Tracking pipeline welds for future reference  

July 3rd, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

In response to the growing need for GPS weld location traceability for high-end pipe installations, thermoplastic piping specialist, Plasti-Tech has launched Hürner’s new Whiteline series of welding units that can record GPS location of a weld within a buried pipeline for future reference in case of a weld failure. The range features a specifically GPS module with maximum accuracy of within 1 m. The GPS location of a weld within a buried pipeline is useful for future reference if there is a weld failure as it can help determine where to excavate and repair the failed welded joint. The welding machine range can be used in a variety of applications, from jointing in the safety-sensitive area of gas networks to jointing components with very small diameters or very large diameters. The machines offer an intuitive data transfer menu that enables the download of welding and traceability reports, as an abstract or extended report in PDF format, as a label printed by the optional label tag printer, or in the DataWork format sent to a PC.

Contact Brad Chamont, Plasti-Tech Piping Systems, Tel 011 609-5511, brad@plasti.co.za