Pipecheck – Pipeline Integrity Assessment Software

Creaform now introduces Pipecheck, a single software platform addressing both pipeline corrosion and pipeline mechanical damage assessment.

Reliable. Efficient. Easy. Here’s Pipecheck.

Pipecheck Corrosion Software Module

Pipecheck’s pipeline corrosion software module offers very fast and reliable data processing that generates instant, on-site results. Data are output in a complete Excel report and show increased accuracy and repeatability compared to traditional measurements methods such as pit gauge, ultrasonic (UT) probes and single-line lasers.

Pipecheck Mechanical Damage Software Module

As its name states, this software module has been specifically developed for pipeline mechanical damage analysis. This module features numerous key functionalities that increase dent understanding and facilitate decision making. Instant results are generated on site and directly output in Excel format.

 

Key functionalities:

  • Automatically-applied interaction rules.
  • 3D and 2D color mapping with river-bottom path overlay.
  • 2D section generation in both axis.
  • Worst-case-profile generated for all corrosion features.
  • Estimated burst pressure calculation based on ASME B31G code (B31G, B31G Modified and Effective Area methods).
  • Corrosion depth measurement, dimensions and position on the pipe.
  • “Depth-on-the-fly”: simply drag the mouse over point to obtain local corrosion depth measurement.
  • Gouge and redressed gouge inspection.
  • Point-to-point distance measurement directly in the 3D model.
  • Enhanced virtual pit gauge capabilities
    • Corrosion near welds supported
  • Internal & external assessment
  • Customizable depths (Excel Export)
  • Pre-determined view

Key functionalities:

  • Radius measurement.
  • Maximum depth measurement using straight edge technique in both directions.
  • Automatic maximum depth detection.
  • Automatic creation of 2D cross-sections in both directions at maximum depth.
  • Intuitive cross-section creation tool.
  • 3D and 2D color mapping of damaged area.
  • Visualization tool to increase dent shape understanding.
  • Depth-over-diameter ratio.
  • Maximum diameter at 90 degrees of the dent.
  • Length and width measurement for each dent.
  • Multiple dent analysis.
  • Internal & external assessment
  • Customizable depths (Excel Export)
  • Pre-determined view

Creaform’s Pipecheck solution offers 2 models of Handyscan 3D laser scanners to choose from, depending on the level of resolution and accuracy required by the project.

Step 1 – Scan the surface

The Handyscan 3D portable laser scanning technology builds a scaled and accurate representation of the real geometry and allows easy visualization of external defects. Hold the scanner at about 25 cm (12 in) from the pipe surface, and pull the trigger to acquire data on corroded or damaged areas that need inspection. Move the scanner along the pipe so as to cover completely the area of interest.

Step 2 – Analyze the results

Pipecheck solution combines strong algorithms with an intuitive approach. Results are computed within a few seconds. The software is full with key functionalities to enhance assessment. Analysis parameters are well-organized and easily accessible.

Step 3 – Export the results

The software will automatically generate an Excel report ready for assessment to determine pipe remediation. Raw data can also be exported for engineering research. It is also possible to execute live reporting through Pipecheck Viewer, a freeware that makes it possible to open scanned and analyzed session files and use all the visualization tools.

ILI Correlation Tool

ILI Correlation ToolThe ILI Correlation tool is used to correlate in-line inspection data with the Pipecheck 3D scanning inspection data. The user interface has been optimized to compare depths, lengths, width and burst pressure.

To properly assess the performances of the ILI tool, pipeline operators need to carry out statistically-significant population analyses with a device offering better accuracy than magnetic-flux leakage (MFL) technology. The Handyscan 3D scanners quickly capture metal-loss and damage areas, and they help building a larger and acceptable population for statistical analysis.

Operators can assess ILI performances by comparing pig data against Pipecheck data to help them determine with more precision the sites that actually need to be dug.