pipe robot 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

  • Robot Device for Pipe Inspection - Case Study

    In 2005, Pure Technologies (Pure), a provider of various structural monitoring and leak-detection technologies, set about to develop a pipeline assessment tool that could monitor and report on the condition of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) utilized in municipal water and sewer systems. The tool’s competitive advantage would be accurate assessment decoupled from the need to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Underwater Robots Perfect for Power Production

    Underwater exploration, fish farms, dive jobs, marine research, municipal and commercial water utilities are obvious industries for the utilization of Deep Trekker mini-ROVs and pipe crawlers. However another industry that has seen remarkable success integrating underwater inspection robots is energy production. Diverse methods of creating energy provide a number of applications which benefit ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Development of a sealing material and robot for automatic socket rehabilitation of grey cast iron pipes in drinking water supply systems

    The project DeWaLoP, led by Vienna Water, aims to develop a robot that is able to apply a sealing system to repair the joint sockets of pressure operating water pipes measuring about 1 m in diameter. To do this, a modification of the sealing material for inner surface application will be developed and a complex robot system will be designed to perform various tasks, such as inspecting, cleaning ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Case study - City of Rockville - Robotic Pipeline Inspection

    Service: PureRobotics - Robotic Pipeline Inspection Client: City of Rockville Project Date: July 2010 Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 24-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 53,000 feet Results: 3 pipe sections identified at risk Insertion of Pipeline Inspection Robot Pure Technologies (Pure) was contracted to provide robotic pipeline inspection ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Robot procedure: Long-term experience with the KATE procedure

    For some time the topic of the useful life for repair procedures has been a matter of controversial discussion. In the process, giving across-the-board indications of useful life for "repair procedures" has increasingly come to be seen as indefensible. Even when, in addition, a separate approach for different groups of repair procedures - "robot procedures" for example - is suggested, this kind ...


    By KATE PMO AG

  • 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

  • The Low Down on Pipes: A Look at Municipal Water

    We manufacture our portable remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and pipe crawlers for a variety of different industries and applications. Due to their robust design and versatility, Deep Trekker products have proven to be the ideal tools for many professionals and ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • 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

  • Frankfort Electric and Water Plant Board Verifies Distress on Ductile Iron Pipe Using Electromagnetics

    Commercial introduction of ductile iron pipe (DIP) began in the mid-1950s and was established as the most frequently selected material of choice for ferrous pressure pipe by the early 1970s. Due to the widespread use of DIP during a large expansion of pipeline infrastructure in the 1970s, there are many thousands of miles of pressurized DIP in operation today. Water and wastewater utilities ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - The City of Calgary completes successful condition assessment and verification on C303 Pipeline

    Service: PureRobotics Client: City of Calgary Project Date: May 2013 - ongoing Location: Calgary, AB Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 30-inch (750mm) Pipe Material: Bar-Wrapped ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU)

    Service: Robotics Client: El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) Project Date: June 2005 Type of Pipeline: Transmission Main Diameter: 24-inch Pipe Material: Lined Cylinder Pipe (LCP) Length: 0.64 miles The City of El Paso is the fifth largest in Texas, with a population of approximately 750,000. To serve the needs of this burgeoning city, El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) operates ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Woodroffe Avenue Transmission Main - Ottawa, Ontario

    Service: SoundPrint AFO PureRobotics Client: City of Ottawa Project Date: 2011 Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 48-inch (1200mm) Pipe Material: PCCP The Woodroffe Avenue Transmission Main in Ottawa, Ontario experienced a major failure in January 2011 which opened a large hole across three traffic lanes causing major ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • What’s New? Maximizing The Life Of Aging Metallic Pipelines With Modern In-Line Technology

    Maximizing the life of aging pipelines has long been a challenge in North America. Owners of large diameter water and wastewater infrastructure face particular condition assessment challenges, owing to factors such as financial constraints, environmental concerns and access restrictions, which compound the problem. While desktop studies can help identify pipes with a likelihood and consequence of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • LIMS and the Automation of the Water Lab

    (Reproduced by permission from Laboratorium Magazine) Europe’s most modern water lab is located in Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands. Vitens made a big splash when it brought this modern building, with its transparent design, into operation in January 2005. Many colleagues from Dutch and foreign labs are eager to visit this installation, where water control samples are routed automatically with the ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Case study - Baltimore County Department of public works

    Service: Assess and Address Pipeline Management Client: Baltimore County DPW Project Date: July 2011 - ongoing Diameter: 16-inch to 54-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length:~13 miles EM condition assessment~15 miles inline leak ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

    After WSSC began experiencing major PCCP failures in the 1970s, it developed a strong commitment to infrastructure management technology in favor of large capital replacements. Beginning in 2007, WSSC and Pure Technologies began a partnership to create a comprehensive PCCP management program. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Streamlining Pipeline Data Collection with DVSS

    Streamlining Pipeline Data Collection Information with Digital Visual Sidewall Scanning (DVSS) Since the advent of miniature cameras, engineers, contractors and public works officials have used them to assess pipeline conditions and troubleshoot problems. Over the years, new delivery mechanisms have emerged to carry cameras deeper and deeper into lines, while capturing increasingly ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Hole Dug, Leak Found - City Of Ottawa Entrusts Smartball Platform To Look For Leaks In Tranmsission Main

    When your inspection task is to survey a critical pipeline for leaks, nothing is more satisfying than trusting your technology to predict the leak location and then standing by as the client excavates the area to find a flow of water within one meter of exactly where you said it would be. The above-described "leak-where-predicted" recently happened with the City of ...


    By Pure Technologies

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