Submersible & Battery Powered Pipe Crawler Will Launch at the Trenchless Technology Show
April 15, 2016. Ayr, Ontario. Today, Deep Trekker Inc. announced they will be unveiling the new DT340 Pipe Crawler System at the Trenchless Technology Road Show in Niagara Falls Canada, taking place May 18th and 19th, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. The event will bring together industry experts from North America to address the issue of aging infrastructure with trenchless techniques.
Currently, pipe crawlers have been restricted to rentals or large municipalities and companies due to the high cost of ownership and the fact that they require a dedicated service truck with generators to deploy a crawler system.
Deep Trekker has set out to change this.
Taking cues from its proven line of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs); Deep Trekker created a submersible pipe crawler system with internal batteries, providing an instantly-deployable crawler system complete in only two carrying cases.
“Internal pipe inspections should not be as cumbersome and costly as they currently are,” commented Sam Macdonald, Deep Trekker President. “Our affordable system is extremely robust, using die-cast aluminum housing, it includes steerable wheels, a hand-held controller with viewing screen and is submersible – all for less than what a typical pipe inspection would cost.”
The internal batteries will perform 4 – 8 hours of inspection with a 1.5 hour charge. With optional wheel and track options, the DT340 pipe crawler can inspect pipes as small as 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. A hand-held controller with a built-in screen makes operating the pipe crawler extremely simple to use, while still providing high quality and throughout inspections.
Deep Trekker Inc. chose the Trenchless Technology Show to showcase this new product because of the high caliber of exhibiting companies, and its high attendance from both municipalities and service companies, where the search for new technologies to perform critical municipal inspections is always taking place.
Deep Trekker Inc. invites anyone interested in pipeline inspections to visit booth 222 at the Trenchless Technology Show for their personal demonstration and hands-on trial.
About Deep Trekker Inc.
Deep Trekker Inc. was founded in 2010 with a mission to create portable, affordable, and easy to use underwater inspection tools. The company is headquartered in Ontario Canada, with engineering and manufacturing all completed in house. Based on a clean sheet design, the premiere product, the DTG2 ROV was introduced in limited run in August 2011. With the success of the DTG2 ROV system, the company launched the DTX2 ROV in 2015. These robust underwater ROVs are currently being used around the world in industries such as aquaculture, commercial diving, municipalities, police search and rescue, military, and research. In 2016, the company expanded the municipalities market by launching a submersible pipe crawler system, based on the same principles of the ROV systems.