INSPECT Before The UNEXPECTED
Updated: May 27, 2021
With the pipeline industry booming and the technological era amidst us, it’s best to keep up with the latest advances. Design and development engineers are at the forefront of non-destructive testing, CCTV and acoustic technologies that provide pipeline assessment, inspection and non-invasive rehabilitation solutions to renew pipes in place without removing the existing system. Together, regular assessment and rehabilitation helps to ensure pipe systems are functioning efficiently and safely.
Pipeline assessment, inspection and rehabilitation is ideal for those who want to be proactive and find the best way to prioritize for renewing systems and managing assets, while ensuring the health and safety of workers, as well as the general public. Pipelines span for miles and are constantly working to deliver natural resources to homes and businesses across the globe. Mismanaging a system can come with many repercussions, and ignoring the current state of pipelines is not an option. This is where assessment, inspection and rehabilitation solutions come in to play. On the inspection and assessment side, you can investigate pipe wall conditions, material validation, sediment issues, blockages, contamination and quality issues, and life expectancy of the pipe. With rehabilitation, if something interferes with the performance of the system, the option of renewing the existing system without digging or destruction is available.
When a system is in need of repair for any number of reasons, including corrosion and pinhole leaks, The epoxy barrier coating is available to rehabilitate the system in place. These coatings can be applied through existing access points, like the inspection devices. The process provides a strong barrier coating inside pressurized pipe systems with diameters ranging from 1/2” to 12.” Epoxy lining is a long-term, preventative solution to leaks, breaks, blockages and erosion, and it maintains flow. By developing a comprehensive plan with pipeline assessment and inspection technologies to ensure optimal performance, pipeline and utilities companies can rest assured that their systems are performing their best.
By: Alyscia Sutch