Coupled with high definition television (HDTV) inspection and gathering sonar data, the FWWD recognized ways to overcome the inefficiencies associated with the conventional approach used throughout the industry for assessing large-diameter sewer pipes."
When the program began, FWWD made ICAP inspections with the Fly-Eye HD Profiler System developed by Clean Flow Systems in New Zealand.
FWWD utilizes a pipe television inspection software application from Infrastructure Technologies (IT).
This is a very cost-effective approach, especially when savings are projected over the one million feet of large-diameter interceptors within the FWWD's collection system."
However, Gadberry said the FWWD has elected to maintain the inspection records digitally which allows multiple inspections of a single asset to be compared over time.
"The ICAP program," said Gadberry, "has allowed the FWWD to identify locations of probable failure and replace or rehabilitate the pipe before failure actually occurs.