PICA has been in the field of creating high-resolution pipeline inspection tools for decades. To provide a breadth of services to asset managers that are not able to complete a high-resolution inspection we created a Multi-Sensor Autonomous Inspection Device (MSAID) for low-resolution condition assessment. PICA used this device to help the municipality of Jasper, AB, CAN gather data on a potable water pipeline.

The device was inserted and retrieved through fire hydrants connected to the line. The data collected by the device was used to determine a leak location. This allowed the municipality of Jasper, AB to repair that specific section which had been causing a significant loss of revenue-generating water.

Applications of technology are constantly evolving by becoming more efficient and resilient. Using a Multi-Sensor Autonomous Inspection Device allows asset managers to gain a low-resolution data set without interrupting service to customers.