Illinois Contractor Rents Portable Crawler to Inspect Long Drainage Ducts

This case study shows how a TROGLOTREK pipe crawler by helped a U.S. Postal Service facility ensure the integrity of its drainage ducts

Illinois Contractor Rents Portable Crawler to Inspect Long Drainage Ducts

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Problem: A U.S. Postal Service Facility at Carol Stream, Illinois, requested Complete Plumbing to conduct a series of inspections to check the condition and ensure the integrity of their under-facility drainage ducts. The company owned equipment to conduct inspections in short tracts, but they required additional equipment for the two main drainage ducts, with the longest one running around 790 feet. At the point of entry, one of the mains had an initial pipe diameter of 12 inches, then enlarged to 15 inches and finished with a diameter of 18 inches with an inclination of 1% and 1.9%, respectively. The other main run started with a 10-inch pipe with an inclination of 1% and finished with an 18-inch-diameter pipe with a 2% inclination.

Solution: The project team reached out to by MEDIT with their request to rent the portable crawler unit, TROGLOTREK, a self-contained robotic pipe crawler that features a compact portable reel and an all-wheel drive crawler with a pan and tilt camera head.

Result: The project team expected to complete the job in two days and wondered about the unit’s user-friendliness. The crawler surpassed their expectations by completing the task in one day. The crawler proved itself a user-friendly and affordable solution for underground pipe inspections and integrity checks. 



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