Elevate Your Water Pipeline Inspection with INGU Pipers and PICA Corp
Monday, April 18, 2022

Elevate Your Water Pipeline Inspection with INGU Pipers and PICA Corp

Water and wastewater pipeline inspection remains a significant challenge across numerous industries and sectors. Whether it's municipalities, firewater systems, national parks, power plants, or other industrial operations, proper maintenance and inspection procedures can save millions in repairs and downtime. It's not always easy: approximately 40% of the world's water pipelines are difficult to inspect due to their small diameter, internal deposits or challenging access. As a result the ravages of corrosion, leaks, gas pockets, deposits, and other issues often go undetected, which can result in unexpected downtime and costly reactive repairs.

However, modern NDT technology is making it more cost-effective than ever to conduct in-line inspections for water and waste water mains. PICA Corp, in partnership with INGU, is proud to offer next-generation "Pipers" that deliver high-accuracy inspections with minimal disruption to active pipelines. Read on to learn more about in-line inspections using this ground-breaking technology.

Rapid, Reliable Inspections in Any Line

One of the biggest challenges operations face with water line inspection is finding an accurate inspection tool that can navigate small-diameter openings, elbows, and other structural obstacles. Even if a suitable tool can be found, the downtime typically associated with getting the Tool into the line can make it difficult to justify.

INGU Pipers have been meticulously designed and engineered to address these challenges, effectively putting much of the complex technology of larger In-Line Inspection Tools inside a unit roughly the size of a tennis ball. Capable of operating in an active line, INGU Pipers allow operations to maintain 100% uptime while conducting thorough, accurate multi-sensor surveys at the normal flow rate of the line.

Other key features and specifications include:

  • 2.8" diameter, making it suitable for nearly any line.
  • Up to 50 bar (775 PSI) pressure resistance.
  • 10°C-60°C (0°F-140°F) operating temperature range.
  • 24 hr runtime.
  • NSF-61 certified for potable water mains.
  • Ideal for condition assessment, leak detection, pressure sensing and deposit location, magnetic feature identification, and IMU for position and isometry.
  • Can be run by your own personnel or PICA will run them for you.

Complete NDT Solutions with PICA Corp

At PICA Corp, we believe that Good Decisions Start with Good Information. That's why we strive to provide North American pipeline operators with the tools and inspection expertise to manage their operations with confidence. Through our own technology and partnerships with Alberta innovators like INGU, we're ready to equip your operation with comprehensive solutions to any pipeline inspection challenge.

Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive solutions for water line inspection and testing.


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