Pre-emptive Signs of Pipeline Failure

Best practices for the management of buried assets

Spring has sprung, and as temperatures rapidly fluctuate, water mains across North America are at increased risk for leaks, cracks, and sudden failures. Frost coming out of the ground and increased moisture in the soil presents a double threat to mainlines that may be moved around by the melting and have their outer coating against corrosion compromised. If left undetected soil-side corrosion puts cities at risk of leaks and catastrophic failure. As one of North America’s leading providers of water line inspection, PICA Corp has compiled a shortlist of what to stay on the look out for when it comes to spotting the early signs of pipe failure. Read on to learn more!

See Beneath the Surface With GPR

GPR: your 3D vision into concrete slabs

Do you know the benefits of Ground Penetrating Radar? As one of the newer additions to NDT surveying, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) has made significant strides in assisting with the clear evaluation of concrete slabs, as well as conducting analysis of subsurface objects. GPR is highly accurate, cost-effective, and is able to provide comprehensive results that clearly identify hidden objects such as power lines, heating tubes, rebar, and post-tension cables. Russell NDE is proud to integrate GPR surveying into our existing non-destructive testing methods. Learn more about the benefits of ground-penetrating radar as well as partnering with Russell NDE for your concrete slab surveying needs!

Lined Pipeline Inspection Solutions: Russell NDE Systems Inc.

Did you know that pipelines carrying Oil and Gas are the most reliable form of transportation of these products? Why? Because the O&G industry spends millions of dollars every year inspecting their pipelines for degradation. All materials will degrade over time, but with NDT inspection and surgical repairs you can avoid 99% of the risk of failure of a high-pressure O&G pipeline.

Russell NDE Systems: Your Source For Ultrasonic Flaw Detection

iSonic model 3510 from Russell NDE Systems Inc.

In need of NDT solutions you can trust? As an award-winning manufacturer and supplier of top NDT equipment, Russell NDE systems is proud to offer our clients around the globe access to solutions that you can depend on when it matters most. From the products we produce right out of our Edmonton, Alberta headquarters to maintaining close connections with fellow industry leaders like Sonotron NDT, you can count on Russell NDE to be your first choice provider for all things NDT. Among our inventory, you’ll find some of the most innovative and reliable solutions for the safe inspection of pipelines, boiler tubes, tanks and pressure vessels, and more, including Sonotron’s ISONIC 3510. Learn more about this innovative ultrasonic flaw detection technology below!