Seamless pipes measurement system
The outer diameter of a seamless pipe has to be measured at the exit of a gauge while the pipe is still being pierced. The two cameras are mounted at roughly 90 degrees in a space-constrained area in between the piercer and a long array of lifting arms; there is not enough room to install a single, voluminous gauge. For length measurement, the maximum detectable pipe size is up to 11 meters; two lightweight high-resolution cameras are placed on the top of two high poles in sturdy, water-cooled enclosures with fully integrated air purge to minimize maintenance. In case of a longer pipe, the system can be extended.