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  • Case study - Wall leakage testing in the lab with acoustic camera

    Problem Facade insulation testing is usually performed by using a loudspeaker in the sending room, and record the sound pressure level (SPL) with microphones in both the sending and receiving room. The difference in SPL adjusted for the size of the dividing wall element will then give an estimate of the sound reduction quality of that element. However these measurements will not say ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • WaStop Inline Check Valve protects Hull from Flooding - Case Study

    Location:  Hull, United Kingdom Client:  The Environmental Agency, Hull City Council & Associated British Ports Problem:  In December 2013 a storm surge caused water to over top the existing flood defence along the Humber frontage and on the Albert dock causing flooding and widespread damage. Once the water had over topped the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Quarry Park Fire Department Boat Launch - Case Study

    ArmorFlex provides a low-disturbance, economical and reliable solution to a flood-damaged boat lauch. Calgary’s 2013 flood caused extensive damage to infrastructure across the city. Fire Department boat launches on the Bow River, vital for emergency response, suffered a range of impacts. The Graves Bridge launch under Glenmore Trail was abandoned in favor of the Quarry Park launch ...


    By Nilex

  • A practical guide for steering clear of pipe disaster

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Now, the good news: There are several measures you can take now to avoid future pipe catastrophes, locate and eliminate potential break risks and prevent expensive emergency repairs. This easy-to-follow guide offers helpful tips for engineers and water professionals looking to reduce the risk of pipe breaks, save valuable ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Application-based solutions: Offshore Safety Valve Solutions

    At OSEA this year, come talk to us about your market needs and technical challenges as we provide free consultation at the booth, any time from 29th November to 2nd December. You can find us at the entrance nearest to the Visitors' Registration Counter at Basement 2! Meet us at Booth BP1-03 How to save money with ...


    By Leser GmbH & Co. KG

  • Concrete Water Tank Relining and Repair Case Study

    These images show the concrete tank before any preparation work and then after preparation and concrete water tank relining and repair. The concrete tank was fully relined with Acothane DW. This underground, concrete, water storage tank is located at a university and sized at approximately 12m x 3m x 3m. The fibre glass lining that had been previously applied to the floor and part of ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • 332 Braithwaite Tanks Case Study

    Severe corrosion had caused substantial holes to develop on the Braithwaite Water Tanks. The roof was repaired utilising steel plates. The smaller holes were repaired using a combination of metal filler and GRP bandaging in conjunction with Acothane DW. A London hospital recently had a problem with two Braithwaite water tanks. Both tanks are located in a roof top plant room and had ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • 445 Sectional Steel Water Tanks Case Study

    These images show a large sectional steel tank before any preparation work and then after preparation. The large sectional steel tank was fully relined with Acothane DW. A lining system was required for a newly constructed sectional steel effluent tank located at a cheese factory in the South West. The large sectional storage tank is sized at approximately 33m x 2.4m x 3.6m (with no roof) and ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • Five Critical Parts For Your Steel Storage Tank

    Every year, we sell hundreds of parts for bolted tanks and welded steel tanks. Even though many ground storage tanks needing parts were not originally manufactured by Superior Tank Co., Inc., we can provide standard replacement components for steel storage tanks or can fabricate custom parts and accessories to ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Optimized Pipediver Platform Making Waves As Advanced Condition Assessment Tool For Metallic Pipes

    Pure Technologies (Pure) never says no to an engineering challenge. If a client has a particular pipeline assessment or monitoring challenge to overcome in order to make a rehabilitation decision, we’ll do whatever it takes to help ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Numbers Speak Volumes: Water Distribution Assessment Increases System Operability To 84 Percent

    This large Midwest utility maintains and operates water collection, treatment, and distribution systems, as well as wastewater collection and treatment systems and stormwater management systems for its residential, business and wholesale customers in the region. To ensure the accessibility and quality of water services to meet the growing needs of the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Designed to vs. Certified

    Most bolted steel tank companies use the term “designed to” when referring to industry and quality standards. At Superior Tank Co., Inc. we can positively confirm all of our tanks meet or exceed the expected design and quality objectives. Superior Tank has undergone the very rigorous API SPEC Q1 and ISO 9001:2008 certification process which reviews the various elements of bolted steel ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • It Began With A Little Red Wagon: Collecting Real Information To Make Critical Decisions

    Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) and Pure Technologies U.S. (Pure) have a long history of working together to keep the water transmission mains in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area in good operating condition. The partnership began 17 years ago with mutual development of electromagnetic technology to inspect ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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.

  • Management of unregulated agricultural nonpoint sources through water quality trading market

    Water quality trading (WQT) could be an innovative policy to incentivize farmers to implement best management practices (BMPs) for their activities. This study focused on assessment of involving unregulated agricultural nonpoint sources (NPS) into the WQT market in Gharesoo watershed in the west of Iran. It also proposes a methodology to determine location-based trading ratios as well as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Customer case: Telenor reaps the benefits of remote power

    The Norwegian telco operator Telenor applies Eltek's "remote power" concept in their mobile network, distributing 380 V DC to Remote Radio Units (RRUs) - with significant documented savings as a result. In collaboration with Eltek, the Telenor Technology Centre has developed a solution for High Voltage Distribution which offers completely new opportunities and savings for the development of the ...


    By Eltek AS

  • North Dakota Pipeline Release Data Collection and Communication - Case Study

    Challenge A North Dakota pipeline released an estimated 21,000 bbls of crude oil. Antea Group was challenged by the client to assemble a team of specialists capable of effectively and efficiently collecting and communicating extent and migration data to key stakeholders. Due to the magnitude of the spill, spatial and environmental data needed to be collected electronically to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

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