Regular inspection is critical to maintaining any pipeline or piping system in the oil and gas industry. While exterior examinations can identify surface-level corrosion and dents, internal inspections can reveal hidden threats to your pipes and allow you to proactively address pipe distress before it causes failure. However, finding the right tools for in-line pipeline inspection can be challenging. While plenty of tools are available today, very few can give complete, accurate and timely information in the most demanding conditions.
Across all industries and sectors, water pipeline inspection remains a significant challenge for owners and operators. In addition to challenges posed by interrupting water service to conduct testing, approximately 40% of water pipelines are difficult to inspect due to small diameter pipes, internal deposits, and other obstacles. As a result, corrosion, leaks, gas pockets, deposits, and other issues often remain undetected, ultimately resulting in unexpected downtime and costly emergency repairs.
Around the world, PCCP pipe is used to transport both drinking and raw water safely and efficiently. Ensuring the integrity of these pipes is critical; a proactive maintenance and inspection plan is essential to identify and fix degradation, corrosion, breakages, and other potential hazards before they cause issues. An unexpected failure can lead to local flooding, service loss, mudslides, and other significant risks to crews, communities, roadways, and more.
Assess the internal condition of your Potable mains with PICA CCTV Inspections
Every day, water-distribution pipes transport billions of gallons of water to counties and municipalities across North America. Potable water is one of our most important resources; water networks play a vital role in ensuring millions of people can safely access the fresh water they need to live. Damage to these networks - specifically by corrosion and other forms of degradation - puts water supplies at risk, especially when the damage goes undetected long enough for a full or partial failure to occur. Water main breaks can cause millions of dollars worth of damage in a very short time, not to mention serious consequences for communities, including road closures, property damage, and flooding of basements.
Did you know that approximately 40% of the world’s pipelines are difficult to inspect due to their small diameter or challenging structure? Each year, countless pipelines throughout North America face significant damage due to missed inspection and maintenance. Leaks, gas pockets, deposits and other issues that plague lines can, and often do, go undetected, allowing them to propagate and eventually fail. If your water or wastewater mains lines are among the many that struggle to find a viable and affordable inspection tool, PICA, in partnership with INGU, is proud to offer a versatile in-line inspection solution that has you covered. Designed to provide high-quality inspections with minimal disruption to active pipelines, “Pipers” are one of the newest innovations on the NDT inspection market and pack a big punch in a tiny package. Learn more about in-line inspections using Pipers with PICA below!