Pipe Testing Articles

  • With its High Pressure Pipeline Environment, Rand Water Provided A Perfect Opportunity to Test New Smartball Insertion And Extraction Equipment

    Rand Water is the largest bulk water utility in Africa and one of the largest in the world, providing bulk potable water to more than 23 million people in Gauteng, parts of Mpumalanga, the Free State and North West - an area that stretches over 31,000 square kilometres. Rand Water’s distribution network includes over 3,300 kilometres of large-diameter pipelines. In 2015 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Storm Water Master Plan development employing an integrated 1D/2D model for the Redwood Basin in Josephine County, Oregon - Case Study

    The use of two-dimensional (2D) storm water models has increased in recent years primarily due to advances in software, hardware and the availability of surface data. These advances allow for robust and diverse applications including basinwide storm water assessments. Storm water master planning is a critical element for the development of state and local agency comprehensive plans, capital ...


    By XP Solutions

  • "Real World" test results of Sialex device in industrial boiler

    Laboratory is a useful step, but many times operations managers / maintenance engineers ask "Can it work in my operation?" A Sialex Ring appears a simple uncomplicated device yet it is designed to remove already existing as well as combat further "Scale" build-up in water bearing pipes and devices attached to these pipes. This includes boilers. "Hard" water (containing high concentrations of Ca / ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • Water Security – A Growing Issue with No Easy Fixes

    The issue of water security – access to enough quality water to make it possible to live safely – is a growing concern for many, just ask the communities of Flint and Corpus Christie. The problem is exacerbated when communities and companies come face-to-face over access to water supplies. Wouldn’t the nice idea be to share?  That’s met with disagreements as ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Trash removal methods for improved mechanical emptying of pit latrines using a screw auger

    Trash in pit latrines is one of the largest challenges facing pit emptying technologies, including the powered auger (the Excrevator), developed for improved emptying in lower- and lower-middle income countries. This study focused on two trash removal methods in conjunction with pit emptying by the Excrevator: (1) simultaneous removal of trash with sludge and (2) manual trash ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) - Case Study

    TRA-63 (TRA-605 Warm Waste Line) Failure of Underground 4-Inch Radioactive Warm Waste Pipe and Leakage Discovered During Waste Piping Replacement Construction Project Quick Facts: Pipe Material: Duriron Pipe Pipe Diameter: 4 inches Hole Size: ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Influence of relative air/water flow velocity on oxygen mass transfer in gravity sewers

    Problems related to hydrogen sulfide may be serious for both network stakeholders and the public in terms of health, sustainability of the sewer structure and urban comfort. H2S emission models are generally theoretical and simplified in terms of environmental conditions. Although air transport characteristics in sewers must play a role in the fate of hydrogen sulfide, only a limited number of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EPA Proposes Two Test Methods and Guidance for Evaluating Antimicrobial Pesticides

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently announced the availability of two proposed test methods and associated testing guidance for evaluating antimicrobial pesticides against two biofilm bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, for comments.  EPA states that registrants of antimicrobial products with public health claims are “required to submit ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Study of hydraulics and mixing in roof tanks used in intermittent water supply

    Roof tanks are common in low and middle income countries, due to the intermittent water supply. Their hydraulic and water mixing behaviour has not been studied. This paper presents the results of a study on mixing and water demand in roof tanks, based on physical and numerical models. Tracer tests were carried out on a real scale transparent wall laboratory model of a roof tank, and a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Robot Device for Pipe Inspection - Case Study

    In 2005, Pure Technologies (Pure), a provider of various structural monitoring and leak-detection technologies, set about to develop a pipeline assessment tool that could monitor and report on the condition of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) utilized in municipal water and sewer systems. The tool’s competitive advantage would be accurate assessment decoupled from the need to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Multiple-fault detection in water pipelines using transient-based time-frequency analysis

    Pipe faults, such as leakage and blockage, commonly exist in water pipeline systems. It is essential to identify and fix these failures appropriately in order to reduce the risk of water pollution and enhance the security of water supply. Recently, transient-based detection methods have been developed for their advantages of non-intrusion, efficiency and economics compared to traditional ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Field Performance Testing for Pipeline Pumps

    Significant energy savings can be achieved by optimizing pump operating efficiency. Measuring the exact pump performance with crude oil under realistic conditions in the field is the first step towards improving the pump efficiency in the future. About 20 billion barrels of crude oil were transported through pipelines in 2015. Around the world, there are over one million kilometers of ...


    By Sulzer

  • Testing monolithic activated carbon adsorbers for in-line removal of organic micropollutants

    Anthropogenic organic micropollutants (OMP) occur along the whole urban water cycle including drinking water. Various OMP can be efficiently adsorbed onto activated carbon. In the present study a commercial monolithic adsorber (MA), originally developed for gas treatment, was examined for the removal of OMP from drinking water. As a promising advantage, the adsorber can be introduced into ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • True Partnership: “It’s like pure is a true extension of our staff team—that’s what makes their relationship with WSSC work so well”

    The best relationships are built on trust and responsiveness. Collaboration between The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) and Pure Technologies began in earnest nearly a decade ago, and continues today as the two partners work together as one unified team to ensure the overall health of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - G210 verifies piped medical gases

    Report in the Medical Gas Association newsletter Consultation with medical gas quality controllers (QCs) to optimise specification has lead to, "A major improvement in portable instrumentation for the analysis of medical gases," according to Ed Doyle QC (MGPS). He reported in the August 2010 issue of the Medical Gas Association (www.mga.org.uk) newsletter on his experience with the new ...


    By Geotech

  • Flint Michigan Water Crisis

    The situation in Flint Michigan has been steadily deteriorating and there’s still some time before experts predict an end in sight. It’s reached the point where celebrities such as Cher and Pearl Jam have donated water or money for the affected towns and people living in them. But what exactly happened? In April 2014, it was decided by a ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Accepted Inspection Methods of Process Sewers.

    During the process of refining there is discharge of hazardous waste, this coupled with aging pipeline infrastructure creates a potential where waste can leak into the environment posing catastrophic threats to life. Federal agencies such as the EPA are beginning to penalize refineries that do not take necessary measures of disposing their waste. These refineries are subject to ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Looking for Clues: Hamilton Demonstrates Value of Condition Assessment Program During Investigation of Critical Watermain

    In late 2015, the City of Hamilton, Pure Technologies (Pure) and Robinson Consultants worked together to perform an external investigation of a pipe section in the Woodward Greenhill Transmission Main (WGTM) to gain understanding of what was causing degradation in a specific geographical area. A 2014 condition assessment ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Quantitative pipe condition assessment with Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in / 450mm) non-ferrous (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall thickness and deterioration including voids ...


    By SewerVUE

  • The Importance of Water Testing After Natural Disasters

    In the aftermath of a natural disaster, particularly earthquakes, infrastructure could be damaged and a safe source of drinking water is often not available. This may be due to damaged pipes or water supplies becoming contaminated. Our colleagues at Oxfamstate; “In the initial phases of an emergency it should be assumed that all water sources are contaminated ...


    By DelAgua Group

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