Line CAT Plus
The Line CAT Plus takes the field knowledge we have gained from using the Line CAT and leverages it to create a robust tool for the detection of flaws in pipes and pipelines. Based off of our LFET technology, the Line CAT Plus is able to scan through coatings and paints to detect both internal and external defects. The Line CAT Plus has several new features that greatly enhance its ability and ease of use.
The new scanner pods are equipped with either four or eight distinct pickup channels, depending on the size of pipe you are scanning. This allows for a higher resolution scan and more accuracy when determining the exact location of the flaws and their volume. Each scanner pod is equipped with an LED indicator that illuminates when the scanner is over a flaw so you can determine visually where the flaw begins even without looking at the display screen.
The software has been refined to allow you to see the largest flaw response from each individual scanner pod, so you can see a zoomed out view of the pipe as it has been scanned. You are also able to zoom into the pods and see the individual channels just from one pod or all the pods in a general area.
Computer and Hardware
Instead of relying on a laptop receiving and processing information from the electronics box, we have combined the electronics box with a fully functional MS Windows computer. The Line CAT Plus is able to handle a total of 288 individual channels allowing it to handle more scanner pods and give higher resolution imaging. More area can be scanned in a single pass, speeding up the overall inspection. Linear and angular encoders allow for accurate flaw location. The computer stores scanned data, and can be accessed via VPN with an iPad, Tablet or laptop wirelessly to show real time acquisition results, or it can be connected to a monitor via VGA output. Data can be extracted using a USB drive or network port.