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Non-destructive testing (NDT) for Oil and Gas

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is an inspection and analysis technique used by the oil and gas industry, among others, to evaluate the properties of pipelines without destroying the serviceability of the original system. Surface corrosion, mechanical damages, and cracks are the most common discontinuities detected by visual examinations.

As NDT managers or project engineers working for a service company, you supervise the team of technicians in charge of collecting data during the pipeline inspections. You must verify and analyze the results to provide the pipeline owner with the right diagnosis. For you, inaccurate and unreliable measurements could lead to faulty analysis that can have important consequences.

As integrity managers or engineers working for a pipeline owner, you are responsible for evaluating and maintaining the integrity of aging pipeline networks. The decision to repair a section of the pipeline or to challenge the diagnosis provided by the service company is under your authority. Thus, to ensure the pipeline’s integrity and reliability, you must make the right decision, based on information that you trust.

Creaform Solution

With Creaform’s handheld 3D scanners and pipeline assessment software, you can trust the data collected during pipeline inspections. Measurements are accurate and reliable, regardless of the operator’s experience and skills. This way, you can get the right diagnosis and make the right repair decision.

Accurate, user-independent, simple, and fast 3D scanning tools and software are the solutions to fulfill your goals and overcome your challenges.

  • Accuracy:

    With accurate and repeatable results, regardless of the measurement setup quality, environmental instabilities, and user experience, the measurements have never been more reliable.
  • User-Independence:

    Since 3D scanning is not a technique but a tool, the results are independent of how the measurements are taken and how skilled technicians are.
  • Simplicity:

    With plug-and-play devices, user-friendly interfaces, preconfigured parameters, and predefined workflows, operators can take measurements quickly and reliably.
  • Speed:

    With the highest measurement rate and easy setup, the scan-to-results occurs in minutes, saving precious acquisition and analysis time.

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3D Modeling For Phased-array Inspections In Aerospace Industry

To ensure the safety of passengers and proper maintenance of equipment, inspections of surface impact damage on aircraft parts and structure must be performed.

Developing, manufacturing, and inspecting a casting of superior quality in less time

Discover how 3D scanning technologies helps casting inspections and casting manufacturing. Get strategies to improve your casting product development process.

Aerospace Maintenance

Reactors and turbines are costly, essential pieces of equipment that usually have to undergo regular maintenance. The high cost of such equipment justifies repairs at times complex for problems such as deterioration. To determine the repairs required, warping or loss of material due to wear is to be precisely measured.

Replacing headers on a main steam piping system at a power generating facility

Replacing headers on a main steam piping system at a power generating facility is challenging. Often, CAD models are no longer available. Therefore, engineers have to design the replacement parts by dealing only with the physical parts.

Power Turbine Component Analysis - 3D Scanning

No matter if the objective is to inspect, repair or modify power generation turbine components, the challenges remain the same: access to the components and stability of the measurement setup. The components that require measurement like impeller blades, guide vanes or casings are always located in tight spaces with difficult access.

3D Modeling For Phased-array Inspections In Power Generation And Energy

Power generation components and structures must be inspected to assess the level of degradation and remaining service life. Power generation organizations are facing mounting challenges of inspecting complex components that are part of a very intricate assembly and cannot be taken out for inspection purposes.

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