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Pipeline Inspection Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Pipeline Inspection Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of pipeline inspection services. Suppliers assess the condition of pipelines with in-line inspection tools, such as pipeline inspection gauges (pigs) and nondestructive testing (NDT). These assessments include measurements of wall thickness in cast-iron, ductile-iron and steel pipelines, which are used to transport a variety of products, including crude oil, natural gas, ores, coal and water. Pipeline inspection services help buyers identify internal and external corrosion, cracking and manufacturing flaws. Vendors offer a variety of inspection services, including visual, X-ray, magnetic-particle and ultrasonic analysis. This report does not cover pipeline maintenance services.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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