Pipe Testing Articles

  • Water quality testing: solutions from catchment to waste

    Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused.1Clean water is an essential part of daily life, from catchment all the way through to wastewater treatment, therefore analysis ...

  • PLUGCO Attending the 2018 WWETT Trade Show

    We are very excited about attending this international trade fair in Indianapolis, February 22 to 24, 2018.  Once again you will find us in Booth 6400; we look forward to meeting with you and your colleagues and discussing how our pipe plug and accessory products can meet your project needs.   You may recall that PlugCo’s extensive product line includes: ...


    By PLUGCO

  • Quality of PlugCo Products have been approved by TUV-SUD!

    To show the quality and durability of the PlugCo Products, Hydrotest have been completed successful and witnessed by inspector authorized by TU-SUD and. In this way quality of the product have been approved. The application is as follows; Inflatable pipe plug Model PP200300/6.0 bar have been inserted into the DN200 pipe. It has been inflated max. inflation pressure ...


    By PLUGCO

  • Comparison of viscoelastic models with a different number of parameters for transient simulations

    The numerical and analytical models used for transient simulations, and hence for the pressurized pipe system diagnosis, require the definition of a rheological component related to the pipe material. The introduction and the following widespread use of polymeric material pipes, characterized by a viscoelastic behavior, increased the complexity and the number of parameters involved in this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimizing DMAs' formation in a water pipe network: the water aging and the operating pressure factors

    Dividing a water distribution network (WDN) into district metered areas (DMAs) is the first vital step towards pressure management and real losses reduction. However, other factors of water quality such as the water age must be taken into account while forming DMAs. The current study uses genetic algorithm (GA) optimization methods to achieve the desired WDN segmentation conditions in terms ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Experimental characterization of PVC-O pipes for transient modeling

    The increasing use of plastic materials has modified several aspects of design and management of water distribution systems. With reference to the numerical modeling of transients, the definition of a correct rheological model of the pipe material is receiving an increasing interest. In this paper the behavior of the molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVC-O) pipes during transients is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 13 surprising tools a plumber needs

    What tools does a plumber need in their tool box? Professional installers tell us they use these top 13 plumbing tools time and again. Our list of surprising plumbing tools goes beyond your day-to-day staples of a good hacksaw, a set of well-engineered adjustable spanners, basin spanners, screwdrivers and a decent tape measure. Great all-rounder plumbing tools ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Link-Pipe Inc.’s Grouting Sleeve - Case Study

    Background Link-Pipe Grouting Sleeve is manufactured by Link-Pipe inc. of Canada. It is a local repair system developed for the structural renovation of gravity sewers. The system is comprised of a stainless steel structural core, which uses a mechanical lock to hold it against the host pipe, the core is surrounded by an absorbent foam gasket. Limit straps prevent the sleeve ...


    By Link-Pipe Inc.

  • Taif - SWCC - Case Study

    City /Country: Taif /Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Client: SWCC Contractor: Toledo Arabia Company Date: April-2016 Services: Training of usage pipe plug and pipe test plug (with by-pass) Toledo, the contractor, has a challenging project in Taif, which is mountainous area. Slope of the pipe lines are very ...


    By PLUGCO

  • 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.

  • Swabbing Water Lines – A Better Level of Water Awareness

    We know that biofilm is a tricky thing. It grows quickly, harbors bacteria, protects that bacteria from cleaning agents, and then releases those bacteria back into the water, potentially causing severe health issues. We clean and sanitize regularly to try to keep it controlled, but how can we know how much bacteria are actually inside the pipes? Doing a drip sample gives us just a vague idea. ...


    By Valco Companies, Inc

  • A novel freeze protection strategy for shallow buried sewer pipes: temperature modelling and field investigation

    The burial of sewer and water pipes below the maximum ground frost depth can be very costly and laborious in regions with cold winters. If a freeze protection measure is applied, the utility lines can be installed in a shallower trench to reduce the excavation needs. One freeze protection measure, so called heat tracing, consists of supplying heat along the pipes. In this work, the use of 4th ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring accumulation sediment characteristics in full scale sewer physical model with urban wastewater

    A series of experiments were carried out with real wastewater in a pilot flume located at A Coruña wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) (Spain). A full scale model was developed to test a circular (300 mm inner diameter) and an equivalent area egg-shaped plastic pipe under controlled experimental conditions (pipe slope 2–5‰, averaged discharge Q = 4 L/s). Velocity profiles and sediment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Salting icy roads affects water supplies

    It’s basic chemistry: Saline water’s freezing point is much lower than fresh water’s, which can help keep ice from forming on roads. To reduce winter accidents, municipal and state workers often apply salt and other compounds to icy roads, because if not accidents start to happen and people end up in need cash in emergency. Unfortunately, this may have unintended consequences ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Leak-before-break in cast iron mains: a failure analysis of a catastrophic pipe burst on Harris Street, Sydney

    This article analyses the failure of a 500 mm-diameter cast iron (CI) water pipe that catastrophically fractured in Sydney in 2013. According to metallurgical analysis and finite element simulation, a longitudinal pre-existing crack initiated from the adjacent bell-joint and eventually propagated to a critical length in the pipe barrel over a certain period. There was evidence of leakage prior ...


    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.

  • Deutsche Bahn, Germany - Deutsche Bahn uses Sialex to help control costs at its Mainz facility - Case Study

    Deutsche Bahn (DB) has employed Sialex-Rings to control “Scale and Corrosion” in the offices water infrastructure, at their facility in Mainz, Germany Since 2007. After several years of escalating maintenance costs associated with dealing with the results of “hard” water, DB considered two options; an expensive “water softener” option or an environmentally ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

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