Pure Technologies targets GCC's leaky pipe market
Canadian firm to introduce its suite of pipeline services into region
Pure Technologies, the Canadian infrastructure monitoring technology developer, will use its suite of pipeline services as it looks to gain a foothold in the GCC market, the regional branch manager said on Tuesday.
Currently working with the Sewage Authority of Ras Al Khaimah on an $800,000 project that cleans, inspects, assess and rehabilitates the emirate’s wastewater network, Pure Technologies has been keen to expand its technology throughout the region, Ramuel Garcia told MEP Middle East.
“We have a reputation of being an international asset management technology and services company which has developed technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of critical infrastructure around the world,” he said
The company’s Ras Al Khaimah contract includes cleaning, CCTV surveying and condition assessment of three sewer network areas with a combined length of 138km pipelines servicing a population of around 250,000 residents.
Two of the company’s most highly sought services are its SmartBall and Sahara pipeline leak detection technologies, Garcia said.
“SmartBall is a free-swimming inspection technology designed to operate in a live pipeline. It is a foam ball with an instrument filled aluminium alloy core capable of detecting and locating very small leaks, gas pockets and structural defects in pipelines,” he explained.
The Sahara leak detection technology is a tool designed for live inspection for large diameter water mains and is one of the most accurate tools available for detecting leaks, pockets of trapped gas and structural defects in complex networks, Garcia added.
“These inspection tools do not require any digging. That’s why they are called non-disruptive road crossings or NDRC technologies.”