PITTSBURGH, PA— 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:
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 quantify defects, and sophisticated search capabilities filter observations by any combination of criteria. Its report generator automatically summarizes inspection findings using a standard or user-defined template. Native support for GIS mapping, side-scanning and 3D are among WinCan’s™ most innovative features.
WinCan™ pipe inspection and asset management software is supported and distributed in the Americas exclusively by WinCan LLC. As the only WinCan™-certified software consultancy, WinCan LLC is uniquely positioned to deliver support, training, customization and integration with all common municipal databases and mapping software programs. WinCan LLC works directly with end users, and also with inspection equipment manufacturers, helping them deliver integrated hardware/software solutions that allow their customers to document, analyze and report pipeline condition. Visit WinCan online at www.wincan.com.