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In the world of 3D scanning, the right scanner depends on the application, but also on the main goal of the people who will use it. Each method has its benefits but also its trade-offs. This paper aims at helping service providers and asset owners select the most suitable 3D scanner solution for their inspection needs.
Today, now more than ever before, mounting public concern over pipeline safety has incited many companies to turn to emerging methodologies and technologies to better monitor and assess pipeline degradation. The ultimate goal is to predict the evolution of pipeline degradation so as to deploy preventative measures in a timely fashion—before interventions become too costly and the safety of citizens is compromised.
One of the most important changes in metrology in the past few decades has been the development of portable measuring devices. This has brought inspection right to the production line, as close to the part as possible.
This paper introduces the new paradigm of intelligent measurement process in the context of 3D optical metrology.
Mechanical damage represents a major problem and a threat to pipeline integrity. Even if there is more corrosion typically found on pipeline networks, the number of leaks associated to dents is greater.
Oil & Gas pressure components found on power plants and refineries must be inspected on a regular basis to ensure fitness-for-service.
Pipeline operators are getting increasing pressure from regulatory authorities and environmentalists to guarantee the integrity of their pipeline network, while facing financial pressure to minimize their maintenance cost.
Mechanical damage on aircraft fuselage, wings and landing gear can be caused by hail damage or various types of impact on the ground. Regardless of their origin, impacts on aircraft must be inspected to ensure conformity with manufacturer requirements.
This manual focuses on the theory and general concepts of the quality control / inspection process, its usefulness, best practices as well as the existing means and technologies available. Read it all to obtain the whole picture!