Site visit to Garney Construction
Garney Construction, a renowned construction company specializing in water and wastewater systems in the United States, recently showcased their commitment to innovation during a site visit by our team members, Trond Larsen and James Nixon. The visit occured at a construction site for a water transfer station in Norwood, North Carolina, as part of the Yadkin River Water Supply Project. This project aims to provide a sustainable water supply to the Yadkin River Basin Service Area in North Carolina.
At Garney Construction, the use of Blueye ROVs demonstrated their progressive mindset and eagerness to embrace cutting-edge technology. They utilize ROVs for conducting inspections of underwater pipes, including the examination of gaskets and flange bolts. By employing this thorough assessment, Garney ensures uninterrupted flow and maintains a reliable water supply within the pipes.
Challenges of low visibility and diving risks
Poor visibility and adverse diving conditions often present significant challenges during underwater construction projects. In such circumstances, sending a diver to assess progress can be risky. Factors such as strong currents and high water flow compound the dangers of manual diving operations. These conditions not only jeopardize the safety of divers but also hinder their ability to accurately evaluate underwater pipes' conditions.
The Blueye ROV as the solution
This enabled us to quickly locate the pipes and obtain clear images of the gaskets and flange bolts, removing the issue of less visibility. Moreover, the ROV will help identify the spot of the leak beforehand, providing valuable information for divers. Additionally, it enables real-time monitoring of divers during their operations, enhancing overall safety.
Controlling the brightness of the light is a simple task with the Blueye app, especially in situations where there is significant backscatter. It is essential to regulate the light for optimal visibility under such circumstances.
Companies like Garney Construction recognise the benefits of investing in this advanced technology to mitigate risks, improve efficiency, and ensure the successful completion of projects. This also showcases their commitment to innovation and delivering high-quality construction projects.
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