Water & Wastewater Pipes Articles

  • 13 surprising tools a plumber needs

    What tools does a plumber need in their tool box? Professional installers tell us they use these top 13 plumbing tools time and again. Our list of surprising plumbing tools goes beyond your day-to-day staples of a good hacksaw, a set of well-engineered adjustable spanners, basin spanners, screwdrivers and a decent tape measure. Great all-rounder plumbing tools ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Effective Equipment Grounding

    The quality of the electrical wiring and grounding in a facility containing sensitive electronic equipment is one of the most important and least understood aspects of electrical power systems. Properly designed and maintained wiring and grounding systems are necessary to ensure personnel safety and protection of data and telecommunications equipment. Effective grounding creates an electrical ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • The Visual Guide to Troubleshooting Your Valves

    It’s 2 a.m., and you’ve received an emergency call—one of your valves isn’t functioning properly. If you’re like most water management professionals, your first instinct is to call the factory for ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Managing Metallic Pipeline Networks In A Sustainable Manner

    In North America, the material and size of pipes that make up water and sewer networks range widely. Because these pipeline systems are so complex, it requires a strategic approach based on risk and real data for effective long-term management. Historically, however, it has been challenging to gather real data that can shape defensive capital decisions for an entire system. The assessment of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • No Silver Bullet Technology For Pipeline Condition Assessment

    For utilities with large-diameter networks, waiting for failures to occur before repairing or replacing highly critical mains is not an option. With a large amount of buried water infrastructure reaching the end of its service life, operators have every incentive to take a proactive approach to asset management. Nowhere is this more critical than in busy urban centres. The fallout from an ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Measuring Wastewater Below Ground

    Measuring wastewater is one of the most difficult water management tasks that exists. While some wastewater flows are easy to access, others are very hard to measure because they are in open channel conditions and are below grade. If you need to measure below ground wastewater flow, there are a few factors that you need to consider to help you choose the right tool for the job. With a ...


    By TRACOM Inc.

  • Taif - SWCC - Case Study

    City /Country: Taif /Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Client: SWCC Contractor: Toledo Arabia Company Date: April-2016 Services: Training of usage pipe plug and pipe test plug (with by-pass) Toledo, the contractor, has a challenging project in Taif, which is mountainous area. Slope of the pipe lines are very ...


    By PLUGCO

  • 2D Resistivity Imaging for Locating Concrete Pipe - Case Study

    Background There are 8 wells that suply water to the communnity through about 2m diamter concrete aqueduct.  Purpose The main subject of the field tes was to determine the geotechnical site characterization of the area to correlate the results obtained through the 2D resistivity imaging and the infromation of the concrete ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • What to know about tiling when it comes to water quality concerns

    Would you know what agricultural drainage was if you weren’t in the industry? Water quality issues continue to dominate the headlines and agriculture is getting caught in the blame game when water pollution sources are noted. As farmers and drainage contractors, ...


    By Prinsco, Inc.

  • Tech Spotlight: DT340 Pipe Crawler Freewheel (AFW) by Deep Trekker

    A deeper look into pipe crawler freewheel and the best ways to retrieve CCTV pipe inspection crawlers from municipal pipes. ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Choosing the Right Geocell

    Not all geocells are created equal. While most manufacturers can provide similar-looking written specifications, you need assurances that the material delivered for your project is of the high quality that you expect. Important factors in the success of your geocell project include: Quality The geocell material is proven, strong, and will last ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Pipeline Management Lessons: Old Isn’t Always Bad

    Underground pipelines are among the most valuable, yet neglected assets in the public arena. They provide essential services such as the supply of drinking water and collection of wastewater. Despite their critical importance, for decades many municipal utilities have operated under a “bury and forget” mentality – with little emphasis on long-term management of their aging ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • What makes high-risk pipelines deteriorate to a state of failure?

    According to AWWA's 2016 Benchmarking Survey, the average water and wastewater utility has seven breaks per 100 miles of piping every year. Tip-top systems experience just four breaks in that distance, while those at the bottom have 18. While it’s interesting to note the difference in break rates, it’s unfair ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Articulated Concrete Blocks Provide Much Needed Protection for Your Pipeline

    One of the many ways that articulated concrete blocks can protect pipelines is by adding structural stability in areas that are particularly prone to erosion. This erosion is not the only type of hazard posed to your pipeline, though, and if you don’t have the proper protection in place, your pipeline could be susceptible to deterioration at the hands of these other threats as well: ...

  • Advantages of Using Flow Meters to Reduce Pressure Drop

    Plant operators rely on plant air pressures to maintain properly working equipment and systems. One of the most common problems affecting processing plants that utilize compressed air systems is the ability to maintain reliable air pressure throughout the distribution system. Insufficient air pressures may be due to undersized distribution piping, but it’s more commonly found that the cause ...


    By FLO-CORP

  • Fritz Sick Pool Cultec Parking Lot Rehabilitation

    Improper grading in the parking lot of the Fritz Sick Swimming Pool in Lethbridge, Alberta, led to stormwater flooding in the building and breakdown of the lot’s asphalt and subgrade. The consultant and contractor were open to an approach Nilex proposed, based on a complete solution of supply and installation with a rapid turnaround for design. The ability to respond quickly with a solid ...


    By Nilex

  • Have You Missed a Valve Checkup?

    Let’s face it: Few people enjoy going to the doctor for routine exams — but it’s important. Routine visits help make sure you’re in good shape, and highlight things you can do to be even healthier. As you schedule your annual trip to your physician, don’t forget that valves need checkups, too. In fact, control valves need a checkup every 12 weeks. In our latest ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Sulfide emissions in sewer networks: focus on liquid to gas mass transfer coefficient

    H2S emission dynamics in sewers are conditioned by the mass transfer coefficient at the interface. This work aims at measuring the variation of the mass transfer coefficient with the hydraulic characteristics, with the objective of estimating H2S emission in gravity pipes, and collecting data to establish models independent of the system geometry. The ratio between the H2S and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reasons to Choose Best Trenchless Pipe Bursting Repairing Equipment in Alameda, CA

    Keeping a home, nice, safe and clean may not be as simple as some homeowners may think. Even though the maintenance of the home is usually each family members responsibility and everyone can pitch in from time to time, there are times when the safety and cleanliness can be compromised by problems beyond their control. One of the more notable involves keeping the plumbing system in the home from ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • How bursting head technology is useful in sewer pipe replacement?

    If you are worried that replacing a sewer pipe is going to be a nightmare, let me put your mind at ease. Gone are the days when replacing a sewer pipe meant tearing up your home or the whole front yard. With the latest technology in trenchless sewer replacement, you can get your sewer pipe replaced without any major construction work. The technology that is used today is called ‘ ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

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