August 2011 (2)

Pipetel Technologies has inspected 2.5 miles of pipeline operated by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) using a self-propelled robot in place of conventional internal inspection tools sometimes referred to as “smart pigs.” The stretch of pipeline had been deemed “unpiggable,” due to lack of flow needed to push the inspection tool through the pipeline.

As part of SoCalGas’ pipeline integrity management program, Pipetel was contracted to inspect a previously unpiggable pipeline and to provide the inspection results using their customized Datatel analysis software.

Pipetel inspected an eight-inch diameter pipeline with Pipetel’s Explorer 6/8 robotic inspection technology without shutting down the pipeline or disrupting service to customers. The Explorer 6/8 is a self-propelled and bi-directional robot. Conventional tools were not an option since the pipeline did not have sufficient flow to propel these tools. A cased segment of this pipeline, underneath a railway track, was also inspected.
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June 2011

Pipetel Technologies Inc. is pleased to introduce the Explorer 10/14, a new unpiggable robot that will inspect 10, 12 and 14 inch natural gas pipelines.

“The industry response to the original Explorer 6/8 has been so positive that the development of the 10/14 has been accelerated to expand our range of inspection robots. In fact we are so enthusiastic that we have moved up the Explorer 20/26 development and we are now working on a Caliper and Dent robot,” commented Rod Lee, General Manager of Pipetel Technologies Inc.

The Explorer 10/14 works on the same principle as the 6/8, as an untethered, modular, remotely controllable, self-powered robot for the visual and non-destructive testing of natural gas pipelines.
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April 2011

Pipetel Technologies Inc. will be exhibiting at the American Gas Association Operations Conference & Biennial Exhibition, May 24/25, at booth # 324. If you are attending the conference, this is your chance to find out what the industry buzz is all about for this proprietary new unpiggable pipeline technology.

Pipetel in conjunction with NYSEARCH, has commercialized this technology to offer an essential service that will inspect unpiggable pipelines and deliver relevant and reliable data that will allow natural gas utilities and distribution companies to implement a proactive pipeline integrity management and maintenance program.

This service is performed by Pipetel’s proprietary robot, the Explorer 6/8. The Explorer 6/8 is an untethered, modular, remotely controllable, self-powered robot that inspects pipeleines without any interruption to local gas services.
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March 2011

Pipetel Video Now on Web Site and You Tube

Pipetel’s has launched a new animated 3 minute video that has been produced to give viewers a quick visual overview of our proprietary technology and how our Explorer robot can provide major benefits for pipeline operators to avoid liability and protect their assets.

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