Roughly 200,000km of pipelines stretch across Europe. Maintaining any type of infrastructure on that scale is a big enough logistical undertaking by itself. But when you combine the complexity of the inspection process with the polar extremes of environmental conditions, the chance of errors or failures in the data capture are increased significantly.
In the event of partial or total disruption to the data collection process, a repeat inspection is required. Any delay in identifying these hiccups in the process is incredibly costly. Only discovering there’s a problem with the data once you’re back in a static location means a return to the field to repeat the inspection. The cost of these replications can quickly exceed millions of Euros and affect the profitability of the project.
To ensure data can be readily accessed and interpreted in the field means overcoming several environmental and technological challenges.
But that’s precisely where TOUGHBOOK’s technology excels.
Pipeline inspection teams need to know their devices are fit for the field.
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Pipelines are often located in environments that defy the ordinary. The TOUGHBOOK range is engineered to withstand a temperature range of -29°C to +63°C, while its IP68 dust and water resistance allow inspection teams to keep working, whatever the conditions.
Transferring the terabytes of data collected by inspection equipment onto a mobile device in the field isn’t easy. But with its high speed ethernet connectivity and optional SSD expansion, the TOUGHBOOK 40 is built to accommodate the demands of modern data-intensive operations.
Critical infrastructure must be kept secure, both physically and digitally. Backed by military-grade encryption and available without a built-in camera, the TOUGHBOOK range is the ideal ‘clean’ device to take on site that can still be integrated within a wider enterprise IT footprint.
Avoiding the massive costs associated with full re-runs of inspections means analysing and manipulating rows upon rows of complex data, graphs, and visualisations – right in the field. TOUGHBOOK 40 packs a 14” touchscreen display, keyboard, and all the usability features needed for field analysis into a rugged Windows 11 device that’s surprisingly lightweight.
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