Engineered by Echologics, the ePulse® technology uses acoustic signals and advanced computer algorithms to measure the average minimum remaining wall thickness of both distribution and transmission mains, while simultaneously searching for leaks, all without the need for large excavations or service disruptions.
Our non-disruptive pipe condition assessment process provides accurate information on the structural condition of buried assets, which enables water systems to optimize repair and replacement programs and improve capital investment decisions. The technology helps utilities confirm assumptions and typical pipe replacement recommendations based primarily on computer models, and allows them to implement proactive asset management plans –targeting critical water mains and allocating spending to the appropriate corrective action: replace, rehab, repair, or defer.
This innovative solution requires no extensive support from utility field staff and causes no disruptions to roadways or the water supply (water is never contaminated and sediments are undisturbed.). This non-intrusive, low-risk process allows to quickly test large portions of mains (up to 0.5mile/team/day with minimal support) at a lower cost. It can also simultaneously detect the presence of leaks which makes it an extremely cost-effective solution.
Benefits of the Pipe Condition Assessment Process
- OPTIMIZE capital investments
- IMPROVE long term asset management with strategical approach to pipeline repairs and replacement
- MITIGATE risk of failures on critical mains and associated repair costs and service disruptions
- REDUCE inspection costs of both distribution and transmission mains
- DECREASE labor costs and water leakage