pipe penetrating radar Articles

  • GPR goes underground: Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) either robotically or by manned entry to reveal wall thickness, delamination, voids, and other conditions that enable more precise determination of pipeline integrity and verifications for trenchless technology rehabilitation. PPR, when applied to pipe-bursting applications, can ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Quantitative pipe condition assessment with Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in / 450mm) non-ferrous (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall thickness and deterioration including voids ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Completing Condition Assessments using In-pipe GPR as Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract This paper describes the development of Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR), the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in / 450mm) non-metallic (concrete, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. The method uses two or more high frequency GPR antennae carried by a robot into ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Combined application of Pipe Penetrating Radar and LIDAR for large diameter pipe inspection

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR), a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in./450mm) non-metallic (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) has become an accepted method for ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Advanced Condition Assessments: The benefits of using Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in/450 mm) nonmetallic (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall thickness and deterioration including ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Applications of Pipe Penetrating Radar for Advanced Pipe Condition Assessments: the Clark Regional Wastewater District (WA) Case Study

    Abstract Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter non-metallic (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall thickness and deterioration including voids outside ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Multi-sensor inspection robot shows benefits of pipe penetrating radar - Case Study

    Pipe penetrating radar (PPR), the in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) is one of the most promising quantitative pipe condition assessment technologies to emerge in recent years. With most of the underground pipe infrastructure reaching the end of their design life there is a need to provide measurable data in order to establish the extent of rehabilitation required or the timing ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR)n WA, ID, SD, WY, AK

    Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, ECA Geophysics utilizes GPR to assist clients in the following ways: Locate shallow metallic (and nonmetallic) pipes, drums and tanks Utility and rebar locating Locate buried infrastructure and voids ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Condition Assessments using Pipe Penetrating Radar: the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District - Denver, CO Harvard Gulch Interceptor Case Study

    Abstract Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR), a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in / 450mm) non-metallic (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall ...


    By SewerVUE

  • GPR survey to locate USTs and piping at a retail facility

    PROJECT: GPR survey of a retail facility LOCATION: Spokane, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a tight-line / saturation Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey of an active retail property, to determine the presence, if any, of buried 1950s-vintage underground storage tanks (USTs). Performed onsite instrument "calibration" with known ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • GPR survey to locate USTs and piping at a retail facility

    PROJECT: GPR survey with confirmatory drilling + soil and water sampling / analysis LOCATION: Spokane, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a tight-line / saturation Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey of an active retail property, to determine the presence, if any, of buried 1950s-vintage underground storage tanks (USTs). Performed ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • 3D model evolution of a leak based on GPR image interpretation

    This paper presents some aspects of the time propagation of underground water leakage in controlled laboratory conditions using a drilled polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe and interpreting ground penetrating radar (GPR) images. GPR pre-processed images are interpreted for easy identification and extraction of surfaces and volumes of water leakage. Finally, the temporal evolution of a water leak is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Utility locating at a Gasoline station case study

    As part of an Phase II Environmental Site Assessment at a gasoline station, GeoView was tasked with locating and mapping the  utilities within the boundaries of the property. The utilities included electrical lines, communication lines, PVC and metal water lines, sewer lines and fiberglass fuel lines. The property did not have any as-builts to reference. As standard procedure, GeoView ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Underground storage tanks case study

    MacDill Air Force Base A Phase II environmental site assessment was conducted at a military base in the southeastern United States. As part of the ESA, GeoView was contracted to perform the geophysical site assessment. The purpose of the geophysical investigation was to determine the presence and location of any underground storage tanks that may be buried within the boundaries of the ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Vancouver, WA Salmon Creek, St. Johns Trunk - Case Study

    Summary Clark Regional Wastewater District commissioned a condition assessment on the Salmon Creek and St Johns Trunk reinforced concrete lines. For St. Johns Trunk, a 36-inch line, corrosion due to vapor-phase H2S was suspected and evidence was observed visually by CCTV. The District wanted to quantitatively determine the extent of corrosion and if/when future rehabilitation would be ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Denver Colorado - Harvard Gultch Interceptor - Case Study

    Summary Pipe penetrating radar (PPR), a new pipe inspection technology was used for condition assessment in a 27 inch interceptor in Denver, CO. Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (MWRD), the owner of the interceptor had limited information about the condition of the pipe, so they contacted SewerVUE in order to undertake a multisensory pipe condition assessment that included CCTV, PPR ...


    By SewerVUE

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