Our ability to provide our customers with high-accuracy data lies at the intersection of our multipoint data collection and the experienced analysts who manage the data from collection to interpretation.
From start to finish, we are in control of collection and analysis; ensuring our customers get the highest quality data with minimal risk of data gaps or inaccuracy. Once our robot is in the pipe, EXPLORER iLi begins transmitting live video and data to both Pipetel and pipeline operators for the duration of the inspection. In real time, all the key stakeholders have an initial view of the pipeline and can see its general state and condition.
Immediately after a section of pipe is inspected, a Pipetel data analyst remotely views the incoming data, examining the feed for gaps or errors. This preview ensures that the inspection is collecting the right data with the highest accuracy possible. If the analyst sees ambiguities or gaps in the data, they can instruct the EXPLORER iLi operator who is on site, to re-examine part or all of the pipe while the robot is still in the ground. Because EXPLORER iLi is self-propelled and bi-directional, collecting additional data is easily achieved.
Data-rich, Comprehensive Reporting
The superiority of Pipetel reporting is well known. We provide detailed, written analysis of our clients’ pipelines; complete with supporting data and imagery; that enables effective, informed asset decision-making. At the end of the day, the data and analysis are everything.
Advanced Software for Advanced Robots
Pipetel has developed proprietary software tools to help facilitate thorough review and analysis of EXPLORER’s data sets. Our software synchronizes all visual and digital data points into a seamless end-to-end journey of the inspected pipe. The data can be played in real time or scrubbed to review specific sections of pipe, giving our analysts – and ultimately our customers – a comprehensive, holistic view of their pipeline assets.
Real-time Video Acquired When Inspecting Unpiggable Gas Pipelines by Pipetel’s EXPLORER iLi
Video images play an important role by allowing pipeline operators to see inside their pipes, expanding on the MFL sensor data that provides information on metal loss.