underwater inspection Articles

  • 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.

  • Advancing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology

    Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are a mainstay of the subsea survey industry. With unparalleled speed and accuracy in deep water, they have long been the obvious choice for surveys in inhospitable, deep environments. In light of the current downturn in the oil and gas market and the increasing visibility of autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars, AUV technology is poised to break ...

  • 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.

  • Underground, underwater, under stress: Town of Longboat Key puts SmartBall tool to unusual pipeline condition test

    When much of your critical sewer pipeline lies buried under a bay of shimmering ocean water, the challenges required to assess its condition may seem daunting. That task faced the Town of Longboat Key, an affluent retirement community located on the barrier island of the same name off the west coast of Florida. Sensitive to environmental, health and safety issues, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Dam Inspection: A Day at Still Creek Dam

    We’ve been busy lately visiting various municipalities, police forces, aquaculture sites, and water treatment plants showcasing both our portable ROV systems and our new product line, the DT340 Pipe Crawler. One project in particular, took place at the Still Creek Dam in Tamaqua, PA. Cody and Sam packed up the crawler and headed down ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Monitor Hull Corrosion with Thickness Gauge

    After our recent article about inspecting your hull paint to reduce bio-fouling and acting as an anti-corrosion method, we wanted to delve deeper into one of the biggest problems shipowners and operators face: corrosion. ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Divers install eccentric plug valve in reservoir tunnel

    A team of specialist divers – working in a cramped, water-filled tunnel 20 metres beneath the surface of a reservoir – has just completed installation of an eccentric plug valve to control water flow.The valve and associated equipment has been supplied to United Utilities by Viking Johnson (http://www.vikingjohnson.com), a world leader in the supply of pipe joints ...


    By Viking Johnson

  • An inflatable tunnel seal stops flooding of world`s largest undeveloped uranium mine

    The Cigar Lake Mine, located in the Athabasca Basin of Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, is sitting on the world's largest undeveloped high-grade uranium deposit in the world. Operated and majority-owned by Cameco Corporation, Cigar Lake is expected to eventually provide more than 10% of the world's mined uranium. But to extract the uranium ore, Cameco has to overcome significant technical ...


    By Petersen Products Company

  • Indestructible Pumps for Clean Water

    Sulzer pumps are used in the production of drinking water in many cities around the world. The special qualities that these pumps possess can be seen at the Zurich Municipal Water Utility. There, the operators have to cope with rising land and energy prices and a challenging topography. A small water flea plays a major role in Zurich. It swims around in a container of drinking water with some of ...


    By Sulzer

  • ELECTRONIC WATER TREATMENT REDUCES FOULING AND CORROSION IN PIPELINES

    Increasing pressure loss in the pipeline is often caused by scale corrosion or product fouling of the internal surfaces. This condition slows transmission and distribution capacity, and can require more than just routine maintenance if it remains unaddressed. Interior corrosion, fouling and leakage in pipeline systems will adversely impact bottom-line operations. ...

  • Electronic water treatment reduces fouling in heat exchangers

    The deposition of material on heat transfer surfaces is called fouling which significantly impacts on the thermal and mechanical performance of heat exchangers. Fouling increases the overall thermal resistance and lowers the overall heat transfer coefficient of heat exchangers as well as impeding fluid flow, accelerating corrosion and increasing pressure drop across the heat ...

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