Pipeline Technology Services was the first of its kind in South Australia and remains the leader in pipeline emergency, maintenance and repair services. We pride ourselves on utilising and implementing best practices to exceed customer expectations by providing economic and environmentally sound service and solutions.
Our out-of-the-square attitude assists our clients to solve their pipeline problems. We clean, evaluate and repair all facets of drainage and water mains, from large bore sewer and storm water drainage to domestic house drains. Pipeline Technology Services have the philosophy that rehabilitation of existing drainage is a superior option not only in cost effectiveness, but as importantly in environmental and social impacts.
Pipeline Technology operates to anywhere in Australia from our head office in Adelaide, SA. We currently have clients in regional, remote and national areas in many sectors.
We have designed and run our own rigorous in-house training for all of our technicians including the maintenance and servicing of the equipment. This ensures our highly specialised equipment is not out of action for lengthy repairs and maintenance.
Our technicians are trained in correct manual handling and certified in traffic management and confined space entry to ensure safe and efficient work practices. They have completed training in the handling and transportation of waste and carry appropriate personal protective equipment for all situations.
Our vehicles are EPA licensed to transport hazardous waste.
We enable you to make informed decisions for your pipeline & drainage assets. Pipeline Technology Services has two main closed circuit television inspection systems depending upon pipe size. Our experienced technicians provide a detailed description of your drainage assets so you can clearly see which sections of pipe work require maintenance and make informed decisions.
The tractor is used in pipes from 150mm and larger drains with access points. The rotational view camera head can be mounted in front of the tractor (for small pipes) or built up on arms to allow centralisation of the camera in larger pipes.
The cable rewind reel is fully motorised to allow rapid retrieval resulting in more metres surveyed per hour than manual methods. A sonde transmitter can be attached allowing pinpoint location of the tractor including the pipe depth. We often then mark on the surface hidden junction boxes or damaged pipe work and or provide detailed drawings and surveyed details, for later identification or remedial work.
Our tractor system is mounted within a vehicle allowing the operator and the client to view the interior of the pipe in the comfort and safety of an air-conditioned office environment.
On screen text display provides full survey details and an accurate counter indicates the distance travelled within the pipe. The tractor can travel up to 300 metres from the start point in one continuous run saving costly time in relocating the van.
For CCTV surveys or inspections in drains 100mm or smaller, this small straight view colour camera is used. It is also used where access is limited to inspection points.
The camera unit can view up to 100 metres and with high output lighting and variable focus, provides detailed internal images.
Complementing the application of CCTV robotic technology, Pipeline Technology Services uses the latest in reporting technology to provide reports to suit each client’s particular requirement.
Colour photographs provide a clear representation of the pipeline status and a DVD of the survey is provided for easy storage of information.
Our reporting system is fully approved by Water Authorities and accepted by insurance companies.
For CCTV surveys or inspections in drains 100mm or smaller, this small straight view colour camera is used. It is also used where access is limited to inspection points. The camera unit can view up to 100 metres and with high output lighting and variable focus, provides detailed internal images.
WinCan is an easy-to-use reporting package that gives professional, clear and concise reports, which can be customised to your needs. We can include photographs captured directly from the survey video and record short video clips to help provide evidence of incidents such as water ingress. WinCan also offers detailed analysis and reporting of defects plus the ability to do post-rehabilitation surveys. “Before” and “After” photographs can be printed out together as evidence that repairs have been carried out correctly.
Information is essential for planning a major project or before digging in unknown ground.
Pipeline Technology Services can assist in saving significant costs and alleviating substantial safety risk by locating hidden, underground utilities. For a small investment prior to excavation, thousands of dollars in repair costs and downtime can be avoided.
Pipeline Technology Services can provide information about varied pipes and cable networks. Services can be located and depths measured prior to final project design, thus allowing alterations to avoid costly service relocation or repairs.
All our technicians are Telstra accredited.
The Ground Penetrating Radar picks up underground services and it can track and identify nonmetallic services e.g. AC or plastic water mains, plastic conduits with fibre optic cables, buried tanks, where other locators cannot identify these non-metallic services.
This is the latest technology and we invested in bringing in a specialist from Sydney to extensively train our technicians. Our Company owns and operates the latest technological equipment in Australia and importantly the expertise to operate and interpret the scans.
Utilising advanced electronic locating equipment to scan the area, accurate information about the position and depth of underground utilities can be obtained.
Hydro-Excavation, Non Destructive Digging (NDD) or ‘Pot Holing' is ideal to visually locate the depth of all services including fibre optic services, gas mains or water services prior to excavation to minimise or prevent damage to the services from general excavation methods.
The hydro excavation tool is connected to both the vacuum and water pressure hose of the JetVac unit for blasting of the earth while vacuuming the spoil into the truck’s collection tank. This method is suitable for sensitive environments and Heritage listed areas. All waste is deposited at registered EPA handling and recycling sites.
Unidentified, buried or enclosed pipe leaks can cause extensive property damage and high costs in water usage. Leaks are usually found to be underground, under concrete and within building structures.
We have invested in state-of-the-art technology to provide a leak location service. This is a listening device with associated technical equipment by which our highly trained and skilled technicians are able to trace leaking underground pipe work.
This service reduces the guess work of sourcing underground leaks and helps to reduce the cost of repairs by establishing more clearly where the leak is rather than by extensive excavation or demolition.
Years of research in America and Europe has proven high velocity water jetting to be the safest and most efficient method of stormwater and sewer cleaning. A problem, however, has always remained in the removal and disposal of back-flushed debris. The solution is to utilise a Combination Hydrojet/Vacuum Units.
Combination Hydrojet/Vacuum Units units operate by utilising high pressure high volume water produced by a pump propelling a specially designed nozzle with rear thrust jets connected to a lightweight hose.
Upon placing the nozzle and hose in the pipe the water drives the nozzle along the drain blasting loose debris and back flushing it to the access point. The vacuum recovery system is then employed to vacuum up the debris and store it within the collector body.
A unique feature of the Combination Hydrojet/Vacuum Unit is its ability to de-water on-site, draining off excess water leaving the solids and silt remaining in the debris tank. This is a large cost saving to the client, whereby only debris and not water based products are sent for disposal or treatment.
Pipeline Technology Services' Combination Hydrojet/Vacuum Units feature the world's most advanced hose reel and boom assembly, with unequalled safety features. The units are fully self-contained, each carrying their own water supply Approximately 12 tonnes of debris can be held in the collection tank.
Pipeline Technology Services offer straight Hydrojet units for sewer cleaning and smaller stormwater cleaning tasks.
The units available include:
Trailer mounted units - to clean pipe work from 100mm diameter upwards. Hydrojet - fitted with the same high pressure (2000psi) pump as our Jet Vac Unit.
Hot Water Hydrojet Unit - fully self-contained with a hot water boiler for degreasing fatted lines and small pipe work cleaning.
At Pipeline Technology Services we have invested substantially in research and development to provide specialised drain cleaning attachments for our equipment ranging from sand bombs, hydraulic root saws, chain flails and bottom cleaning nozzles for cost efficient cleaning.
“Our fleet includes the largest and most powerful Water Recycling Combination units available in Australia.”
Stormwater quality and flood prevention is of continuing importance for all of our community. Gross Pollutant Trap devices are designed to collect pollutants, debris and sediment at the end catchment.
In order for them to function effectively, they must have regular cleaning and maintenance.
Pipeline Technology Services has vast experience in cleaning all types of makes and models of gross pollutant control devices including:
All wastes are removed and transported to the licensed waste disposal recycling site under our EPA license.
We will provide a maintenance program to ensure regular inspection and maintenance cleaning to suit your requirements and budget constraints.
Pipeline Technology Services has an expert team to carry out all facets of pump station cleaning, repairs and maintenance. We will provide a maintenance program to ensure regular inspection and maintenance cleaning to suit your requirements.
We utilise our high tech Combination Hydrojet/Vacuum Units for cleaning and vacuuming of silt and debris; our confined space entry team for access to the pump chambers, and our associated pump manufacturing and service team for pump repairs and servicing.
We are approved contractors for the Water Authorities.
Contact Pipeline Technology Services to arrange for inclusion into our computer diary for ongoing regular inspections of your pump stations to prevent the flooding of basements, car parks, factories and working areas.
Australian Standard 2865-1986 "Safe Working in a Confined Space" provides guidelines covering all aspects of confined space entry. Pipeline Technology Services can assist you with all your confined space requirements.
Examples of confined spaces are:
Government regulations stipulate minimum requirements. Pipeline Technology Services have specialised in this area. We have invested in the latest and most high-tech equipment and provide extensive on-going training to our technicians to provide these specialist services to our clients.
We carry a full range of breathing apparatus, lifting and harness equipment, gas detection and rescue equipment. We have a minimum public liability cover to $20 million and conform to Workcover Regulations.
To detect stormwater discharge by visual inspection is a time consuming job with the disadvantage that below ground connections are not detected. A simple solution to detecting illegal stormwater connections is smoke testing.
Smoke is generated by a fog machine and introduced down the pipe by a motorised blower unit. Natural venting of the system draws this smoke to various openings and smoke will even penetrate up through the ground if a shallow pipe is broken etc.
The smoke emitting from a downpipe or stormwater sump is clear evidence of an illegal connection.
The smoke used is a non-residual thermal fog with virtually no carbon monoxide and can safely be used for testing sewer and stormwater drains. This smoke has no toxic components.
Dye testing is an alternative to smoke testing for detecting illegal stormwater entry to sewerage effluent schemes. Our technicians use a soluble dye to track, locate and confirm illegal connections and infiltration points.
The intrusion of roots into sewer drains is the single most destructive element that blocks drains.
It is a combination of herbicides placed in sewer drains as foam to eliminate roots and prevent further structural damage of the sewer pipe caused by live tree roots.
Roots are killed and potential blockages are avoided. Only roots within the pipe and a very short distance outside the pipe are affected. Trees and shrubs immediately above ground are not harmed.
It is an herbicide that penetrates root cell walls, bursts them and causes the root to die and decay.
A surfactant blend strips away grease and slime from the roots permitting penetration of the formulation into the root mass. A foaming agent provides a durable fine textured 'vehicle' to ensure the treatment makes maximum contact with all roots and pipe surfaces.
A root growth inhibitor attaches to surface active organic materials to inhibit further root cell division or growth for approximately three years.
Being a licensed operator our qualified technicians can treat sewer lines from household size to main trunk sewer lines for Water Authorities across Australia.
It is ideal for household sewer drains where roots have been found to be the cause of blockages.
Save money in the long term by treating your drain rather than continual drain cleaning which can result in structural damage to your pipes.
Those asset owners that recognise the value of a preventative management program covering sewer and stormwater drain assets know that to repair collapsed pipes in an emergency can far exceed the costs of preventative maintenance.
Pipeline Technology Services have the philosophy that rehabilitation of existing drainage is a superior option not only in cost effectiveness, but just as importantly in environmental and social impacts.
Our highly trained personnel and specialist equipment specialised in the technology which enables pipes to be repaired internally using a relining system without the need for excavation (in most circumstances). We also have capabilities for man hole, tank & pit re-lining and rehabilitation.
The advantages of relining over replacement of sections of drainage include:
The costs of surface civil works, traffic management, and compensation to the public for disruption and inconvenience makes the rehabilitation and relining of pipes a highly cost competitive option.
The liner system is fully approved for use in sewer drains by Water Authorities. It can be used in pipes from 100 - 900mm in diameter. CIPP lining can also be used in stormwater pipes, pump suction and discharge lines, irrigation pipes, conduits, stacks and downpipes.
The CIPP liner is constructed from felt impregnated with vinyl ester resin, resulting in a fibre reinforced plastic pipe. Such a liner is suitable for use in a variety of host pipes including earthware (vitreous clay) pipes, concrete pipes, steel, copper and PVC.
CIPP lining costs when compared to traditional open trench excavation methods are competitive. A CIPP liner can be significantly cost effective when factoring in other costs such as disruption to services, paving and damage to the surrounding environment.