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5 Advantages Pipecheck Analyze Software Brings to Routine Corrosion Monitoring

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Inspecting pipes for corrosion

Routine corrosion monitoring in pipelines just got easier. We now offer Pipecheck Analyze software from Creaform®, a solution that provides advanced tools for corrosion monitoring. Using phased array data from an OmniScan® flaw detector, the software enables you to gain an accurate, realistic evaluation of your pipeline’s integrity.

1. Get More Data

More data can lead to greater confidence in your pipeline assessment. Having the true wall thickness data from your flaw detector is good, but the information Pipecheck Analyze software provides is even better. The software’s powerful tools for corrosion monitoring provide strength, the river bottom path, the maximum allowable operating pressure, the worst-case profile, and remaining life calculations.

The river bottom path (blue line) passes through the deepest points of the feature, providing an engineer with an idea of how the pipe would burst
The river bottom path (blue line) passes through the deepest points of the feature, providing an engineer with an idea of how the pipe would burst
The worst-case profile is created from the deepest points of the river bottom path projected in a 2D corrosion profile (blue)
The worst-case profile is created from the deepest points of the river bottom path projected in a 2D corrosion profile (blue)

The worst-case-profile and customizable grid resolution are available for all indications found. Also, the length, width, and maximum depth for each indication are automatically calculated, so you don’t need to use cursors to manually size them.

The length, width, and max depth for each indication are automatically generated
Set the interaction parameters

2. Automatic Burst Pressure Calculations

Now, you don’t have to spend time making complex burst pressure calculations. The software provides code compliant burst pressure calculations (ASME B31G, Modified B31G, and Effective Area methods), enabling engineers to predict when a pipe needs to be repaired or replaced to increase safety and minimize unplanned downtime.

3. See the Whole Picture

Map both the inside and outside of your pipes. If you already have a Creaform laser scanner to map a pipe’s outside surface, you can add ultrasonic testing technology and use the software you already have to map the inside of the pipe, providing you with a comprehensive look at both the OD and ID.

4. Easier Reporting

When the job’s done, the software helps you generate reports quickly and with data that’s easy to understand. Pipecheck Analyze software makes it simple to stitch your scans together, enabling you to see potential corrosion locations over a larger area and facilitating faster reporting. The software also offers 3D visualizations of the pipe and indications as well as 2D color mapping with river bottom path overlay, helping you highlight areas of interest. The 2D profile section (in both the axial and circumferential directions) makes it simple to visually communicate what’s happening in the pipe.

Examine a 3D representation of a pipe and indications.
Examine a 3D representation of a pipe and indications.

5. Save Time with Templates

Export your OmniScan data as a .CSV to Pipecheck Analyze software and create a reusable template for your inspection.

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Global Product Support Specialist

Emilie has been in the welding/NDT industry since 2009. She holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science and is educated in a wide variety of NDT methods. She joined Olympus in 2014 and has held positions ranging from technical support to product management, focusing on ultrasonic, phased array, and other advanced inspection technologies. As a Global Product Support Specialist, she’s involved in business and product development, supporting a variety of applications across numerous industries.

July 10, 2018
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