Deep Trekker Introduces New Portable Pipe Crawler

The DT340 Pipe Crawler is self-contained, no service truck required
Deep Trekker Introduces New Portable Pipe Crawler

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Deep Trekker has announced it will unveil a new breed of pipe crawlers at the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) show in Indianapolis this Feb. 17-20.

The DT340 Pipe Crawler is completely self-contained in two carrying cases, requiring no dedicated service truck to operate. Along with onboard batteries, the system requires no generators or additional power source. These key features make the DT340 Pipe Crawler unlike any other on the market.

“The infrastructure put in place to support our cities are quickly aging,” says Deep Trekker President Sam Macdonald. "Municipalities and service companies are looking for ways to inspect these pipelines to understand what maintenance is required before a costly breach occurs.”

Pipe crawlers have traditionally been cumbersome, very expensive to rent or own and required trucks or cranes to launch the operation. Therefore, regular inspection and maintenance of pipelines haven’t happened as often as they should. The industry has been looking for a system that can fit in the back seat of a truck, be deployed in less than a minute and work in remote areas where access points may be.

In cases where there is a blockage or breach, service companies and municipalities must respond immediately. The DT340 Pipe Crawler is that solution.

“It’s based on the proven technology from our remotely operated vehicles,” Macdonald says. “We’ve made the pipe crawler completely portable, put batteries inside the crawler itself and made it completely submersible up to 164 feet. This depth rating opens even more doors for underwater pipelines.”

Deep Trekker invites anyone attending WWETT 2016 to test drive their new portable pipe crawler themselves.

About Deep Trekker
Deep Trekker Inc. was founded in 2010 with a mission to bring a fully capable, yet portable and accessible remotely operated vehicle to market. The company is headquartered in Ayr, Ontario, with all engineering and manufacturing completed in-house. Based on a clean sheet design, the DTG2 premiere product was introduced in limited run August 2011. With Deep Trekker products now working in 58 countries in industries including fisheries, research, nuclear power, construction, engineering, potable water systems, search and recovery, military and recreation, the DTG2 has proven to be easy to use, robust and entertaining.


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