PureRobotics™ - Robotic Pipeline Inspection

PureRobotics is powerful robotic pipeline inspection system that can be configured to inspect virtually any pipe application 24-inches (609 millimeters) and larger.

Capable of performing multi-sensor inspections in dewatered pipe or while submerged, the third generation PureRobotics pipeline inspection system can travel a total of 1.8 miles (2.9 kilometers) from a single point of access.

How it works

The advanced, remotely operated robotic crawler is tethered by a high-strength, fiber optic cable. The modular-based transporter is completely open ended, and can be equipped with any tool or sensor required to carry out an inspection, providing a wide variety of high quality data, including:

  • High definition digital pan-tilt-zoom closed circuit television (CCTV) for live video streams
  • High speed pipe-profiling SONAR to measure the pipeline’s size, shape and level of corrosion
  • Laser profiling and LIDAR with 3D reporting capabilities
  • PureEM™ and electromagnetic sensors for assessing the structural integrity of pipelines
  • XYZ geographic mapping using modular high end inertial measurement unit (IMU)
  • Additional sensors or technologies that can be integrated based on customer requirements

Why Use PureRobotics Pipeline Inspection System?

  • Capable of performing short and long-range inspections under various operating conditions
  • Applicable to water, wastewater, industrial and power applications
  • Robot’s track feet can be changed out depending on the pipe type and expanded for larger diameter pipes
  • No need for manned entry and no requirements to de-water
  • Maximum speeds of 85 feet/minute allow for advanced inspection during time-critical shutdowns
  • Data results can be immediate, as the system is housed in a portable, state-of-the-art trailer, with three integrated monitors for detailed analysis
  • Robot can be changed from single stage to double stage and vice versa in under 5 minutes

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Featured Projects
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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.



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.