Creaform provides NDT service companies and pipeline operators with solutions that further address their safety needs thanks to the latest release of Pipecheck™ 3.3

Pipecheck 3.3 pipeline integrity assessment software module

May 18, 2016

This release offers feature enhancements, such as dent size calculations, strain-based assessment 2.0, corrosion classifications and automatic anomaly vs cluster classifications

Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has just announced its latest release of Pipecheck 3.3, the safest, easiest and fastest NDT pipeline integrity assessment solution on the market today. It is a comprehensive, easy-to-use tool that enables NDT service companies and pipeline operators to strike the ideal balance between the need to fulfill mounting demands for energy and guaranteeing the public’s safety.

Pipecheck puts high-performance, highly accurate assessments into the hands of users in order to quickly detect and characterize pipe defects (internal and external), such as corrosion and mechanical damage. Thanks to its reliable, traceable results and code compliance (ASME B31G/ASME B31.8), Pipecheck automatically provides critical inspection data to determine the level of integrity and remaining service life of an operator’s most valuable assets.

Creaform gathered all the requests from our pipeline operator clients and developed new Pipecheck features that address the challenges they face on a daily basis. The enhancements in the latest version include:

  • New method for dent size calculations: More precise dent calculations that replicate repeatable and user-independent on-field measurements more accurately will enable users to better evaluate mechanical damage.
  • Strain-based assessments 2.0: This new approach introduces advanced strain calculations, according to ASME B31.8, along the pipe as well as visualization tools for strain-based assessments. Users will be able to more efficiently interpret results, thereby facilitating decision making with respect to the repair actions to take.
  • New feature for corrosion classifications: Based on standards issued from the Pipeline Operators Forum, Pipecheck now further characterizes the type of corrosions on a pipeline, such as pitting, generalized corrosion, axial and circumferential grooving, and more.
  • Automatic anomaly vs cluster classifications: Pipecheck can now automatically distinguish and identify clusters from anomalies, thereby helping operators pinpoint critical issues on a pipeline. This feature also helps to evaluate the performance of a pig as it detects anomalies and clusters. This in turn optimizes where priority excavations must be performed.

“Pipecheck 3.3 is an operator’s go-to solution to ensure public and environmental safety, meet regulatory requirements, prove compliance, decrease maintenance and repair costs, and streamline risk management procedures,” explained Jérôme-Alexandre Lavoie, Product Manager at Creaform. “Performing reliable pipeline assessments has never been more important in today’s volatile market—and Creaform has stepped up to the plate with a customer-driven software that operators can rely on.”

To get more information on the newest version of Pipecheck, please visit our website where you’ll find the product brochure.

About Creaform

Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education. With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore.

Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of $4.0 billion.