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  • Never Assume: Ontario utility surprised to find unexpected pipe material during force main condition assessment

    The familiar adage, “never assume anything” certainly applies to the water and wastewater pipeline industry. The message was brought home to Utilities Kingston (UK) early this year when the utility was surprised to find unexpected pipe material on sections of pipe during a condition assessment on its Dalton Avenue (North ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Groundbreaking GPR software development for pipe penetrating radar

    This new software interpretation module allows users to open an existing processed PPR scan profile and also open another parallel scan profile measured at an adjacent clock position. Both profiles can accommodate back and forth scrolling and resizing. Unique as well, is the ability to open the appropriate “snakeskin” CCTV and apply the layer to a model. The final feature that will ...


    By SewerVUE

  • PWA: A Strong Choice for Screening Assessment of Metallic Pipelines

    As pipelines across North America age and begin to reach their end-of-life cycles, utilities are faced with the task of assessing their network and determining the best course of action for maintaining reliable, efficient and sustainable levels of service. The task of selecting pipes for inspection, rehabilitation or replacement can be overwhelming. For the majority of metallic ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • SewerVUE completes in-pipe radar scans in salt lake city

    SewerVUE’s parent company, Terraprobe Geoscience Corp. was hired by Carollo Engineers P.C. to undertake a high frequency ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey to investigate four interior joints of the 60-inch unlined RCP raw water Davis Aqueduct owned by the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District in Layton, Utah. This was a time critical project with the primary water supply shut down for ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Artic Blasts can Result in Burst Pipes and Mold in Texas Homes & Buildings

    Texas and the Gulf Coast have already experienced a number of weather systems this winter that have brought exceptionally cold weather to the region.  Many of these areas are not used to these extreme frigid temperatures and can be especially vulnerable to freezing pipes in homes and buildings.   As water freezes, it expands and can put tremendous pressure ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • City of Tarpon Springs Assesses Critical Ductile Iron Force Main

    Across the United States, there are many thousands of water and wastewater utilities that serve populations less than 50,000. Although the majority of attention surrounding aging infrastructure focuses on the challenges of large utilities, these small utilities are often faced with greater challenges. Smaller utilities often have fewer resources – both financial and personnel – ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Queensland Delivers First-of-its-kind Assessment of Critical Assets in Australia

    In 2013–2014, Queensland Urban Utilities developed and implemented a first-of-its-kind risk-based assessment program in Australia utilising innovative technologies and engineering assessment techniques to assess critical sewer mains. This work was in line with Queensland Urban Utilities’ industry-leading approach to risk-based asset management. A critical component of Queensland ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Frankfort Electric and Water Plant Board Verifies Distress on Ductile Iron Pipe Using Electromagnetics

    Commercial introduction of ductile iron pipe (DIP) began in the mid-1950s and was established as the most frequently selected material of choice for ferrous pressure pipe by the early 1970s. Due to the widespread use of DIP during a large expansion of pipeline infrastructure in the 1970s, there are many thousands of miles of pressurized DIP in operation today. Water and wastewater utilities ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • SewerVUE selected for BCTIA “Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology” awards

    SewerVUE In-Pipe GPR Technology has been selected by the British Columbia Technology Innovation Council (BCTIA) as one of the three finalists for its prestigious “Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology Awards”. The 2010 finalists for the Technology Awards are forging new markets with technologies that allow inspectors to see into concrete to determine the state of aging ...


    By SewerVUE

  • SewerVUE releases GPR / PPR video

    A video clip showing the SewerVUE Surveyor in-pipe ground penetrating radar pipe inspection system during deployment and operation has been uploaded to YouTube and can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/user/SewerVUE. This video illustrates the main functions of the robot including the tensioned arm movement of the pipe penetrating radar sensors over protruding ...


    By SewerVUE

  • New reporting format incorporating GIS capabilities in plan views

    In March 2010, SewerVUE Technology Corp. completed beta testing its proprietary “Pipe Penetrating Radar Data Interpretation Application (PP-RADIAN).” This was highlighted in the March Newsletter. Since then, SewerVUE has completed an enhancement of this software that enables presentation of the in-pipe GPR (Pipe Penetrating Radar) data to be displayed in longitudinal crosssections ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Preventive medicine: City of Montreal reduces non-revenue water loss with leak detection program using Sahara Technology

    The City of Montreal believes that the best medicine is preventative medicine, especially as it applies to its water network. Montreal has an impressive water system that supplies drinking water to a population of nearly 1.9 million people. Since 2002, the historic city, the second largest metropolis in Canada, began a long-term major rehabilitation of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • MSX extension supports temperature modelling

    MWH Soft has extended its Multi-Species (MSX) extension with heat transfer modelling capabilities in water supply and distribution systems. This latest release further advances the state of the art in dynamic water quality analysis of drinking water distribution systems by adding the ability to simulate spatial and temporal variations in water temperature and temperature gradients throughout any ...

  • MWH soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies

    MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the worldwide availability of H2ONET MSX, a state-of-the-art software for simulating and designing reaction systems at any level of complexity. The product is an extension for H2ONET, the standard in AutoCAD 2010-integrated water distribution modeling and management ...


    By Innovyze

  • Obayashi, TOA and MBE to Begin Construction of Vertical Telescopic Breakwater at Shimotsu Harbor, Wakayama

    Obayashi Corporation, TOA Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Bridge & Steel Structures Engineering Co., Ltd. (MBE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will begin construction of Vertical Telescopic Breakwater (VTB), a buoyancy-driven vertical piling breakwater, in the harbor at Shimotsu in Wakayama Prefecture. Construction is scheduled to begin in ...

  • InfoWater MSX V12 Releases Latest Advances in Turbidity Modeling

    In its ongoing quest to equip the global water industry with the world’s most powerful and comprehensive GIS-centric infrastructure modeling and management solutions, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide availability of the V12 Generation of ...


    By Innovyze

  • Pure Technologies makes waves with advanced pipeline robot

    What has a rotating head, modular feet, can quickly navigate up to 5 kilometres through turbid wastewater with ease, and deliver live video and integrity information that can aid in detecting leaks and other anomalies in underground pipes? It’s the third generation robotics crawler ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • NREL researchers use imaging technologies to solve puzzle of plant architecture

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) combined different microscopic imaging methods to gain a greater understanding of the relationships between biomass cell wall structure and enzyme digestibility, a breakthrough that could lead to optimizing sugar yields and lowering the costs of making biofuels. ...

  • PURE TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES $13 MILLION IN NEW WORK

    Calgary, Alberta, Pure Technologies Ltd., TSX-V: PUR: announced today that Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Laurel, Maryland (“WSSC”) has approved the issue of a US$7.75 million change order to an existing US$9 million, 3-year engineering services contract with Openaka, a division of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pure Technologies Ltd. (“Pure”). The change order ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Green energy to fuel Olympic experience for millions of spectators in Beijing

    As seven million spectators count down to the opening of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, solar energy, wind farms and recycled water are among the green features that will help power their Olympic experience. The most comprehensive pre-Games environmental assessment of the Beijing 2008 Olympics, compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), measures Beijing's achievements and ...

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