Creaform announced the release of Pipecheck 2.2, its new and upgraded pipeline integrity assessment software. When used with the new HandySCAN 3D scanner, Pipecheck 2.2 enables NDT service companies and pipeline operators to quickly and accurately perform evaluations of pipeline degradation and remaining service life.
Creaform also introduced Pipecheck Analyze, a new software module designed to address a parallel workflow for end-users. The advantages these two solutions provide users—efficiency and accuracy—can be experienced in numerous ways:
- Pipecheck: A single software solution for pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage assessment.
- Pipecheck Analyze: Use Pipecheck’s powerful, yet affordable, assessment tool for on-site analysis or from a remote location. For example, field technicians can now send acquisition data, acquired in a ditch, to be analyzed in more detail by a pipeline integrity engineer.
- Virtual pit gauge: A completely new algorithm ensures that users can benefit from all the scanned parent material. The optimized virtual pit gauge features the stability of a two-sided pit-gauge and flexibility of a one-sided pit gauge.
- Surface merging: Pipecheck also gives users a brand-new method to optimize workflows when working on the same pipe joint with multiple units. Scans that share an overlap of targets can now be realigned together using their common targets—dramatically increasing productivity in the field.