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How to start your CCTV pipeline inspection program
Thursday, August 20, 2020

How to start your CCTV pipeline inspection program

Are your pipes inline with best practices and inspection standards?

If it’s been a considerable period of time since the last inline inspection for your water main lines, you may be running the risk of operating with undetected damages and imminent failures. As one of North America’s leading providers of pipeline inspections and technologies, PICA Corp knows just how costly sudden breakages can be. Below, we’ll explore the benefits of preventative inspection, as well as CCTV evaluations. Read on to learn more.

Prevent To Protect

It’s no secret that every year, water mainline failures cost municipalities, operators, and even members of the surrounding communities millions of dollars in extensive damages. With ground water that contains salts and chemicals in contact with the pipe O.D., even the toughest of pipes begin to degrade over time. Using the right tools and a dedicated inspection schedule with a team like PICA’s, you can help mitigate such risks and ensure that your lines are safe and secure for the long term.

PICA Corp: Inspection Services When It Matters Most

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, PICA Corp has nearly three decades of experience partnering with customers throughout North America to meet their inspection needs. With a focus on electromagnetic technology, PICA's tools are contained in flexible, pressure sealed units that can be used for the inline inspection of ferritic pipelines (ductile, cast-iron, steel and concrete pressure pipe). PICA’s equipment can safely and efficiently identify corrosion pits, graphitic corrosion, signs of erosion, cracks, and more. Our inspection services are used in a wide variety of purposes, including the following industries:

  • Potable water
  • Wastewater
  • Raw water
  • Firewater
  • Slurry and sludge lines
  • Steel water well casings
  • Saltwater disposal lines, and more.

CCTV Inspection At PICA

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) inspections have become another important Tool in the PICA arsenal of pipeline inspection Tools.  We have IBAK crawlers and PTZ cameras that are suited for pipes in the range of 8" to 16" diameter; however, we have modified the IBAK to be able to inspect pipes as large as 60" (see photo).  For smaller pipes, PICA offers the IBAK Mini Lite push-rod camera.  It's excellent clarity and resolution have helped our customers detect blockages, cracked pipes, joint issues and stuck valves.  PICA is proud to offer comprehensive inspection services that help keep your pipes safe, protect your budget, and prevent disasters before they have the chance to start.

Learn more about our CCTV inspection services by contacting our team today!

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