fire hydrant Articles

  • Automated Hydrant Testing and Fire Flow Analysis

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    By Innovyze

  • Portable Hydrant Flow Meters

    Leading the way for hydrant verification flow and pressure measurement Langham Industrial Controls strive to provide the most innovative market leading hydrant verification instrumentation. The Horizontal Standpipe Flow Meter provides unrivalled accuracy of ± 0.5% within a wide flow range. The swan neck design ensures that the AquaMasters electromagnetic sensor is always full and as the ...

  • The wildland fire threat

    The threat of wildfire is a major concern to more and more homeowners as construction of homes moves into the Wildland Urban Interface. Periods of drought are frightening times for residents of suburban and rural areas across the country, including the Northwest, the West, and the Rocky Mountain states as well as the Southeast. For those of us who live near natural areas of brush or forest, the ...


  • Major Urban City Projected To Save $77 Million Over Next Decade From Valve And Hydrant Asset Assessment Program

    For large urban cities, one of the quickest ways to realize an investment return from their network of underground assets is to inventory the water distribution system and assess the overall condition of valves and fire hydrants. This progressive major southeast U.S. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Water Main / Fire Line Rehabilitation

    Problem Dirty brown water and poor water flow were the first clues that a mid-Atlantic commercial property owner had a problem. Then the owner was put on notice by the local fire department that the water supply lines were no longer meeting the required flow requirements. Four hydrants on the owner’s property were flowing between 200 to 300 gallons per minute due to heavy corrosion-induced ...


    By CuraFlo

  • POE sediment filtration — your first line of defense

    Around the country, our aging water delivery infrastructure is coated with sediment and scale from a century or more of buildup. Those same tuberculated pipes are constantly challenged by daily tie-ins, repairs, flow tests and fire hydrant use in most cities and towns. The result is that drinking water that left the municipal treatment plant at top quality arrives in users’ glasses — or in their ...

  • Numbers Speak Volumes: Water Distribution Assessment Increases System Operability To 84 Percent

    This large Midwest utility maintains and operates water collection, treatment, and distribution systems, as well as wastewater collection and treatment systems and stormwater management systems for its residential, business and wholesale customers in the region. To ensure the accessibility and quality of water services to meet the growing needs of the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Peter Lougheed Provincial Park - Alberta, Canada

    Service: SmartBall - Leak Detection Client: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation Project Date: July 2011 Location: Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada Type of Pipeline: Water Main Diameter: 6-inch Pipe Material: Polyethylene Length: 2,300 feet (700 meters) Pressure: 50 psi Results: 2 leaks Several other technologies failed to identify the location of the leaks that ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Carrolloton Water Utility`s `Declaration of Competitiveness` the Challenges of Managed Competition

    ABSTRACTThe City of Carrollton (City) has embarked on a managed competition program encompassing a broad organizational wide effort to identify departments that would be candidates for partial or complete outsourcing. Carrollton’s Water Utility Division (WUD) has responded positively to this challenge, and their approach is an example of a progressive and proactive utility. They have initiated ...

  • Case study - Aquascope 3 can be used by inexperienced operators to find leaks

    In 2006 the Calgary Water Authority in Canada engaged a British consultancy firm called “Hydrosave” to assist them reduce their leakage from 12% of all water supplied and ILI ratings of 4 – 8 between the different DMAs. The temperature in Calgary gets down to -40 degrees Celcius in the winter and the water board’s staff are fully occupied in winter, however in summer ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • New InfoWorks tool offers easy capacity checking for water systems

    InfoWorks WS provides invaluable tools for checking that water supply systems can cater for any additional demands they might face. A new run-type in the latest versions, called Forced Fire Flow, is designed to check the system’s capacity for providing a specified flow at a particular point. Its application is not confined to fire flows - it can also be used to determine whether any additional ...


    By Innovyze

  • New InfoWorks tool offers easy capacity checking for water systems

    InfoWorks WS provides invaluable tools for checking that water supply systems can cater for any additional demands they might face. A new run-type in the latest versions, called Forced Fire Flow, is designed to check the system’s capacity for providing a specified flow at a particular point. Its application is not confined to fire flows - it can also be used to determine whether any additional ...


    By Innovyze

  • What Causes Water Main Leaks?

    The number one cause of water leaks today and moving into the future will be the aging infrastructure. “A large part of the US public water system dates back to the years shortly after World War II, therefore, a significant amount of buried infrastructure is at or very near the end of its useful life.” – Qureshi & Shah, Journal AWWA. When aging infrastructure is combined ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Modeling water supply networks in New Zealand

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    By Innovyze

  • InfoWorks WS - the best Calculation Engine

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    By Innovyze

  • InfoWorks WS helps Wide Bay Water to develop pressure management strategies

    Wide Bay Water Corporation in Queensland, Australia, has used InfoWorks WS to help in the introduction of pressure management strategies to optimize service provision, minimize leakage and dramatically reduce the number of ruptured mains. Australia’s ongoing drought has increased the importance of water-saving measures, including pressure management, says Wide Bay Water Network Modelling ...


    By Innovyze

  • Healthy Control Valves

    A simple maintenance routine can help ensure trouble-free valve operation. Whether the control valve in your system is the first one that has required maintenance or if you are experienced with maintaining multiple valves in your system, some simple guidelines can help keep them operating at optimal performance. Physically checking all valves at least every 12 weeks is important, assuming that ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Non-Revenue Water – A Growing Issue for Water Utilities

    Each day, billions of gallons of water are lost worldwide to various factors, including leaks, water main failures, theft and metering inaccuracies. Not only does this represent the waste of a precious resource that many people do not have reliable access to, it also represents a massive amount of lost revenue for the utilities that provide water services. In developed nations, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Cabarrus County answers development questions with InfoWorks WS

    Untitled Document The Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County in North Carolina (WSACC) supports five jurisdictions that lie within ...


    By Innovyze

  • Water infrastructure security against Al Qaeda`s revenge for the death of Bin Laden

    On May 2, 2011, the United States (U.S.) President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden, the world's most dangerous terrorist leader that killed approximately 3000 Americans on September 11, 2011 (9/11) terror attacks. Currently, the U.S. intelligence is in possession of valuable materials of Al Qaeda operations (Thomas, 2011). Terrorist attack plots include water ...


    By IWA Publishing

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