Damaged wastewater pipelines can result in pollutant emissions in the environment. Despite the increasingly effective inspections involving intervention by specialized personnel, with the technology in use today, only one out of four problems is detected, or is correctly identified.
Even more accurate monitoring is also vital for the optimal management of the sewage system. As we will see shortly, Pallon technology makes it possible to improve the planning of work and limit intervention to where it is really needed, for both emergencies – with rapid and effective solutions – and routine pipeline maintenance and upgrading.
Accurate gathering and organization of data mean an improved analysis capability. For us at A2A, the gathering of data is a crucial element, part of a broader picture. The European Union is working on a package of reforms aimed at fostering the birth of an increasingly open and regulated data-driven economy thus revolutionising the European market.
In addition to being an excellent collector of data, Pallon enables operators to make the sewers increasingly safe, further limiting the emissions of pollutants into the surrounding areas. The potential of this technology was also demonstrated by the trial on the sewage network of the Collettore Valtrompia purification facility near Brescia, with particular attention paid to a critical four-kilometre stretch of pipeline in concrete over 20 years old.