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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What happens to the PIG after it has been through the pipeline?

It is disposed of and is no longer used.

What data do we get after an Acquaint inspection?

The inspection data can be delivered in the format requested by the customer, including excel, gis, shape, dfx, word, pdf etc… A topographic (GIS) layout with a corresponding user-friendly dashboard is also possible.

What kind of information is displayed in the report?

90% of all expected defects for the type of pipe, In addition to the exact location.

After an inspection, how long does it take until the report is delivered?

Around three weeks.

What is required for an inspection with the Acquarius?

Insertion & reception opening on the pipe and water pressure.

How long does an inspection run with the Acquarius take?

An inspection run can be performed at a maximum speed 0.5m/s.

How is the Acquarius composed?

The Acquarius consists of a flexible foam prop in which front and rear sensors and electronics are placed.

How is the Acquarius removed from the pipeline?

The Acquarius can be lifted out of the receiving pit or possibly through T-piece/manhole opening.

Can the Acquarius go through bends?

The Acquarius is even capable of traversing through sharp-angled bends.

Can the pipeline remain in operation during an inspection run?

Yes, during the inspection, the pipeline can operate as usual.


How many scans can be done with one battery charge?

Depends on the length of the scans; typically charging is not required during a day of scanning.

Can the PipeScanner inspect pipelines while the pipeline is still in operation?

Yes the PipeScanner can inspect a pipeline while it is in operation

Are there any coating thickness/surface preparation requirements for the PipeScanner?

We have no issues with the PipeScanner measuring through layers of paint. A coating layer could be a problem, and therefore we advise removing it prior though measuring.

How long does the exposed area of the pipe need to be?

For planned scans, we typically suggest 1 metre. For unplanned scans, it depends on the exposure itself. Every opportunity to add data aids in the improvement of your replacement model

How many scans could reasonably be performed in a day?

The number of scans depends on the accessibility and the distance between locations. We usually estimate 4-8 locations a day

Does the PipeScanner require full circumference access to the pipe?

Preferably yes. But in practice, this is not always possible due to obstacles. The best thing in these cases is to collect as much data as possible.

What happens if there is an air pocket in the pipe?

Air pockets do not matter for the PipeScanner

Does the PipeScanner require the pipe to be full of water for readings?

No, the pipe does not have to be filled

Is the PipeScanner affected by sediment?

Internal sediment is no issue for the PipeScanner

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