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  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The importance of wastewater force main management

    Condition assessment and management of wastewater force mains has historically been challenging for operators. Conventional methods (e.g. visual inspection, sonar and laser profiling) do not provide a comprehensive condition assessment because they do not quantify the loss of structural capacity. As WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago approaches, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • The Importance of Wastewater Force Main Management

    Condition assessment and management of wastewater force mains has historically been challenging for operators. Conventional methods (e.g. visual inspection, sonar and laser profiling) do not provide a comprehensive condition assessment because they do not quantify the loss of structural capacity. As WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago approaches, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • City Of Vancouver Deploys Free-Swimming Tools For Successful Inline Inspection Of Pressurized Main

    With its Pacific Ocean entranceway and towering backdrop of snow-dusted mountains, it’s no wonder the City of Vancouver ranks among the most laid-back, beautiful cities in Canada, and indeed, the world. Water is in its blood. This spring the coastal seaport city retained the services of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Moulton niguel water district gets high marks for use of high resolution inspection technology on steel main

    When a critical pipeline in a populated residential area has a high consequence of failure, it makes sense to assess its condition with the highest resolution technology available. That’s the proactive route taken by Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD), which provides water, recycled water and wastewater service to approximately 170,000 people within its service ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Dutch Utility Inspects Rising Main With Acoustic Tool And Reduces Risk On Critical Asset

    It’s a major event when you’ve been asked to perform a first in terms of a pipeline inspection. For starters, you must feel confident in the inspection technology you recommend. Second, you hope that all your planning for deployment and unexpected contingencies has been anticipated. And finally, with so many eyes focused on the outcome, you hope the first inspection of its kind goes ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Mini PipeDiver first: Milwaukee region uses electromagnetic technology on metallic force main inspection

    Milwaukee is a water hub, and not just because of its location along the shores of Lake Michigan, which holds 4.3 percent of the world’s supply of fresh drinking water. The City also boasts of global leadership in water technology, having won a U.S. Water Prize for innovative watershed-based approaches toward water sustainability. The City takes ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • What`s in the numbers? a review and analysis of more than 400 miles of force main inspection and condition assessment data

    Abstract Comprehensive condition assessment of wastewater force mains provides significant challenges to owners/operators of collection systems as the ability to shut down or expose the pipeline for a thorough inspection is often impractical due to operational and/or financial considerations. Traditional gravity sewer inspection techniques (i.e. visual-based technologies) do not always ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Waldo-Hancock Bridge - Verona, Maine

    Service: SoundPrint - Bridges Client: Maine Dept. of Transportation Project Date: 2003 Type of Bridge: Suspension bridge Length: 2,040 ft (622 m) David Steinman designed the Waldo Hancock suspension bridge and when it opened in 1931 it was the first successful application of shop fabricated strands in the United States. The bridge utilizes two main ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Pipe Wall Assessment

    After completing a preliminary analysis and preliminary force main survey, operators can begin to do complete a more thorough assessment of their force main inventory. In the third of four posts about wastewater force main management, we look at the most effective method of pipe wall ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Pipe Wall Assessment

    After completing a preliminary analysis and preliminary force main survey, operators can begin to do complete a more thorough assessment of their force main inventory. In the third of four posts about wastewater force main management, we look at the most effective method of pipe wall ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Pipe Wall Assessment

    After completing a preliminary analysis and preliminary force main survey, operators can begin to do complete a more thorough assessment of their force main inventory. In the third of four posts about wastewater force main management, we look at the most effective method of pipe wall ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Factory Conveyor Inspection

    A plywood manufacturer needed to inspect the roller bearings for its main conveyor motors. This inspection required a shutdown of the entire production line, and every minute of downtime would cost money. Additionally, because the motors were located in hard to reach areas, some several meters high, a portable and lightweight instrument would be needed. The VJ-ADV video borescope from RF System ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Wastewater force main management – the importance of preliminary analysis

    In the first of four posts about wastewater force main management, we discuss the importance of preliminary analysis in the overall management strategy. For those at WEFTEC, you can visit Pure Technologies at Booth #1382 to find out more information on successful force main management. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – The Importance of Preliminary Analysis

    In the first of four posts about wastewater force main management, we discuss the importance of preliminary analysis in the overall management strategy. For those at WEFTEC, you can visit Pure Technologies at Booth #1382 to find out more information on successful force main management. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • How To Survive An OSHA Inspection

    Untitled Document While there's little upside to facing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection, it is possible to ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Asset management and nondestructive evaluation of force mains in New York City

    Management of infrastructure assets has been gaining increased attention recently because of aging infrastructures. Wastewater infrastructures, such as sewers, force mains, etc., maintained by various municipalities across the nation are at increased risk of failure since they are buried underground and are usually scheduled for maintenance/repair only after a breakage. Force mains are a vital ...

  • Case study - Woodroffe Avenue Transmission Main - Ottawa, Ontario

    Service: SoundPrint AFO PureRobotics Client: City of Ottawa Project Date: 2011 Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 48-inch (1200mm) Pipe Material: PCCP The Woodroffe Avenue Transmission Main in Ottawa, Ontario experienced a major failure in January 2011 which opened a large hole across three traffic lanes causing major ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • City of tarpon springs assesses critical ductile iron force main

    Across the United States, there are many thousands of water and wastewater utilities that serve populations less than 50,000. Although the majority of attention surrounding aging infrastructure focuses on the challenges of large utilities, these small utilities are often faced with greater challenges. Smaller utilities often have fewer resources – both financial and personnel – ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Condition Data Analysis and Risk Assessment

    Armed with extensive preliminary analysis and actionable data collected through condition assessment, utility operators are able to make defensible decisions about their force mains. In the last part of our wastewater force main management series, we look at how operators can take ...


    By Pure Technologies

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