Our friends at 2G Robotics recently published an article titled, ‘Deployment for Internal Pipe and Tunnel Inspections’ and recognized Inuktun’s Versatrax™ robotic crawler systems as an ideal transporter for their underwater laser scanners (ULS) – another example of the IM3™ (Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular) design approach in action.
When high accuracy underwater profiling is required, a stable platform is essential; Inuktun’s Versatrax 150™ and Versatrax 300™ pipe inspection vehicles are proven solutions that can endure hazardous environments and long distances (over 2 kilometres or 1.3 miles in a single run). Take just one example: Interactive Pipe Inspection (IPI) deployed their Versatrax 300™ long distance pipe inspection vehicle with a Spectrum 120™ pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) inspection camera and the 2G Robotics ULS-200 underwater laser scanner. According to Randy Wilkinson, IPI laser manager and project coordinator, “With this system IPI is able to inspect more than 6,000 feet of pipe in a single run, the first time this has been done in a municipal water system anywhere in the world using a high-resolution, 525-line CCTV camera fitted with an underwater laser. The Inuktun crawler and camera set up includes three onboard video cameras, multiple sensor options, and is operable in pipe with internal diameters as small as 12 inches.” Get more information on this case study here and here.
When it comes to building validation, pipe ovality measurement and anomaly inspection, 2G Robotics underwater laser scanners offer precise data inside pipes, and Inuktun’s robotic inspection crawler systems can get you where you need to go to get the whole picture. Contact us with your remote visual inspection (RVI) and nondestructive testing (NDT) requirements for a solution you can trust today!