Inuktun Sighting #145: Versatrax 150™ Mark II for Pipe Inspection and Abandonment

This week’s #InuktunInTheWild sighting features the Versatrax 150™ Mark II pipe inspection vehicle, an OnDemand Specialty System that can adapt to varying requirements across a range of industries. Available with up to 1,000 metres (or 3,300 feet) of tether and options for entry into pipes as small as 150 millimetres (or 6 inches), the Mark II offers a capability not typically found in the remote visual inspection (RVI) robots’ market.

ProFoam, a Louisiana-based service provider offering internal pipe inspection and abandonment services, trusts Inuktun’s Mark II to transport their chemical processing system and provide maximum performance in remote reaches. Their unique technology is designed for the safe and efficient application of plural component polyurethanes and polyurea. ProFoam’s Versatrax 150™ Mark II ‘spraybot’ offers advanced capabilities including applying foam in abandoned pipe. With the onboard Spectrum 90™ PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) inspection camera and proprietary Inuktun control software, ICON™, production is viewed remotely in real time; video copies are provided to clients for a visual record and verification of work performed. Check out their website for a video of a pipe being filled with foam by means of their Versatrax 150™ Mark II ‘spraybot’.

Given the IM3™ (Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular) nature of the Versatrax 150™ Mark II robotic inspection crawler, it can easily integrate nondestructive testing (NDT) sensors, laser profilers, retrieval tools, sonar – and so much more. With a remotely operated camera/sensor raise motor, the system offers highly detailed inspections of even the most challenging pipelines.

For more information on Inuktun’s long distance pipe inspection vehicles, contact us today and see our Versatrax™ crawlers live on display at PPIM (Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference) taking place February 19-22 in Houston, Texas!

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