Inuktun Sighting #93: Pipe Inspection Crawler Keeps Its Cool in Alaska

You may recall an #InuktunInTheWild sighting showcasing the Versatrax 150™ being transported by helicopter to perform an inspection in the remote valley of the Chugach mountains near Anchorage, Alaska (Doesn’t ring a bell? Check out the post here). Today we share a rare sighting of the Multi-Mission Modular (IM3™) technology in the work environment.

Chugach Electric Association rented a Versatrax 150™ pipe inspection vehicle from our Houston based office, Inuktun InCommand Robotics, LLC. The ideal robotic crawler to assess the condition of a 76 centimetre (30 inch) diameter siphon line more than 365 metres (1,200 feet) long, the Versatrax 150™ had to overcome freezing temperatures and the slippery walls of the HDPE pipe. Built on the IM3 platform, low durometer belts were adapted to the Minitracs™ to ensure traction and the successful inspection.

Versatrax 150™

As the pictures indicate, the Versatrax 150™ kept its cool while inspecting the Stetson River siphon outlet at Cooper Lake in Alaska. The Chugach team commented on the reliable performance of the remote inspection crawler while overcoming the challenging environment within the pipeline.

We’d love to see your own #InuktunInTheWild sightings; submit your content to be featured on Inuktun’s blog, on TRACK. Interested in renting or purchasing your own workhorse for your inspection challenge? Our team is happy to help and always just a phone call or e-mail away.