Well Maintenance Articles

  • Horizontal Well Rehabilitation at NASA Facility

    A horizontal groundwater extraction well at an active NASA facility in Louisiana was impacted by mineral scaling and bio-fouling affecting operations of the groundwater pump and the treatment system. A flow reduction of over 50% was observed. Directional Technologies, Inc. performed a series of horizontal well rehabilitation activities, that increases flow by 58%, which including mechanical ...

  • Improving Output and Quality with Better Maintenance

    In the competitive industrial industrial landscape, companies are always striving to increase the quality and output of their products. As a result much attention is often given to refining processes, upgrading equipment, or improving management and planning. While these are certainly all effective, important factors to consider, another invaluable tool for increasing output and quality is better ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Helping Great Britain Work Well

    Sharing HSE’s Health and Safety Strategy Great Britain has an excellent record in regards to Health & Safety, which is built upon an extensive regulatory framework. However, as ill health currently accounts for over 23 million lost days each year, costing the economy around £9 billion, more still needs to be done. This is why the new HSE strategy ‘Helping ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • What is Crisis Management Software?

    A crisis is not something a company wants to deal with on its own. Having crisis management software in place helps you, your department and company better manage and prevent environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks. With crisis management software, you can easily approach an issue from various angles, including EHS. Using this type of software allows for scenarios to be established in ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Horizontal Remediation Wells - Don`t Disrupt your Client`s Business

    The use of Horizontal Remediation Wells for environmental cleanup is a proven solution for project managers with many benefits including the benefit of the continuation of business activities during mitigation or remediation activities.   Since 1993, Directional Technologies, Inc. has installed thousands of Horizontal Remediation Well systems in the United States and abroad at many different ...

  • Groundwater management in China

    After introducing groundwater development and other issues, the paper analyzes China's groundwater management system and its problems, and provides suggestions for improving the system. Increasing water demand since the 1970s has resulted in severe groundwater overdraft, water level decline and water quality degradation in China, but the current management system is not able to provide an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Restriction of gas losses in an overpressurised CO 2 reservoir using gel technology

    The overpressurised CO 2 field Bečej (Serbia) was explored in 1951. At the end of 1968, an uncontrolled gas blowout of Bč-5 well lasted 209 days resulting in 35 bars pressure drop in the reservoir until 2007. Hence, the substantial loss of reserve (> 17 billion m 3 ) became a critical issue of the operator. Environmental friendly chemicals should be used only for well rehabilitation. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Think health as well as safety

    Lee Calver of Workplace Law writes about how the HSE is making sure that the construction industry ‘thinks health’ as well as safety’. Not many weeks pass without the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releasing new research or detailing ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Factors that affect the hydraulic performance of raingardens: implications for design and maintenance

    Raingardens are becoming an increasingly popular technology for urban stormwater treatment. However, their hydraulic performance is known to reduce due to clogging from deposition of fine-grained sediments on the surface. This impacts on their capacity to treat urban runoff. It has been recently hypothesised that plants can help to mitigate the effect of surface clogging on infiltration. A ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater Asset Management in Mining

    Mike Deed is the author of an interesting article on Groundwater Asset Management in Mining that appeared in the December issue of Geodrilling International. The article focuses on the importance of implementing a regular maintenance programme to control borehole contamination and keep systems running efficiently. ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • A review of the three most popular maintenance systems: how well is the energy sector represented?

    A recent review of maintenance literature found that total productive maintenance (TPM), reliability–centred maintenance (RCM), and condition–based maintenance (CBM) were the most popular maintenance management models discussed in academic journals. In this paper, a comprehensive review of these three models is undertaken to identify empirical 'real world' examples of each model being used in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Self supply systems: Urban dug wells in Abeokuta, Nigeria

    Self supply systems are privately owned household water sources. The systems are generally perceived as playing a role in water service delivery to the rural poor. The systems' yielding safe drinking-water also receives little attention in literature and policy, relative to public and communal sources. This paper assessed urban self supply wells and argues that self supply is a coping water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Time to change habits, as well as light bulbs?

    November 16, 2010 We are bombarded daily by advertisements selling us soft drinks, pharmaceuticals, cars, insurance, junk food, teeth whitener, diet programs, and on and on. But when was the last time someone tried to sell you on using more electricity? I cannot think of a single commercial that encourages us to plug-in, even though electricity is the chief product of 3,000 utilities in the ...

  • Maintenance: what should you consider?

    Refuse vehicles are an important part of the solid waste industry, and maintaining its life is crucial to how it will operate and how long, and even what safety issues will come up during the course of its run. What it really comes down to is checking the little things every day, in addition to performing one big inspection every month. By doing this you can prevent any elements that could cause ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Are you managing your performance?

    It is no secret that we are presently experiencing an economic downturn. Running a successful and profitable organization is no easy feat to begin with, let alone in these current market conditions. The corporate leaders of today are battling a plethora of obstacles ranging from fluctuating capital markets, pressures from investors, proposed new regulations and not to mention good old fashioned ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Required maintenance

    Many consider the ’60s through today as an era of analytical and technological revolution. In the ’50s, labs were running manual chemistries, using handwritten QC charts and keeping data in log books and file cabinets. Lab technicians were creating calibration curves by hand. No auto-sampling, no computer control, no electronic interpolation of data. Technicon offered a few automated chemistries ...


  • Equipment deficiencies: How well are they being managed? (Part 2 of 2)

    As introduced in part one, a key element of a successful mechanical integrity (MI) program is the equipment deficiency process that ensures deficient equipment conditions are identified in a timely manner and appropriately managed until they are corrected. Part two discusses the common struggles related to managing deficiencies and how involving appropriate levels of management can provide ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Optimized Maintenance, a Roadmap to Excellence

    ABSTRACTMaintaining assets is a key business process in any municipal operations. When done effectively it can result in optimal asset performance, reliability and maximize the overall return on investment in the asset. Indeed, maintenance is a key enabler of many municipalities’ vision of sustainability. Unfortunately, most Utilities still struggle at the maintenance function and many would rate ...

  • Integrated Water Management Plan

    A review of the Salton Sea Authority's Preferred Project Concept for Rehabilitating the Salton Sea The USGS Salton Sea Science Office convened an experts workshop, from ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Rehabilitation of Hydrogen Grooving in Sulfuric Acid Line

    Around October 2001, one of the major petrochemical refineries located on the Texas Louisiana Gulf coast needed to rehabilitate 6' and 8” diameter “fresh acid” (98% sulfuric acid) lines. Such lines tend to suffer from internal gouging due to formation of hydrogen gas in voids, which are caused by turbulence at directional changes in the pipe flow such as elbows, etc. This is a natural event, ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

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