Sonar Pipeline Inspection

In the past, pipelines filled with murky water have been inspected due to the high cost and potential downtime involved with the process. Now, using high-resolution solar-units (which may be skid, float, or robotic tractor mounted) we can survey and fully assess pipelines, “10 to “120 in diameter, measuring the magnitude of any defects that may be present. This same concept allows our operators to measure debris and sediment depth in pipelines and shafts.

As the scanner is moved through the pipeline an indication of distance traveled is shown and recorded on the screen. Internal sensors monitor the attitude of the scanning device and is displayed as pitch and roll indicators in analogue and digital form on the screen to show the orientation of the unit.

Sonar profiling has proven useful in a variety of applications. Surcharged pipelines, siphons, river crossing and force mains can be inspected with confidence and without the costly, disruptive and sometimes impossible need for bypass pumping. Hard copy reports can be supplied, as well as electronic reports that can be opened in almost any computer-aided design software.