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Safeguarding Your Pipelines: The Power of PICA's State-of-the-Art Inspection Tools
Friday, August 4, 2023

Safeguarding Your Pipelines: The Power of PICA's State-of-the-Art Inspection Tools

Ensuring the integrity and safety of pipelines and water mains is critical for industries and municipalities. Regular and comprehensive inspections are essential for identifying defects and anomalies that could lead to costly failures or catastrophic environmental hazards. 

As a leader in pipeline inspections, PICA Corp. has been at the forefront of water main and pipeline integrity for years. PICA's state-of-the-art inspection tools have earned a reputation for delivering unrivalled accuracy and reliability. Next, we will explore the power of PICA's cutting-edge inspection tools and offer a sneak peek at our newest innovation– the Navigator Mark-2. Continue reading to learn more!

The Need for Advanced Inspection Tools

Pipelines are the lifeline of countless industries. But, over time, water mains, raw water, fire water, and slurry pipelines face various challenges, including internal and external corrosion, cracking, erosion, and other structural issues. Identifying these issues early and accurately is critical to preventing catastrophic failures and ensuring the longevity of the water mains and pipeline infrastructure. 

Since the early 1990s, PICA has been a trusted name in the industry, providing pipeline inspection and condition assessment services across countless communities. With an unyielding commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, PICA has consistently raised the bar in pipeline inspection technology.

The Power of PICA's State-of-the-Art Inspection Tools

PICA's pipeline inspection tools are designed to cater to a wide range of pipeline and water main conditions and challenges. Some of the primary tools our team uses include:

  • Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Inspection Tools: PICA's CCTV inspection tools offer a direct visual assessment of the pipeline's interior. With high-resolution cameras, these tools capture real-time video footage, allowing our inspectors to identify defects, cracks, and other issues not visible from the outside.
  • Remote Field Technology (RFT) Tools: PICA's RFT tools utilize electromagnetic techniques to inspect ferrous pipelines. These tools can detect corrosion and metal loss under various liner types, providing valuable data for condition assessment and maintenance planning.
  • Restricted Access Flexible Tools (RAFT): PICA's SeeSnake RAFT tools are designed to navigate through pipelines and provide real-time data collection. These advanced pipeline inspection tools can access challenging water mains and conduct inspections in confined spaces, reducing the need for costly excavations.

At PICA, our pipeline inspection tools are not just about data collection; they also excel in data analysis. Advanced algorithms and software help our inspectors interpret the data, allowing your engineers and technicians to make informed decisions regarding maintenance, repair, or replacements.

Introducing the Navigator Mark-2: PICA's Newest Innovation

As part of our ongoing commitment to innovation, PICA has recently introduced our newest inspection tool– the Navigator Mark-2. The Navigator Mark-2 will be a game changer for potable water mains, wastewater mains, and disposal water line inspections. This new acoustic sphere screening tool utilizes cutting-edge technologies and advanced sensors to provide greater detail in pipeline condition assessments. Preliminary Specifications are as follows:

  • Leaks and gas pocket detection
  • Pressure profile logging
  • Magnetic features on non-magnetic pipelines
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Your Source for Enhanced Pipeline Inspections

Safeguarding pipelines and water mains and ensuring their integrity requires industry-leading inspection tools. With a history of excellence and a relentless commitment to innovation, PICA's state-of-the-art inspection tools offer unparalleled accuracy, efficiency and safety. Moreover, with the forthcoming release of the Navigator Mark-2, PICA is set to raise the bar even further, revolutionizing the way pipelines are inspected.

Contact PICA Corp today to learn more about the upcoming Navigator Mark-2 and our pipeline inspection services!


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