Multi-Sensor Inspection (MSI) Techniques Transform Asset Condition Data and Analysis
Modern software reveals what is overlooked by even the most advanced sensors
Highly-advanced engineering and data visualization team up to help pipeline owners synthesize different critical factors. Accumulation of sediment, deformation and positioning, as well as wall thinning are each incomplete measurements of the system.
Captured separately, they only measure the present. Captured together, they allow you to understand the past and plan for the future.
These insights help to save money, time, and could mean avoiding catastrophic failures.
Think you know your pipes? Find out what a single layer of data could never see.
RedZone Robotics is a global leader in creating multi-sensor inspection tools and pioneers its application across industries
RedZone Robotics was founded in 1987 to assess conditions for NASA and the Department of Energy. In 1999 we inspected the damaged reactor in Chernobyl.
In 2004 RedZone developed MSI technology for the City of Pittsburgh to assess large pipelines and continues to lead the global industry in advancing autonomous hardware.
RedZone develops the software to synchronize data within a municipal system. The historical data of all sensors informs investment, workforce planning, and modeling changes.
Go Beyond Locating Sediment and Measuring Volume: MSI Data Models Flow to Plan Sediment Removal
Sonar measures debris and sediment below the flow, providing insight to the typically “unseen”. In larger diameter pipes, this debris can often inhibit flow, creating potential issues and loss in capacity.
By quantifying these debris depths, a system owner has a better understanding of how much debris exists within a line, and where this debris is located. This aides in budget planning and managing any maintenance work that is required.
MSI Assesses Corrosion Above and Below Water and Can Track Pipe Thinning Over Time
In larger diameter pipes, Conventional CCTV can be limited in its ability to measure deterioration and corrosion in the pipe wall. By incorporating a laser sensor above the flow, internal measurements of the diameter or shape of the pipe can be made.
Once these measurements are compared to record drawings or as-builts, deviations can be determined. This results in a wall loss measurement providing insight into Remaining Useful Life. Subsequent laser inspections can then be performed for a time-based analysis: an ability to measure the rate of change and predict potential failures.
Using laser or LiDAR, ovality can be calculated throughout the length of the pipe.
Ovality is measured by comparing the minimum and maximum diameters inside a pipe. The more out-of-round a pipe becomes, the greater the reduction in its remaining useful life.
Multi-sensor inspection is also recognized as best practice for measuring ovality post flexible pipe installations, whether new or rehabilitated.
MSI: Assessment Services
Collecting and Analyzing Multi-sensor Inspection Data
For more information on RedZone’s technology or services, contact your local RedZone representative.