Every day we walk city streets with miles of pipe beneath them. These wastewater pipes are crucial infrastructure for communities and cities worldwide, but pose a distinct challenge in terms of maintenance and repair due to their subterranean locale. The solution – multi-sensor pipe inspection (MSI).
MSI provides the vital information needed to maintain and improve sewer infrastructure using a variety of sensor technologies to gather detailed infrastructure assessment data. This data allows asset managers to make critical infrastructure decisions based on the most complete system data available.
Curious how multi-sensor inspection could improve your asset management processes? We’ve laid out the top reasons why MSI should be your first choice when assessing your infrastructure.
Complete and detailed, quantitative multi-sensor pipe inspection data
MSI produces highly-detailed data that can be used to plan for the future of your infrastructure. In comparison to traditional, visual-only CCTV methods, MSI offers quantitative data gathered using multiple sensor technologies including CCTV, Laser, and Sonar, as well as more advanced sensor options, like gas, temperature, and IMU’s (positioning). Not only do RedZone’s MSI methods offer a variety of sensor choices, but also, standard and premium deliverable options. Standard reports include inspection videos, corrosion and ovality data, pipe cross sections, and debris depths and volumes. Premium reports can also include 3D models, virtual mandrels with bend radius and time-based analysis. By acquiring more advanced data, these premium options offer deeper insights into the overall condition of your pipes. Learn more about 2D and 3D LiDAR.
Establish a baseline condition report
How much do you really know about your pipes? MSI allows you to establish a baseline condition report that will inform your planning process and budget for years to come. Having the most robust and complete data available means that subsequent inspections can be compared to past data to establish wear and tear over time, allowing you to prioritize repairs and maintenance that need immediate attention. Read more about the importance of performing a baseline inspection.
The best value for your money
MSI offers the best return on your infrastructure investment. With the clearest, most concise data available, you receive actionable intelligence that allows you to make critical decisions regarding your system. In addition, MSI can be done prior to cleaning, which greatly reduces cleaning costs by knowing accurate debris volumes ahead of cleaning. A win-win situation for your total budget.
The cost of a traditional CCTV inspection is comparable to MSI when looking at the complete inspection picture. With RedZone’s inspect-to-clean methods, the money saved by inspecting 75% (on average) of a system, during the initial inspection phase, without cleaning, makes the slightly higher MSI deployment cost well worth the investment. It also supplies more complete data that can then be used to plan repairs and maintenance. Holistically viewing the inspection process and cost, rather than segmenting each phase, can lead to a total cost savings and better data at a lower cost.
Traditionally infrastructure assessment providers will clean and then inspect systems (known as clean-to-inspect), but RedZone’s multi-sensor technologies allow for approximately 75% of a system to be inspected before cleaning. Not only does this speed timelines, but it also leaves funding for additional repairs and maintenance, as well as a second round of inspection once the repair and maintenance have been complete. Leave money on the table so you can spend it where you really need it.
So, how well do you know your pipes?
If you wonder about what lies below and want clear, concise data to aid in your planning and budgeting processes, MSI holds the key to success. Let RedZone customize a multi-sensor inspection for your needs and get the answers to your critical infrastructure questions.