We recently assisted with the pipe inspections for the City of Subiaco which manages over 100km of pipeline in Perth.
During our inspections on March 10th of this year, we surveyed a storm water pipe located under one of Subiaco’s busiest intersections. We discovered a void that, if left unnoticed, would become a potential sinkhole – halting traffic and causing the intersection to be out of action for days.
After discussions with the City of Subiaco, we decided to apply a preventative measure and repair the void with the Quicklock system.
The Quicklock System
The Quicklock method is an innovative repair system that provides a safe, effective and non-destructive solution to underground pipe damage.
Our highly trained team used remote controlled CCTV cameras to navigate the pipes under the Subiaco intersection and install a stainless steel Quicklock sleeve to seal the void. The stainless steel sleeve was put in place, expanded and fixed in place permanently – repairing the pipe from the inside.
This method provides a quick and cost-effective trenchless alternative to traditional pipe repair.
The void was repaired within a 24 hour window and the traffic in the busy intersection flowed as per normal with very minimal disruptions.
This story was featured in the June 2020 edition of Trenchless Australasia – A quarterly publication with news and updates on the trenchless technology industry in Australasia.