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  • Chlorosilane Tank Inspection

    Several months ago Progressive were approached by a nationwide waste treatment company to undertake work on a tank containing a highly flammable, high toxic and highly corrosive material called Chlorosaline. The material was contained in a stainless steel tank at the treatment facility and the client had been draining liquid from it until they believed it had either stopped due to the discharge ...

  • Hired Camera for Safe Underground Inspections

    Advanced remote visual inspection equipment from Ashtead Technology Rentals helped one client explore a confined drainage and water storage network without having to venture underground himself, reducing the risk of injury and use of confined space personnel. Gordon Mills from Free Drains contacted the rental specialists when he needed to carry out a special examination of two large storage tanks ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • New Sewer Regulations will increase demand for Inspections

    Following recent changes to private sewer ownership and in anticipation of a heightened demand for pipe inspection work, Ashtead Technology has expanded its fleet of inspection crawlers and push-rod cameras. Ashtead Technology's Alan Hasson says, "More pipes will need to be inspected as a result of the new regulations, so we have made additional investments in our instrument fleet in order to ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • ASTM C412 - 11 standard specification for concrete drain tile

    This specification covers concrete drain tile, of specific internal diameters, intended for surface and subsurface drainage. The concrete shall consist of cementitious materials, mineral aggregates, and water. The cementitious materials could be cement, fly ash, ground granulated blast surface slag, or a combination of the said materials. The physical test requirements for standard-quality tile, ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM C412M - 11 standard specification for concrete drain tile (Metric)

    This specification covers concrete drain tile, to be used for surface and subsurface drainage. Manufactured drain tile shall be of the following classes: standard-quality concrete drain tile, extra-quality concrete drain tile, heavy-duty extra-quality concrete drain tile, and special-quality concrete drain tile. The concrete shall consist of mineral aggregates, water, and cementitious materials ...


    By ASTM International

  • Unprecedented UK demand for remote visual inspection equipment

    Ashtead Technology Rentals has experienced such a surge in demand from businesses wanting to hire advanced remote visual inspection equipment that it has spent more than £250,000 over the last year expanding its fleet. The iPEK Rovver® 125 and 225 Crawler Inspection Systems have proved to be two of the most popular items hired out by the rental specialists for use in a wide variety of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • `Drain detectives` carry out pollution checks in Lyme Regis

    The Environment Agency is taking to the streets of Lyme Regis, checking for signs of pollution. The Agency will carry out a detailed inspection of the town’s drains in the bid to pinpoint possible sources of pollution including misconnections that might be impacting on bathing water quality in Lyme Regis. Officers are walking along the river and inspecting the areas around Combined Sewer ...

  • Don`t let your Gutters Drain your Wallet

    Friday 26th November was National Gutters Day and a timely reminder to homeowners that by spending a few minutes cleaning and inspecting gutters this weekend could potentially save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds! Cleaning out gutters is certainly not the most exciting job in terms of home maintenance, but it is one of the most important. Old, broken or sagging gutters can lead to water ...


  • HVAC Inspections Reduces Allergens and Microbial Contaminants

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for HVAC systems to determine if mold, particulates and other indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminants are present. With Labor Day behind us the summer is coming to a close.  Many HVAC systems have been running nonstop, but will soon be taking a break before they begin providing warm air to keep building occupants comfortable ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA cites Haverhill Chemicals after fatal injury of an employee clearing reactor drain

    Following the death of an employee at Haverhill Chemicals LLC, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the manufacturer for 21 serious and two other-than-serious safety violations. Many of the violations involve OSHA's Process Safety Management Standards, which contain ...

  • ASTM C14 - 11 standard specification for nonreinforced concrete sewer, storm drain, and culvert pipe

    This specification covers nonreinforced concrete pipe intended to be used for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, storm water, and for the construction of culverts. Pipe manufactured according to this specification shall be of three classes of nonreinforced concrete pipe identified as Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. These pipes shall conform to the strength requirements given in this ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Addition to VeriSight Pro Push Camera Line Performs Pan/Tilt Pipe Inspection

    The camera head of the new VeriSight Pro 360 remotely pans and tilts to give an operator maximum maneuverability when inspecting drain lines. A joystick on the control unit rotates the camera indefinitely in either direction and tilts it ±135 degrees. “Since we launched it two years ago, VeriSight Pro has really lit up the push camera market,” says Richard Lindner, President of ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Inspect for Common Interior Sources of Water Leaks to Prevent Damage in Homes and Commercial Buildings

    Water damage in all types of buildings is one of the most common causes for an insurance claim.  It can be caused by everything from a natural flooding event or indoor plumbing leak to a sewer backup, faulty hot water heater and numerous other reasons. Water can destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings.  Its presence can even lead to costly structural ...

  • Althon rat blocker launched

    Althon are pleased to announce the launch of the Althon Anti-Vermin Pipe Blocker. Althon Anti-Vermin Pipe Blocker fits in all cleaning and inspection wells and comes complete with removable reversible flaps. All parts of the Blocker are manufactured in acid proof stainless steel AISI 316. The Althon Anti-Vermin Rat Blocker can be mounted both in the drain and in the inlet side thanks to a unique ...


    By Althon Limited

  • EPA Encourages Homeowners, Communities to Care for Septic Systems during SepticSmart Week, Sept. 22-26

    EPA will hold its second annual SepticSmart Week on Sept. 22-26. SepticSmart Week outreach activities encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Nearly one-quarter of all American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. Failure to maintain a septic system can lead to back-ups and overflows. This can result in costly repairs, polluted ...

  • CCTV investments drive growth at Ashtead Technology

    Ashtead Technology, the instrumentation specialist, has experienced rapid growth in its rental business for remote inspection equipment such as CCTV remote control crawlers and push-rod camera inspection systems. “We have invested heavily in the range of technologies that we stock in our rental fleet,” says Jay Neermul, Regional Sales Manager, “and this means that not only are ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Major investment in ATEX crawlers and push-rods

    Responding to increased market demand for equipment that is certified for use in potentially explosive environments (ATEX), Ashtead Technology has become one of the first rental companies to heavily invest in the latest ATEX certified remote control crawlers and push-rod cameras. “We have received a large number of requests for these specialised systems in recent months from a wide range of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Cleaner, faster, safer oil reservoir maintenance

    Dating back to the late seventies, the Fillordrain, as a filling device, becomes a permanent filling wand, and as a dispensing device, it is uniquely suited to draining a reservoir, tank or drum The idea behind the Oilmiser Fillordrain dates back to the mid 1970's. I was assigned the job of replacing a leaking cover gasket on a reservoir supplied to a local sawmill. The fix was straight forward. ...


    By JLM Systems Ltd

  • Wavin Plastics on show in BBC drama

    Wavin Plastics, the UK’s leading provider of water management solutions, has a supporting role in a new BBC drama. A range of the company’s products have been supplied to the set of True Dare Kiss, which started on BBC 1 last week. Wavin’s award winning sustainable urban drainage systems AquaCell and AquaCell Lite were both supplied as props, along with the company’s pervious paving system ...


  • EPA Encourages Homeowners and Communities to Maintain Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week

    Contamination of surface waters and ground water with disease-causing pathogens and nitrates Excessive nitrogen discharges to sensitive coastal waters Phosphorus pollution of inland surface waters Increased algal growth and lowered dissolved oxygen levels Contamination of shellfish beds and swimming beaches by pathogens “Proper septic ...

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