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  • 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

  • Case study - Dallas Water Utilities - Leak Detection

    Service: Sahara Leak Detection Client: Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) Department of Public Works Type of Pipeline: Raw Water Transmission Main Diameter: 108-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 7.3 miles The City of Dallas Water Utilities (DALW) currently draws its raw water from six sources: the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and Lakes Ray Roberts, Lewisville, Grapevine, Ray ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Technical and safety practices

    Safety is absolutely paramount in the medical industry, with lives literally at stake if something were o go wrong. Regrettably, this was more than reinforced recently following the tragic news of a death of a newborn at a hospital in Sydney, Australia, after it was mistakenly administered nitrous oxide (N2O) instead of oxygen (O2) in July this ...


    By Geotech

  • Hole Dug, Leak Found - City Of Ottawa Entrusts Smartball Platform To Look For Leaks In Tranmsission Main

    When your inspection task is to survey a critical pipeline for leaks, nothing is more satisfying than trusting your technology to predict the leak location and then standing by as the client excavates the area to find a flow of water within one meter of exactly where you said it would be. The above-described "leak-where-predicted" recently happened with the City of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Birmingham Water Works Board Leak Detection Program case study

    Service: SoundPrint AFO Client: Baltimore City Project Date: 2012 Location: Baltimore, MD Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 54-inch (1350mm) Pipe Material: PCCP ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • For Malaysia Water Operator, NRW Leak Detection Program Recognized As Major Success

    At Singapore International Water Week 2016, one of Pure's licencees presented a poster on two acoustic-based technologies (tethered Sahara® and free-swimming SmartBall®) used to locate 674 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Birmingham water works board identifies 26 leaks using advanced inline leak detection

    Service: SmartBall Leak Detection Client: Birmingham Water Works Board Project Date: January 2012 - ongoing Location: Birmingham, Ala Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 42-inch (1050mm) Pipe Material: Reinforced Concrete Pipe In early 2012, the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) ran a successful leak detection program on 7.7 miles (12 km) of 42-inch ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Leaks on large-diameter trunk mains – more than just non-revenue water reduction

    Providing safe, reliable access to clean water is a major challenge for utilities around the world considering that roughly 12 billion gallons of water are lost every day globally. While many utilities are aware of the importance of reducing Non-Revenue Water (NRW), reducing it can be a challenge. The World ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Mancomunidad de la Comarca de Pamplona (MCP) Identifies 4 Leaks Using Inline Leak Detection

    Around the world, leaking water pipelines represent a major resource and financial loss for utilities. It is estimated that in some places, Non-Revenue Water exceeds 50 percent. In terms of financial losses, the World Bank estimates that NRW costs utilities worldwide about US$14 billion annually. By reducing these losses by half in areas with the highest NRW, it is estimated that US$2.9 billion ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Small Leaks Matter

    In the final part of the leak detection series, we explain why locating small leaks is and important part of a water loss management strategy. To see the first post in the series that outlines the problem of water loss in North America,  ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Muskegon County - Sewer Force Mains

    Service: Sahara Client: Muskegon County Type of Pipeline: Sewer Force Main Diameter: 66-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 8.5 miles 13.7 km In 2007, Muskegon County’s 35-year old large diameter wastewater force main failed catastrophically. Although historical data demonstrated that joint leakage had never contributed to previous events, extensive failure analysis of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Small leaks matter

    In the final part of the leak detection series, we explain why locating small leaks is and important part of a water loss management strategy. To see the first post in the series that outlines the problem of water loss in North America,  ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Making Every Drop Count: Unitywater uses leak detection as a foundation for condition assessment

    It stands to reason why many utilities respond to leaks only after they receive a call about water gushing from a street or a complaint from a customer about a damp basement, or other signs of visible leakage. Human nature reflects the adage that is often easier to respond to an ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Germany/Albstadt: How telemetry cuts the cost of leak detection significantly

    Introduction Albstadt is a town located in southwest Germany, about 80km south of Stuttgart. Albstadtwerke are the utility network distribution provider in this region supplying potable water, natural gas and electricity.  In addition to managing and maintaining the local distribution assets in Albstadt, Albstadtwerke operate and maintain two more potable water distribution ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Wastewater force main management – internal corrosion survey using inline methods

    In our first post about Wastewater Force Main Management, we looked at how preliminary analysis helps operators develop a plan for managing their system. After completing this process, operators can begin putting the plan into action with preliminary surveys on specific force mains. For those at WEFTEC, you can visit Pure ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Successful trunk main correlations in Australia, the land of long pipes

    The Aquasscan TM Successfully locates leaks at distances over 1KM in Sydney. The Gutermann Aquascan TM (Trunk Main) correlator provided a series of high performance correlations in trials performed in Sydney, Australia.  Sydney Water provided a 1.2 KM of 600mm OD Steel trunk main for a series of tests to be performed to evaluate the performance.  The testing was administered ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Internal Corrosion Survey using inline methods

    In our first post about Wastewater Force Main Management, we looked at how preliminary analysis helps operators develop a plan for managing their system. After completing this process, operators can begin putting the plan into action with preliminary surveys on specific force mains. For those at WEFTEC, you can visit Pure ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Tackling Non-Revenue Water by Identifying Small Leaks

    Small leaks sink big ships – the same can be said for large-diameter pipes in utility networks. While large leaks or ruptures are seen as newsworthy stories accompanied by images of water flowing down the streets; smaller leaks can often be more devastating. Left undetected, they can add up over time, contributing significantly to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Indoor Air Quality and Hazardous Gas Detection

    Indoor air contaminants come in a variety of forms and originate from multiple sources. Interactions between building materials and furnishings, activities and equipment inside the building, internal temperature and relative humidity, filtration and ventilation system operations, climate and building occupants all contribute to the indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial, industrial, residential ...

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