pipe blockage Articles

  • Research of the performance of pulse electrohydrodynamics in blockage removal

    In line with contemporary trends and seeking to develop new methods and technologies, a new, original technology was explored and designed based on a non-conventional process of electrical pulse discharge in a water chamber, referred to as ‘Pulse Electrohydrodynamic Technology’ (PELHYDT). The application of the PELHYDT in sewer blockage removal is presented in this paper. Existing machinery can ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rapid detection of sewer defects and blockages using acoustic-based instrumentation

    Sewer flooding incidents in the UK are being increasingly associated with the presence of blockages. Blockages are difficult to deal with as although there are locations where they are more likely to occur, they do occur intermittently. In order to manage sewer blockage pro-actively sewer managers need to be able to identify the location of blockages promptly. Traditional closed-circuit ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A stochastic approach for extended partial blockage detection in viscoelastic pipelines: numerical and laboratory experiments

    Partial blockages in water pipe networks may contribute to large energy dissipation throughout the system and reduce service effectiveness for customers. In this paper, a recently developed stochastic model using transients for detecting partial blockages in water pipelines is tested and numerical and experimental case studies are presented. The model is a stochastic successive linear estimator ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Diagnosis of pipe systems by the SLE: first results

    In this study, an algorithm is presented for pipe system diagnosis. The algorithm is the Successive Linear Estimator (SLE) previously used in groundwater hydrology to estimate the hydraulic proprieties of soils. The SLE is an iterative cokriging-like technique which provides statistically the best unbiased estimates and quantifies the associated uncertainty. In this paper the algorithm has been ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Combined Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) - Performance Focus: Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Reductio Case Study

    In-PIpe Technology Company, Inc., drastically accelerates the natural degradation of fats, oil and grease (FOG) in the collection system, thereby removing blockages and occlusions from the pipe and significantly reducing the occurrence of FOG-related sewer overflows, as well as the requisite equipment and manpower required for the physical removal of these blockages. Since In-Pipe started ...

  • The efficiency of asset management strategies to reduce urban flood risk

    In this study, three asset management strategies were compared with respect to their efficiency to reduce flood risk. Data from call centres at two municipalities were used to quantify urban flood risks associated with three causes of urban flooding: gully pot blockage, sewer pipe blockage and sewer overloading. The efficiency of three flood reduction strategies was assessed based on their effect ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water on Floor Resolved

    THE TRUE COST OF A FLOOD Everybody knows commercial ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Prioritising sewerage maintenance using inferred sewer age: a case study for Edinburgh

    The reported research project focuses on using a database which contains details of customer contacts and CCTV data for a key Scottish catchment to construct a GIS based sewer condition model. Given the nature of the asset registry, a key research challenge was estimating the age of individual lengths of pipe. Within this context, asset age was inferred using the estimated age of surface ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Leaking Refrigerators - Sorted

    FridgeFree has been proven to eliminate the problem of leaking refrigerators by eradicating the gel that blocks the drain pipes leading to the floods. The natural solution to refrigerator gel blockages; improving customer experience and revenue protection. Features: Discretely installed on the affected drain line Disrupts the resident bacteria from producing the ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • The effect of material and flushing water type on urine scale formation

    One of the important challenges with current sanitation practices is pipe blockage in urinals caused by urine scale formation. Urinal material and flushing water type are the two most important factors affecting scale formation. This paper examines the scale formation process on different materials which are commonly used in urinal manufacturing and exposed to different urine-based aqua ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Lanes high-powered jetter relieves village flooding risk

    Lanes for Drains engineers have saved a community near Bristol from the threat of flooding by cutting tonnes of calcite from a pipe taking spring water to the River Avon. They brought in a trailer-mounted jetting unit that can deliver water at up to 15,000 PSI Ð up to twice the pressure of a conventional HPWJ machine Ð to blast the mineral deposits. Engineers at the Lanes for Drains ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Modeling fats, oil and grease deposit formation and accumulation in sewer collection systems

    Fats, oil and grease (FOG) deposits in sewer systems are responsible for approximately 25% of all annual line blockages in the United States and lead to the release of 3–10 million gallons of untreated wastewater to the surrounding environment. Considerable effort has been made to maintain the conveyance of wastewater by cleaning pipes that have a significant FOG deposit accumulation. Changes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - Sewer Sensors

    Sewer Sensors Sewer sensors are offered by Solid Applied Technologies for remote level monitoring. The sesnors are ultrasonic, non-contact with no moving parts. The system is equipped with an external battery pack and can operate at a low-power-mode for long term life. The sensors are equipped with embedded GSM cellular modem and act as M2M terminals, transmitting data ...

  • Trouble Shooting for Trenchless Liner Installation During Sewer Line Rehabilitation

    ABSTRACTLining is being used by the utility industry as a cost effective solution to rehabilitate utility lines. Many types of liners, such as, cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP), fold and form PVC, deformed & reformed HDPE, etc., are being used to restore structural integrity of deteriorated pipes and to reduce inflow/infiltration. Most of the lining installation is carried out without any problem, ...

  • How Much Could You Save by Avoiding a Consent Decree?

    In 2012, St. Louis, MO (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District) set a record for the most expensive sewer consent decree in history at $4.7 BILLION to be spent over the next 23 years. The cause of this consent decree and the cause of most consent decrees are overflow events that allow untreated waste into the nearby lakes, streams, river, or other nature areas. There are typically two types of ...


    By EnTech Engineering Company

  • Municipal sewer remote monitoring

    Sewers are critical heavy duty infrastructure components requiring costly maintenance. Many municipalities suffer from ageing pipelines that pose higher chances of failure. Sewer leak or overflow results in high cost as a result of civil reimbursement and due to inflected illness. Moreover Civilian frustration that results form the overflow is often targeted towards the municipality. Overflow can ...

  • 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.

  • Pipeline Zooming for a Comprehensive Infrastructure Survey.

    Time, budget and resources often keep a municipality from maintaining comprehensive, up-to-date information on water and sewer pipeline conditions. Without a complete understanding of their infrastructures, municipal supervisors cannot properly prioritize and schedule maintenance activities. As a result, emergencies—backups, collapses, and overflows—happen unexpectedly, and must be dealt with on ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Magstream-p - case studies

    HDL Magnetic scale preventers enhance quality and cut costs at jaguar Installed HDL unit in phosphate spray pipework in Dec 1988 Before     2x 2000 gals tankers removed sludge every six weeks Now     One tanker every 12 weeks is more than enough Before     Jets blocked Now     jets stay clean ...

  • Gully and overland modeling during extreme events

    Consultants JBA have been involved in modeling gully and overland flows during extreme events as part of the Interreg IIIB NWE (North West Europe) ’urban water’ project, which is being undertaken by Renfrewshire Council in Scotland. Research for this project was commissioned following flooding in 1994 and 1999. The project takes a strategic look at urban flood risk management on a large scale, ...


    By Innovyze

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