Inuktun in the Municipal Water & Sewer Industry
Most of us never think about it, but almost every modern city, town and village has a network of sewer, storm drain and water pipe running right under our feet. Infiltration of tree roots, seismic activity, heavy road traffic and regular usage all cause damage that these pipe systems must endure; regular inspection and maintenance programs are critical to ensure ongoing effectiveness. And Inuktun’s IM3 technology can be part of the solution.
Our crawler systems are ideally suited to the challenges of inspecting municipal pipe, and they offer some capabilities that you just don’t find elsewhere. Not only can our systems go further (up to 2 kilometres/1.2 miles in a single run!), but they also come with options for sonar, laser profiling, chemical sensors, remote grippers, and more. Designed to operate in some of the most confined and inhospitable environments, Inuktun’s Multi-Mission Modular (IM3) technology can perform in-service inspections, often requiring no prior cleaning of pipelines. Some of our systems can even being utilized inside of live, pressurized water mains. For strategic, risk-based municipal asset management practices, our remote visual inspection systems can reliably report on:
- Cracks, fractures, holes and pipe defects
- Broken, collapsed and sagging pipes
- Separated pipe joints
- Leaks and infiltration
- Root penetration, blockages and other obstacles
With Inuktun’s innovative, modular technology and versatile design capability, integrating sensors and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) tools is a painless process. With proven options and accessories like lasers for feature measurement, ultrasonic testing probes for thickness readings, and manipulators for remote handling and retrieval operations, many challenges can be resolved right out of the box. But, when something more specialized is required, Inuktun has the personnel and the experience to incorporate almost any tool or sensor package.
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Real World Examples
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Rely on IM3 technology as a necessary component for structural integrity condition assessments in an era of infrastructure replacement. It is up to our municipalities to collect reliable data to ensure that investments are made in a timely matter to minimize future repairs and rehabilitation expenditures and effectively maintain civil assets.