Acoustic Inspection of Pipelines

OUR ACOUSTIC INSPECTION CAN TELL YOU WHEN AND WHERE TO CLEAN YOUR PIPES BEFORE BLOCKAGES AND OVERFLOWS OCCUR - SIMPLY BY LISTENING

 

KNOWING WHEN & WHERE TO CLEAN
Sewer overflows (SSOs) are most often caused by blockages resulting from a long-term buildup of roots, fats, oils, or grease within the pipe. Those overflows are a symptom of a defect. The problem is how to economically determine when and where to clean a particular pipe segment before a blockage and subsequent overflow occurs. The data collected is analyzed and ran through a stringent QA/QC process that eliminates any redundant and/or inaccurate testing completed in the field. Our acoustic inspection service can quickly provide collection system owners with valuable information that will help them prioritize their cleaning efforts. The end result is a low cost assessment that will increase efficiency while lowering operating costs.

WHAT IS AN ACOUSTIC INSPECTION?
An acoustic inspection is performed using two components – a transmitter and a receiver. The operator places the transmitter in a manhole and it transmits a sequence of tones through the air gap within the pipe. The receiver is placed in an adjacent manhole and it listens for degradation in tones it receives compared to those it should hear in a clean pipe. If a known sound signal transmitted through the pipe segment is degraded, the sophisticated signal processing algorithms are able to analyze the result in less than 3 minutes and provide a simple assessment of blockage with the pipe on a scale of zero to 10.

SAFE
It is safer to use than alternative technologies because it does not require confined space entry or physical contact with the flow.

BENEFITS
• Provides blockage assessment onsite in less than 3 minutes
• Economical
• Integrates seamlessly with GIS to develop TV work orders
• Eliminates unnecessary televising and cleaning
• Allows more efficient and cost-effective use of maintenance resources
• Works in all pipe geometries, with all types of pipe material, and across a wide variety of pipe diameters
• Can inspect over 50 pipe segments or approximately 2 miles of pipe per day
• Works in 6” to 12” diameters
• All work is completely guaranteed

Our Unmatched Guarantee: "You must be satisfied or you pay absolutely nothing for our services."

our advantages

Industry Leading Innovations

From the beginning, Carylon companies have thrived on the notion of innovation. They invented the first continuous rod, truck-mounted power rodder for cleaning sewers, developed the use of closed-circuit television for sewer line inspections, and pioneered the internal sealing of leaking sewers using pressure chemical grouting.

24/7/365 Response When Needed

Carylon companies were among the first to provide privatized disaster response; giving top priority to requests for assistance following any natural or man-made disaster. Our vast resource of men, equipment and experience have helped many disaster-stricken communities restore normalcy to the lives of their residents in the shortest time possible.

Our Unmatched Guarantee

Whether your project calls for the use of one man and one piece of equipment, or multi-disciplinary crews and a fleet of specialized equipment, we can do the job, and do it right. And, we don't just say we can - we guarantee it. All work is backed by a guarantee that is unmatched in the industry.