Sleuthing Swimmer

An electromagnetic tool lets water utilities assess condition in prestressed concrete transmission mains without taking them out of service
Sleuthing Swimmer
An assessment using the PipeDiver tool helped Louisville Water Company get insights into the condition of its prestressed concrete cylinder pipe transmission mains that otherwise could not be inspected without being taken out of service.

A break in a large water transmission main can be catastrophic, losing millions of gallons of water, requiring expensive repairs, and damaging property. A key question for water utilities is how to assess the condition of these mains as they age.

Traditionally, condition...

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