MTA PIPE-INSPECTOR®

Wireless Multi-sensor inspection of pipelines with integrated leak detection

Drinking Water

Waste Water

Hydro Power

Industry

United States Patent No. 9,804,102 B2 Oct. 31, 2017

OPERATING PRINCIPLE

MTA Pipe-Inspector floats battery-operated without cables freely in the media flow of the pipeline system and continuously supplies data from inside the pipeline to the record the condition of the examined pipeline section without excavations or pipe separations.

INSERTION

The MTA Pipe-Inspector is inserted via existing T-pieces or, in the case of elevated tanks or vents, by means of a sluice and removed again for data evaluation at an end point to be defined.

MTA PIPE SCAN

FEATURES

  • Optical video inspection
  • Noise recording for locating smallest leaks
  • pinpoint accuracy up to 10l/h at 5bar operating pressure
  • Pressure recording over the entire pipe length
  • Optional turbidity measurement
  • Conductivity measurement optional
  • Temperature measurement
  • Length measurement with metre indication
  • Video recording in HD quality

APPLICATION

For the first time, MTA Pipe-Inspector enables a material-independent and complete optical and acoustic inspection of transport pipelines without interrupting operation.

In contrast to cable-based inspection systems, this method works wirelessly, which makes the continuous optical inspection of long pipeline sections of up to 50km possible.

FIELD OF USE

Pipe-Inspector can also be used to inspect pipelines that are difficult to access, e.g. at airports, motorways, industrial plants or in other access-sensitive areas. Thanks to pressure resistance of up to 100 bar, power station pipelines can also be inspected, e.g. before their initial commissioning.

MTA Pipe Scan in operation

BENEFITS

  • Without interruption of operation
  • without excavation or pipe separation
  • drinking water certified
  • without cleaning in advance
  • easy insertion and removal
  • large daily outputs
  • low personnel requirements
  • can be used in places that are difficult to access
  • environmentally friendly
  • cost-effective

MTA PIPE-INSPECTOR® VIDEOS

PROJECT Washington D.C.

AIR POCKETS

POWER PLANT LINE

Diameter: DN 600/500
Material: Cement mortar lined cast iron pipe
Inspection section: 670m
Year of construction: 1888

Project: November 2017

Determination of air or gas inclusions in pressure pipelines

Diameter: DN 500
Pipeline length: 3,700m
Country: Austria
MTA Pipe-Inspector: PW-DN225

Foreign body “hammer” in pipeline