In-Service Pipe Inspection No Problem for IM3™ Technology

Priscilla Johnson

Content Marketing Lead

Do pipelines need to be inactive or offline in order to perform a remote visual inspection?

Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to participate in a webinar hosted by ASME on inspection robots for pipeline leaks. Wes Kirkland, Director of US Field Sales Operations for Eddyfi Technologies, reported that the audience was very interactive, and time ran out before all the great questions submitted could be answered. We look forward to addressing these questions on our blog (subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss it) and invite you to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff for more information. If you’re interested in viewing a recording of this webinar, visit here.

One of the questions asked was whether pipelines need to be inactive in order to perform a remote visual inspection (RVI). Inuktun’s Versatrax™ line-up of pipe crawlers have been designed and built to perform in-service inspections in some of the most inhospitable and restrictive environments found across several industries. Check out this OnSpec Custom Solution that was designed to operate in environments up to 16 bar or 230 PSI for under pressure mains inspections. A similar real-world example features the inspection of a fully submerged water intake tunnel. And, outside of pipelines, an in-service tank can be seen being evaluated here. We don’t have systems certified to operate in live gas pipelines or explosive atmospheres yet – but be sure to check back with us later this year for more exciting developments!

IM3™ technology saves operators and owners time and money by providing a safe and efficient robotic solution for the inspection of pipelines, tanks, pressure vessels, and other assets without going offline. Contact us to learn more about operational efficiency gains with the incorporation of inspection robots and cameras in your operations today.