Pipeline Diagnostics & Assessment

To get into tight spaces deep underground, Ace Pipe Cleaning deploys unique inspection technologies designed to identify indicators of distress in pipeline infrastructure. Our pipeline condition assessment technologies give the pipeline owner the critical intel they need to make smart risk/reward decisions about infrastructure renewal.

Assessment data includes:

  • Internal condition of the pipe
  • Structural defects
  • Leak detection
  • Tuberculation or encrustation
  • Operation of in-line valves

Our full suite of assessment technologies:

  • Live Water Main Insertion – Provides closed-circuit TV (CCTV) views using high-powered sondes in either tethered or free-flowing options to pinpoint location coordinates
    • Three-step process gets to the source of the leak:
      • Visual Assessment (CCTV)
      • Acoustic Leak Detection (Hydrophone)
      • Precise Location (Sonde)
  • CCTV Crawler – Crawls pipe ways to give an interior survey of pipeline condition
  • Digital Couponing – Assesses pipeline wall thickness without the need for excavation
  • External Wall Thickness Testing
    • Ultrasonic
    • Radiography
  • Coupon Extraction and Analysis – Provides material testing data
  • Transient Pressure Monitoring – Analyzes pipe wall fatigue
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping – Precise asset condition assessment mapping over long distances
  • GPS – Survey Grade
    • Accurate location surveys of hydrants, valves, alignment, defect, taps and sonde locations
    • X,Y,Z mapping of pipelines