The new and innovative
PIPEMATE system is an accurate combined Laser and Datalogger that has
been developed as an aid in the precise measurement and recording of
tubing, drill pipe and casing. It minimises the time a user has to
spend in the yard or on the deck when measuring racked lengths of
casing and drill pipe.
The PIPEMATE system consists of industry
proven instrumentation that is safe and simple to use. Designed to be
operated by one man and an assistant, the lightweight equipment will
allow the drilling and yard staff to measure rapidly and accurately
racked pipe. By firing the laser through the length of the pipe, the
requirement to move the pipe around by crane to expose the numerous
layers is removed. The eye safe laser when presented to the end of the
pipe can be fired either through or over the pipe. Measurements, which
can be displayed in either feet and inches, decimal feet or metres, are
displayed on the datalogger screen where a simple emulation of a pipe
tally book is displayed. The fully automated PIPEMATE logging software
removes the likelihood of errors being introduced. Accuracies of +/-3mm
are expected over average pipe lengths.
Transfer of the stored data to the office PC is achieved in a matter of
moments through the PIPEMATE download
management software. This fully automated function not only speeds the
process of data transfer but reduces the chance of incorrect entries
being made. Once transferred to the PC, the data can then be directly
imported to a spreadsheet.
The PIPEMATE equipment consists of a
laser and datalogger in a weatherproof housing. Data logged is
automatically identified with a unique point number and a user entered
pipe reference, each completed measurement is date and time stamped. The
PIPEMATE Download software generates comma separated
ASCII data files that are suitable for importing into spreadsheet
software packages. This facility allows office staff to manipulate,
present and save the data as desired as the drilling programme
progresses or as pipe leaves the yard.
The safety advantages in using the PIPEMATE
are numerous, particularly that it is not necessary to move the pipe
around in the racks by crane or forklift to measure the numerous layers
of pipe. It also offers the safety advantage that the user can measure
much of the pipe from deck level without the need to be scrambling
around on potentially wet and greasy pipe.
The PIPEMATE package offers the user a rapid method of measuring and
recording individual pipe lengths accurately without having to read
tape measures and write the length into a pipe tally book. The
associated Download software package allows office staff to rapidly
transfer the data from the PIPEMATE to the office PC through the RS232
interface. The comma separated data is then easily imported into a
spreadsheet software package for subsequent management. Downloaded data
can readily be transferred to diskette for dissemination throughout the
The fully automated logging and data transfer software packages removes
the chance of errors being introduced.
PIPEMATE SYSTEM :
A rugged weatherproof housing to IP65Standards.
A serial port for
interface to a PC.
A QWERTY typewriter keypad layout.
Sealed Re-chargeable batteries (approx 12 hrs continuous use).
comprises of the following items:
:: Datalogger with Suite of
:: Mains Charger
:: Download I/O Cable(s)
:: Download Software Diskette
:: Users Manuals:-
- Pipemate Operating Instructions
- Download Operating Instructions
Case Dimensions - 44.5cm
x 48.8cm x 12.7cm
Case Weight - 8Kg
Download Speed Tally™
Laser Tally documentation (pdf)