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  • Locating pipes and cables case study

    GPR can be used to determine the location and depth of metallic, non-metallic, plastic, concrete and asbestos-concrete utilities, and cables (power, signal, etc.) Locating of  City Utilities The VIY3-300 GPR was used for locating of city utilities (water, gas, sewer, etc.). This profile shows city utilities at a depth of 1.2 and 2.0 meters (wave speed is 130 meters per ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • Revolutionary advances in safer tube and pipe machinery can be a direct result of the evolutionary nature of product development.

    It’s remarkable how fast changes occur in devices we utilize in our everyday lives. Living in an era of seemingly boundless innovation, new products are introduced and then continuously refined by driving forces such as competition, regulation, improved technology, liability, labor, material costs, and consumer demand. Amazingly, many life-defining inventions can progress from a creative ...


    By Tri Tool Inc.

  • GPR survey to locate USTs and piping at a retail facility

    PROJECT: GPR survey with confirmatory drilling + soil and water sampling / analysis LOCATION: Spokane, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a tight-line / saturation Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey of an active retail property, to determine the presence, if any, of buried 1950s-vintage underground storage tanks (USTs). Performed ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • GPR survey to locate USTs and piping at a retail facility

    PROJECT: GPR survey of a retail facility LOCATION: Spokane, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a tight-line / saturation Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey of an active retail property, to determine the presence, if any, of buried 1950s-vintage underground storage tanks (USTs). Performed onsite instrument "calibration" with known ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Geostatistical techniques for approximate location of pipe burst events in water distribution systems

    This paper focusses on the customisation and further enhancement of the recently developed data-driven methodology for the automated near real-time detection of pipe bursts and other (e.g. sensor faults) events at the district metered area (DMA) level. Assuming the availability of pressure/flow data from an increased number of sensors deployed in a DMA, the aim is to: (i) overcome the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Typical Sensor Location Considerations

    The sensor mounting location within a space may be dependent on many variables. There are no specific formulas since each application will have it’s own determining factors and priorities. These include, but are not limited to: source of gas: Is the source a combustion exhaust from a vehicle or furnace or a vapour from a tank spill, pipe leak, or faulty valve? density of ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • GPR survey to locate USTs and piping for hanford area sites

    PROJECT: GPR survey of Hanford Area sites, on behalf of Mission Support Alliance (MSA) LOCATION: Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed GPR surveys of the 200 Area, traffic corridors along Routes 3 and 4 and the Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility (WSCF). Performed instrument calibrations with known ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • GPR survey to locate USTs and piping for hanford area facilities

    PROJECT: GPR survey of Hanford Area facilities, on behalf of the Port of Benton LOCATION: Richland, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a GPR survey of industrial sites, to determine the presence of buried USTs, piping and electrical conduit. Performed onsite instrument "calibration" with known onsite buried features, to establish ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Transient tests for locating and sizing illegal branches in pipe systems

    In pipe systems illegal branches can take away remarkable water resources with negative effects from both the economic and technical points of view. Difficulties in pointing out illegal branches by means of steady-state pressure and discharge measurements are mainly due to the fact that, of course, such systems are not active according to a regular time schedule. In this paper the possibility of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Utility locating at a Gasoline station case study

    As part of an Phase II Environmental Site Assessment at a gasoline station, GeoView was tasked with locating and mapping the  utilities within the boundaries of the property. The utilities included electrical lines, communication lines, PVC and metal water lines, sewer lines and fiberglass fuel lines. The property did not have any as-builts to reference. As standard procedure, GeoView ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Effects of the Location of Broken Prestressing wires wraps in structural integrity of a damaged PCCP

    Abstract Breakage of prestressing wire wraps is an indication of damage in Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP) due to corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, overloading, and manufacturing defects. The strength of the damaged pipe is not only related to the number of broken prestressing wire wraps but also to the location of the break regions along the length of the pipe. In this paper, a ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Intake Pipe Repair

    Major problems can cause catastrophic damages to a facility’s operations. The accumulative cost of: repairs, labor, and downtime can add up. This 24 inch diameter intake pipe, located at a U.S. Power Plant, was leaking above the ground just below the disc valve. The plant’s maintenance engineers needed a proven, reliable and economical solution to fix this ...


    By ENECON Corporation

  • Preventing & Thawing Frozen Pipes

    A “how-to” guide on preventing and thawing frozen pipes. As temperatures drop below freezing around the country, it’s important to be informed of the cold weather’s effect on your water pipes. When temperatures are below freezing, pipes in unheated areas are subject to freezing causing messy, and often expensive issues. Just one burst pipe running at 4-8 ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Leak behaviour in pressurized PVC pipes

    The correct definition of the leak law, i.e. the relationship between the leak outflow, the total head at the leak and other relevant parameters such as the pipe material, can seriously affect the accuracy of the numerical models used for the management of water distribution systems, either if they are used to forecast the leakage reduction by pressure management or to locate and size the leaks ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pipe thinning and rupture - Case study

    Purpose This plant service bulletin is a SAFETY ALERT that advises boiler owners and operators of the need to inspect condensate and feedwa-ter piping, attempe rati on/ de superheater piping, and other auxiliary and branch piping where conditions conducive to flow accelerated corrosion may persist Problem Internal thinning and subsequent rupture of carbon ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • In-pipe monitors turn dreams into reality

    In-pipe monitors turn dreams into reality The quality of tap water has improved enormously in recent decades, but for largely technological reasons, until recently, knowledge of water quality between the treatment works and the tap has been an almost impossible dream for water treatment and distribution network managers. In this article, Jo Cooper, Product Specialist at Intellitect Water, will ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Relining with corrugated steel pipe, Mississauga, ON

    Owner: Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Consultant: Morrison Hershfield Contractor: Underground Services Limited Location: Mississauga, Ontario With over 320,000 vehicles per day the intersection of Highways 401, 403 and 410 in Mississauga, Ontario, is one of the busiest in North America. At the same location can be ...


    By Armtec

  • 5 Considerations for Choosing Pipe Bursting

    Homeowners who encounter sewer, drain, and water line problems often dread repairs not just because of the expense, but the major disruptions that they expect. Excavation, torn up lawns, and days of going without water are associated with traditional methods of repair. Fortunately, technology has made it possible to assess and fix pipes with minimal disruption by using a technique called pipe ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Feedwater pipe thinning - Case study

    Purpose Advise owners and operators to inspect and test intermediate temperature feedwater piping for internal wall thinning. Problem While not common, pipe wall thinning has been found in areas of turbulent flow in feedwater piping at intermediate temperatures. In at least one case, severe wall thinning to failure occurred downstream of a feedwater chemical ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Greenwood township pipe manufacturer expands

    Greenwood Township - Increased demand - particularly from the oil and gas industry - has resulted in an $8 million expansion at a Crawford County pipe manufacturing plant. Los Angeles-based JM Eagle, a maker of plastic pipe that’s used by the utilities, oil and gas and agricultural industries, Thursday celebrated completion of the project at its Greenwood Township pipe manufacturing ...


    By JM Eagle

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