10 Reasons Why You Should Make the Switch to Trenchless Technology

1. It eliminates the problems associated with digging in a populated area. For example, if you have a pipe system in the middle of a busy intersection that needs to be rehabilitated or inspected, you don’t have to dig up the road and make the area more congested then it already is.

2. It is cost-effective. In many cases the cost of trenchless technology is less than just the open cut digging cost

3. It is cost-effective for the community. When any community’s road is dug up, millions of gallons of fuel are wasted with potential for accidents and building damage. The use of trenchless technology helps to minimize the waste and damage caused by excavating trenches.

4. It provides measurable digital data. Sonar sewer profiling, virtual CCTV pipe inspection, and laser scanning capabilities allow for different visualizations of a pipe’s condition and environment. This allows you to see if and where there are problems in your pipe’s structure, and if and what action needs to be taken.

5. Digital Sonar data allows for sediment volume measurement that can be used by Engineers or Cleaning Contractors to accurately prepare scopes of work for the procurement of sewer pipe cleaning and help avoid costly time and material cost overruns as a result of lack of information. Upon completion of cleaning, you can re-inspect the sewer pipes, while sewer remains in service, to verify the pipes have been cleaned in accordance with the contracted scope. By-passing can now be avoided!

6. You can enter hazardous environments. There are numerous environments that are very dangerous for humans to enter. The use of trenchless technology robots allows you to inspect hazardous pipes with no risk to the people involved.

7. Gas monitoring. Using trenchless technology to monitor gas levels helps to highlight significant variations in gas levels or presence of undesirable gases allowing rehabilitation efforts to be directed in the areas that require attention.

8. Trenchless technology robots can identify and log levels of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) in the range of 0-220 ppm. This data can be used to highlight significant variations in Hydrogen Sulfide levels.

9. It allows for corrosion inspection. Laser scanning measures the pipe loss within the pipe and can be conducted while the line is in service.

10. It allows you, the owner of a Large Diameter Pipe, to spend your money more strategically.

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