SOLO® is the world’s first truly unmanned sewer inspection robot and is radically changing the way collection system managers approach operations and management. Typical daily production rates far outpace conventional methods. With SOLO you never miss a defect. Field operator variability is eliminated as a factor influencing data quality. Video captured by SOLO allows the viewer to pan, tilt, and zoom an entire pipe segment 360 degrees from a PC, in a controlled environment. Reports can be generated offline without requiring a certified operator to deploy the equipment
A single crew constantly deploys and retrieves SOLOs while up to four inspections are conducted simultaneously. Significantly higher and more predictable throughput is the result. RedZone’s SOLO platform provides a highly efficient, cost effective and versatile way to inspect 200-millimeter to 300-millimeter / 8-inch to 12-inch pipelines. Compact, easy to deploy in any location accessible by an operator on foot, allows access to manholes traditional vehicle based CCTV can not.
With deployments taking 10-15 minutes from arrival on site to closing the manhole once the unit has been launched, the SOLO decreases the requirement for traffic management and disruption. Once launched the SOLO will autonomously traverse the pipeline, and onboard sensors ensure that the unit can safely progress. If a blockage or obstruction is found, the unit will make three attempts to get past prior to returning to the launch site. Upon reaching the end of the pipe, SOLO will automatically return to the original site for collection and redeployment.
Small and autonomous, SOLO is capable of inspecting long pipelines and distant bends from a single point of access. This allows data to be collected from areas beyond what traditional inspection methods could reach.
RedZone's SOLO provides superior, 360 degree CCTV footage with pan, tilt, and zoom.
With RedZone’s proven MSI technology, the Fort Worth Water Department has saved $2.9 million in large diameter cleaning cost to date. It is estimated that the ICAP (Interceptor Condition Assessment Program) methodology of “inspect-to-clean” will result in a savings of $15.2 million in cleaning costs over the six year program.
Darrell Gadberry, Collections System Manager, Fort Worth Water Department
The data that would have taken us 15 years to gather by conventional televising methods, now took only 15 months
Stephen Hogan, Peachtree Water & Sewerage Authority