PipeDiver ® Pipeline Inspection Technology

WRc uses PipeDiver for condition assessment and repair planning of prestressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) and metallic pipelines such as ductile iron and steel.

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Reliable condition assessment

WRc have broadened our suite of pipeline inspection tools to include other leading platforms such as PipeDiver® and SmartBall® from Pure Technologies (Xylem).

PipeDiver® is a free-swimming, high-resolution pipe inspection tool. Trusted by utilities all over the world, it has been deployed on over 1000km of critical large-diameter inspections.

Not only does it operate while the pipeline remains in service, it is capable of inspecting the condition of over 40km in a single deployment. Inserted and extracted under pressure through a 300mm tapping, PipeDiver can be used in pipe diameters from 300mm - 3000mm.

This inspection technology provides high resolution pipe wall analysis and enables remaining life assessment for metallic and prestressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) mains, as well as wire break detection for PCCP.

Solutions provided:

  • Condition assessment on a range of pipe materials 
  • Pinpoint areas of distress to aid repair planning
  • Identify PCCP wire breaks
  • Locate and detect areas of corrosion in metallic pipes

Networks covered:

  • Raw water pipeline
  • Trunk mains
  • Industrial
  • Pumped rising mains

PipeDiver®

PipeDiver® is a free-swimming, high-resolution pipe inspection tool for large-diameter pipe inspections. Not only does it operate while the pipeline remains in service, it is capable of inspecting the condition of 40km or more in a single deployment.

Sahara®

Sahara® is a highly accurate tethered inspection tool used for pin-pointing leaks and carrying out pipeline condition assessment in real time while the pipeline is in service. The tool can be used in potable water trunk mains, raw water mains, waste water rising mains and sewers.

SmartBall®

SmartBall® is one of the world’s most trusted inspection technologies. It is a free-flowing (rolling) inspection tool that can be deployed for long distances, while the pipeline remains in service, thereby avoiding customer disruption.

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Anthony Bond

Technical Manager

Anthony works closely with clients to advise on the most appropriate techniques to utilise in order to inspect assets. He specialises in implementing innovative, new inspection techniques and solutions. Anthony is responsible for investigating and developing new inspection techniques, and adapting trusted technologies for specific client applications. He is involved in initial testing under field survey conditions, as well as ensuring field operators are competently trained in new techniques.