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NDT pipeline inspection for Oil and Gas industry

NDT pipeline inspection for Oil and Gas industry

The Safest NDT Solutions for Pipeline Integrity Assessment

Pipecheck

When pipeline operators look for an NDT service company, technology and quality of non-destructive testing services are key. In particular NDT technologies must help technicians perform inspections efficiently, without compromising on accuracy and highly reliable results.

Creaform has the most trusted NDT 3D scanning technology solutions for corrosion, denting (mechanical damage), and wrinkle analyses. Thanks to its 3D scanner bundle with Pipecheck software, service companies and pipeline operators can stick to planned budgets and timelines—all while ensuring pipeline integrity and public safety.

This unique 3D scanning technology and innovative software solution goes beyond standards and active regulations, offering fast field deployment, user-independent results, versatile geometry analysis, easy reporting, and a complete 3D visualization of internal and external surfaces.

 

NDT 3D SCANNERS

CREAFORM’s 3D SCANNER BUNDLE WITH PIPECHECK SOFTWARE: PROVEN NDT TECHNOLOGY FOR THE BEST QUALITY OF SERVICE

HandySCAN 3D

THE MOST ACCURATE PIPELINE ASSESSMENTS WITH NDT 3D SCANNERS

As the standard for portable metrology-grade 3D scanners, the HandySCAN 3D delivers accurate and repeatable results in all work conditions, whether under direct sunlight or in harsh environments. Not only can service companies fully trust HandySCAN 3D’s reliable data but they can also count on its speed to take measurements, deliver results, and complete inspection quickly and efficiently. The HandySCAN 3D is your go-to NDT solution for pipeline inspections.

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Go!SCAN

THE FASTEST AND EASIEST NDT 3D SCANNER

The Go!SCAN 3D offers the fastest and easiest 3D experience for NDT technicians who perform pipeline inspections for different types of damage, particularly corrosion. The Go!SCAN 3D’s different positioning modes speed up setup times and accelerates field deployment. Thanks to this NDT 3D scanner, the time spent in the ditch is shortened, making it an ideal solution for service companies that want to gain a competitive advantage.

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SOFTWARE

PIPECHECK SOLUTION: YOUR BEST ALLY AT ALL STAGES OF YOUR PIPELINE INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

CORROSION

Unlike traditional pit gauges, Pipecheck has the capacity to measure both the internal corrosion (thanks to UT or interior 3D scanning if possible) and external corrosion (with 3D scanning) to get a complete 3D visualization of the damages for more detailed, in-depth analyses.

Scan - Corrosion
Analyse - Corrosion
Report - Corrosion
  • SCAN
  • ANALYSE
  • REPORT
  • High-resolution capture of all corroded areas
  • Fast surface acquisition to increase efficiency
  • Improved scanning performance for small features, such as pitting
  • Feature detection using real pipe geometry
  • Automatically applied interaction rules
  • Estimated burst pressure calculations
  • Enhanced virtual pit gauge capabilities near welds and obstacles
  • Excel report including worst-case profiles and predicted failure paths
  • Export to CSV available for further analysis
  • Mesh export available
  • Customizable pass/fail criteria
  • Snapshot tool for 3D reporting

DENTING (MECHANICAL DAMAGE)

Pipecheck provides key pipeline inspection functionalities, such as the automatic detection of the maximum depth, which can be difficult to find with traditional measurement methods, like pit gagues.

Scan - Denting
Analyze - Denting
Report - Denting
  • SCAN
  • ANALYSE
  • REPORT
  • High-resolution organized mesh file to enhance analysis capabilities
  • Fast measurements in any condition
  • Automatic maximum depth detection
  • Depth measurement using straight edge and pipe caliper
  • Strain-based analysis
  • Shoulder section available
  • Cross-section details (axial and circumferential)
  • CSV depth grid export
  • Mesh export available
  • Excel report with ovality measurements (diameter with caliper)

WRINKLE ANALYSIS

Pipecheck’s wrinkle analysis module is programmed to calculate the crest-to-trough depth of the ripple as well as the wavelength, circumferential extent, and diameter restriction—enhancing the quality of pipeline inspection analyses and reporting.

Scan - Wrinkle
Analyse - Wrinkle
Report - Wrinkle
  • SCAN
  • ANALYSE
  • REPORT
  • Fast and user-independent 360° measurements
  • Scanning multiple wrinkles simultaneously during a single acquisition
  • Crest-to-trough depth of deformations
  • Wavelength
  • Circumferential extent
  • Diameter restriction
  • Excel report with all standard information for wrinkle analysis

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ADVANCED PIPELINE INSPECTION FUNCTIONALITIES

CORROSION IN MECHANICAL DAMAGE
Corrosion Assessment on Mechanical Damage

Being able to assess material loss depth from mechanical damage deformation is no longer an unattainable goal. Pipecheck software is the one and only NDT solution on the market to offer unique and sophisticated tools able to extract corrosion depth inside a pipe’s mechanical damage.

ILI CORRELATION TOOL
Ili Correlation

In-line inspection (ILI) performance levels can be monitored in Pipecheck by correlating pig data against pipeline 3D scanning and/or imported UT data. The interface has been optimized to compare the depth, length, and width of features in just one click. However, the more pipeline operators accumulate a significant amount of data, the more the correlation results are accurate. ILI determines, with more accuracy, which sites really need to be dug up, reducing the number of excavations necessary for direct assessment and repair.

STRAIGHTENING OPERATIONS

Conventional methods for depth measurement (pit gauges) cannot be used accurately since pipe curvatures often introduce depth values that do not represent material loss or pipe geometry deformations. To solve this issue—and to improve efficiency and confidence in results—Pipecheck features a built-in pipeline straightening tool. This non-destructive evaluation (NDE) tool uses powerful algorithms that extract the pipe centerline and straighten the full segment. The metal loss or mechanical damage can then be assessed with Pipecheck using the virtual pit gauge tool to report depth readings free of any curvatures.

FULL-PIPE JOINT ASSESSMENTS

Pipecheck can now assess full pipe joints. It saves time and money by scanning pipes all at once or with multiple HandySCAN 3Ds simultaneously. It enables any NDT service company and pipeline operator to perform pipeline integrity assessments on pipes up to 18 m (60 ft) in length.

 

Feature Comparison

Software Licencing
Our NDT software modules are all offered in the following licensing options: node-lock licence, hardware dongle licence and network licence.

Accessories

Rugged field pack with wireless tablet

NDT PORTABLE WORKSTATION

Take full advantage of Creaform’s 3D scanner portability with this accessory package. This all-in-one transport case converts into a convenient portable workstation especially designed to optimize field efficiency with its rugged design and multi-terrain wheels.

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3D scanner external battery

NDT 3D scanner external battery

With 4 hours of autonomy, the NDT 3D scanner lightweight external battery facilitates data acquisition. Ideal for short-term projects, it provides easier than-ever access to confined spaces when combined with the HandySCAN 3D!

 

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