Pipers® Pipeline Condition Assessment

INGU’s free-floating Pipers® solution: the first stop in your pipeline management program for comprehensive and actionable insight into the condition of water and wastewater pipelines

Whether you are looking for leaks, gas pockets, buildup, or you want to monitor wall condition, INGU’s free-floating Pipers® solution provides comprehensive, easy, and affordable insight into condition of water and wastewater pipelines, without disrupting service. With Pipers®, you can catch issues before they cause major failures or water loss.

20-35% Water Loss Annually
The AWWA Water Loss Control Committee estimates that 5-10 billion kWh of power generated in the United States is expended on nonrevenue water annually.
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Take Control of Pipeline Management

Using a multi-sensor suite, INGU’s Pipers® solution provides comprehensive information about leaks, gas pockets, buildup, pressure, and wall condition in a single run while regular service continues. No matter the material, diameter, or location, with Pipers® you can effectively assess your pipeline assets. Full insight into the condition of your pipelines allows you to prioritize when and where action is needed to keep your pipelines operating safely and reliably.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

You can have Pipers® on-hand and ready to deploy to monitor the condition of your pipelines as part of your regular condition assessment program, or to take immediate action if you suspect an issue with a pipeline. Without the need for external reference devices, our multi-sensor technology will help you find the issue so you can make targeted maintenance decisions to prevent major failures and reduce non-revenue water.
Case Study
Maintaining a clear picture of asset condition using repeatable data
Over a period of 17 months, INGU performed three inspections of a steel pipeline carrying fresh water. A deposit survey and condition assessment were carried out to establish a baseline reading.
Take control of pipeline management with INGU’s Pipers®

Steve Bolze

Founder and CEO, Standish Spring Investments

Steve Bolze recently launched Standish Spring Investments to support founders scaling early and growth stage organizations that support the energy transition.

Prior to launching Standish Spring Investments, Steve was a senior managing director and head of infrastructure portfolio operations and asset management for Blackstone’s dedicated infrastructure business. He was one of the founding partners of Blackstone’s infrastructure investment fund, valued at more than $25 billion currently, and partnered with portfolio company CEOs to drive key value creation initiatives.

Before joining Blackstone, Steve had a nearly 25-year career at General Electric, during which time he successfully led several of the company’s largest businesses. In his last role as President and CEO of GE Power and Water, he oversaw the company’s $28 billion power generation and renewables business, operating in over 140 countries with 52,000 employees; at the time its technology helped provide more than one-quarter of the world’s electricity.

Mark Menke

Independent Director, INGU
Mark joins INGU’s board of directors after 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Menke is the former General Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions at Chevron, a position he held for 13 years. During that time, he was also on the advisory board of Chevron Technology Ventures—a role that afforded him unique insights into innovative start-up and growth companies in the energy sector. Mark also served as Global Business Manager for Chevron’s $1B global fuel and lubricant additives division and held the position of Director of Chevron’s International Business Development efforts for 6 years. He currently serves on Rice University’s Engineering Advisory Board and is an independent director with WildFire Energy LLC. Mark brings global oil and gas expertise to INGU’s growing international presence across the industry.

George Coyle

Managing Partner,
Energy Innovations Capital

George is co-founder and managing partner of Energy Innovation Capital, a capital provider to energy innovators. George is an experienced venture capital investor, having co-founded three corporate venture capital groups: Chevron Technology Ventures, ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures Investments and Energy Technology Ventures. He previously worked in Exploration & Production leadership roles at Chevron and is an active member of AAPG, SEG, and SPE. George holds an MBA from Tulane University, a M.S. in Geology from the University of Kansas and a B.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of New Orleans.

Michael Riedijk

Director, West Coast Ventures
Experienced CEO and serial entrepreneur with 2 successful tech exits, green/clean tech investor with a history of working on internet, cleantech, agriculture, and marine technology. Strong business development professional with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Michael’s companies have been awarded the ‘Obama Champion of Change’ Award at The White House in 2011, the ‘Red Herring Top 100 North America 2012’, the ‘Deloitte Technology Fast 500’ for several years in a row, INC 5000 and Growth 500.

John van Pol

CEO and Director, INGU
Innovator and Entrepreneur with a 20+ year career in science and technology with a passion for new and unprecedented ideas. Started working on advanced sensing technologies during his PhD in Nuclear Physics and is currently applying his sensing and data analytics expertise to the oil & gas sector. Brings a superlative career history in leveraging strategic business and institutional partnerships to drive cutting edge research and deliver tangible results to the global marketplace. Offers a comprehensive scientific background reinforced with formidable talent in analyzing, evaluating, and overcoming complex technological, operational, financial, and legal obstacles. Possesses a solid network of business partnerships in the Netherlands and Canada, with an award-winning track record in leading international business development in the European and Canadian markets for advanced sensor application solutions.