The PipeDiver® platform can be used for the condition assessment of multiple pipe materials by incorporating the appropriate technology. For PCP/PCCP and BWP condition assessment programs, PipeDiver® is outfitted with the Electromagnetic (EM) technology. This technology detects broken prestressing wire breaks in PCP/PCCP, broken bars in BWP, as well as large holes or perforation in the steel cylinder and steel pipelines.
How it Works:
PipeDiver® consists of a battery module, Electromagnetic module and a tracking module. The system is neutrally buoyant and has flexible fins that are used to center the tool within the pipe and provide propulsion. Its flexible design ensures that PipeDiver® can easily navigate butterfly valves and bends in the pipeline, while travelling long distances. Data is recorded and interpreted by an experienced analyst to pinpoint and quantify locations of distress.