extended infrastructure monitoring Articles

  • Construction and Civil Infrastructures Monitoring Systems

    Civil infrastructures are usually monitored through its whole life cycle. SHM (Structural Health Monitoring) technologies enable the estimation of the structural state and detection of structural change that affects the performance of a structure. Two discriminating factors in SHM are the time-scale of the change (how quickly the state changes) and the severity of the change. These factors ...

  • Pipeline Zooming for a Comprehensive Infrastructure Survey.

    Time, budget and resources often keep a municipality from maintaining comprehensive, up-to-date information on water and sewer pipeline conditions. Without a complete understanding of their infrastructures, municipal supervisors cannot properly prioritize and schedule maintenance activities. As a result, emergencies—backups, collapses, and overflows—happen unexpectedly, and must be dealt with on ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Improved IT infrastructure helps Tata’s procurement in the UK case study

    When Tata Limited discovered that certain aspects of its IT infrastructure upgrade had not been allowed for in the refurbishment project planned for its London offices, it knew that it didn’t have the in-house skills needed to handle a project of this scope and complexity. As the company’s Facilities Manager had previously worked with Mark Dansie, Inflectiontech was appointed ...

  • Performance Evaluation of a Full-Scale Extended Aeration System in Al-Bireh City, Palestine

    Major challenges attributed to dysfunctional wastewater treatment facilities in developing countries include lack of commitment and poor informed decision making by the higher municipal administration. This paper presents how process monitoring and control during full scale operation ensures sustainability of civic infrastructures like Al-Bireh wastewater treatment plant (AWWTP). It is written ...


  • Wireless monitoring for a safe indoor environment

    This article discusses the benefits of wireless technology for continously monitoring the indoor environment. In striving for the construction of energy efficient and cost-effective buildings, the imperative issue of the buildings Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is often overlooked. This can often lead to a unhealthy indoor environment and even to conditions such as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) or other ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Develop a `real-time` air emissions monitoring strategy for your facility

    To improve air quality, states and localities are requiring more intense 24/7 monitoring of listed air pollutants from hydrocarbon processing facilities. Affected facilities must develop reliable and accurate environmental data management systems for reporting purposes. In this case history, the BP Texas City site (a refinery and chemicals plant) successfully implemented a real-time environmental ...


    By Wood Group Mustang, Inc.

  • Atmospheric Monitoring and Inverse Modelling for Verification of National and EU Bottom-up GHG Inventories.

    The workshop 'Atmospheric monitoring and inverse modelling for verification of national and EU bottom-up GHG inventories' was held on 08-09 March 2007 in Ispra, Italy, under the mandate of European Climate Change Committee Working Group 1, as follow-up of a first workshop on 23-24 October 2003. Atmospheric monitoring (AM) of greenhouse gases (GHGs), combined with inverse modelling (IM), can trace ...


  • Pebble Beach Community Services district backup monitoring to an existing SCADA system case study

    Most people, not just golfers, recognize the name Pebble Beach as being one of the premier residential communities. Nestled on the shoreline and bluffs of the California Monterey peninsula, Pebble Beach is home to hundreds of multi-million dollar estates and some of the most meticulously maintained golf courses in the world. One course, the Pebble Beach golf links, hosts the annual Pebble Beach ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Adaptation of transport to climate change in Europe

    Climate change threatens to compromise transport services that are indispensable for Europe's economy and society Transport remains a critical support system for the smooth functioning of our societies and economies. It facilitates accessibility of services that are vital for business and for the quality of life of citizens. It also enables economic growth and job creation. Gradual ...

  • Development of 3D Geospatial Models to Support Environmental Restoration Activities at Technical Area 21, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico

    Technical Area 21 (TA-21) is a former processing area located on a 0.5 square mile mesa top at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), New Mexico. A series of threedimensional (3D) geospatial models were developed to support ongoing and future environmental restoration activities. Mining of lithologic, geophysical, infrastructure, and analytical data sets was completed to construct 3D site ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Online Analyzers Improve Control of Chloramination Processes in Milwaukee

    The Milwaukee Water Works is a national leader in providing high quality drinking water and monitoring water quality. Since 1998, it has invested $227 million in its infrastructure, from treatment plants to distribution systems, to ensure high quality drinking water and reliable supply. The Milwaukee Water Works treats Lake Michigan water with Ozone gas as a primary disinfectant because it ...

  • Is there a reliable and fast deployable system with little human intervention for catastrophic scenarios for immediate and continuous surveillance needed in the Japanese Fukushima disaster?

    Emergency management requires fast mobile AND continuous surveillanceof gamma radiation At nuclear disaster scenarios – like it has just occurred these days in Japan – the efficiency ofemergency management on-site as well as off-site is closely connected to the quality and reliability ofthe recent status information. As one of the essential parameters for assessing the nuclear ...


    By Saphymo

  • Maximize the coating life-cycle in severe wastewater environments

    In 2005, the American Society of Civil Engineers awarded a grade of D- to the nation’s wastewater systems based largely on the deterioration of sewage collection systems. That same year, the Bossier City Public Utilities Department in Louisiana restored a 5,000 square foot lift station using a 100 percent solids epoxy mortar system specifically designed to protect concrete in severe wastewater ...


    By Tnemec Company, Inc.

  • States propose attainment designations for the new 1-hour So2 NAAQS

    The U.S. EPA revised the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2) on June 2, 2010 by implementing a new 1-hour standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb) (calculated as the three-year average of the 99th percentile of the annual distribution of daily maximum 1-hour average concentrations). Based on an evaluation of the risks posed by acute exposure to SO2, EPA ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • National Grid Winter Outlook Report 2016

    Winter is coming….and the lights will be staying on Since March this year there have been a number of developments that have raised concerns over the ability to meet the UK’s energy demand, particularly during this winter period. A number of unplanned coal plant outages in the first half of the year have tightened supply margins significantly and placed greater strain on ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Case Study - Curragh Mine

    Challenge Curragh Mine needed to increase its understanding of the dynamics of its on-site water management. Central to achieving this objective was the need to gain a more accurate, and more visual, measurement of water volume. And, in the process, ensure that dam monitoring was conducted at the highest levels of safety. Solution Making use of ...


    By Seveno Pty Ltd

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Managing and developing the water resources assets in kaliningrad oblast, russia in support of economic growth and environmental sustainability

    Key messages on water, growth and sustainability The water resources and the hydraulic infrastructure assets in the Kaliningrad Oblast are in a poor condition. This situation poses a direct threat to both the human and natural environments in the region. Regular flooding, polluted water bodies and inadequate water supply and sanitation provide evidence that water resources management need to be ...

  • Improving Service Levels and Reducing Costs - The Business Case for Network Modelling

    Not everyone in the Water Industry is convinced about the benefits of Network Modelling, believing that the investment required cannot be justified. Dan Stevens, Senior Support Engineer for Water Supply Software at Wallingford Software discusses the Business Case for Network Model based System Management, dispelling some of the myths surrounding this subject. Some of the common misconceptions ...


    By Innovyze

  • MFE slipline of water supply case study

    HOBAS Under Live Runway When the main water supply line at the McAllen, Texas, airport was rehabilitated using HOBAS pipe, it brought new meaning to the phrase “slipline live.” McAllen-Miller International Airport (MFE) is the primary business airport of deep South Texas and Northeast Mexico. To accommodate the future needs of the greater Rio Grande Valley, a master ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

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