Inuktun Sighting #99: Inspecting the point of non-return valve


See what this OnSpec Custom Microtrac™ based crawler system saw during a recent water main inspection. The inspection robot owned by Utilities Support Engineering (USE) was employed for a survey to establish the presence of a non-return valve in the 500 millimetre (20 inch) cast iron water main in Arkley, United Kingdom.

Built for high pressure environments, the vehicle resembling a Versatrax 300™ long range pipe inspection crawler effortlessly performed the remote visual inspection (RVI) in four (4) bar water pressure. It was launched into the live water main using USE proprietary live main access technology. As you can see, the vehicle then travelled from the entry point towards a tee, a 15.1 metre (50 feet) distance. Video surveillance confirmed that a non-return valve was not present between the entry and tee. In case you missed it, USE was featured in a previous #InuktunInTheWild sighting demonstrating the OnSpec Custom Microtrac™ based crawler system’s ability to perform in a pressurized water main; check it out here.

Inuktun’s Versatrax™ pipe inspection vehicles thrive in the municipal water and sewer environments. For strategic, risk-based municipal asset management practices, our robotic crawler and inspection camera systems provide invaluable data collection. This includes remote video surveillance of cracks, fractures, holes and pipe defects; broken, collapsed and sagging pipes; separated pipe joints; leaks and infiltration; root penetration, blockages and other obstacles.

Trust our proven Multi-Mission Modular (IM3™) technology to help you see it for yourself! Contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff to learn about our robotic solutions for your RVI operations today.

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