Deep Trekker Announces New Portable Pipe Crawler at WWETT 2016
Amanda Coulas | January 14, 2016
Ayr, Ontario, Canada - January 14th, 2016 - Today, Deep Trekker Inc. announced the unveiling of a new breed of pipe crawlers at the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) show in Indianapolis this February 17th – 20th at stand 6301. The show is the largest storm and wastewater equipment exhibition, making it the ideal venue to showcase this new type of pipe crawler that the industry has been searching for.
The DT340 Pipe Crawler is completely self-contained in two carrying cases, requiring no dedicated service truck to operate. Along with on-board batteries, the system requires no generators or additional power source. These key features make the DT340 Pipe Crawler unlike any other on the market.
Until now pipe crawlers have been cumbersome, require trucks or cranes to launch the operation, and are very expensive to rent or own. Therefore, regular inspection and maintenance of pipelines haven’t happened as often as they should. The industry has been looking for a system that can fit in the back seat of a truck, be deployed in less than a minute, and work in remote areas where an access points may be.
“The infrastructure put in place to support our cities are quickly ageing,” commented Sam Macdonald Deep Trekker President. “Municipalities and service companies are looking for ways to inspect these pipelines to understand what maintenance is required before a costly breach occurs.”
In cases where there is a blockage or breach, service companies and municipalities must respond immediately. The DT340 Pipe Crawler is that solution.
Deep Trekker invites anyone attending WWETT to come to booth 6301 to test drive their new portable pipe crawler themselves. It’s unique design is something every service company and municipality needs to see.
“It’s based on the proven technology from our remotely operated vehicles,” continued Macdonald. “We’ve made the pipe crawler completely portable, put batteries inside the crawler itself and made is completely submersible up to 164 feet ( 50 m). This depth rating opens even more doors for underwater pipelines.”
About Deep Trekker Deep Trekker Inc. was founded in 2010 with a mission to bring a fully capable yet portable and accessible remotely operated vehicle to market. The company is headquartered in Ayr, Ontario, Canada, with all engineering and manufacturing are completed in house. Based on a clean sheet design, the premiere product, the DTG2 was introduced in limited run in August 2011. With Deep Trekker products now working in 58 countries in industries including fisheries, research, nuclear power, construction, engineering, potable water systems, search and recovery, military, and recreation, the DTG2 is proven to be easy to use, robust, and entertaining.
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