Published on 28-Apr-2020

Sonatest and Creaform Announce a New Global Distribution Partnership

Sonatest and Creaform Announce a New Global Distribution Partnership

Fully compatible with Sonatest’s ultrasonic testing instruments, Pipecheck is the only solution that enables the identification of potential issues on both the inner and outer surfaces of pipes, whether those issues are corrosion, dents or gouges. This, together with the strengths of the market’s best NDT equipment, Pipecheck’s single software solution gives the most accurate and realistic damage evaluation of a pipeline.

Sonatest’s global distributor network can now offer the Pipecheck solution to the company’s ever-growing pipeline corrosion assessment market. In addition, with Pipecheck, Sonatest will continue its expansion into other sectors, including nuclear plants and geothermal facilities, where corrosion and erosion caused by water vapour travelling at high speeds have become a huge problem.

Jonathan Turcotte, Sonatest’s Product Manager explained “We were very impressed by Pipecheck’s performance and accuracy - as well as its amazing simplicity and ease of use.” “Thanks to a basic three-step workflow, SCAN – ANALYZE – REPORT, our clients’ field technicians can quickly gain access to the vital information they need to make critical decisions and ensure both compliance and community safety.”

Jérôme-Alexandre Lavoie, Product Manager at Creaform, added, “Pipecheck is an excellent complement to Sonatest’s current ultrasonic data acquisition solutions, helping clients to increase their assessment efficiency in the field. With Sonatest’s powerful flaw detectors and Creaform’s comprehensive and intuitive Pipecheck software, operators and inspectors need look no further than this joint solution for all their pipeline assessment needs.”

Creaform and Sonatest will be demonstrating Pipecheck, at the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)’s annual conference in Long Beach, California from October 24-27, 2016.

Visitors can stop by Creaform’s booth 508 and Sonatest’s booth 831 for more details.

Creaform will be holding public webinars on Pipecheck and its use in the field on:

  •     November 15 (8:00 a.m. EST)
  •     November 17 (1:00 p.m. EST)

Interested parties can sign up for the webinars here.

About Creaform

Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education.

With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore. Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of $4.0 billion.


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