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.
The first tool designed for live inspection of large diameter water mains, the Sahara® Pipeline Inspection System is one of the most accurate tools available for detecting leaks, pockets of trapped gas, and structural defects in complex networks of large diameter water mains.
How it works:
Sahara® pipeline inspections are conducted while the main remains in service by inserting a sensor into any tap 2″ (50 mm) or larger. A small drag chute uses the flow of water to draw the sensor through the pipeline.
The SmartBall® Pipe Wall Assessment (PWA) tool is a free-swimming technology used to identify stress in the pipe wall of pressurized metallic pipelines.
PWA technology builds on and has been incorporated into Pure’s SmartBall inline leak detection platform. The SmartBall platform has been widely used by utilities around the world to identify leaks and gas pockets. The technology has been improved to detect wall stress — areas of the pipe wall with damage will be under more stress than areas with limited or no damage.
SmartBall PWA Capabilities
- Identify each pipe joint and most appurtenances, valves etc.
- Identify material changes, repairs
- Identify damaged pipes
- Estimate the damage levels of those pipes indicate the position along each pipe where damage is located
- Estimate when damage is at the crown of the pipe
- Precisely indicate the position of each damaged pipe relative to known points