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Pipecheck is in the (big) news!

KGO-TV, the local ABC television station in San Francisco, featured one of Creaform technologies recently. Journalist Heather Ishimaru discussed how the Pacific Gas and Electricity Company, usually referred to as PG&E, purchased a Handyscan 3D portable scanner, using it along with our Pipecheck software to test the integrity of its pipes.

The company is currently using the solution both in the field and in its testing facility located in San Ramon, in the East Bay area. It plans to deploy it further for its regular pipe maintenance inspection.

The news item highlighted how much of an improvement this new technology is compared to the conventional method, which consisted of applying chicken wire on the pipe, spray painting a grid, and manually assessing the corrosion! Literally, the Handyscan 3D and Pipecheck software could save the company “hours and hours and hours” of tedious work, says Alexander Gutierrez, the company senior Welding Engineer.
The simplicity of the solution was also presented, with its visual interface assessing and presenting the patterns of corrosion with a very high accuracy (40 microns).

PG&E provides natural gas and electricity to the northern 2/3rd of California, which corresponds to about 15 million customers.

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