Inuktun Sighting #89: The Versatrax 150™ at the local Watering Hole

NORWAY —

Today’s #InuktunInTheWild sighting comes from a county in Norway who saved thousands of euros in repair costs by employing Inuktun’s Multi-Mission Modular (IM3™) technology. A local water company recently approached Inuktun Europe’s Norwegian agent, PSO, looking for a solution to find the exact location of damage in a 900-millimetre (35.4 inch) diameter concrete pipe.

As the pipe was leaking, they believed they had some small cracks in need of repair but were unable to locate the problem area without a complete remote visual inspection inside the pipeline. Rehabilitation of the damaged pipe would involve pushing a new section of smaller diameter pipe inside the original, so high quality video footage of the internal conditions was paramount. Not only that, the data being collected was beyond a 400-millimetre-wide by 70-millimetre-deep gap in the pipe.

Enter the Versatrax 150™ (VT150) pipe inspection crawler. Capable of operating in a minimum pipe diameter of 300 millimetres (150mm when configured inline), this environment was a walk in the park crawl in the water pipe for the Inuktun workhorse who was effectively able to manoeuvre through the gap. A third party sonde integrated alongside the Spectrum 90™ PTZ inspection camera provided the location and depth of the breaches discovered in the concrete. The auxiliary 801 lights provided plenty of illumination inside the large and dark pipe, allowing the operator to find the faults in question quicker. The local water company was able to plan where to put the replacement pipe to repair the concrete, avoiding the excessive economic implications of a complete dig and replacement effort. Mission accomplished!

Saving dollars and making sense, Inuktun’s robotic camera and crawler systems are the ideal solution for your remote inspection and non-destructive testing challenges. Contact us to learn more today, and send us your own #InuktunInTheWild sightings to be featured on our blog!