Using Sound to Determine Which Pipe Segments Need Cleaning

This changes everything.

Our Proven Field Assessment Tool

The "SL-RAT" consists of two pieces of equipment—a speaker and a microphone—that are placed on adjacent manholes. Using a series of sounds at different frequencies, the SL-RAT can tell the amount of blockage in any segment of pipe. This information is stored in computers and supplied by Borden in a GIS map. 


The Rat allows rapid assessment of your entire system with:

  • Inspection of more than 20,000 feet of pipe per day (that's almost four miles of pipe)
  • No fluid contact
  • No confined space entry
  • Results that have been validated by the EPA
  • Recognition by the Utah Trust (Click here to read the letter)

Here is a short video that describes how the SL-RAT works.


Ready for Details?

Ready to learn all about the SL-RAT and how it can move your system from the old, schedule-based management system to the new, condition-based system?


We've recorded a lunch-and-learn webinar that walks through everything you need to know about this exciting new way of managing your collection system.


We usually present this material at lunch, so if you'd like this presentation over lunch, click the button.

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Condition-Based Maintenance is the New Standard.