Coffey Innovation – Coffey has installed a 450mm under pressure tee on the Ballymore Eustace line feeding the new reservoir under construction at Saggart, Co. Dublin. This tee will allow Irish Water to conduct inline pipe condition inspections as part of their network preventative maintenance programme on the new Saggart Reservoir using smart ball technology.
Smart ball technology is a non-invasive, non-destructive, reliable and safe method of performing pipe condition assessments while the system is in operation. The smart-ball itself is spherical device which is smaller in diameter than the bore of the pipe being surveyed. It is equipped with acoustic and magnetic sensors and a gyroscope which inspect the pipe for leaks or defects as the device rolls silently through the line from the point where it is inserted. Irish Water use smart ball technology to conduct pipe condition inspections as part of their network preventative maintenance programmes.
Waterworx Pipeline and Civils Ltd working on behalf of Coffey, recently installed a 450mm under pressure Tee on the 1600mm Ballymore Eustace -Saggart Reservoir line as part of enabling works associated with Saggart Reservoir project. The Tee will allow Irish Water to place a smart ball in the pipe at Ballymore Eustace treatment plant and carry out a condition survey of the pipeline for leaks and/or defects. The 450mm valve will allow the pipe to be opened at Saggart and the smart ball retrieved once it reaches Reservoir site.
The tapping was complete without having to shut down the network feeding the greater Dublin area.