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NDT.net Issue - 2012-11 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2012-11
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

Creaform Releases Version 2.0 of Pipecheck Software for NDT Applications

CREAFORM21, Lévis, Québec, Canada

Lévis, October 24, 2012 - Creaform, world leader in portable 3D measurement solutions, releases today version 2.0 of its Pipecheck pipeline integrity assessment software solution. Pipecheck will be showcased during the 2012 ASNT Fall Conference next week in Orlando, Florida.

Creaform and the Pipecheck Solution for the Oil & Gas Industry
According to Pierre-Hugues Allard, Business Development Manager for NDT at Creaform "this new release will definitely position Pipecheck as an innovative, intuitive and highly-effective solution for pipeline integrity assessment. Over the past year and since the introduction of Pipecheck's Pipeline External Corrosion Assessment software module, the industry has been realizing the huge potential of this application over traditional NDT methods. We did not stop there however, and spend the year improving the Pipeline External Corrosion module based on actual users' feedback and requests, in addition to developing the Pipeline Mechanical Damage module."

What's New?
Pipeline Mechanical Damage Assessment Software Module
As its name states, this new software module has been specifically developed for pipeline mechanical damage analysis. It features numerous key functionalities that increase dent understanding and facilitate decision making. As for any process involving a Handyscan 3D laser scanner, instant results are generated on site and directly output in Excel format.

• Radius measurement;

• Maximum depth measurement using straight edge technique in both directions;

• Automatic creation of 2D cross-sections in both directions at maximum depth;

• 3D and 2D color mapping of damaged area;

• Visualization tool to increase dent shape understanding;

• Depth-over-diameter ratio;

•Multiple dent analysis;

•Pipecheck Viewer(1).

"With the addition of this module, we'll be addressing another closely-related and high potential market segment and we are confident to successfully intensify our penetration in the oil and gas market", continued business manager Allard. "We have forged an enviable reputation in the oil & gas industry in 2012, and we are going to build on this momentum and continue on our path to innovation."

Rugged Field Pack

Companies looking for optimal field performance can turn to the new rugged Field Pack, including a wireless tablet for real time visualization of the scanned surfaces. The kit has 3 compatible power sources to choose from: external battery with charger, 110/220V direct input or car battery.

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