REMOTE FIELD TESTING (RFT) TOOLS (SEE SNAKE)
RFT tools inspect metallic pipes for corrosion through internal liners and scale. This technique is well suited for cast iron pipe, ductile iron pipe, steel pipe, concrete cylinder (bar-wrapped) pipe, reinforced concrete cylinder pipe, and prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP). PICA’s specialized RFT tools are known as See Snake tools.
VISUAL INSPECTION TOOLS
Visual inspection technologies are extremely useful for documenting defects, such as offset joints, defective joint mortar, cracks or spalling of the mortar lining, and much more. Visual inspection can be used as the primary inspection method, or it can be conducted along with an electromagnetic inspection to provide a more thorough understanding of the pipe’s condition. PICA’s CCTV, laser, and LiDAR tools offer exceptional image quality, even for large pipes.