PIPE - pipeline pressure testing and data management
Without pipeline pressure testing, the UK’s water network would be hugely inefficient given new sections of pipeline are regularly identified as containing leaks. But conducting accurate and safe hydrostatic pressure tests isn’t enough if you can’t easily access, order and analyse your test data.
Aiming to resolve this problem for utilities and contractors, Ant Hire Solutions have developed PIPE, our end-to-end pipeline pressure testing and data management solution. Find out more about our unique Pipeline Installation Performance Evaluator.
What is PIPE pipeline pressure testing and data management?
PIPE, OUR PIPELINE INSTALLATION PERFORMANCE EVALUATOR
PIPE has been designed to help transform pipeline pressure testing through a unique combination of exceptionally accurate data logging technology and a real-time data management dashboard.
With our data logging technology, real-time performance analysis and expert intervention we can instantly relay vital test information to the operatives on site. This ensures issues with leakage and excess air content are responded to immediately, saving time, helping ensure only leak-free pipelines enter the network and keeping people safe.
PIPE also lets users generate test certificates and reports easily, as well as evaluate historical data to understand pressure testing and leakage trends.
What problems does PIPE solve?
Between 2018 and 2019, PIPE pipeline pressure tests undertaken by Ant Hire Solutions, identified that 16% of all new pipelines suffered from leakage, with each kilometre of pipeline potentially leaking 1.22 million litres of water over a 35 year period.
Apply these statistics to the entire UK water network, and 55,018 km of the UK’s mains pipelines are likely to show evidence of leakage if pressure tested. This equates to 67,122 million litres per kilometre of potential water leakage over 35 years. That’s not all though – learn more about the state of leakage in the UK in our infographic.
In addition, 11% of pipelines tested contained dangerous air content levels, putting operatives at risk of injury and harm.
How does PIPE help utilities and contractors conduct and analyse tests?
PIPE offers a wide range of features to ensure hydrostatic pressure testing operations can be conducted and reviewed seamlessly, saving time and ensuring safety and compliance.
- Real-time analysis of test data – leaks and air content safety threshold breaches can be acted on as they occur
- GPS-enabled, location-specific testing and co-ordination – improve operational productivity
- Precise data and analysis – improve pipeline efficiency and performance
- Explore multiple layers of data – for enhanced insight
- Information on every test displayed – enabling quick and easy reference
- Search by location, operator, job reference and more – streamlining the user experience
- Data-led evidence – for safety and compliance
- Test certificate auto-generation – simplifying administration.
To learn more about how PIPE can benefit your pipeline pressure testing and performance, please contact our expert team, and for information on how to conduct pressure tests safer and more efficiently, download our free eBook .