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Calculating Business Risk Exposure Using Machine Learning

Calculating Business Risk Exposure Using Machine Learning

July 8, 2019 at 9:26 am 0 comments

By Doug Hatler & Matti Kakkori Aging drinking water mains are facing an increasing number of failures leading to service interruptions, higher operating costs and non-revenue water loss. Some failures cause much bigger financial or socioeconomic impacts than others. A 2018 study led by Dr. Steven Folkman at Utah StateRead More

AWWA releases water main condition assessment manual

AWWA releases water main condition assessment manual

July 8, 2019 at 9:09 am 0 comments

On June 24, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) released the first edition of its M77 Condition Assessment of Water Mains. As infrastructure ages, utilities are increasingly challenged to maintain service levels while maintaining affordable water rates. Water main condition assessment helps utilities meet this challenge by identifying more precisely whereRead More

Echologics lands condition assessment contract with SES Water

Echologics lands condition assessment contract with SES Water

June 7, 2019 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Echologics, a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc., will begin what the company calls one of the largest water pipe condition assessment projects in Europe with SES Water in the U.K. this month. Following completion of a successful initial trial with SES Water in 2018, the new project includes theRead More

Condition Assessment: The Cornerstone of Asset Management

Condition Assessment: The Cornerstone of Asset Management

September 4, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Prioritizing Your Aging Water Infrastructure Needs through a Systematic, Comprehensive Approach By Ahmad Habibian The deteriorating state of the nation’s water infrastructure has resulted in premature failures, costly emergency repairs and negative publicity. Given the limited availability of resources, utilities are looking for cost-effective condition assessment technologies that allow them toRead More

How Not to Get Caught with Your Valves – Or Any Other Part of Your System – Down

How Not to Get Caught with Your Valves – Or Any Other Part of Your System – Down

August 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Asset management can be a gradual process, but condition assessment requires more than a superficial scan of system components. News media report the big infrastructure failures. Whether we manage water systems or tap into them, we hear about major water main breaks, tunnel collapses and facility mishaps. But if youRead More

Bureau of Reclamation introduces buried pipeline competition

Bureau of Reclamation introduces buried pipeline competition

March 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

The Bureau of Reclamation has launched a new prize competition seeking innovative methods and technologies to detect leaks and flaws in large buried pipelines that deliver water for municipal, industrial, and agricultural uses. Currently, no practical method exists to detect leaks and flaws in large diameter pipelines. For example, leaksRead More

Pure Technologies completes longest, single pipeline inspection to date

Pure Technologies completes longest, single pipeline inspection to date

November 13, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Pure Technologies Ltd. recently completed the longest, single deployment of its PipeDiver inspection platform to date on a critical water pipeline that runs more than 44 miles through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Watch a video about the Homestake Water Project at the end of this post. Colorado Springs andRead More

InfoSense wins 2017 ‘Fast 50’ business award in Charlotte

InfoSense wins 2017 ‘Fast 50’ business award in Charlotte

October 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

InfoSense, Inc., manufacturer of the SL-RAT (Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool), has been named by Charlotte Business Journal as one of the fastest growing companies in Charlotte for the third consecutive year. InfoSense was recently unveiled as a 2017 Fast 50 Awards winner – an honor given to the 50Read More

Turning Data Into Decisions: WSSC Prioritizes Water Main Replacement

Turning Data Into Decisions: WSSC Prioritizes Water Main Replacement

October 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Prioritizes Water Main Replacement with Comprehensive Inspection Program Water asset management can be a lofty enterprise, particularly if you’re one of the largest utilities in the United States. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), established in 1918, covers nearly 1,000 sq-miles in Prince George’s andRead More

ASTM releases new standard for acoustic inspection

ASTM releases new standard for acoustic inspection

July 10, 2017 at 9:41 am 0 comments

ASTM International has recently released a new standard based on InfoSense’s Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool or SL-RAT technology for inspecting gravity sewers. The ASTM standard F3220-17, titled “Standard Practice for Prioritizing Sewer Pipe Cleaning Operations by Using Transmissive Acoustic Inspection,” provides a new basis for municipal collection system operators,Read More