Pipeline integrity inspection software


Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has announced the release of Pipecheck 5.1, which it claims is a major upgrade to the sophisticated non-destructive testing (NDT) software currently on the market for pipeline integrity inspections in the oil & gas industry.

Pipecheck 5.1 is compatible with the recently released HandySCAN BLACK, the latest generation of Creaform’s HandySCAN 3D portable 3D scanners. When it is used in conjunction with the HandySCAN BLACK, inspectors can benefit from exceptionally high measurement speeds thanks to 11 blue laser crosses that decrease the time between surface acquisition and workable files. With high-performance optics and blue laser technology, the Pipecheck solution provides unmatched resolution to capture even the minutest external pipe defects (corrosion, dents and mechanical damage). Users can perform assessments on any type of surface, including complex and shiny components, as well as in any harsh indoor or outdoor environment. Regardless of the conditions in which that data is captured, HandySCAN BLACK and Pipecheck software offer the highest accuracy possible, despite sun, dust or rain.

Pipecheck software and HandySCAN BLACK can be used by all pipeline inspectors, regardless of their levels of experience and expertise. Its simplicity and reliability ensure that inspection results are completely independent of the user.

“For many years, Pipecheck has been the go-to NDT software for the oil & gas industry. It allows for highly reliable surface damage diagnostics on both the inner and outer linings of pipes for the entire pipeline lifecycle,” explained Daniel Brown, Creaform’s Director of Product Management. “Pipeline integrity and safety is definitely top of mind across all stakeholders, including manufacturers, pipeline operators, researchers, communities and special interest groups. Pipecheck 5.1 and HandySCAN BLACK are undoubtedly the most powerful technology solutions to mitigate the risk of pipeline damage and ensure regulatory compliance.”