Xiris Weld Inspection Technology Used by Serimax in Orbital Welding of Offshore Pipes

Burlington, Ontario, Canada. September 30, 2018: Root pass welding on offshore oil & gas pipes is performed in a harsh environment with extremely demanding quality requirements. Offshore pipe-laying contractors demand zero tolerance of welding defects because of enormous environmental liability. Recent years have seen an enormous increase in offshore pipeline complexity and welding quality requirements.

Serimax is a full service welding company providing fully integrated welding operations for land and sea based pipelines, based in France. Their Scanvision HD™ system provides weld traceability and quality control to guarantee pipeline weld integrity. Using advanced visual inspection and laser measurement technology from Xiris Automation, the Scanvision HD system is capable of measuring the profile and acquiring very high resolution images of the root pass weld bead inside a welded pipe.

The camera and inspection solution from Xiris Automation, the Canadian specialist in weld monitoring and inspection technology, was successfully implemented in the Scanvision HD™ system for use in multiple pipeline- production environments. According to Serimax, this collaboration has resulted in the development of a new advanced technology capable of leading the market for years to come.

Xiris Automation Inc. specializes in developing Optical systems for Quality Control for several niche industries, providing some of the world’s most dynamic manufacturers with the ability to detect, recognize, and interpret quality defects in their manufactured goods.  

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