Eneco Warmte’s heating network supplies 160,000 households and companies in the regions of Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague with sustainable heat. Heat that is released during the waste incineration process of Waste Treatment Rijnmond is used as district heating. To transport that heat, boiling water flows through pipes with a thickness of up to 80 cm. Eneco wants to do everything possible to prevent these pipes from being damaged during excavation work. That’s why they asked Geodan to develop a system that can assess where the risk of excavation damage is greatest and that can also suggest fixed work processes to oversee excavation work.
Prevent damage to heat pipes
Excavation damage to heat pipes causes interruptions in the supply of heat as well as major financial losses. The Dial Before You Dig (Klic) inspection application lets Eneco assess where the risk of excavation damage is greatest. In addition, the tool makes it easier to take appropriate measures and communicate about them.