Technology to Undergo Side-By-Side Testing Against CCTV & Dye Flood Testing Inspections to Locate & Quantify Sources of Unwanted Rainfall-Dependent Infiltration
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electro Scan Inc. today announced that the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has approved an innovative project to test its patent-pending technology to locate and quantify sources of unwanted Rainfall-Dependent infiltration (RDI).
As proposed by the national engineering consulting firm of Brown & Caldwell, in association with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the project will evaluate electro scanning with previously inspected sewer laterals.
“Electro Scan has already been successfully tested against CCTV in sanitary sewer mains by the U.S. EPA,” stated Chuck Hansen, Chairman and CEO of Electro Scan, “Now it’s time to have an independent source verify electro scan in sewer laterals against legacy Dye Flood and CCTV inspections -- a classic bake-off.”
Electro Scan finds leaks in non-conductive pipes (e.g. brick, cement, clay, plastic, reinforced concrete, pipe liners, etc.) by measuring the variation of electricity passing through defects in the wall of pipes. The technology locates and quantifies all defects, including cracks, joints, service connections, and manholes. Data is automatically sent to the Company’s smartphone application, and transmitted to a hosted cloud computing application, known as CriticalSewers.com.
Representing a breakthrough over the use of legacy visual observation techniques that often provide misleading, incomplete, or inconsistent results, all Electro Scan data is independently generated, without operator intervention.
The Company’s electro scan technology is designed and manufactured in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard F2550-06.
Recently, the Company delivered its first electro scan unit to Christchurch, New Zealand, where it has already found leaks in sewer drains that had previously gone undetected using industry-standard camera equipment.
The Water Environment Research Foundation is a non-profit organization formed in 1989 and is the leading independent scientific research organization in the United States dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues. Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District is a regional government agency that provides water reclamation and flood management services for about 1.1 million customers in 28 communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area, covering 411 square miles. The City of Wauwatosa manages approximately 151 miles of sewer mains and 16,000 laterals.
About Electro Scan Inc.
Founded in October 2011, Electro Scan Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets advanced sewer leak detection equipment, smartphone applications, and hosted cloud computing applications for the wastewater utility and commercial plumbing market. Electro Scan Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Sacramento, California. For more information, please visit http://www.electroscan.com.
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