance needs, and deliver reliable equipment, training, and support services. We have recently ramped-up our training program to ensure quality results, and to forward our transition from a service provider to an equipment and data analytic deliverer. We are also continuing to advance the science of pipeline integrity through new product innovations including the HSD 8000, MMTConnect, and the NDTT JIP program initiatives.
MMT has been also progressing our efforts to provide additional nondestructive pipeline attributes through in-ditch material verification. A Joint Industry Program (JIP) with DNV GL and 10 pipeline operators kicked-off in November. This initiative is focused on refining and validating MMT’s capability to nondestructively classify the seam type and estimate regions of the Charpy V-Notch transition curve for Electric Resistance Welded (ERW) pipe joints. The program scope includes discussions with regulators and a review of MMT’s procedures to ensure that this process can be implemented safely and confidently on the long seam of vintage pipelines.