Pipeline Condition Assessment

Pure Technologies provides water and wastewater utilities a comprehensive suite of services for pipeline inspection and condition assessment to better understand their buried infrastructure and to enable a proactive management approach.

Assessing the condition of buried pipeline assets is a key first step in this management process. Our condition assessment services help make the invisible buried world of pipeline infrastructure visible again, giving utility managers a set of virtual eyes to determine the true condition of their networks.

Through more than 14,000 miles of pipeline condition assessment, we have found that typically 96 percent pipelines are in good condition, leaving less than 4 percent pipes requiring further investigation. By determining the true condition of pipelines, utilities can avoid the unnecessary full-scale replacement programs based on age, and focus resources on what their communities need most.

As part of our condition assessment services, we use a number of proprietary sensor technology platforms depending on pipeline operational conditions. These sensor technologies provide a range of integrity information to quantify true pipeline condition with precision.

Condition Assessment Technologies


PureEM (Electromagnetic Inspection)

PureEM™ technology can be applied to a variety of Pure’s non-destructive inspection platforms to meet different operational requirements. Through the use of PureEM, operators of critical large-diameter assets can effectively determine the baseline condition of several pipe materials, allowing for prioritized renewal, re-inspection and ongoing monitoring programs.



PureMFL (Magnetic Flux Leakage)

Yielding the highest resolution pipe wall loss data in the industry, Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) is a highly advanced method of non-destructively assessing the condition of metallic pipelines.