underground utility Articles

  • GPR goes underground: Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) either robotically or by manned entry to reveal wall thickness, delamination, voids, and other conditions that enable more precise determination of pipeline integrity and verifications for trenchless technology rehabilitation. PPR, when applied to pipe-bursting applications, can ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Bioremediation Of Highway Spills On Sites With Shallow Underground Utility Lines

    Highway spills involving saddle tanks of trucks are fairly common and in such cases almost 104 gallons of diesel are released in the environment. Although excavation is a preferred method, bioremediation using AgroRemed is considered another option in many situations like this one in West Virginia where the underlying cables were likely to be damaged. At the end of bioremediation, the values of ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Underground storage tanks case study

    MacDill Air Force Base A Phase II environmental site assessment was conducted at a military base in the southeastern United States. As part of the ESA, GeoView was contracted to perform the geophysical site assessment. The purpose of the geophysical investigation was to determine the presence and location of any underground storage tanks that may be buried within the boundaries of the ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Underground Effluent Pipe - Case Study

    Project: UNDERGROUND EFFLUENT PIPE Client: Southeastern pulp & paper mill General Scope: Over 5000 ft. of 24” and 30” diameter FRP pipe to carry effluent from the bleach plant to holding ponds. Engineering/Procurement: BROWN & ROOT, INC. – Houston, Texas Resin & Laminate ...


    By Fibrex Corporation

  • Biostyr, Blackburn WwTW, united utilities

    Client United Utilities (UU) are the 2nd largest water company in England/Wales. They are responsible for an area in the north west of the UK, which includes major cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. The Client's Needs As part of the overall improvement to the site at Blackburn, VWS secured the final phase of the works for the supply of a new tertiary ...


  • RegenOx™ treats petroleum hydrocarbons surrounding sensitive underground infrastructure at a defence facility

    Former fueling operations at Scott Air Force Base resulted in soil contamination containing high levels of benzene, ethylbenzene, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), and naphthalene. Underground storage tank removal and source area excavation were planned to treat the unsaturated soil. However, subsurface investigations revealed piping, fiber-optic communication lines and other utilities present ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Scanning proposed borehole locations for Utilities case study

    Environmental and engineering firms often are tasked with performing soil borings for monitor well installation as part of a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment. This task becomes more challenging when the borings are to be installed in gasoline stations, right of ways or other areas where there are numerous underground utilities that are either unmarked or not properly located. GeoView can ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Utility Locating and Mapping at a Power plant case study

    An expansion was planned at a power plant in west central Florida. As part of the design build plan, all of the utilities within the proposed building footprint had to be located and mapped. There were two phases of the investigation. Utility designation was the first phase. This involved studying existing as-builts, performing site walkthroughs with plant personnel in order to ascertain a ...


    By GeoView, 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

  • Utilizing unconventional water sources for industrial reuse

    Reclamation and reuse of unconventional wastewater sources for plant raw water, cooling water and process pre-treatment has increased substantially due to increases in the cost of drinking water, recurring water shortages that can impact business operations, and tightening government regulation. Water is required in almost every industrial sector for the processing and manufacture of products. ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • No Negative Impacts to Underground Infrastructure and Communication Lines using RegenOx at Site with High Concentrations of TRPH

    Kennedy Space Center, FL The Launch Equipment Shop (LES) at Kennedy Space Center, part of NASA's famed Vehicle Assembly Budding complex, has conducted highly specialized manufacturing fabrication, and assembly work for the space program since the early 1960s. Leaks from an underground storage tank (UST) led to notable fuel oil contamination of soil and groundwater, including a layer of ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Underground, underwater, under stress: Town of Longboat Key puts SmartBall tool to unusual pipeline condition test

    When much of your critical sewer pipeline lies buried under a bay of shimmering ocean water, the challenges required to assess its condition may seem daunting. That task faced the Town of Longboat Key, an affluent retirement community located on the barrier island of the same name off the west coast of Florida. Sensitive to environmental, health and safety issues, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Biodegradation of MTBE Utilizing A Magnesium Peroxide Compound: A Case Study.

    ABSTRACT: A patented magnesium peroxide compound was recently employed at an underground storage tank facility to increase the available oxygen in the groundwater for the biodegradation of fuel hydrocarbons. The objective of this remedial effort was to substantially reduce the dissolved-phase concentrations of BTEX and MTBE and to arrest further migration of the dissolved fuel hydrocarbon plume. ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Gas vapor mitigation system utilizing evoh technology as solution to TCE contamination case study

    Project: El Centro Regional Medical Clinic Location: El Centre CA Products: Liquid Boot PLUS Gas Vapor Mitigation System with VI-20™ Geomembrane GeoVent™ Gas Venting System Background: Prior land use was for "El Centra Motors", an automobile dealership and service facility. There was some contamination in the soil ...


    By CETCO

  • Automated Treatment System Used to Solve a Costly and Environmentally Critical Wastewater Problem for an East Coast Utility

    BACKGROUND Hydrocarbon and particulate contamination in wastewater is a well-known environmental hazard.  Due to tightening environmental regulations, an ever-increasing source of such contamination in major cities comes from water collected from underground utility vaults and manhole water.  This contaminated water, contains a smorgasbord of potential contaminants from transformers, ground ...


    By Walchem, Iwaki America Inc.

  • Case Study - Pipeline Subsidence

    Looking for sinkholes Pyramid Environmental recently performed a geophysical investigation for the National Park Service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in Carlsbad, NM. The survey used electrical resistivity mapping (ER) to look for potential underground caves or caverns near an area designated for the construction of an underground utility line. A 2D resistivity survey ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case history 2 Keansburg, NJ summer 2008

    This fuel oil tank removal was initiated upon the issuance of a permit and a mark-out for underground utilities. After mobilizing to the site the tank was uncovered, cut open and pumped out of all excess oil. The tank was then removed and inspected by a local code enforcement official. After backfilling the site, the client was supplied with all associated documents and Shore aided in getting ...


    By Shore Environmental

  • Making remaining life predictions for better pipeline asset management

    ABSTRACT Most underground assets owners would like to know what the probability is for failure of a given pipeline asset as a function of material type, function type, age of the asset, geotechnical environment, and other factors, when we know past failure distributions, predominant failure mechanisms, and other attributes. While most underground utilities have collected voluminous data that ...

  • 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

  • Combined application of Pipe Penetrating Radar and LIDAR for large diameter pipe inspection

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR), a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in./450mm) non-metallic (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) has become an accepted method for ...


    By SewerVUE

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