NDT, GRP and the use of Crystal Cam Cameras
Multi-sensor inspection robots are on the rise as the demand for non-destructive testing (NDT) and ground penetration radar (GPR) increases. While GPR uses high-frequency radio waves to detect the reflected signals from subsurface structures and send them topside, NDT encompasses several different sensory tools, depending on the application or problem.
With systems such as the one used by SewerVue (seen on the right) where radar information is collected with a high frequency PPR (Pipe Penetrating Radar) antennae, the Crystal Cam® Sapphire makes sure the radar remains in the correct position, in addition to providing a rear view camera. The Versatrax Vertical Crawler (seen on the left) manufactured by Inuktun Services Ltd., can perform difficult inspections, due to its ability to independently control each track. The vehicle can easily navigate through multiple bends and vertical pipe segments, equipped with a rear facing Crystal Cam® Onyx for tether monitoring and revers visual assistance.
Systems such as these can perform non-destructive testing (NDT) of structures and pavement, locating buried structures and utility lines, studying soils and bedrock. GPR is used to define landfills, contaminant plumes, and other remediation sites. Utilized by law enforcement for locating clandestine graves and buried evidence, as well as military applications such as detection of mines, unexplored ordnance, and tunnels.
Crystal Cam continues to collaborate with Inuktun Services, a multi-mission, modular technology company and other inspection partners to provide accuracy, clarity and precision in your inspection equipment.