Utility Locating Articles

  • Locating Groundwater Wells for Fracking Operations in West Texas - Case Study

    In June 2014, our clients used AGI resistivity imaging tools to successfully locate a 125-gallon-per-minute groundwater well in West Texas as well as geohazards that could, if left unlocated, cause significant damage to property and increase costs. Process Our clients used the ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Mapping Bedrock Surfaces Near Lake Travis, Texas - Case Study

    In May 2014 and May 2015, AGI conducted a hydrogeology workshop focused on training students how to use a resistivity meter for groundwater exploration at Lake Travis near Austin, Texas. Why groundwater exploration? This ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • 2D and 3D Gold Exploration in Burkina Faso - Case Study

    Background The Salma premise is located in western Burkina Faso within the Boromo Birimian greenstone belt which trends NS. Supracrustal rocks of the district are composed of mafic to intermediate calc-alkaline volcanic series including voluminous basalt and andesite with pyroclastic flows and tuff.  In detail, this permit occurs in the ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • 2D Resistivity Imaging for Locating Concrete Pipe - Case Study

    Background There are 8 wells that suply water to the communnity through about 2m diamter concrete aqueduct.  Purpose The main subject of the field tes was to determine the geotechnical site characterization of the area to correlate the results obtained through the 2D resistivity imaging and the infromation of the concrete ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Searching for Potential Unmarked Graves Near San Antonio, Texas - Case Study

    Our client, Terracon, used AGI tools and software in order to identify whether or not there were unmarked graves near a family cemetery and a known historical site for homesteaders near San Antonio, Texas. Process Our client was interested in mapping an area being developed near a cemetery that dated back to 1899. The client used the ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • How the City of Tavares, FL utilizes a Vacuum Excavator - Case Study

    The City Director came to Phillip Clark, Water Supervisor for Tavares, FL – America’s Seaplane City, with details of a surplus in the budget. “What can we add to our fleet to work smarter and not harder? What out there in the industry is new and innovative?” He asked. Mr. Clark is constantly researching and reading about what is innovative and groundbreaking. He says that ...


    By Vac-Tron Equipment

  • 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.

  • Meyer’s “Mechanically Flawless” Double Flapgate Valves - Case Study

    “Mechanically Flawless.” That was the phrase used by the Assistant Facility Manager at a Solid Waste Management Facility in western Minnesota. This particular Solid Waste Management Facility/Waste to Energy Plant has been successfully using Meyer Double Flapgate Valves for over a year. They are handling the abrasive and sometimes chunky ash product left over from burning 220 Tons of ...


    By Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc.

  • How important are water, snow and ice layers for the friction?

    A recent research project of the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) aimed to develop a method for predicting the friction coefficient on the road. To achieve this, the team of the university’s automotive engineering section carried out extensive braking tests. For this, an important technical aid from Lufft mustn’t be left ...

  • Patoka Lake Plant upgrade requires new control valves

    Patoka Lake Regional Water & Sewer District (PLRWSD) serves 11 counties in southern Indiana with a population of around 130,000. The distribution of water travels through approximately 850 miles of pipe ranging in size from sizes 3 to 30 inches and includes numerous elevated towers or ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Options for controlling RGB lighting systems

    There are several ways to control RGB lights, depending on the needs and specifications of the applicable environment. Trends in wireless connectivity and remote technology have allowed businesses to explore hands-off lighting approaches that are robust, inexpensive and easy to setup. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • A breath of nothing is decisive: AERZEN Turbo blowers with air bearings provide clear advantages compared to blowers with magnetic bearings

    Aeration tanks for wastewater treatment must be continuously provided with large air volumes. Turbo blowers offer here energy-efficient solutions. AERZEN has developed an amazingly simple method for the fast-rotating Turbo blowers - air bearings. The construction of AERZEN Turbo blowers is quite simple: A blade wheel, aerodynamically optimised and located directly on the motor shaft, rotates in ...

  • NEC Classifications and Divisions for Hazardous Locations

    Electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations present a serious threat for workers due to the existence of explosive dust and vapors. Examples of such facilities range from grain mills and gasoline stations to aircraft hangars and chemical manufacturing plants. To prevent devastating explosions that may occur from the ignition of combustible particles in the atmosphere, the National ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Hazardous Location LEDs in Chemical Manufacturing Facilities

    Employees inside chemical manufacturing plants are exposed to some of the most unforgiving work conditions in the industrial sector. This is because in such environments, workers are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, volatile chemicals and invisible, explosive gases. Common protection methods against explosive risks include containment, segregation and prevention. Out of all the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • A Monster Pipe Demands Monster-Size Inspection Approach

    From a purely visual perspective, some pipeline inspections are more awe-inspiring than others. This is especially true when everyone involved describes the pipe diameter as “monster-size,” clocking in at 210 inches in diameter. A challenge of this magnitude requires fresh thinking from an inspection approach, especially when the subject pipe is so critical to the lifeblood of the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Complete Utilities, Gloucestershire

    Material Source: Excavation and trenching waste from the utilities industries. Equipment Installed: Powerscreen Commander 1400 Feeder, Powerscreen Aggwash, DUO Mobile Water Treatment System (inc. centrifuge, clarified water tank, sludge tank and low-level thickener. Project Requirements: Complete Utilities required a washing and ...


    By DUO (Europe) plc

  • Optimal location of artificial recharge of treated wastewater using fuzzy logic approach

    Increasing water demands in light of limited water resources have intensified exploitation and drawdown of groundwater. On the other hand, rising water demand has accelerated wastewater production. Therefore, urban wastewater management via artificial recharge may play a significant role in aquifer management. While site selection for artificial recharge projects is a major challenge, fuzzy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Remote location requires minimum concept

    A leading power supply provider in Austria took on the project of monitoring water levels at a power plant in Montenegro, in two remote locations where no infrastructure is available for installation. On top of that, site visits could only occur every two months, so a device with remote data transmission capabilities was key. Because of these factors, the customer needed an easy solution for ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • LED Lighting Systems for Particle Accelerators

    Accelerator facilities are filled with long, underground tunnels that houses large machine components, beam pipes, powerful magnets and walkways. Such locations must comply with IEC 60598-2-22 on Standard for Luminaires for Emergency Lighting. The regulation requires emergency fixtures not exceeding 1,000 volts to function in emergency mode for half of its rated duration (minimum) in ambient ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 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

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