MTA PIPE-INSPECTOR®

Wireless multi-sensor inspection of pipelines with integrated leak detection

MTA PIPE-INSPECTOR®

Wireless multi-sensor inspection of pipelines with integrated leak detection

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

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

Drinking water

Waste water

Hydropower

Industry

OPERATING PRICIPLE

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 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-Inspector Produktbild

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
Rohrleitung in den Bergen

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 a pressure resistance of up to 100 bar, power station pipelines can also be inspected, e.g. before their initial commissioning.

MTA Pipe-Inspector in transparenter Leitung

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 in transparenter Leitung

MTA Pipe-Inspector® wins Innovation and Research Award of the State of Carinthia 2014

Taferner Marko mit Pipe Inspector

Innovation and Research Award of the Province of Carinthia 2014

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MTA Messtechnik GmbH achieves 1st place in the small business category with Pipe-Inspector® for wireless TV inspection of pipelines with integrated leak detection.

Pipe-Inspector in the final selection for Econovius
2015

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MTA Messtechnik has prevailed with Pipe-Inspector® from more than 600 applications from all over Austria for the final selection for ECONOVIUS 2015. For the first time, Pipe-Inspector® enables the wireless optical and acoustic inspection of transport pipelines without interrupting operation. The ECONOVIUS is awarded annually as part of the State Prize for Innovation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

MTA PIPE-INSPECTOR® VIDEOS

PROJECT Washington D.C.

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

Project: November 2017

The Water and Sewer Authority of the District of Columbia, DC Water, decided at the end of 2017 to subject one of the oldest parts of its drinking water network in Washington DC to a wireless multi-sensor inspection.

AIR POCKETS

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Determination of air or gas inclusions in pressure pipelines

INSERTION | EXTRACTION

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Insertion and withdrawal for pressure pipelines

POWER PLANT LINE

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

Foreign body “hammer” in pipeline

POWER PLANT LINE

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Diameter: DN 2000
Material: GRP
Pressure: PN 6 – PN 20

The special thing about this video is not the picture, but rather the sound. At 1401.9m you can hear the typical structure-borne sound of a leak.

DRINKING WATER

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Diameter: DN 200
Material: Epoxy inliner on cast iron
Length: 1,200m

MTA Messtechnik and its partner Schmidt Watertechniek successfully carried out a pilot project for the Dutch water supplier Brabant Water in November 2015.

WASTE WATER

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Material: PVC
Diameter: DN 200
Pressure: PN 16
Length: 1.050m
Country: Austria

WASTE WATER

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Open channel
Diameter: DN 250 | DN 300 | DN 600
Material: GRP

SERVICE WATER PRESSURE LINE

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

Foreign body “hammer” in pipeline