Thursday, March 22, 2018

The PICA HydroScope: Helping You Prevent Water Main Corrosion

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At PICA Corp, we have been performing condition assessments of pipelines throughout North America for over 10 years. We specialize in providing our clients with top-notch technology to provide accurate, reliable "remaining wall thickness" measurements for the full pipeline length inspected. We are proud to take the opportunity to share with you one of the latest additions to our technology portfolio, the PICA HydraSnake (part of the SeeSnake family of non-destructive inspection tools).

Our HydraSnake is the world’s first and only field-proven inline inspection Tool for evaluation of cast and ductile iron water mains: with access to the water main provided by fire hydrants. Our team created the tool to address the constant, urgent need for cost-effective management of water distribution infrastructure. The technology provides direct measurements of pipe wall thickness, detects graphitic corrosion (aka "graphitization"), pitting, cracking and erosion. Asset management benefits of the unit include:

  • Identifying "high-risk of failure" locations
  • Helps you avoid relining or replacing serviceable pipes prematurely
  • Provides information for alternative rehabilitation methods
  • Detects through hole locations (leaks)

This one of a kind tool is easy to access through hydrants or tee adaptors, utilizes a non-contact electromagnetic method for wet or dry lines, and is highly sensitive to both internal or external flaws. We are proud to offer reliable, cost-effective solutions to our clients. The PICA HydroScope is another valuable tool that joins our menu of inspection and rehabilitation technologies. Contact us now to learn how the HyraSnake can help you keep your water mains in top shape.