Back to NewsWater is a precious resource that needs to be saved in South Africa. One of the largest contributors to water wastage is undetected leaks in underground pipes. Not only do damaged pipes lead to the loss of fresh drinking water, but they can also result in ground contamination where wastewater pipes are cracked.Sight Lines is a pipe inspection and maintenance service that is owned by Averda. Using specialised equipment and state-of-the-art technology, Sight Lines is able to offer routine pipe inspection, internal cleaning and leak detection. The company can also generate detailed three-dimensional mapping of pipe systems.
Sight Lines has two decades of experience
Sight Lines has been offering pipe inspection and maintenance services to municipalities and private businesses for over 20 years. “Our experience shows that we can significantly cut water leaks through a programme of planned assessment and maintenance,” says Sight Lines general manager Claude Marais.The company is able to inspect a wide range of pipe systems, from as narrow as six millimetres upwards. Farmers, contractors, municipalities and factories make up the majority of customers for Sight Lines, but the business offerings extend to any individual or organisation with pipe systems.
Routine inspection of pipes can save money
Routine pipe inspection is the best way to prevent faults and save money. By checking the internal structure of pipes on a regular basis, the necessary maintenance can be performed before any defects or cracks cause bigger problems, which cost a lot to fix.Sight Lines offers laser pipe profiling, sonar pipe profiling, multisensor pipe inspection, CCTV pipe inspection and high-pressure pipe cleaning services. Sight Lines also uses remotely-operated vehicles fitted with laser and sonar to accurately map the profiles and trajectories of pipes. These applications are ideal for inspection and maintenance of both dry and wet piping systems.
Sight Lines offers detailed reporting
After the inspection or maintenance is complete, Sight Lines will provide detailed reports to document the findings. These reports include an in-depth analysis of the condition of the pipes, geographical information system data and global positioning system maps.“Presenting this type of information to customers simplifies their maintenance programmes because they’re able to understand the nature of defects, prioritise problem areas and carry out targeted repairs,” says Marais.These services help to detect leakages, save water and save money for municipalities and private customers. Sight Lines will find potential problems on pipe systems and offer necessary solutions for the maintenance and repair of any cracks, leakages and burst pipes.___Averda is a leading waste management provider with over 50 years of experience across three continents. Through growth, transformation and engagement, we strive to find new ways of managing waste while protecting the community and environment. ___By pairing international expertise with local insights, we have secured our position as one of South Africa’s most respected providers of waste management and industrial cleaning services. We also operate in the recycling, pipe inspection, CCTV, infrastructure inspection, hydro-demolition, high-pressure water jetting and catalyst handling industries. ___Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the best tips on recycling and the latest industry news. See our Instagram and YouTube channels for more insights into environmental affairs and our work with local communities.