Definition - What does Condition Assessment mean?
Condition assessment is the process of inspection of an underground pipe to determine whether there are any defects or leaks. The condition assessment is carried out by means of various technologies, which highlight the location of problems and the potential scope of repair. Condition assessment enables planning and execution of trenchless rehabilitation activities.
Trenchlesspedia explains Condition Assessment
Condition monitoring can be carried out directly or indirectly. Indirect assessments include soil monitoring to detect leaks. Direct methods involve taking actual measurements of pipeline integrity (e.g. wall thickness measurements). Another process could be the use of cameras to visually inspect the inside of a pipe, especially when a blockage is suspected. Smart measuring equipment is placed inside the pipe and results are monitored via computerised control systems. Condition assessment vendors use sophisticated software to analyse the data collected and to interpret the results. Condition assessment is vital to determine the most appropriate repair for the situation.