Sewer Inspection Articles

  • Reasons to choose Trenchless Pipe Bursting Repairing Equipment

    Trenchless technology has altered the industry, revolutionizing sewer pipe repair and gaining the favor of many property owners today. No digging, no re-landscaping, no use of chemicals- the trenchless strategy is far better than the traditional approach. In the developing business sector, pipe repair companies need the most effective equipment to stay competitive. The ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • 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.

  • The world watches as evides manages steel main with innovative technology, and outstanding results follow

    It was a perfect day for an inspection. Under a crisp blue sky, in the polders along a major motorway near Rotterdam, more than 40 water professionals from The Netherlands, Australia and the UK gathered to witness a unique project undertaken by the water utility Evides Watercompany. The purpose of the project was to showcase the 24-sensor ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • MSHA Update: June Impact Inspection Results and More

    The summer is often a slow time for industry updates. Not so for the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) this year. From the results of their June impact inspections and the legacy of the Upper Big Branch explosion, to the discussions around a new proposed rule and their upcoming 40th anniversary, MSHA’s been keeping busy. Here are the highlights. The ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Robot Device for Pipe Inspection - Case Study

    In 2005, Pure Technologies (Pure), a provider of various structural monitoring and leak-detection technologies, set about to develop a pipeline assessment tool that could monitor and report on the condition of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) utilized in municipal water and sewer systems. The tool’s competitive advantage would be accurate assessment decoupled from the need to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Valuing information for sewer replacement decisions

    Decision-making for sewer asset management is partially based on intuition and often lacks explicit argumentation, hampering decision transparency and reproducibility. This is not to be preferred in light of public accountability and cost-effectiveness. It is unknown to what extent each decision criterion is appreciated by decision-makers. Further insight into this relative importance improves ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • City of belmont performs comprehensive analysis on rising force mains to guide long-range planning

    To help budget over the next 20 years, the City of Belmont (City) wanted to proactively understand and assess their force mains through a comprehensive condition assessment. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, Belmont serves 26,000 residents and maintains more than 90 miles of sewer mains comprising of 85 miles of gravity mains and 5 miles of force mains, of varying size ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Mini PipeDiver first: Milwaukee region uses electromagnetic technology on metallic force main inspection

    Milwaukee is a water hub, and not just because of its location along the shores of Lake Michigan, which holds 4.3 percent of the world’s supply of fresh drinking water. The City also boasts of global leadership in water technology, having won a U.S. Water Prize for innovative watershed-based approaches toward water sustainability. The City takes ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Accepted Inspection Methods of Process Sewers.

    During the process of refining there is discharge of hazardous waste, this coupled with aging pipeline infrastructure creates a potential where waste can leak into the environment posing catastrophic threats to life. Federal agencies such as the EPA are beginning to penalize refineries that do not take necessary measures of disposing their waste. These refineries are subject to ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory - Case Study

    Sweet Rewards: new composite cutting blade and hydraulic ram enable us to overcome accessibility challenges Challenge Replace corroded cast iron pipes without disrupting a factory’s production line. Solution Our consultant Ben Patterson found water standing under the plant’s cleanout grilles. A ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Multivariate probability distribution for sewer system vulnerability assessment under data-limited conditions

    The lack of geometrical and hydraulic information about sewer networks often excludes the adoption of in-deep modeling tools to obtain prioritization strategies for funds management. The present paper describes a novel statistical procedure for defining the prioritization scheme for preventive maintenance strategies based on a small sample of failure data collected by the Sewer Office of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluating the role of deterioration models for condition assessment of sewers

    Ensuring reliable structural condition of sewers is an important criterion for sewer rehabilitation decisions. Deterioration models applied to sewer pipes support the rehabilitation planning by means of prioritising pipes according to their current and predicted structural status. There is a benefit in applying such models if sufficient inspection data for calibration, an appropriate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Pipe Wall Assessment

    After completing a preliminary analysis and preliminary force main survey, operators can begin to do complete a more thorough assessment of their force main inventory. In the third of four posts about wastewater force main management, we look at the most effective method of pipe wall ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Multi-sensor inspection robot shows benefits of pipe penetrating radar - Case Study

    Pipe penetrating radar (PPR), the in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) is one of the most promising quantitative pipe condition assessment technologies to emerge in recent years. With most of the underground pipe infrastructure reaching the end of their design life there is a need to provide measurable data in order to establish the extent of rehabilitation required or the timing ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Cause and effect oriented sewer degradation evaluation to support scheduled inspection planning

    Managing the subsurface urban infrastructure, while facing limited budgets, is one of the main challenges wastewater utilities currently face. In this context targeted planning of inspection and maintenance measures plays a crucial role. This paper introduces a cause and effect oriented sewer degradation evaluation approach to support decisions on inspection frequencies and priorities. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cause and effect oriented sewer degradation evaluation to support scheduled inspection planning

    Managing the subsurface urban infrastructure, while facing limited budgets, is one of the main challenges wastewater utilities currently face. In this context targeted planning of inspection and maintenance measures plays a crucial role. This paper introduces a cause and effect oriented sewer degradation evaluation approach to support decisions on inspection frequencies and priorities. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The importance of wastewater force main management

    Condition assessment and management of wastewater force mains has historically been challenging for operators. Conventional methods (e.g. visual inspection, sonar and laser profiling) do not provide a comprehensive condition assessment because they do not quantify the loss of structural capacity. As WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago approaches, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Pipe Wall Assessment

    After completing a preliminary analysis and preliminary force main survey, operators can begin to do complete a more thorough assessment of their force main inventory. In the third of four posts about wastewater force main management, we look at the most effective method of pipe wall ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Wastewater force main management – the importance of preliminary analysis

    In the first of four posts about wastewater force main management, we discuss the importance of preliminary analysis in the overall management strategy. For those at WEFTEC, you can visit Pure Technologies at Booth #1382 to find out more information on successful force main management. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • What`s in the numbers? a review and analysis of more than 400 miles of force main inspection and condition assessment data

    Abstract Comprehensive condition assessment of wastewater force mains provides significant challenges to owners/operators of collection systems as the ability to shut down or expose the pipeline for a thorough inspection is often impractical due to operational and/or financial considerations. Traditional gravity sewer inspection techniques (i.e. visual-based technologies) do not always ...


    By Pure Technologies

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