Optical Metrology Services (OMS) has engineered a new pipe bevel measurement tool that can help deliver improved weld quality and superior pipeline integrity. Called Bevel 360, the device will provide welding contractors with new understanding of bevel geometry.
Bevel 360 sets new standards for bevel measurement will be launched at the Pipeline Technology Conference (Berlin, 23-25 May 2016).
Bevel 360 utilises cutting-edge blue laser technology, designed specifically for use on reflective surfaces. The tool performs a complete scan of a pipe end within 30 secs., producing a highly detailed 360° measurement profile of the bevel face. The tool interfaces with OMS’ Bevel Pro software to provide engineers with a simple traffic light go/no-go system. The software is supplied on a dedicated laptop as part of the Bevel 360 system.
Undertaking more than 1000 scans in under 30 secs. the tool is capable of measuring pipe diameters ranging from 6 in. to 48 in. with a maximum pipe wall thickness of 45mm. The Bevel 360 is easily deployed into the pipe end by a single operator.
The robust design is also able to measure an array of bevel types including plain, J-prep, J-prep with back bevel, compound and compound J-prep bevel.
Denise Smiles, CEO of OMS, said: “Bevel 360 is a hugely exciting development for us and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to new product innovation. While the natural inclination for many suppliers to the oil and gas industry has been to pull back on investment, we took the decision last year to focus on the long-term future of the sector. With this in mind, we’re determined to create value for businesses operating in this challenging sector. For us, this means creating solutions that improve efficiency, increase accuracy and reduce waste. Our Bevel 360 will revolutionise the task of ensuring that bevel profiles are consistently within project specification across the oil and gas industry.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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