Long-term collaboration with different stakeholders and disciplines to find, test and validate innovative and economic inspection methods for large diameter concrete BWP water transport pipelines situated in critical surroundings in the Netherlands.
Quasset was part of a long-term cooperation with all involved disciplines to improve inspection methods for large diameter concrete BWP water transport pipelines, seeking to find, test and validate innovative and economic inspection methods for pipelines situated in critical surroundings, subject to approval by the Dutch Water Authorities. One challenge was the shift from validating manual measurements in an emptied pipeline to machine-made measurements in a pressurized pipeline.
- Identification of inspection needs based on the regulations of Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management)
- Selecting, testing and validation of inspection technologies: i.e. inline under pressure and in emptied pipelines
- Pilot inspection to demonstrate the reliability and repeatability of condition assessment
- Facilitation of numerous inspections for leak detection and condition assessment at Waternet
- An efficient and innovative inspection approach resulted in economic benefits
- Connecting multiple stakeholders helped advance the industry as a whole