PICA finds a corroded through elbow for a Windsor Casino
PICA's Recon+ leak detection device detected and accurately located a leak in a heating loop between buildings at a Windsor, Ontario, Casino in December 2020. A failed coating had allowed ground water to corrode through a 12" elbow.
The consequences of Large Diameter Pipe failure
Do you know the major risks and consequences of a large diameter pipe failure?
Each day, thousands upon thousands of gallons of water are transported across counties and municipalities via large diameter pipes worldwide. As one of our most important resources, these water networks play a vital role in ensuring millions of people have access to fresh water, as well as a safe and dependable way to transport raw and wastewater materials. When working properly, large diameter pipes perform this function flawlessly, standing up to the demands of constant transport, and staying tough for years. However, should a large diameter pipe become compromised by corrosion or other forms of degradation there is a significant risk at play, especially if this damage is left undetected long enough for a full or partial failure to occur. Water main breaks can cause millions of dollars worth of damage to the surrounding area in record time, and result in serious hardships for the local community such as traffic shutdowns, property damage, and more.
Are you on the hunt for convenient inline pipe inspection tools that make it easy to take stock of the conditions of your lines with minimal disruption to your operations? PICA corp. is proud to partner with INGU to offer the perfect solution for your leak detection needs. Designed to pack big capabilities into a small size, Ingu’s line of Recon+ ("Pipers") technology makes it easier than ever to inspect your lines with confidence. Learn more about inline inspection with PICA below!
Are your water mains up to date with the best practices and inspection standards? With countless water line failures costing corporations millions of dollars each year, the risks of neglecting routine maintenance and inspection are far too great to ignore. For nearly 30 years, PICA Corp has been a world leader in non-destructive CCTV pipeline evaluations. Learn more about the benefits of regular inspection, as well as our services, below.
As one of the most depended on resources in the transport of water and wastewater, large diameter Prestressed Concrete Cylinder pipes (PCCP) pipes make up a large portion of highly critical pipelines running throughout North America. Constructed with a cement-lined thin steel cylinder, PCCP pipes rely on high-tensile-strength, helically wound wires to provide structural strength and prevent bursts.