From drinking water to crude oil, sewage to radioactive material, pipelines are used around the world to transport a variety of contents every day. It’s no secret that millions of miles of pipeline infrastructure are operating beyond their intended design life with no, or very limited, condition information. Prone to damage by corrosion, cracking and potential design flaws, pipelines require regular remote visual inspection to help ensure structural integrity and regulation compliance as well as verify the remaining useful life of infrastructure.
Whether identifying surface indications to locating undiscovered buried piping segments, our robotic camera and crawler systems are able to identify specific areas that require further investigation. This includes leak detection, pipe wall assessment, and weld integrity. With a baseline condition from inspection, operators and owners can make informed decisions for immediate renewal and preventative maintenance, allowing them to effectively manage their assets through re-inspection and future capital planning.