Laser / LIDAR

The detailed pipeline dimension can be obtained by the laser profiling in open pipes and the sonar profiling in water filled pipes. Dimensional analysis using these technologies reveals and quantifies absolute diameters, ovality, offsets, cracks and discontinuities in a pipe structure that effect the life and performance of the pipe line. These methods will reflect the profile of the underground pipe or any debris and detritus built up in the pipe, they cannot readily detect the shape and characteristics of the pipe buried under debris.