JD7, a subsidiary of Aquam Corp. and the Carylon Corp. have partnered to offer JD7’s asset management and inspections technologies from more than 30 Carylon Corp. locations across the United States.
“We are excited about partnering with JD7 because we determined their water main inspection and leak detection technology is cutting edge. We feel that between their new technology and our existing relationships in the sewer business, we have the opportunity to successfully enter and grow the water main inspection marketplace for years to come,” said Marcie Hemmelstein, CEO of the Carylon Corp.
The initial JD7 and Carylon Corp. partnership will consist of LDS 1000 and Investigator systems which will be utilized throughout Carylon’s locations across the United States, making Carylon the largest network of service providers of JD7’s live pressure water main assessment technologies across North America.
“Not knowing the current internal state of pipeline infrastructure makes it difficult to make educated plans to restore existing pipework. This is where the JD7 LDS 1000 and Investigator will come in to play for Carylon Corp. and their customers,” said Tom Bowman, director of sales and technology licensing, JD7.
The Investigator is a pressurized pipe inspection system with the capabilities of being launched into the distribution system from fire hydrants, while under live, working pressure, in service. The Tri-Sensor head combines high quality CCTV, ultra-sensitive hydrophone leak technology and a high powered sonde used to assess the internal condition of the distribution piping system; pipe material, valve functioning, level of tuberculation, location of special interests (pitting, cracks, debris, rolled gaskets, interior liner, taps, lead service lines, etc.), and an overall baseline condition of the pipe section.
Similar to the Investigator, the LDS 1000 is designed for larger diameter pipelines (12-in. and larger trunk and transmission mains) which carries the Tri-Sensor head allowing the technology to compile similar amounts of data. The technology is launched via a 2-in. opening directly on top of the pipe and is pulled downstream via a drogue (parachute). It can be deployed in systems with flow as low as 1 gallon per foot and pressures as much as 180 psi.
Together, the systems aim to drive down the cost of pipeline maintenance and operation by ensuring that the right amount of a budget is being invested in the necessary areas at the right time.