HandySCAN 3D

HandySCAN 3D handheld scanners have been optimized to meet the needs of engineers in pipeline integrity assessment, looking for the most effective and reliable way to acquire 3D measurements of physical objects.

Creaform’s flagship metrology-grade scanners underwent a complete re-engineering, building on their core assets. They are now more portable and even faster at delivering accurate and high-resolution 3D scans, while remaining very simple to use.

Overview

HandySCAN 3D handheld scanners have been optimized to meet the needs of engineers in pipeline integrity assessment, looking for the most effective and reliable way to acquire 3D measurements of physical objects.

Creaform’s flagship metrology-grade scanners underwent a complete re-engineering, building on their core assets. They are now more portable and even faster at delivering accurate and high-resolution 3D scans, while remaining very simple to use.

The Creaform Pipecheck solution has two different 3D models of laser scanners to choose from, depending on the required level of accuracy.

When accuracy meets portability, introducing the HandySCAN 3D scanners.

HandySCAN 300™

HandySCAN300 

Looking for the most efficient way to accurately digitize material loss and mechanical damage? The HandySCAN 300 is a reliable tool that will help you get there.

HandySCAN 700™

HandySCAN700 

The HandySCAN 700 offers increased accuracy and resolution. It is the most versatile 3D scanner on the market for inspection. The acquisition speed of the HandySCAN 700 will simply blow your mind.

Benefits

TRUaccuracy: Accurate measurements in real life operating conditions

  • Metrology-grade measurements: A dynamic link between the pipe and scanner preserves accuracy and resolution in any field conditions, including vibrating environments.
  • High quality results: within a ± 50 micron accuracy.
  • TRUaccuracy on the pipe: Enhanced virtual pit gauge capabilities. Pit gauge configuration automatically adapted near welds to ensure the most accurate measurement.
  • In-line Correlation: Assess ILI performances by comparing pig data against Pipecheck data to help determine with more precision the sites that actually need to be dug.
  • Corrosion depth inside a mechanical damage: Unique and sophisticated tools to extract corrosion depth inside a mechanical damage.

TRUportability: 3D scanning wherever you need to go

  • On-the-go scanning: Take it from place to place or use it in-house or on-site.
  • Lightweight and small: weighs 0.85 kg; can reach confined areas. Fits into a carry-on.

Speed: Fastest path from physical objects to your design or inspection workflow

  • Scanning speed: 80 times faster than pit gauge technique.
  • Self-positioning device: No need for encoders or bulky mechanical scanners to reference the data.
  • On-site reporting: Results generated within a few minutes.

TRUsimplicity: Very simple 3D scanning process

  • User-friendly: The scanning process and analysis are intuitive and accurate, regardless of the inspector's skills.
  • Follows code regulation (ASME B31G)
  • Real-time visualization: Thanks to VXremote, the Creaform optimized remote desktop application, data acquisition can be viewed in real time.
  • Flexible: Makes it possible to reach confined areas
  • Simple: Easy and quick to learn.

Workflow

Scan

Corrosion

3D Scan Corrosion
  • High resolution capture of all corroded areas
  • Fast surface acquisition to increase efficiency
  • Improved scanning performance for small features such as pitting

Mechanical Damage

Mechanical Damage
  • High resolution organised mesh file to enhance analysis capabilities
  • Fast measurement on any surface finish

ILI Correlation

ILI Correlation
  • Highly repeatable measurement independent from operators’ skills to increase correlation accuracy
  • Improved performance to capture larger areas and extract more accurate statistical trends

Analyze

Corrosion

Corrosion
  • Feature detection using real pipe geometry
  • Automatically applied interaction rules
  • Estimated burst pressure calculation
  • Enhanced virtual pit gauge capabilities near welds and obstacles

Mechanical Damage

Mechanical Damage
  • Automatic maximum depth detection
  • Automatic creation of 2D cross-sections in both directions at maximum depth
  • Maximum depth measurement using straight edge technique in both directions
  • Shoulder section available

ILI Correlation

ILI Correlation
  • Automatic match detection through surface overlay
  • Manual match available
  • Axial and circumferential offsets for optimal overlay available

Report

Corrosion

Corrosion
  • Excel report including worst-case-profile and predicted failure path
  • Export to CSV available for further analysis
  • Mesh export available
  • Pass/Fail criteria customizable
  • Snapshot tool for 3D reporting

Mechanical Damage

Mechanical Damage
  • Cross-section (axial and circumferential) details
  • CSV depth grid export
  • Mesh export available
  • Excel report with ovality measurement (diameter with caliper)
    • Dat deepest point
    • Dat 90°of deepest point
    • Dmax

ILI Correlation

ILI Correlation
  • Visual representation of overlay between ILI data and detected features from scanned areas
  • Unity chart to assess tool performance for features dimensions, maximum depth and estimated burst pressure
  • List of matched and unmatched features

Applications

Pipeline Corrosion Assessment

What the industry needs

To avoid costly pipeline failures, inspections are performed to assess the pipeline degradation and remaining service life.

Pipeline operators and NDT service companies are facing increasing pressure from regulatory authorities and environmentalist groups to guarantee the pipeline network’s integrity, while wanting to keep maintenance costs as low as possible. Considering these factors, they need to look for portability, measurement speed, data storage, and repeatability in their choice of an inspection tool.

Creaform’s answer

Pipecheck software module for pipeline corrosion assessment

Creaform’s solution is comprised of a HandySCAN 3D laser scanner and the Pipecheck data acquisition/analysis software. Pipecheck is an innovative, intuitive and highly-effective approach to pipeline corrosion inspection, and it represents the best alternative on the market to traditional NDT methods for this application.

Key Functionalities

  • Automatically-applied interaction rules.
  • 3D and 2D color mapping with river-bottom path overlay.
  • 2D section generation in both axis.
  • Worst-case-profile generated for all corrosion features.
  • Estimated burst pressure calculation based on ASME B31G code (B31G, B31G Modified and Effective Area methods).
  • Corrosion depth measurement, dimensions and position on the pipe.
  • “Depth-on-the-fly”: simply drag the mouse over point to obtain local corrosion depth measurement.
  • Gouge and redressed gouge inspection.
  • Point-to-point distance measurement directly in the 3D model.
  • Enhanced virtual pit gauge capabilities
    • Corrosion near welds supported
  • Internal & external assessment
  • Customizable depths (Excel Export)
  • Pre-determined view
  • Volume of material loss calculated

Pipeline Mechanical Damage Assessment

What the industry needs

Pipelines in service need to be inspected on-site to assess the level of denting that they have suffered from, as well as their remaining service life.

While pipeline network’s integrity must be insured, costs also need to be kept as low as possible. Considering these factors, pipelines operators are looking for portability, measurement speed, data storage, and repeatability when choosing an inspection device.

Creaform’s answer

Pipecheck software module for mechanical damage assessment

Creaform’s solution includes a HandySCAN 3D laser scanner and the Pipecheck data acquisition/analysis software for mechanical damage assessment. Pipecheck is an innovative, intuitive and highly-effective alternative to traditional NDT methods most widely-used in this field.

This is the first solution to perform two types of inspection for mechanical damage; a depth-based approach and a strain-based approach are available. The strain-based approach is fully compatible with the ASME B31.8 standard.

Key Functionalities

Depth-based assessment:

  • Maximum depth measurement using straight edge technique in both directions
  • Automatic maximum depth detection
  • Automatic creation of 2D cross-sections
  • 3D and 2D color mapping
  • Depth-over-diameter ratio
  • Maximum diameter at 90 degrees of the dent
  • Length and width measurements for each dent
  • Multiple dent analysis

Strain-based assessment:

  • Automatic maximum strain detection
  • 3D and 2D color mapping
  • Circumferential bending stress
  • Longitudinal bending strain
  • Longitudinal extensional strain
  • Total strain on the pipe interior surface
  • Total strain on the pipe exterior surface
  • Maximum effective strain

Assessment of Hail Damage on Aircrafts

What the industry needs

The impact of hail damage on the aerodynamics of an airplane is a complex factor to assess, but it is vital – literally! – to be able to do so very accurately. The shape and the size of the defects vary with the intensity of the hail storm that the plane goes through. Therefore, the most common way of analyzing the damage level is through the geometric measurement (length, width and depth) of each dent found on a given service plane. There is also a need on the production line for geometry control. With their passengers’ safety as their main concern, air carriers need to find solutions that are accurate, efficient and auditable.

Advantages of the HandySCAN 3D solution

Using a HandySCAN 3D laser scanner, engineering teams can get large amounts of high accuracy data to conduct deeper analysis of the hail damage. The HandySCAN 3D scanner offers key benefits such as high accuracy, repeatability, traceability, portability and ease of use. Plus, it makes it possible to detect and measure defects according to configurable criteria and output data in various formats (Excel, PDF, etc.).

3D Modeling for Phased-Array Inspection - Aerospace

Service aircrafts and their components and structures must be inspected to assess the level of degradation and remaining service life. Aircraft manufacturers and air carriers are faced with the challenge of inspecting complex components (ex.: gas turbines, engine bays, nacelles, cockpits) that are part of a very intricate assembly and that can’t be “taken out" to be inspected. To solve this issue, the industry usually resorts to the phased-array inspection method.

Phased-array focal law simulation is used to predict the inspection results and optimize the probe and wedge configuration. Inspection of complex shape components using a 2D matrix can be challenging. Failing some better solution, the 3D model usually comes from a CAD file or a theoretical model construction. However, the real component shape varies from ideal theoretical models, and therefore affects the ultrasound scan quality and probability of detection.

The benefits of the HandySCAN 3D and Zetec / Extende solution

Creaform’s HandySCAN 3D laser scanning system generates high-accuracy 3D data of the existing part. It will capture every detail up to a 40-micron accuracy, and will reflect any and all changes undergone by the part during manufacturing (ex.: welded joints, out of roundness) or operating life (ex.: wear or dents). Scanning is done with the part in assembly and in a few minutes. The 3D scanning data are fully compatible with Zetec’s UltraVision 3 and Extende’s CIVA software for ultrasonic testing & phased-array inspection, and can be imported to generate a highly accurate 3D model to be used during the phase-array inspection’s simulation phase.

  • The scanner is self-positioned to the part to be inspected. The resulting dynamic link between part and scanner preserves accuracy and resolution in any field vibrating environment.
  • The quality of the acquired data can be verified in real time during the acquisition. The 3D file is generated in a few minutes.
  • The 3D data file can seamlessly be imported into UltraVision 3 / CIVA for highly accurate and realistic 3D model reconstruction of the part.
  • The 3D model is virtually identical to the real part, which increases inspection simulation accuracy and optimize the inspection setup configuration.
  • Inspector’s skill level has no impact on 3D laser scanning process.

3D Modeling for Phased-Array Inspection - Power Generation

What the industry needs

Power generation components and structures must be inspected to assess the level of degradation and remaining service life. Power generation organizations are facing the challenge of inspecting complex components (dovetails, nozzles, feeding tubes, etc.) that are part of a very intricate assembly and can’t be “taken out" to be inspected. To solve this issue, the industry usually has recourse to the phased-array inspection method.

Phased-array focal law simulation is commonly used, especially in the nuclear industry, to predict the inspection results and optimize the probe and wedge configuration. Inspection of complex shape components using a 2D matrix can be challenging. In the absence of a better solution, the 3D model usually comes from a CAD file or of a theoretical model construction. However, the real component shape varies from ideal theoretical models, and therefore, this affects the ultrasound scan quality and probability of detection.

The advantages of the HandySCAN 3D and Zetec / Extended solution

Creaform’s HandySCAN 3D laser scanning system generates high-accuracy 3D data of the existing part. It will capture every detail up to a 40-micron accuracy, and will reflect any and all changes undergone by the part during manufacturing (ex.: welded joints, out of roundness) or operating life (ex.: wear or dents). Scanning is done with the part in assembly and in a few minutes. The 3D scanning data are fully compatible with Zetec’s UltraVision 3 and Extende’s CIVA software for ultrasonic testing & phased-array inspection, and can be imported to generate a highly accurate 3D model to be used during the phase-array inspection’s simulation phase.

  • The scanner is self-positioned to the part to be inspected. The resulting dynamic link between part and scanner preserves accuracy and resolution in any field vibrating environment.
  • The quality of the acquired data can be verified in real time during the acquisition. The 3D file is generated in a few minutes.
  • The 3D data file can be seamlessly imported into UltraVision 3 / CIVA for highly accurate and realistic 3D model reconstruction of the part.
  • The 3D model is virtually identical to the real part, which increases inspection simulation accuracy and optimize the inspection set-up configuration.
  • Inspector’s level of skills has no impact on 3D laser scanning process.

Accessories

Rugged Field Pack with wireless tablet

Rugged Field Pack

For companies looking for an optimal field performance, Creaform has designed a complete accessory package. Our Rugged Field Pack includes a wireless tablet for real time visualization of the scanned surfaces.

It also has 3 compatible power source types to choose from: Creaform’s battery pack with charger*, 110/220V direct input or car battery.

Included:

  • Wireless tablet power by VXremote
  • Pelican rugged laptop casing
  • Creaform battery pack with charger
  • Magnetic support for scanner
  • Magnetic support for tablet
  • 8-m USB 3.0 cable

Optional:

  • Car battery cables for emergency power

*When used with Creaform’s battery pack, the Rugged Field Pack offers 8 hours of autonomy.

3D scanner external battery: Brings portability to a whole new level

3D scanner external battery

With three hours of autonomy, the 3D scanner lightweight external battery increases data acquisition efficiency. Ideal for short-term projects or rope access application, it provides a total freedom of movement. When combined with the HandySCAN 3D, the use of the scanner is now possible, no matter where you are. Its light weight and size set a new level of portability! Offered at a fair and affordable price, the battery is the perfect tool for constrained spaces applications or field work!

  • Autonomy: 3 hrs of continuous scanning
  • Dimensions: 180x110x20 mm / 7.1x4.3x0.8 in.
  • Weight: 0.52 kg / 1.14 lbs.
  • Charging Time: 4 hrs

VXremote™: Remote access software application

VXremote Rugged Tablet for HandySCAN 3D

VXremote improves your efficiency in the field by providing fast and easy remote access to Pipecheck. It offers quick activation and set-up, without any hardware. You can have all its data acquisition functionalities at your fingertips... Only available with Creaform’s Certified Rugged Tablets!

Complete solution includes:

  • HandySCAN 3D laser scanner
  • Pipecheck software license
  • Calibration plate
  • Reference arrow with protective case
  • 4 m USB 3.0 cable
  • Power supply
  • 4 x 500 positioning targets
  • 1 year warranty on parts and labor

Optional

  • Certified laptop computer
  • Pipecheck reference part

Techical Specifications


HandySCAN 300™ HandySCAN 700™
WEIGHT 0.85 kg (1.9 lb.)
DIMENSIONS 122 x 77 x 294 mm (4.8 x 3.0 x 11.6 in.)
MEASUREMENT RATE 205,000 measures/s 480,000 measures/s
SCANNING AREA 225 x 250 mm
(8.8 x 10 in.)
275 x 250 mm
(10.8 x 10 in.)
LIGHT SOURCE 3 laser crosses 7 laser crosses (+1 extra line)
LASER CLASS II (eye-safe)
RESOLUTION 0.100 mm (0.004 in.) 0.050 mm (0.002 in.)
ACCURACY Up to 0.040 mm (0.0016 in.) Up to 0.030 mm (0.0012 in.)
VOLUMETRIC ACCURACY* 0.020 mm + 0.100 mm/m
(0.0008 in. + 0.0012 in./ft)
0.020 mm + 0.060 mm/m
(0.0008 in. + 0.0007 in./ft)
VOLUMETRIC ACCURACY (WITH MaxSHOT 3D)* 0.020 mm + 0.025 mm/m (0.0008 in. + 0.0003 in./ft)
STAND-OFF DISTANCE 300 mm (12 in.)
DEPTH OF FIELD 250 mm (10 in.)
SOFTWARE Pipecheck

*Based on the ISO 10360 standard, volumetric accuracy is defined as a size-dependent value.