pipeline inspection system Articles

  • How ILI Pig Tracking can be dangerous if done incorrectly

    Pipeline pigs are tools that are inserted into a pipeline and pushed along the pipeline by the product flowing through the pipeline. There are many different types of ILI tools. Some are used to clean the pipeline, while others are used to inspect the pipeline for deformities or corrosion damage. Some are even used to purge different products in a multi-product pipeline. Inline inspection (ILI) ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Halifax Water

    A section of the 30" diameter LCP Halifax-Bedford connector pipeline was identified by the client as being high-risk as it operated at a relatively high pressure (over 170psi), supplied a rapidly growing community and ran past residential areas along side of a highway. It would have been difficult to remove the line from service so Halifax Water selected PipeDiver to carry out a condition ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - City of Sault Ste. Marie - Pressure Monitoring

    The condition assessment project consisted of a Sahara pipeline inspection to detect any leaks or pockets of trapped gas on the lines, as well as a period of pressure transient monitoring on each pipeline to check for any sudden peaks or drops in the pressures which could be damaging to the lines. Service: Sahara Transient Pressure Monitoring Client: City of Sault Ste. Marie Type of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Anderson and Fish Creek PCCP and bar-wrapped force main assessment

    Service: SmartBall and PipeDiver Client: The City of Calgary Project Date: December 2011 Type of Pipeline: Wastewater Force Main Diameter: 750mm (30-inch) Pipe Material: PCCP and C-303 pipe Length: 12.6km The City of Calgary is currently planning to reverse the flow direction of two critical wastewater force mains in the city. The ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Success through ingenuity and innovation:treating 1.25 million BBL at 55 BPM

    As part of a project designed to re-commission a pipeline in the southern United States, CETCO Oilfield Services Company has successfully treated approximately 1.25 million BBL of contaminated fluid at a rate of 55 BPM. Pipeline testing and inline inspection of the pipeline resulted in a large volume of effluent water requiring treatment. The 20” pipeline transports oil from a Gulf of Mexico ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Listening In: Smartball Detects Ancient Buried Sounds

    For this leak detection survey, Pure’s innovative free-swimming acoustic tool gathered critical information about the aging pipeline assets of this historic Arabian city. This large public utility supplies bulk water to this bustling, historic resort city located in the Arabian Penninsula region. The city’s infrastructure – above ground and below – ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Maynilad Water Services - Manila, Philippines

    Service: Sahara - Leak Detection and Video Client: Maynilad Water Services, Inc. Project Date: Ongoing since 2010 Location: Manila, Philippines Type of Pipelines: Water Mains Diameter: 12-inch to 24-inch (300mm to 2200mm) Pipe Material: Cast Iron Ductile Iron Steel Length: 50 miles (80 km) Results: Over 157 leaks ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD)

    Service: Electromagnetic Inspection Client: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) Type of Pipeline: Transmission Mains Diameter: 42 to 201-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 163 miles The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provide drinking water to nearly 17 million people in parts ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Baltimore City public works intervenes on pipe section about to fail

    Service: SoundPrint AFO Client: Baltimore City Project Date: 2012 Location: Baltimore, MD Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 54-inch (1350mm) Pipe Material: PCCP Baltimore City features 130 miles of Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP), 15 percent of which is Class IV PCCP installed in the 1970s. This particular class of pipe has been prone to early ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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

  • Case study - Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD)

    Service: Electromagnetic Testing Client: Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) Type of Pipelines: Transmission Mains Diameter: 72, 84 and 90-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: ~1 mile The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is a raw water supplier that serves ten counties in north central Texas. Most of the 1.5 million people served by the District are in Tarrant County, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD)

    Service: Sahara Leak Detection Client: The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) Project Date: 2007 Type of Pipelines: Transmission Mains Diameter: 16 to 60-inch Pipe Material: Cast Iron Dutile Iron Steel Length: 22.2 miles Results: 47+ leaks identified The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has focused on water loss management programs for the past decade ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

    Service: Sahara Leak Detection Client: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Project Date: 2004 Type of Pipelines: Transmission Mains Diameter: 42 and 54-inch Pipe Material: Cast Iron Steel Length: 1.72 miles The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) provides water to 2.4 million people in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Grand Forks wastewater authority - North Dakota, U.S.A.

    Service: SmartBall - Leak & Gas Pocket Detection Client: Grand Forks Wastewater Authority Project Date: 2008 Type of Pipeline: Force Main Diameter: 30- and 36-inch Pipe Material: PCCP and PVC Length: 46,464 Feet Pressure: Results: 6 Gas Pockets In late October 2008, the Grand Forks Wastewater Authority ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Man-Made River Authority (MRA)

    Service: SoundPrint® AFO Client: Man-Made River Authority Project Date: Ongoing since 2004 Location: Ajdabiya, Libya Type of Pipelines: Raw Water Transmission Mains Diameter: 158-inch (4 meter) Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 1,200 km Results: 35,000 wire breaks as of 2011 Libya's Man Made River With more than 4,000 km of mainly four-metre diameter ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • It Began With A Little Red Wagon: Collecting Real Information To Make Critical Decisions

    Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) and Pure Technologies U.S. (Pure) have a long history of working together to keep the water transmission mains in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area in good operating condition. The partnership began 17 years ago with mutual development of electromagnetic technology to inspect ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Water Treatment Plant: Benefits of Underwater Cameras

    Before fresh water can be made safe for human consumption it must go through a treatment process eliminating bacteria and any other elements deemed unsafe to drink. How does such a process occur and why is it relevant to us? We’ve written about the use of Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicles and pipe crawler systems in storm water systems, sanitation pipes, and water storage basins. A ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Birmingham Water Works Board Leak Detection Program case study

    Service: SoundPrint AFO Client: Baltimore City Project Date: 2012 Location: Baltimore, MD Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 54-inch (1350mm) Pipe Material: PCCP ...


    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

  • Case study - Dallas Water Utilities - Leak Detection

    Service: Sahara Leak Detection Client: Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) Department of Public Works Type of Pipeline: Raw Water Transmission Main Diameter: 108-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 7.3 miles The City of Dallas Water Utilities (DALW) currently draws its raw water from six sources: the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and Lakes Ray Roberts, Lewisville, Grapevine, Ray ...


    By Pure Technologies

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