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Panton McLeod has revisited a service reservoir in the Campbeltown area to endure that water supplies continue to remain at the highest quality levels for customers in the region.

The project, which involved inspecting the interior of the tank for damage and turbidity issues, marked the company’s first ‘live’ clean with its robotic technology in Scotland.

In 2004 the firm carried out the cleaning work in Campbeltown with its VR600 robot – a large-tracked machine that is able to remove debris and sediment from the floor of a reservoir while it is still in active service, rather than having to drain the facility in order to clean it.

Panton McLeod is now looking to return to other facilities across the country to carry out follow-up work on facilities that have previously been cleaned and inspected with the robot technology.

The company uses two machines in its underwater inspection division – the large-tracked VR600 floor cleaning robot and a smaller ROV inspection machine.

The VR600 is manoeuvred along the floor of a service reservoir and pumps out any sediment or impurities in the water.

It can also be used to inspect the condition of the water tanks, including checking the walls and pipework for corrosion or damage.

The ROV is a smaller robot used to inspect the whole condition of the water tank, including checking the walls and pipework for corrosion or damage, and is capable of studying the condition of the roof soffit through the surface of the water.

Both machines are remotely operated from the surface and fitted with cameras and lighting equipment, allowing staff controlling the subs to assess the interior of the tanks.

They are also used solely within clean potable water environments and meticulously cleaned and disinfected prior to every use to ensure they can be safely used in the public water supply.

Panton McLeod conducts rigorous tests and disinfection procedures before and after each inspection.

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