To Brabant Water, the condition of its water network is essential knowledge. The water supplier is always open to new inspection methods that offer even better, more up-to-date information on the condition of its water network.
Acquaint developed the Pipe Scanner as part of the collaboration with Brabant Water. In March 2020 Acquaint and Brabant Water signed a letter of intent regarding the Pipe Scanner’s use and continued development. After a period of testing and validation, the Pipe Scanner is now ready for the real thing. Based on the sent reports Acquaint is able to assess the condition of the inspected pipelines.
It is not surprising that Brabant Water joined in development of the Pipe Scanner from the start. There is about 18,000 km of pipeline network in the undergrounds of the Dutch province of North Brabant to supply drinking water of excellent quality to all residents. In order to get a good picture of the condition of this pipeline network, Brabant Water looks at the risks, the locations with a greater chance of damage and the residual life of the pipelines.
Jan Snel, Advisor Distribution Advice, cites one of Brabant Water’s reasons for using the Pipe Scanner: “We appreciate the Do It Yourself concept, as it allows us to perform scheduled or unscheduled condition assessments on the spot. Our technicians’ initial experiences are positive; the Pipe Scanner is easy and intuitive to use. Furthermore, the condition assessments offer us rapid insight”.
In the meantime quite a few condition assessments have been carried out with the Pipe Scanner and there is much more insight into the condition of kilometres of pipelines. With the letter of intent, a major step has been taken towards the adoption of the Pipe Scanner and of course the tool is continuously improved by Acquaint and Brabant Water. In this way we continue to respond to all the changes that the future will bring.
Do you want to know whether the Pipe Scanner can also mean something for your pipeline network? Then contact Robbert Lodewijks for a demonstration: email@example.com
The KEI 2019 regulation of EFRO enables us to further professionalise with regard to the development of our inspection tools to collect cloud data. The subsidy was partly made possible by SNN and EFRO. More information can be found on the website of SNN
The innovation fund scheme of the Municipality of Leeuwarden for the subsidy project ‘Cloud environment inspection data’ enables us to innovate further with regard to the development of our inspection tools to collect cloud data. More information can be found on the website of the municipality Leeuwarden.