Drain Inspection News

  • BBA Pumps high volume flood relief pumps for the UK Environment Agency

    In the winter of 2013, the coastal plains of Somerset were hit by severe flooding. This natural disaster gave rise to a revision of the flood relief program and the UK Environment Agency has been taking measures to try and prevent any such repeats. As part of the new flood relief program the agency tendered for new framework suppliers. The proposal made by BBA Pumps was ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • 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

  • Southbrook Vineyards approach to water management in barrel cleaning

    Our last blog post was about how Flat Rock Cellars improved the efficiency of their barrel cleaning process by measuring what they were doing, making improvements and then verifying the results. But what if you want to skip all that and just dive right in to the most efficient process you can? We spoke with Ann Sperling from Southbrook Vineyards in ...


    By BLOOM

  • Winterize Your Property Now to Prevent Costly Damages

    A week into the winter season and many parts of the country have already experienced frigid temperatures.  Other areas have had an exceptionally mild winter so far, but these conditions can quickly change. Strong winds, rain, snow and ice can all takes a toll on a home or business and freezing temperatures can easily burst pipes.  During the winter season, damage from any one ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Encourages Homeowners to Care for Their Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week

    Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart Week, September 23-27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. Nearly one quarter of all American households—more than 26 million ...

  • `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 ...

  • Envirosight Launches New Online Store for Popular VeriSight Pro Digital Push Camera

    The VeriSight Pro push camera—which makes video drain inspection more productive by combining digital recording, an intuitive interface, optional onboard reporting and a rugged self-leveling camera—is now available for direct purchase at a new dedicated website: ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Mark Your Calendar: Visit Vietnam’s Most Anticipated Industrial & Trade Event

    PSV 2005 and HVAC Vietnam 2005 will provide the one-stop platform for the Industrial, Engineering, Manufacturing & Building Services Industry in Vietnam ...


    By HQ Link Pte Ltd

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