field inspection automation Articles

  • Automation of SPCC Plan Preparation, Implementation, and Maintenance

    The author’s approach was to develop a template for SPCC Plan preparation, implementation, and maintenance, considering the impact of the new EPA SPCC Plan regulations, efficient program design, and our experience in the information management field. The template needed to be sensitive to the scale and complexity of multiple facilities, often under a distributed management structure but under a ...

  • Digital management of video inspections gives Hydro-Québec a new vision of its electrical facilities

    Situation And Objectives 2007: Hydro-Québec deploys its Geographic Information System (GIS) to map a portion of its underground network of electrical facilities. While importing the corresponding data, the project team is forced to reckon with the monumental nature of the task at hand, as they come up against incomplete data, unwieldy paper files and non-standardized information. ...


    By CTSpec Inc

  • High quality data and optimized report delivery, powering competitiveness

    Situation And Objectives Veolia ES, a global leader in environmental management, operates a division in Québec responsible for the inspection of underground infrastructure systems; specifically sewer systems. The division has two offices: one in Montreal, another in Quebec City. In 2007 when Veolia® first started looking into the possibility of teaming up with CTSpec, the ...


    By CTSpec Inc

  • A new vision on the condition of city of Toronto’s sewer networks

    Situation And Objectives After the amalgamation of Toronto in 1998, Toronto Water – the department in charge of managing the combined infrastructure systems – was mandated to consolidate all underground facilities data and centralize sewer inspection processes on behalf of the newly merged city. Ten years later, a great deal of work in this regard remained undone. It was a ...


    By CTSpec Inc

  • Streamlining Pipeline Data Collection with DVSS

    Streamlining Pipeline Data Collection Information with Digital Visual Sidewall Scanning (DVSS) Since the advent of miniature cameras, engineers, contractors and public works officials have used them to assess pipeline conditions and troubleshoot problems. Over the years, new delivery mechanisms have emerged to carry cameras deeper and deeper into lines, while capturing increasingly ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Let the computer do the work

    Time Liberated   One day’s testing in the field or lab can easily generate several days of analysis, processing and reporting in the office. The analysis and reporting processes are often repetitive, so there are real benefits to be gained by automating them. Not least of these benefits is the liberation of an engineer’s time for more creative work such as results ...

  • Asbestos management goes digital - Mobile solutions for asbestos tracking

    Compliance with new regulations is nearly impossible using only paper-based systems, especially for owners of large numbers of buildings. A critical component of any asbestos management strategy is the effective application of technology – but selection and implementation of systems can mean a large investment of both time and money. The objective of this article is to provide an explanation of ...


    By Basebridge.com Limited

  • CDM monitoring & reporting for carbon credits case study

    Abridged from a Wastecon 2008 Presentation and Paper by Mitchal L. Cassel LANDTEC, Colton, California The project sites The project is in Brazil and obtains certified emission reductions (CER) or carbon credits for a large scale, waste handling and disposal, clean development mechanism (CDM) project. Methane emissions are being reduced through collection and destruction of ...


    By Geotech

  • Sandridge energy discovers major risk, time and cost reductions with flexible EH&S compliance solution

    SandRidge Energy, a publicly-traded oil and natural gas company operating in the western United States, has been extraordinarily successful in its various exploration, development and production activities. As a result, Stuart Wittenbach, Director of EH&S for SandRidge Energy, needed to track and verify regulatory compliance tasks for more than 3,000 oil and gas leases AND manage all training ...


    By IHS

  • Managing Low-level Radioisotopes as Part of a Company´s Total Lifecycle of Chemicals and Radioactive Materials

    Chiron Corporation is one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies with businesses in biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and blood testing. In addition to manufacturing facilities, Chiron has an extensive research and development organization, which works with chemicals and radioactive materials. Under Federal, State and Local regulations, as well as corporate operating ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Taking the Sting Out of OSHA HazCom Compliance

    Compared to pre-made labels, new HazCom chemical labeling software puts custom OSHA-compliant labels and MSDS management at your fingertips for “pennies on the dollar.” ...


    By K-Sun Corporation

  • Controlling Energy Costs - How an energy assessment can help you get started

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program states that “commercial buildings share a large and growing appetite for energy. They account for 18 percent of total U.S. energy consumption. In a typical office building, energy use accounts for 30 percent of operating costs, the largest single category of controllable costs.” Let’s look at some typical concerns describing the ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • The Comprehensive Potential of LEDs in U.S. Commercial/Industrial Operations

    One of the biggest expenses associated with industrial and commercial operations is energy usage. Almost every type of commercial industry requires energy to function, from simple warehousing and distribution of goods to full on manufacturing and processing plants, and as the cost of energy increases, so too do operating expenses. When we think of the electrical energy consumed by such ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 5 Questions To Ask Before Choosing An Electronic MSDS Management System

    MSDS Management is a real pain in the neck, to put it one way. If you secretly know you're not 100% in compliance, you're not alone. OSHA studies show that only around 70% of a company's hazardous chemical inventory has accurate MSDS's available. But what can you do? Electronic MSDS management is being adopted with increasing frequency. After all, anything has to be better than trying to keep ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Tank terminal demonstrates the electrically operated solution for ESD Valves - case study

    Overview Since the disastrous fire at the Buncefield fuel depot in 2005, much has been done to ensure that such a catastrophic accident should not happen again. Led by COMAH (Competent Authority/Industry Standards Task Group), safeguards have been put in place by the petroleum industry to provide additional safety and environmental protection to tank storage installations. Endorsing the ...


    By Rotork

  • Read about Confined Space in Construction and Atmospheric Testing Right Here!

    In 1993, 29 CFR 1910.146 went into effect as the first federal legislation governing entry into permit-required confined spaces in general industry. Because some industries, such as the construction industry, were covered by specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, they were exempt from the confined space entry requirements of the general industry rule. ...


    By Argus-Hazco

  • Sustainable wastewater separation treatment systems coupled with nutrient and water reducing greywater reuse technologies

    Nationally and internationally, pressure is increasing to introduce nutrient reducing, water conserving and recycling measures for sustainable residential and small community water/wastewater systems. Reports of inadequate water quality and quantity are being reported daily. Over the past thirty years the federal government and State of Alaska have invested over 4 billion dollars installing piped ...


    By Equaris Corporation

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