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Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 2012/10/24 - Creaform, world leader in portable 3D measurement solutions, releases today version 2.0 of its Pipecheck pipeline integrity assessment software solution. Pipecheck will be showcased during the 2012 ASNT Fall Conference next week in Orlando, Florida.
Creaform and the Pipecheck Solution for the Oil & Gas Industry
According to Pierre-Hugues Allard, Business Development Manager for NDT at Creaform “this new release will definitely position Pipecheck as an innovative, intuitive and highly-effective solution for pipeline integrity assessment. Over the past year and since the introduction of Pipecheck’s Pipeline External Corrosion Assessment software module, the industry has been realizing the huge potential of this application over traditional NDT methods. We did not stop there however, and spend the year improving the Pipeline External Corrosion module based on actual users’ feedback and requests, in addition to developing the Pipeline Mechanical Damage module.”
Pipeline Mechanical Damage Assessment Software Module
As its name states, this new software module has been specifically developed for pipeline mechanical damage analysis. It features numerous key functionalities that increase dent understanding and facilitate decision making. As for any process involving a Handyscan 3D laser scanner, instant results are generated on site and directly output in Excel format.
• Radius measurement;
• Maximum depth measurement using straight edge technique in both directions;
• Automatic creation of 2D cross-sections in both directions at maximum depth;
• 3D and 2D color mapping of damaged area;
• Visualization tool to increase dent shape understanding;
• Depth-over-diameter ratio;
• Multiple dent analysis;
• Pipecheck Viewer.
“With the addition of this module, we’ll be addressing another closely-related and high potential market segment and we are confident to successfully intensify our penetration in this market”, continued business manager Allard. “We have forged an enviable reputation in the oil & gas industry in 2012, and we are going to build on this momentum and continue on our path to innovation.”
Rugged Field Pack
Companies looking for optimal field performance can turn to the new rugged Field Pack, including a wireless tablet for real time visualization of the scanned surfaces. The kit has 3 compatible power sources to choose from: external battery pack with charger, 110/220V direct input or car battery.
Visit us at the 2012 ASNT Fall conference, booth #243.
Creaform develops, manufactures and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development and simulation. Its products and services are intended for industries such as the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, health care, manufacturing, oil & gas, power generation and research & education.
Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D portable, self-positioning 3D scanners, the HandyPROBE optical portable CMM, the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanners and the Go!SCAN 3D white light scanner. The company also offers an intuitive photogrammetry device: the MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring system.
The company employs more than 300 people worldwide, and has offices in Lévis, Montréal, the United States, France, Germany, China, India and Japan. The company’s head office and Quebec-based offices are 9001:2008 ISO certified.