Condition Assessments

Many of our clients come to us and ask "Can you tell us the condition of our asset (i.e., water line, force main, gas main, concrete main, etc..)? Some ask, "Can you tell us the expected remaining service life of that asset?"

The answers are yes, RCC can!

STOP preforming random test digs, STOP deploying leak detection technologies masquerading as condition assessment tools, STOP taking your lines out of service, STOP paying for expensive deployments of technologies that often get "stuck" in the system and over promise and under deliver on the assessment of your assets.

RCC has developed a condition assessment protocol that we have now deployed on more than 500,000 LF of feet of pipe (and growing everyday), to give clients answers to the critical questions asked above.

How does it work?

RCC knows clients dislike interruptions to their service; furthermore some clients cannot interrupt services at all. In response to this, RCC has developed its protocol in performing its condition assessments without any interruptions to our client's services. Our 4-step protocol is outlined below:

Step 1. Perform records review to determine all relevant pipeline details such as:
Age of pipe, pipe material, alignments, past failure history, location proximity to stray current sources, corrosion control details (if any), environmental review, etc..

Step 2. Non-Destructive Inspections
Based on our records review, RCC will choose several non-destructive inspection methods. These can include soil sampling, soil resistivity measurements, cell to cell survey, close interval survey, and stray current analysis. All the data gathered from this phase of work will be analyzed, correlated, and interpreted by our senior corrosion engineering staff.

Step 3. Direct Pipe Inspections
Based on the data results and interpretations from step 2 and the history review performed in step 1, RCC engineers will determine the exact location(s) to perform direct test site inspections. RCC engineers will pinpoint exact direct examination sites where active corrosion is occurring on the clients asset, thus ensuring a true condition of the asset is determined. Once excavated, RCC engineers will perform a thorough corrosion and condition assessment analysis, including; visual inspection, ultrasonic thickness measurements, corrosion rate measurements to determine how fast the asset is corroding, and additional soil sampling. All evaluations can be performed while the asset remains in service and while our staff is in the test pit, if the client prefers.

Step 4. Report and Analysis
Once Step 3 is completed and all data is compiled, RCC can finalize its condition assessment report. A client will receive a condition assessment report, a remaining asset lifecycle prediction, and any recommendations for rehabilitation/replacement and future corrosion control solutions.

When our clients learn this can all be accomplished for a FRACTION of the cost of leading technologies, they are even happier knowing they get a true condition assessment of their asset while remaining cost conscious. A win-win scenario for all.

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