Software module offers new NDT-specific functionalities and improved
LÉVIS, QC, June 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Creaform, leader in portable 3D
measurement technologies, today releases version 1.1 of its Pipecheck software module for pipeline
external corrosion analysis. With this new release, Creaform sets a new
standard of quality and ease-of-use when it comes to pipeline
inspection and non destructive testing (NDT).
Pipecheck's pipeline external corrosion module offers very fast,
efficient and streamlined data processing that actually generates
instant, on-site results. Data are presented in a complete Excel
report, and show increased accuracy and repeatability compared to
traditional measurement methods such as pit gauge, ultrasonic (UT)
probes and single-line lasers.
New interaction rule that increases the number of corrosion cases that can be processed
("Fit to Shape", Perfect rule for "L"-shaped defect, Feature limits
that follow the shape of the defect). Interaction criteria match the
Merge of Scan Files: makes it possible to use two scanners working in a same positioning
model and merge scan data so that the complete part can be analyzed.
This increases productivity by reducing acquisition and calculation
times and also increases accuracy over long pipe segments.
Force to Corroded Area: this functionality provides high flexibility to define corrosion
pattern. In a few clicks, an experienced user can actually prevent the
virtual pit gauge functionality from using some particular points.
Virtual Pit Gauge: this feature has been enhanced with interactive operation messages
providing instant feedback to operator about the software
configurations. Critical areas are automatically identified in the 2D
"The very first release of Pipecheck has been very well received by the
oil & gas community last fall, and it was a strong motivation for us to
push further and improve it, said product manager Jérôme-Alexandre
Lavoie. For Pipecheck 1.1, we based some of our work on the feedback
from the industry to actually fine-tune existing functionalities and
develop new features that meet the specific needs of pipeline operators
and service companies even more closely. Making it more easy-to-use and
learn was also a major point."
Creaform develops, manufactures and sells 3D portable measurement
technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company
offers innovative solutions that cover the entire range of 3D
applications, including 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 &
Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D portable,
self-positioning 3D scanners, along with the HandyPROBE optical
portable CMM and the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanners. 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.
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