Side-scan technology focuses equipment operators on what they do best.
January 08, 2018
Side-scanning technology is used to image the interior of sewer pipes without relying on video. A side-scan captures the entirety of a pipe wall as a single high-res image, allowing engineers to quickly evaluate condition and identify defects. There are two major benefits to side-scanning:
It speeds up inspection. The equipment operator doesn’t have to stop to pan, tilt or zoom.
- It speeds up analysis. Engineers and supervisors do not need to sit through video footage, pausing and rewinding to view problematic places.
ScanExplorer is a new add-on module for WinCan VX inspection reporting and asset management software. With it, users can navigate scans for rapid review; measure and annotate defects; and generating reports at the click of a button. Additional data captured during side-scanning, such as inclination and temperature, can be plotted alongside the scan.
The ScanExplorer module also lets users view side-scans as virtually rendered environments. For instance, it can present a forward view of the pipe through which an analyst can advance at any desired speed. Additionally, the component allows a virtual pan and tilt of the scan. ScanExplorer can also present laser profile data, helping analysts visualize pipe ovality and geometric features.
“Inspections are only as useful as your ability to analyze them,” says Mike Russin, Business Manager for WinCan in the Americas. “Side-scan technology focuses equipment operators on what they do best. WinCan’s ScanExplorer module lets engineers and analysts review scans more efficiently, pinpointing problems, zooming in for greater scrutiny and making annotations that are easy to share and archive.”
WinCan™ was the original pipe inspection and asset management software when it entered the market in 1990. Today, it’s the most trusted pipeline software brand worldwide, thanks to continuous innovation and exceptional support. WinCan™ transforms raw inspection data into the intelligence municipalities and contractors need to make critical maintenance decisions. The software’s measurement tools help…