Post Tagged with: "condition assessment"

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

Condition  Assessment  of Force Mains

Condition Assessment of Force Mains

April 29, 2017 at 8:45 am 0 comments

Condition Assessment of Force Mains Using Electromagnetic Through-Transmission Non-Destructive Testing Technique By Dave Russell & Yuwu Yu Force main (FM) pipelines made of cast iron, ductile iron or steel are subject to internal and/or external corrosion as soon as the pipelines are constructed. Even though the pipe may be internally linedRead More

Reservoir inspection using remote underwater drone

Reservoir inspection using remote underwater drone

April 24, 2017 at 10:05 am 0 comments

USA Reservoir Inspection | Clark Public Utilities (CPU) is committed to providing customers with the most reliable, affordable service possible. But a lot has to go on behind the scenes to make that happen. As a publicly-owned utility in Vancouver, Wash., it is committed to bringing the community of more thanRead More

As the pressure wave travels through the pipe, it creates reflections which are then analyzed to 30-ft visibility to measure the sizes and locations of pipeline defects.

Condition Assessment Using Transient Waves

April 24, 2017 at 8:56 am 0 comments

Heightened Visibility: Condition Assessment Using Transient Waves Gives Added Value to Pipeline Asset Management By Andrew Farr The report card on America’s infrastructure is out and the grades are not good. In March, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2017 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, giving aRead More

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M.E. Simpson, Echologics launch partnership

January 23, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

M.E. Simpson Co. and Echologics recently launched a new partnership that introduces new services in transmission main leak detection and pipeline condition assessment. Utilizing Echologics’ EchoShore-M system, M.E. Simpson will be able to provide transmission main leak detection and water loss control services to help utilities and municipalities reduce non-revenue waterRead More

The city decided to turn off its iconic fountain to save water and set a good example for residents.

City of Fountain Valley Selects Echologics for Condition Assessment

October 10, 2016 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

The City of Fountain Valley, Calif., has selected Echologics to assess the condition of its water distribution mains to help maintain its water infrastructure, prioritize pipe replacement and reduce the amount of treated water lost to leaks. Echologics will assess the condition of up to 75 miles of pipe overRead More

Echologics field engineers install a permanent leak detection node to monitor a critical water transmission main for the development of leaks during construction pile driving activity near the main.

Water Main Leak Monitoring for Construction Risk Mitigation

October 10, 2016 at 8:30 am 0 comments

  By David Stewart Jones Pulling the manhole cover aside, the team of pipeline leak-detection specialists from Echologics looked down into the flooded underground chamber below. A local water utility crew pumped water from the chamber, slowly revealing valves and pipe fittings connected to a pair of underground 36-in. diameter cast-ironRead More

Out-of-this-World Leak Detection

Out-of-this-World Leak Detection

April 1, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

New technology solutions are being introduced to the U.S. market to address water loss, including one revolutionary method that detects non-revenue water leaks by analyzing spectral images from satellites.