NEWS & ARTICLES


INNOVATIVE SMARTBALL® TOOL IS ROLE MODEL FOR LEAK DETECTION

May 23, 2017

Since 2007, utilities all over the world have been using the SmartBall® pipeline inspection platform to save millions of dollars in water loss and to fix leaks before they turn into larger problems.

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A 1,100-MILE HISTORY OF COLLECTING PIPELINE CONDITION DATA WITH THE ADVANCED PIPEDIVER® PLATFORM

May 23, 2017

As an inline tool, PipeDiver provides utility owners with an easier and less costly alternative than inspection methods that require shut-down or dewatering.

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FOR CITY OF LYON, SUEZ INSPECTS CRITICAL TRANSMISSION MAINS WITH SMARTBALL® TOOL

May 19, 2017

In June of 2016, Suez retained the services of Pure Technologies (Pure) to perform a SmartBall® inspection of two critical water mains as part of a long-term condition assessment program for the city of Lyon.

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WHERE EXTERNAL LISTENING DEVICES CANNOT DELIVER CONCLUSIVE RESULTS, A LEAK MYSTERY IS SOLVED WITH AN INLINE TETHERED LEAK DETECTION TOOL

May 19, 2017

What keeps a water utility manager up at night? Getting a phone call from a distraught resident about an unplanned (and unwanted!) ornamental pond developing in the cul-de-sac.

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INNOVATIVE RENEWAL STRATEGIES FOR OPTIMIZED PIPELINE MANAGEMENT

March 28, 2017

Using risk-based data analysis and innovative renewal strategies, two US water systems show how utilities can avoid full pipeline replacement, reduce service interruptions, and save money.

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PIPELINE MANAGEMENT LESSONS: OLD ISN’T ALWAYS BAD

March 24, 2017

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 pipelines – at least until something goes wrong. Then they must fix the problem under emergency conditions, often considering only immediate needs and not the future operation of the pipeline in question.

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CITY OF NORTH BAY USES CONDITION ASSESSMENT ON CRITICAL FORCE MAIN TO IMPLEMENT ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN

March 21, 2017

On one hand, it may seem like a waste of capital dollars if you perform a pipeline condition assessment and the final analysis turns up no leaks. Alternatively, you can also look at the no-leak report as a good news validation story, especially when using the information to help establish an asset management plan.

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CONSENT ORDER ENCOURAGES COASTAL UTILITY TO CREATE MASTER PLAN AND INITIATE RISK PRIORITIZATION FOR ITS FORCE MAIN NETWORK

March 21, 2017

After a well-timed phone call, two unfamiliar parties – a public utility and a business development team from an engineering technology-solutions firm – agreed to meet, learn about each other, and within weeks, begin to collaborate on a master plan of action to comply with a consent order agreement.

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WITH ITS HIGH PRESSURE PIPELINE ENVIRONMENT, RAND WATER PROVIDED A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO TEST NEW SMARTBALL INSERTION AND EXTRACTION EQUIPMENT

March 17, 2017

In 2015 Rand Water embarked on the largest proactive bulk water pipeline condition assessment investigation ever in South Africa. An important part of the assessment includes inline non-disruptive leak detection inspections covering just over 2,200 kilometers of Rand Water’s bulk pipeline network.

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