Inuktun Sighting #11: TESRA S.A. Inspects Mine Pipeline with Versatrax 150™

Inuktun Sighting #11: TESRA S.A. Inspects Mine Pipeline with Versatrax 150™

High up in the mountains of Chile at 3,200 metres, three pipelines stretch from the Escondida mine all the way down to the port city of Antofagasta, 150 kilometres to the northwest.

These slurry lines are in operation 24/7, 365 days a year, stopping just once a week for a 12-hour window to inspect the internal HDPE liner.  And, to make things even more challenging, only one pipe can be out of service at a time and the largest ones are only nine inches in diameter.

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