Drain Cleaning Articles

  • Configurations of Sanitary Ball Valves

    Sanitary ball valves are designed to control the transmission of the product. They are mainly used in the pharmaceutical, food, and beverage ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • April Q&A: on the road with Randy Reimer

    Welcome to On the Road with Randy Reimer, a Q&A series featuring Hamilton Kent’s Director of Sales. Each month we’ll chat with Randy about current news in underground infrastructure and how it affects our customers in the industry. From big cities to small ...


    By Hamilton Kent

  • The Safety Issues in Valve Installation

    In the design of the valve system, the following points need to be considered: 1. Control valve seal design. Single-seat valve can reach less than 1 drop per hour leakage. Double seat valve is difficult to close tightly. Therefore, the switching to a single seat valve must be an optional choice. 2. Large amounts of high-pressure fluid trapped between shut-off valves ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Impact of floods, hurricanes and storms

    What happens to the water network in the wake of hurricanes and floods? Just days after Hurricane Harvey dumped over 50 inches of rain on the American state of Texas causing the deaths of 60 people and delivering billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and property, Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc in the Caribbean with the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history. ...


    By Detectronic Ltd

  • LINZ - ASTEN (Austria) Municipal WWTP - Case Study

    Number of Tanks: 8 Total Volume: 92,000 m³ Water Depth: 7.4 m SOTR Standard Oxygen Transfer Rate: 9,740 kgO2/h Total Airflow: 73,600 Nm3/h No. of AEROSTRIP® Diffusers: 3.328 Linz is the capital of Austrian federal state “Upper Austria” and third-largest ...


    By Aquaconsult Anlagenbau GmbH

  • 4 reasons chlorine dioxide should be your preferred sanitiser

    To the lay-person, a commercial kitchen is just a floor and some equipment that needs a good clean regularly. They don’t understand the dangers of bacterial contamination and how easy it is for food to be affected. Most commercial kitchens will use bleach, or a similar sanitiser, to keep their space safe. Today, we will share with you the top five reasons you should be using chlorine ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Great Lakes restoration is under threat. Here’s why that matters

    Degraded by decades of pollution, the North American Great Lakes are finding new life through cleanup efforts now threatened by proposed federal budget cuts. The St. Louis River, which flows into Lake Superior — the greatest of North America’s Great Lakes — has a long and turbulent history. Once a portal for Native American trade and a garden for wild ...


    By Ensia

  • How do You Know When You Need Commercial Plumbers

    In your day-to-day routine, either at home or at your business, the plumbing doesn’t get much attention. That is, until it starts showing warning signs of problems via sinks, tubs, and shower stalls not draining, toilets not flushing, or sewage backing up into your basement. It’s true you can buy drain openers and cleaners in the hardware store or even in the grocery store, but these ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Bulk Liquid Storage Tanks – What’s the difference?

    Bulk liquid storage tanks are able to handle various types of liquids in most any situation.  We’ve covered it here and we’ve also covered which industries utilize our liquid ...


    By Pac-Van, Inc.

  • iSTREEM®: An approach for broad‐scale in‐stream exposure assessment of “down‐the‐drain” chemicals

    The iSTREEM® model (“in‐stream exposure model”), a web‐based model made freely available to the public by the American Cleaning Institute, provides a means to estimate concentrations of “down‐the‐drain” chemicals in effluent, receiving waters, and drinking water intakes across national and regional scales under mean annual and low flow conditions. We provide an overview of the evolution and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • WESPS continue to deliver

    Compliance with the increasingly stringent air pollution regulations of recent years is not the only reason forwardthinking industry leaders are adopting more sophisticated gas cleaning and air pollution control strategies. The desire to achieve higher performance efficiencies, control costs in a competitive marketplace, and stay ahead of the regulatory compliance curve is another driver of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Top 10 Valve Considerations for Pressure Management Zones/DMA’s

    For basic pressure management or more advanced modulating pressure management, water suppliers create a network of District Metered Areas (DMA’s) or smaller, more manageable pressure management zones. The DMA or pressure zone gives the ability to measure flow and control pressure, when a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Chemical Cleaning and Decontamination of Refinery and Petrochemical Distillation Equipment

    1. Abstract In refineries and petrochemical plants the equipment needs to be checked during planned shutdown. This can require several weeks of downtime, if columns, vessels, heatexchangers and tanks have to be drained to remove deposits and armful gases such as hydrogen sulfide, benzene and other volatile hydrocarbons. Formation of iron sulfide is very common in oil refineries and ethylene ...


    By Kurita

  • Cleaning effect of Cetamine V217 in municipal housing complex treatment - Case Study

    Cleaning effect of Cetamine treatment 1. KEYWORDS Cetamine, boiler, heating system, cleaning, municipal housing 2. BACKGROUND This case study is based on an application in a municipal housing complex. The steam is used to heating buildings on a campus. The boilers got very little attention from the onsite staff. The softener was ...


    By Kurita

  • Geotextile Gravel Pavers keep lake clean in Denver - Case Study

    Denver’s City Park is an iconic symbol of the Mile High City. The oft-photographed park is home to the city’s zoo and the Denver Nature and Science Museum, as well as sports and recreational areas. In 2014, the asphalt parking lot for the Denver Pavilion inside the park was scheduled to be resurfaced. The city, with the help of StudioCPG, a landscape architecture and planning firm, ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Drain Cleaning Does Not Require Digging Anymore

    The professionals at Lake Norman Septic use cable snakes and other tools to locate your septic issue and unclog any drains and pipes. Before these techniques existed a septic tank issue often meant intensive digging and weeks of messy yard waste. The new cable snakes use tiny cameras than can easily squeeze through your sewer and septic ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

  • Using the Clean Development Mechanism to mitigate emissions from peatlands: “Avoided drainage” and “Rewetting” as new CDM activities

    Introduction Currently, the only land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) activities that are eligible under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are afforestation and reforestation (A/R), which allow for the generation of credits by net removal by sinks. This could include afforestation and reforestation of wet organic soils (peatlands), e.g. with peatswamp forest tree ...


    By Wetlands International

  • New Actros gets the drivers’ vote at Wessex Water

    Wessex Water is running its first Mercedes-Benz tractor units after the New Actros came out on top in a comprehensive evaluation exercise that involved drivers and other colleagues from the company’s sludge operations team. Mercedes-Benz dealer Pentagon Commercials won the order for the regional water and sewage treatment business’s 10 tractor units, which work with tank trailers. ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Lanes cleans Cascade

    It is not just drains that benefit from Lanes’ cleaning skills. Earlier this year, the team was asked to help spring clean the Grand Cascade, a spectacular water feature at The Alnwick Garden, one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK. The Grand Cascade is the largest water feature of its kind in the country, with 7260 gallons of water per minute tumbling down a series of 21 ...


    By Water Active Ltd

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