A German company, active in the field of application-oriented development and construction performance, has developed an extremely flat inspection device for optical status detection of inaccessible canals. The offer is targeted to partners from Eastern Europe, who own the network and know-how and who are interested to cooperate in terms of distribution services agreements.
The German company offers an innovative solution that enables to inspect district heating canals by moving along available pipes and insulation, optically. Therefore, the device is equipped with a rotatable camera that allows exploration of areas around fixed and plain bearings. Furthermore, the technology enables to get information about the current status in areas with difficult access (depth:0,65m, length:100m). Visual status detection and documentation of structural condition of heating channels: - Investigation of joints (density), - Walls and ceilings (spalling, etc.), - Bottom (deposit, humidity, etc.) Visual status detection and documentation of installed pipeline systems: - Pipe insulation (moisture penetration, deformation), - Plain and fixed bearing (corrosion), - Minutes of inspection and/or dvd Various experiences in using the device, e.g. with municipal utilities already exist. Now the company is looking for distributors, who are interested in a conclusion of a distribution services agreement to market the device abroad.
Innovations and advantages
The inspection device is constructed to move on available pipes and insulation. Because of the flat design, only 10 cm minimum distance between top pipe insulation and lower edge of the canal cover are needed. This is a big advantage compared to competitors. With the rotatable camera the surrounding area can be recorded easily. Additionally, the device can be adapted to different pipe diameters and duct cross-sections. The complete system consists of the inspection device, a cable drum and a hardcase including power supply, control elements and data acquisition.
04001002 Heat transport and supply, district heating
09001006 Optical material testing
09001007 Optical Technology related to measurements
09004 Recording Devices
Market application codes
03007002 Other measuring devices
06003007 District heating
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Ukraine
Type of partner sought
The company is looking for a distribution partner (Eastern Europe) with good local market knowledge and the ability to distribute the device in its country or region. Therefore, it is planned to establish a distribution service agreement. Cooperation is offered to clients in foreign markets, where similiar district heating systems exist. Distributors should own expertise and a good network in the district heating sector in order to expand their business.