Pipe Inspection Articles

  • Managing metallic pipe: a white paper on the significant developments in metallic pipe inspection approaches, services and technologies

    Traditionally, many utilities have been managing their aging metallic pipelines using a replacement approach, which prioritizes a pipe based on its age and failure history. While in some cases, pipe replacement is both financially defensible and necessary, age and failure history alone do not provide enough data to determine if replacement of a pipeline is necessary. In fact, the U.S. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Moulton niguel water district gets high marks for use of high resolution inspection technology on steel main

    When a critical pipeline in a populated residential area has a high consequence of failure, it makes sense to assess its condition with the highest resolution technology available. That’s the proactive route taken by Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD), which provides water, recycled water and wastewater service to approximately 170,000 people within its service ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Key Safety and Quality Practices for Industrial Fabrication

    Industrial fabrication requires an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. Industrial fabrication companies should thus utilize certain best practices to ensure that these standards are met every time with every unit that is shipped. Some keep areas of focus for maximizing safety and quality include certifications and standards, weld quality and selection, quality assurance and testing, and ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • City Of Vancouver Deploys Free-Swimming Tools For Successful Inline Inspection Of Pressurized Main

    With its Pacific Ocean entranceway and towering backdrop of snow-dusted mountains, it’s no wonder the City of Vancouver ranks among the most laid-back, beautiful cities in Canada, and indeed, the world. Water is in its blood. This spring the coastal seaport city retained the services of ...


    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

  • 5 Considerations for Choosing Pipe Bursting

    Homeowners who encounter sewer, drain, and water line problems often dread repairs not just because of the expense, but the major disruptions that they expect. Excavation, torn up lawns, and days of going without water are associated with traditional methods of repair. Fortunately, technology has made it possible to assess and fix pipes with minimal disruption by using a technique called pipe ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Expect The Unexpected During Inline Inspection Runs

    Over the past decade, several high profile oil and gas pipeline failures have shown that the consequences of a rupture can be extremely severe for both the environment and human life, and can result in billions of dollars in remediation costs. Because of all these negative consequences, governments have made it mandatory to conduct routine inspections on these assets to prevent catastrophic ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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

  • Integrity management: how direct assessment is improving pipeline inspection

    Oil and gas pipelines have been around for well over a century, and some of the earliest constructed are still in service today.  Although early pipelines were made of wood, and in the past few decades plastics and composite materials have increased in popularity, the vast majority of pipelines in service today are constructed with steel.  Like any pipe material, steel pipe has its ...


    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

  • Mini PipeDiver first: Milwaukee region uses electromagnetic technology on metallic force main inspection

    Milwaukee is a water hub, and not just because of its location along the shores of Lake Michigan, which holds 4.3 percent of the world’s supply of fresh drinking water. The City also boasts of global leadership in water technology, having won a U.S. Water Prize for innovative watershed-based approaches toward water sustainability. The City takes ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Better maintenance starts with better documentation

    OXIDIZER SERVICE SERIES: PART 1 Your oxidizer system is both a significant investment in - and a long term commitment to - environmental compliance. Part of properly servicing your oxidizer system is maintaining the design documentation associated with that system. In the oxidizer design world, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards are often viewed as good practice. However, not ...

  • New White Paper Explains How to Improve Safety Inspection of Pumped Food Lines

    A wide range of processed food passes through pipelines everyday, from meat and poultry to dairy products, and fruit and vegetables to confectionery. However, contamination detection in pumped products can prove challenging. Safeline X-ray's brand-new white paper entitled "Improving Food Safety Inspection of Pumped Products" explains how metal detection and x-ray pipeline inspection ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Accepted Inspection Methods of Process Sewers.

    During the process of refining there is discharge of hazardous waste, this coupled with aging pipeline infrastructure creates a potential where waste can leak into the environment posing catastrophic threats to life. Federal agencies such as the EPA are beginning to penalize refineries that do not take necessary measures of disposing their waste. These refineries are subject to ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Looking for Clues: Hamilton Demonstrates Value of Condition Assessment Program During Investigation of Critical Watermain

    In late 2015, the City of Hamilton, Pure Technologies (Pure) and Robinson Consultants worked together to perform an external investigation of a pipe section in the Woodward Greenhill Transmission Main (WGTM) to gain understanding of what was causing degradation in a specific geographical area. A 2014 condition assessment ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Pipe Wall Assessment

    After completing a preliminary analysis and preliminary force main survey, operators can begin to do complete a more thorough assessment of their force main inventory. In the third of four posts about wastewater force main management, we look at the most effective method of pipe wall ...


    By Pure Technologies

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