Smart Pipe president and CEO Gary Littlestar said the XPL-300 is on schedule to make an impact on the pipeline industry.

"Using technology to address the increasing focus on safe pipeline operations and integrity management is part of our joint vision," Littlestar added.

According to Enbridge, Smart Pipe’s XPL-300 series is currently marketed only for use in North America.

Enbridge alternative & emerging technology vice president Chuck Szmurlo said, "Smart Pipe’s technology is an innovative solution that economically addresses pipeline integrity challenges in critical areas, while also minimizing the environmental footprint associated with such work."