Pipecheck Pipeline Integrity Assessment Software

Pipecheck is a single software platform addressing both pipeline corrosion and pipeline mechanical damage assessment. The analysis can also be done off-site by pipeline integrity engineers when on site teams are facing complex cases.

Perfect for projects where assessment is done on-site by a senior technician, while a junior technician focuses on data acquisition.

Overview

Pipecheck Analyze: When all you need is the analysis power of Pipecheck

Portable AnalyseOffered at a discount price, this software combines the Pipecheck’s corrosion and mechanical damage modules. Perfect for projects where assessment is done on-site by a senior technician, while a junior technician focuses on data acquisition. The analysis can also be done off-site by pipeline integrity engineers when on site teams are facing complex cases. Pipecheck Analyze can open any Pipecheck session, change parameters, re-process analysis and export a report.

Pipecheck Corrosion Software Module ASME B31G Compliant

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Pipecheck’s pipeline corrosion software module offers very fast and reliable data processing that generates instant, on-site results. Data are output in a complete Excel report and show increased accuracy and repeatability compared to traditional measurements methods such as pit gauge, ultrasonic (UT) probes and single-line lasers.

Pipecheck Mechanical Damage Software Module ASME B31.8 Compliant

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As its name suggests, this software module has been specifically developed for pipeline mechanical damage analysis. This module features numerous key functionalities that allow a better understanding of dents and localized surface deformations. Instant results are generated on-site and this is a key factor in maintenance cost reduction.

Advanced Functionality

Corrosion in Mechanical Damages:

Being able to separate material loss depth from a mechanical damage deformation is no longer a dream. Pipecheck software is the one and only solution on the market to offer unique and sophisticated tools able to extract corrosion depth inside a mechanical damage. All pipeline operators are aware of the potential impact of a catastrophic failure that complex or combined damages can lead to. Being able to measure accurately both damages contribution to pipeline integrity will directly increase the level of confidence in their pipeline integrity management program. This confidence will result in a lower maintenance cost and in a reduced risk of costly failure.

Straightening Operation:

Experience has shown that various riser tubing are areas that may develop material loss, resulting into corrosion damage after many years of operation. In many cases, small mechanical damages were found on field bends, mainly introduced by human manipulation when building the pipeline. Offshore pipeline may be affected by damage caused by soil movement, ice, etc. Traditional methods for depth measurement (pit gauge) can’t be used accurately since the pipe curvature often introduces depth values that do not represent the material loss or pipe geometry deformations. To solve this issue and to improve efficiency and confidence in results, Pipecheck features a built-in straightening tool. The tool uses powerful algorithms that extracts pipe’s center-line and straightens the full segment. The material loss or mechanical damage can then be assessed with the virtual Pipecheck’s pit-gauge tool to report depths reading free of any pipe curvature.

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ILI correlation:

The ILI Correlation tool is used to correlate in-line inspection data with the Pipecheck 3D scanning inspection data. The user interface has been optimized to compare depth, length, width and burst pressure. In order to properly assess the performance of the ILI tool, pipeline operators need to carry out statistically significant population analyses with the help of a device that offers a better accuracy than magnetic-flux leakage (MFL) technology. The HandySCAN 3D scanners quickly capture metal loss and damage areas and they help building a larger and acceptable population for statistical analysis. Operators can assess ILI performances by comparing pig data against Pipecheck data to help them determine with more precision the sites that actually need to be dug.

Corrosion

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.

Mechanical Damage

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