PureRobotics™ - Robotic Pipeline Inspection

Modular remotely-operated robotic vehicles for inspecting virtually any water or wastewater pipeline.

Pipe Inspection Robot



  • Potable Water
  • Raw Water
  • Wastewater


Pipe Material

Pipe Diameter

18"+ (>450mm)

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PureRobotics uses powerful modular robotic pipeline inspection systems that can be configured to inspect virtually any pipe application 12-inches (30.5 centimeters) and larger. Capable of performing multi-sensor inspections in dry pipe or while submerged, the PureRobotics pipeline inspection system has a range of up to 3 miles (5 kilometers) from a single access point.

How it Works

PureRobotics pipeline inspection systems are remotely-operated tracked vehicles tethered by a fiber optic cable. The inspection system consists of a modular, long-range, multi-sensor vehicle that is capable of providing a wide variety of high quality data, including:

  • High definition digital pan-tilt-zoom closed circuit television (CCTV)
  • High speed profiling SONAR designed specifically for pipeline inspection
  • Laser profiling with 3D reporting capabilities
  • P-Wave® electromagnetic sensors for assessing the structural integrity of prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP)
  • Additional sensors or technologies can be integrated based on customer requirements
Robot in a Pipeline Monitoring a robotic pipeline inspection Lowering a robot into a pipeline

Why Use PureRobotics Pipeline Inspection System?

  • Capable of performing short and long-range inspections under various operating conditions
  • Ideal for water and wastewater applications
  • Applicable to a variety of pipeline environments
  • No need for manned entry and no requirements to de-water
  • Maximum speeds of nearly 40 feet/minute allow for advanced inspection in an efficient manner
  • Capable of performing high definition CCTV and SONAR inspections using a tracked robotic crawler or a floatation system

Featured Projects

Robotic Sewer Force Main Inspection

42" Sewer Force Main Inspection - Ontario, Canada

In August 2011, Pure Technologies unveiled the redesigned PureRobotics wastewater crawler unit to conduct an electromagnetic pipeline inspection on a 42-inch (1050mm) sewer force main for a major utility in Ontario, Canada.

Robotic Water Main Inspection

City of Rockville - Robotic Inspection

A robotic pipeline inspection of a critical 24-inch prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) transmission line for the for the City of Rockville’s Department of Public Works (DPW). The City’s single 10 mile-long transmission main system traverses from the Potomac River to the Rockville city limits before branching off into the water distribution network.