JD7 is a specialized technology provider focused on Pipeline Assessments and Inspection solutions for all utility sectors.
JD7 have pioneered none-disruptive pressurized water main CCTV, Acoustic and NDT condition assessment technologies with support from the UK’s leading utility and private sector companies.
Our design and development engineers are at the forefront of NDT, CCTV and acoustic technology with a huge portfolio of pipeline industry partners. Our fully trained operatives are available 24/7 to sustain our clients requirements, and are ready to be deployed anywhere around the world.
JD7’s business model is simple; we have the best industry engineers and we partner the best organizations in specific fields. Following this model has allowed the JD7 brand to grow significantly throughout the water and gas industry with an ongoing international technology exploitation programme.
JD7 Ltd were approached in 2005 to develop a camera system that could be operated under live mains pressure and be navigated through an existing hydrant into the tee piece position of a water main. This would be the first time world wide a camera was inserted through a live fire hydrant directly into a clean water system with no disruption to supplies. JD7 proceeded to develop an inspection system with a capability of a distance up to 100 metres which is now marketed as the Investigator & Investigator+. The natural progression was to a tethered system for the larger diameter mains over longer distances and thus evolved the LDS1000.
The LDS1000 system can travel up to 1km in a water main and report back CCTV and acoustics combined in the same head for leakage and verification purposes. It is considered that the LDS1000 in the future will be capable of surveying over 5km on a tethered system still allowing the CCTV and acoustics to be transmitted back live to the operator.
JD7 has continued to enhance its suite of products with some of the most innovative products in the world these being the Pipescan+ , Voyager and Investigator Gas
In 2010 JD7 achieved recognition by winning best new innovation award from UKSTT, 2012 Finalists for the Water Industry Achievements award, 2013 Winner of the Pipeline Industry Guild’s ‘Utility Technology Award’ and in 2014 North America Society for Trenchless Technology 'Best Technology Award'.