Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved into a highly valuable asset, presenting significant benefits in terms of cost and time savings. An exceptional AI platform called PipeAId, developed by Burgess & Niple, combines AI with GIS technology to analyze CCTV video footage, detect pipe defects, assign NASSCOPACP codes to these defects, and generate a digital replica of the collection system. This “digital twin” provides a comprehensive overview of sewer assets, precisely identifying the location of defects and construction features along each pipe using geospatial data. By harnessing the power of this technology, utility providers can promptly evaluate the condition of their infrastructure, empowering them to make well-informed decisions based on transparent and reproducible data-driven insights.
Additionally, the digital twin serves as a revolutionary tool for utility owners, transforming their approach to system maintenance. It serves as a centralized hub, enabling comprehensive visualization and monitoring of the condition of every pipe. This centralized approach significantly enhances their ability to manage and maintain the system effectively, guaranteeing optimal performance and minimizing potential issues.