WRc are delighted to have won the UKSTT Product Innovation Award 2015 for their Sahara Conductivity Survey Tool. WRc has developed a sensor that can detect changes in electrical condition through a pipe wall which is able to accurately locate leaks or metallic fittings. The tool improves pipeline operators’ understanding of the condition of their non-metallic pipelines and can hugely improve the efficiency of pipe replacement by pinpointing metal fittings before using pipe bursting to re-lay them – reducing risk and disruption. The tool is available for the surveying of live pipelines through WRc’s Assess & Address pipeline inspection and condition assessment business.
The Award Ceremony took place on 24-Apr-15 at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham and was attended by nearly 170 VIPs and guests, with entries into the awards from over 35 companies.
Dale Harley Commercial Manager of Assess & Address comments “WRc is a centre of excellence for innovation and we are thrilled to have won this prestigious award which recognises the outstanding contributions made by organisations and individuals to the promotion, use and development of Trenchless Technology.”
WRc leads the development and application of innovative technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of pipeline infrastructure. Backed by unparalleled experience, through its pipeline management approach WRc is working closely with utilities to accurately assess the current condition of their underground assets and develop cost-effective solutions to ensure serviceability is maintained with minimum or no interruption to customers.