Inuktun Sighting #62: Watch Your Water Intake

Despite the presence of the sludge like substance, 675 metres of the pipe were inspected with the crawler.
— David Gosselin, Project Engineer of GAME Trenchless Consultants

No, this post is not about the ubiquitous yet unscientific reports that say you need to drink eight (8) glasses of water a day. Just like people, though, the pulp and paper industry needs water to survive. So when Port Hawkesbury Paper had a problem with water flow in their intake line they called our good friends at GAME Trenchless Consultants. As a consulting engineering firm specialized in providing condition assessment and trenchless rehabilitation of water mains, GAME was the perfect company to assess the problem; they evaluated the situation and identified the Versatrax 300™ (VT300) long range crawler as the ideal inspection tool. With more than two (2) kilometres of umbilical cable and a Spectrum 120HD™ PTZ camera, the VT300 can be used to inspect long sections of pipe as small as 12 inches in diameter.

“Upon depressurization, we quickly identified the primary source of the issue as being the accumulation of organic substance on the pipe wall,” explained David Gosselin, Project Engineer of GAME Trenchless Consultants. “Despite the presence of the sludge like substance, 675 metres of the pipe were inspected with the crawler.”

Question answered. Problem solved. Thanks to the VT300. Interested in renting the Versatrax 300™ for your own remote inspection challenge? Contact our expert team for more info. And while you’re at it, send us your own #InuktunInTheWild sightings to be featured here!