Robotic Pipeline Inspection | Robotics

By: Pure Technologies  09-12-2011
Keywords: Water And Wastewater, Prestressed Concrete, Concrete Cylinder Pipe

Modular remotely-operated robotic vehicles for inspecting virtually any water or wastewater pipeline applications

PureRobotics uses powerful modular robotic pipeline inspection systems that can be configured to inspect virtually any pipe application 12-inches (30.5 centimeters) and larger. Capable of performing multi-sensor inspections in dry pipe or while submerged, the PureRobotics pipeline inspection system has a range of up to 3 miles (5 kilometers) from a single access point.

How it Works

PureRobotics pipeline inspection systems are remotely-operated tracked vehicles tethered by a fiber optic cable. The inspection system consists of a modular, long-range, multi-sensor vehicle that is capable of providing a wide variety of high quality data, including:

  • High definition digital pan-tilt-zoom closed circuit television (CCTV)
  • High speed profiling SONAR designed specifically for pipeline inspection
  • Laser profiling with 3D reporting capabilities
  • P-Wave® electromagnetic sensors for assessing the structural integrity of prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP)
  • Additional sensors or technologies can be integrated based on customer requirements

Why Use PureRobotics Pipeline Inspection System?

  • Capable of performing short and long-range inspections under various operating conditions
  • Ideal for water and wastewater applications
  • Applicable to a variety of pipeline environments
  • No need for manned entry and no requirements to de-water
  • Maximum speeds of nearly 40 feet/minute allow for advanced inspection in an efficient manner
  • Capable of performing high definition CCTV and SONAR inspections using a tracked robotic crawler or a floatation system

Featured Project

Pure Technologies (Pure) was contracted to provide a robotic inspection of a critical 24-inch prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) transmission line for the for the City of Rockville’s Department of Public Works (DPW). The City’s single 10 mile-long transmission main system traverses from the Potomac River to the Rockville city limits before branching off into the distribution network.

Keywords: Concrete Cylinder Pipe, Prestressed Concrete, Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe, Water And Wastewater,

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