When it comes to performing structural integrity assessments in penstocks, inspectors are faced with a host of complications – pipes are typically very large and may include a lot of potential hazards that are difficult to detect. Plus, with usual time and budget constraints in play, reporting on the real-time condition of these aging assets can be a monumental challenge. Fortunately, Inuktun’s lineup of Versatrax™ robotic crawlers are up to the task! This week’s #InuktunInTheWild sighting is an example of how IM3™ (Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular) technology provides repeatable, actionable, meaningful, and preventive data for penstocks and other related critical infrastructure.
Inuktun’s Versatrax 150™ pipe inspection vehicle recently performed a remote visual inspection (RVI) of a long penstock to verify a repair performed. With an onboard Spectrum 90™ pan, tilt, zoom inspection camera, the Versatrax 150™ robotic crawler provides a close look at the condition of the asset including evaluation of weld seams and rivet heads noting corrosion, pitting, buckling or any observable changes in status. Given that this work was performed post-repair, the Versatrax 150™ was a key tool in providing evidence of the structural integrity of the penstock. Employing a robotic solution for RVI allows operators to establish baseline conditions, implement a documented monitoring plan, and create a maintenance and repair program for the increased efficiency of business operations. The Versatrax 150™ is a proven example of the ideal solution for reviewing condition, safety, and risks of existing penstocks and noting deficiencies for repair, rehabilitation or replacement – ultimately allowing operators to transform the future.
When it comes to the inspection of long penstocks, pipelines, tunnels, culverts and other confined spaces with a limited number of access points, consider the Versatrax 150™ robotic crawler up to the task. Contact our sales team to discuss how our IM3™ technology can save you time and money for your next structural integrity assessment!