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New inline weld inspection system for large pipes

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World Pipelines,

Xiris Automation Inc. will release and display its new WI-3000 Weld Inspection System for Large Pipes at the upcoming Tube Duesseldorf fair, Booth 06-6J09, to be held April 4-8, 2016 at Messe Duesseldorf, Germany.

The new WI-3000 laser based inspection system has been exclusively created for larger and heavier wall pipes. Employing a new redesigned sensor head with high resolution, high quality optics, the system is the larger version of the company’s popular WI-2000 inspection system used on smaller tubes.

The new system has a field of view that ranges from 35 - 100 mm across depending on the Model type, allowing for detection of a variety of defect types. Typically installed right after the weld head on pipe mills, the WI3000 Inspection System can provide an early warning system to detect defects in the weld area and the forming of the pipe.

With a measurement resolution down to 30 µm in size, the system is able to detect critical defects that are difficult to detect using other forms of testing equipment, such as fit-up (mismatch), raised/ sunken welds, deflection and freeze line defects.

The system includes a complete data collection and data management system that provides fault and trend reporting for historical auditing purposes, as well as off-line data review capability for complete batch production of large pipes.

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

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