The transportation of drinking water and wastewater is vital for numerous municipalities and industries. Ensuring the pipes that carry that water are in prime condition is critical for the safety of local communities, workers, and businesses. An unexpected pipe failure can spell disaster for your operations. The best way to prevent an unexpected pipeline failure is to perform regular inspections with a trustworthy and reliable provider like PICA Corp. Below, we will discuss why pipeline inspections are critical for your business and the many industries PICA Corp. services. Continue reading to find out more!
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.
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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.