High Definition Real Time Radiography & TrueScan Technology

Conventional radiography can be filled with obstacles and inefficiencies. 

The inconsistent image quality, extended processing time, and difficulty reviewing and storing images slows down vital decisions and repairs, causing unnecessary delays and miscommunications.

Shaw Pipeline Servicesᵀᴹ High Definition Real Time Radiography (HDRTR) and TrueScan Technology improve upon old methods.

With the ability to easily share, review, and store digital images, collaboration and coordination between diverse teams and companies becomes seamless. 

Not only will you get rapid results, but the vastly improved image quality and digital measurement tools will enable precision defect evaluation.

High Definition Real Time Radiography

An invaluable tool, Digital Radiography allows non-invasive inspection of pipeline welds, corrosion points, and potential defects at an unparalleled resolution.

The high-definition images captured can reveal minute inconsistencies that might escape traditional inspection methods, aiding in early detection of potential failures.

As a result, HDRTR is not only enhancing the safety and reliability of pipeline systems, but is also proving cost-effective by reducing the frequency of unscheduled maintenance and the risks of environmental spills or accidents.

Benefits of Digital Radiography

Enhanced Image Clarity

Digital radiography requires shorter exposure times compared to traditional radiography. This enhances the efficiency of inspections, and results in increased resolution compared to traditional film, enabling more accurate interpretations.

Real-time Interpretation

Digital Radiography systems can provide real-time or near-real-time imaging, allowing inspectors to immediately assess the condition of the pipeline and make decisions, streamlining the inspection process.

Operational Efficiency

Smaller crew sizes are sufficient to meet production targets, reducing manpower costs and logistical challenges.

Speed Advantage

HDDR operates faster than Traditional Gamma Radiography, minimizing downtime during inspections.

Environmentally Friendly

Since DR doesn't require the use of chemicals for film development, it eliminates the use of Gamma Source, film, and chemicals, resulting in a greener and safer operational environment.

Superior Sensitivity

Advanced software can aid in automatically detecting and characterizing potential defects. Meets and exceeds API 1104 requirements, ensuring all potential defects are captured.

Digital Archiving

Stores both the weld image and the disposition report digitally, enabling easy retrieval and historical comparison.

Easy Data Sharing

The digital nature of the images allows for easy storage, sharing, and analysis. Data, images, and reports can be effortlessly e-mailed, promoting efficient communication and further analysis.

No Crawlers in the Pipeline

Digital radiography eliminates the need for pipeline crawlers during inspections, reducing maintenance costs and downtime, and resulting in simpler, more efficient operations.

Columnated Beam for Reduced Barrier Distances

Digital radiography employs a columnated beam, which minimizes the required safety clearance and makes it safer for personnel working in the vicinity of the inspection. Reduced barrier distances lead to more efficient use of workspace and enable inspections to be conducted in tighter spaces.

Computerized Radiography

Computerized Radiography works seamlessly with common radiation sources including Cobalt 60, Iridium 192, Selenium 137, X-Ray & Pulsed X-Ray Machines.

A flexible, phosphor-coated imaging plate captures the radiographic image. This plate is housed inside a traditional film cassette fortified with lead screens for accurate image capture.

Once exposed, the imaging plate undergoes scanning via a dedicated laser scanner, which then translates the information into a high-quality digital image.

The digital format enables a wide range of manipulations, from enhancements, filtering, and annotations to zooming in for detailed analysis. This adaptability simplifies the process of sharing, annotating, and long-term storage of the images.

After scanning, the imaging plate is systematically erased, making it ready for repeated use without any degradation in quality.

Benefits of Computerized Radiography

Film-Free Operations

Eliminating the need for physical film, CR not only gets rid of film's inherent deterioration issues but also streamlines operations by eliminating the various complications associated with film handling and maintenance.

Efficient Storage

With electronic storage solutions at the helm, benefit from the trifecta of systematic archiving, easy retrieval, and a major reduction in physical space requirements. Gone are the days of sifting through stacks of films. A few clicks can lead you right to the image you're seeking.

Quick Electronic Transfer

The power of the digital age means images can be shared almost instantaneously across teams or different locations. No longer wait for physical transportation of films; with Computerized Radiography, crucial data can be disseminated in seconds, enhancing collaboration and decision-making processes.


By adopting Computerized Radiography, industries play a part in preserving our planet. The process reduces the use of harmful chemicals traditionally used in film processing, making it a sustainable and environmentally conscious choice.

Expedited Processes

Time is of the essence in many industries. CR stands out with reduced exposure times, translating to faster inspections and swifter results. This efficiency can make a marked difference in operational timelines.

Safety First

The well-being of inspection crews is paramount. CR, with its minimized radiation exposure, ensures that teams can carry out their tasks without compromising their safety. This proactive approach to safety can also lead to fewer workplace incidents and a more assured crew.

Film Digitizing Capability

For those not ready to completely abandon their archive of physical films, there's good news. Computerized Radiography offers the ability to convert existing films into digital formats. This ensures that old data is not lost but instead is integrated seamlessly into modern systems, marrying the traditional with the contemporary.

Efficient and Sustainable Imaging

Digital Radiography stands out as a leading modern imaging solution, emphasizing efficiency, versatility, and sustainability. 

Revolutionizing the inspection process with high-quality image capture and digital conversion, it works in diverse applications from weld assessments to valve inspections. 

Its eco-friendly, and safe nature positions it as the future of industry radiographic analysis. 

Meeting both quality assurance and efficiency requirements, Digital Radiography propels the industry into a new era of precision and sustainability.