PIPE DIAGNOSTICS & CONDITION ASSESSMENT

Our teams of skilled engineers and operators can deliver a complete analysis of the condition of all pipeline infrastructure employing a comprehensive range of recognised technologies. We can accurately assess pipe condition and life expectancy and pinpoint the location of leaks and bursts. ORSCO (Pty) Ltd can provide clients with detailed data and information that supports defensible asset investment decisions. This helps our clients plan and prioritise works, optimise budgets, prevent future infrastructure failure and mitigate potential fines.

ORSCO (Pty) Ltd’s LDS1000 – Large Diameter System from AQUAM is a long-distance transmission main CCTV inspection and leak detection platform, designed for internal investigation and leak detection on pressurized pipelines. The system utilizes a light tri-sensor head incorporating a high-resolution digital camera, hydrophone and an internal sonde combined as a powerful platform for condition assessment, leak detection, mapping and locating. The device is designed to be inserted through existing access points or ‘hot taps’ with an internal diameter of 4” or greater and uses the flow within the pipe as the driver

Monitoring the real-time data captured by the camera and hydrophone sensor head allows the operator to understand internal pipework conditions and identify leaks.

LDS 1000

THE LDS1000 IS A LONG DISTANCE TRUNK MAIN LIVE CCTV INSPECTION AND LEAK DETECTION PLATFORM DESIGNED FOR INTERNAL INVESTIGATION AND LEAK DETECTION WORK IN LIVE PIPELINES.

The LDS1000 (Large Diameter System) is a long distance transmission main CCTV inspection and leak detection system designed for internal investigation and leak detection on pressurized pipelines. The system utilizes a light tri-sensor head incorporating a high resolution digital camera, hydrophone and an internal sonde combined as a powerful platform for condition assessment, leak detection, mapping and locating. The device is designed to be inserted through existing access points or ‘hot taps’ with an internal diameter of 2” or greater and uses the flow within the pipe as the driver. Parachute sizes (drogues) are selected based upon flow rates.

Drogues sit behind the tri-sensor camera head to ensure maximum visibility throughout surveys. The LDS1000 is capable of insertion into pressurized pipework up to 232psi and is reliably launched within 12” diameter pipelines and above with a flow rate as low as 1ft/s. The LDS1000 comes complete as a full package with training and all items required to implement the technology into any business. This technology will not be matched on reliability and performance and has been proven around the World. The system is compatible with JD7LiveFeed software for maximum data collection performance.

Identification & Verification of

Pipe Material Changes, Unknown Assets, Illegal Connections, Air Pockets, Visual Conditions and Leaks.

BENEFITS

  • Identifies pipe infrastructure at greatest risk of failure.
  • Enables more accurate targeting & prioritising of repair & maintenance.
  • Enables accurate calculation of life expectancy of pipelines.
  • Has zero impact on the service as it can be operated under live mains pressure.
  • Provides better quality data over a longer range than laboratory testing.
  • Identifies and locates leak infiltration.
  • Minimises excavation and street works.

ADVANTAGES

  • Condition assessment of pipe walls and pipe lining.
  • Valve verification & air pocket identification.
  • Assessment of tuberculation.
    Live mains survey up to 1km length.
    Survey large diameter pipelines with low/zero flow.
    Mapping of internal and external pitting and corrosion.
    Validation of pipe materials and wall thickness.
    Leak and burst detection.
    Location of blockages and faults.
    Inspection of pipe joints and fittings.

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