Choose PICA for the Inspection of Your Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipes

Are you aware of the condition of your PCCP (prestressed concrete cylinder pipe)? If not, PICA is here to help! At PICA, our team is committed to helping municipalities, industrial companies, and pipeline owners worldwide understand the condition of their pipelines. Our state-of-the-art in-line inspection tools can provide precise and accurate information regarding the condition of your pipelines. That way, you can make informed decisions regarding repairing, rehabilitation, or replacing your pipes. Keep reading to learn more about the tools PICA uses to inspect PCCP. 

PICA is Your Source for Water Main Condition Assessments and More!

PCCP condition assessment services from PICA Corp.

Large-diameter prestressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) are the most common means of transporting raw water, potable water and waste water over long distances in large volumes. Across North America, in particular, these types of pipelines make up critical infrastructure for municipalities and industrial companies alike. Despite being a highly robust and durable pipe type, PCCP lines still require routine condition assessments to ensure they are free from wire breaks and corrosion damage.

Pipeline Inspection and Condition Analysis: Can Your Lines Pass an Inspection?

Pipeline Inspection and Condition Analysis: Can Your Lines Pass a "FFS" Inspection?

Do you know the last time your water mains, wastewater, raw water, fire water or other pipelines were inspected? Routine pipeline inspections are the best way to prevent the risk of unexpected failures and interruption of service and to determine if your pipeline is "FFS" (Fit for Service). By knowing the condition of your pipelines, and whether or not corrosion has taken root, you can make better-informed decisions regarding the maintenance and repair of your lines. At PICA Corp, our highly experienced team of technicians can assist you with analyzing the condition of your pipelines. Below we'll cover where pipeline corrosion comes from, and the many pipeline inspection tools PICA utilizes to determine the condition of your pipelines. Continue reading to find out more!

PICA's Bracelet Probe; A New Frontier in Non-Destructive Testing

If your pipelines were to be inspected today, what would the inspection reveal? Pipelines fail due to corrosion, erosion, cracking and third party damage, all of which are invisible unless the pipes are uncovered and non-destructive testing (NDT) is performed on them. One very effective form of NDT that is performed from outside the pipe is electromagnetic (EM) testing. PICA's EM technology is embodied in its Bare Pipe Bracelet Probe (BP2). The BP is particularly effective in detecting ID corrosion on force mains caused by H2S damage.

Continue reading to find out how the BP from PICA can help avoid costly pipe failures and sink holes.

Why Choose PICA for Your CCTV Water Pipeline Inspections

As a municipality, ensuring that your water mains are in good operating condition is crucial. Every year countless water line failures cost corporations and municipalities millions of dollars in damages. What is the best way to avoid these costly failures? Regular pipeline inspections by a trusted condition assessment team like PICA Corp. For decades PICA has been a world leader in non-destructive CCTV pipe inspections. Below we'll discuss why you should partner with PICA for your next pipe inspection, why inspections are vital, and more about CCTV pipe inspections. Continue reading to learn more!