Sahara® Technology

The Sahara® platform is a tethered solution for water and wastewater pipelines that provides a precise level of detail for pipeline operators.

The Sahara platform offers a variety of solutions for water and wastewater pipelines, including leak and air pocket detection, inline CCTV and pipeline pre-commissioning. Click the links below to learn more about the different Sahara platforms.

Sahara Key Services Include:

  • In-line Leak detection services for large-diameter pipelines
  • Pipeline pre-commissioning: zero leakage for new pipelines
  • Leak & gas pocket detection
  • CCTV (Visual/Video Inspection)
  • GIS and mapping services


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Sahara Leak Detection and Video

The Sahara® platform is a tethered tool that can accurately identify leaks and air pockets in water and wastewater pipelines. It is capable of locating very small leaks typically within 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) of their actual location. The tool also features inline video that allows operators to observe internal pipe conditions.


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Sahara GIS and Mapping Services

The Sahara® system, when coupled with a high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), can be utilized to gather GPS data points with sub meter accuracy to identify the location of the water main from ground level.


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Sahara Commissioning New Pipelines

The leaks that cause pre-commissioned water mains to fail a hydrostatic pressure test are typically very small, making these a challenge to locate using conventional techniques. The Sahara® leak detection system can pinpoint the location of leaks without having to divide the pipeline into short sections for pressure testing.


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Dallas Water Utilities Sahara Program