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Acquaint's Aquabrella In-line Inspection Technology

With on-board ultrasonic testing (UT) circumferential scanning sensors and an internal mapping unit (IMU), this free-swimming, intelligent in-line inspection tool is designed for use in pressure and transport potable water pipes greater than 16-inches, made of concrete, asbestos cement, cast iron, stainless steel, and HPDE/PVC/GRP. The Aquabrella provides high-quality, accurate data in a single run. Collected data provides insight into the condition, risks and lifetime of the inspected pipeline. This ultra-flexible, configuration-friendly, and reliable tool provides wall thickness measurements, ID changes, precise pipe geometry, joint defects, leak and air pocket detection, delamination, AC leaching (degradation of asbestos cement), and plots XYZ locations. Aquabrella’s comprehensive report helps set maintenance and management priorities based on data-driven results. Asset managers can predict and repair pipeline damage before it occurs. This proactive approach provides data-driven insights to set actionable decisions with known budgets for rehabilitation, eliminating disruptive pipe breaks, and associated environmental and economic impacts.

The Aquabrella deliverable provides data driven insight into the current condition of the pipeline and serves as foundation for remaining useful life calculations, finite element analysis and risk curves. Capital improvement decisions can be reached based on the inspection data including pipeline rehabilitation or replacement and specific areas to prioritize. The data gathered during the inspection is compiled in a straightforward report and deliverables include a geographic shape file (Shape/GIS/RD) with the results of the inspection.

What does Aquabrella measure?

Depending on the pipe material, the Aquabrella provides a complete condition inspection and assessment, measuring:

Acquaint Aquabrella In-line Inspection Technology

Degradation of healthy wall thickness:

  • Corrosion in metals (remaining wall thickness)
  • Leaching in AC (remaining structural density)
  • H2S deterioration

Condition of a joint:

  • Angular displacement (vertical and horizontal)
  • Joint gap width

Also measures:

  • Axial deformation
  • Leaks
  • Wire breaks in reinforced non-cylinder concrete pipelines
  • Plots XYZ locations
  • Contamination or debris at the bottom of the pipe
  • Gas pockets
Acquaint 3D HTML Dashboard
Data can be reviewed through a 3D HTML dashboard containing a comprehensive overview of pipeline anomalies.