Inuktun Sighting #145: Versatrax 150™ for Pipe Inspection and Abandonment

Priscilla Johnson

Content Marketing Lead

This #InuktunInTheWild sighting features the Inuktun Versatrax 150™ (VT150) pipe inspection vehicle, an OnDemand Specialty System that can adapt to varying requirements across a range of industries. Available with up to 1,000 metres (or 3,300 feet) of tether and options for entry into pipes as small as 150 millimetres (or 6 inches), the VT150 offers a capability not typically found in the remote visual inspection (RVI) robots market.

ProFoam, a Louisiana-based service provider offering internal pipe inspection and abandonment services, trusts the Inuktun VT150 to transport their chemical processing system and provide maximum performance in remote reaches. Their unique technology is designed for the safe and efficient application of plural component polyurethanes and polyurea.

ProFoam’s Versatrax 150™ ‘spraybot’ offers advanced capabilities including applying foam in abandoned pipe. With the onboard Spectrum 90™ PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) inspection camera and proprietary Inuktun control software, ICON™, production is viewed remotely in real time; video copies are provided to clients for a visual record and verification of work performed.

Check out their website for a video of a pipe being filled with foam by means of their Versatrax 150™ ‘spraybot’, and take a look at this article, Robotics System Plugs Decommissioned Pipelines with Rigid Urethane Foam, for a closer look.

Given the IM3™ (Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular) nature of the Versatrax 150™ robotic inspection crawler, it can easily integrate nondestructive testing (NDT) sensors, laser profilers, retrieval tools, sonar – and so much more. With a remotely operated camera/sensor raise motor, the system offers highly detailed inspections of even the most challenging pipelines.

For more information on Eddyfi Technologies' long distance Inuktun pipe inspection vehicles, contact us today. Don’t forget to submit your own #InuktunInTheWild sightings to the editor for a chance to be featured on our blog!

Let's Talk!