NEWS & ARTICLES


QUEENSLAND DELIVERS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL ASSETS IN AUSTRALIA

December 12, 2014

In 2013–2014, Queensland Urban Utilities developed and implemented a first-of-its-kind risk-based assessment program in Australia utilising innovative technologies and engineering assessment techniques to assess critical sewer mains. This work was in line with Queensland Urban Utilities’ industry-leading approach to risk-based asset management.

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LEAKS ON LARGE-DIAMETER TRUNK MAINS – MORE THAN JUST NON-REVENUE WATER REDUCTION

December 10, 2014

In the 2014 edition of Water Loss Detectives – a leading water loss publication – produced by Aquatim S.A., Pure Technologies explains how focusing leak detection on large-diameter trunk mains can not only make a tangible impact on reducing NRW, but also contributes to long-term pipeline reliability.

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CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS ASSESSES CRITICAL DUCTILE IRON FORCE MAIN

December 8, 2014

The City of Tarpon Springs, FL serves a population slightly less than 25,000. With limited resources and a mandate to provide both reliable water supply and wastewater collection for its customers, the City decided to assess the condition of one of its primary 14-inch force mains that experienced a failure in summer 2013.

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METROPOLITANA MILANESE REDUCES WATER LOSS ON CRITICAL STEEL PIPELINE

December 2, 2014

For utilities embarking on proactive management and assessment of their buried infrastructure, leak detection is a logical starting point. For Metropolitana Milanese (Milan, Italy), this is precisely where they started with one of their 1200-millimeter (48-inch) steel transmission mains.

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TWO CITIES IN NORTH TEXAS JOIN FORCES TO ASSESS CRITICAL WATER MAIN COMPRISED OF BAR-WRAPPED AND PRESTRESSED PIPE

September 30, 2014

In order to ensure that residents receive consistent water supply, the City of Irving and a partnering agency teamed up to assess the critical 48-inch Jamison Main that links the two utilities. The transmission main was constructed in 1955 and is made up primarily of Bar-Wrapped Concrete Cylinder Pipe (BWP).

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TAMPA BAY WATER COMPLETES ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL PCCP PIPELINE

August 14, 2014

To proactively address its large-diameter Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP) for deterioration, Tampa Bay Water (TBW) completed a leak and gas pocket survey and electromagnetic (EM) condition assessment of the South-Central Hillsborough Regional Wellfield Transmission Main. The results of the assessment were verified in 2014 to determine the remaining useful life of the pipeline.

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LOUISVILLE WATER COMPANY ASSESSES CONDITION OF CRITICAL CAST IRON TRANSMISSION MAIN

August 7, 2014

After three major failures on one of its oldest – and most critical – 48-inch cast iron water mains since 2011, Louisville Water Company assessed the condition of the pipeline using advanced inline technology.

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CRITICAL PIPELINES IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT: THE CITY OF MONTRÉAL’S PROGRAM

August 5, 2014

Like other major metropolitan areas, the City of Montréal has aging pipeline infrastructure that runs through its downtown core. In Montréal – one of the oldest cities in North America – this infrastructure is very old and beginning to reach the end of its design life.

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FRANKFORT ELECTRIC AND WATER PLANT BOARD VERIFIES DISTRESS ON DUCTILE IRON PIPE USING ELECTROMAGNETICS

June 6, 2014

In June 2013, FEWPB agreed to utilize an electromagnetic (EM) assessment technology on 700 feet of 1974 era DIP after the successful assessment of almost five miles of its prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP). The 700-foot section of 48-inch DIP runs directly from one of FEWPB’s water treatment plants and connects with the primary transmission main.

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WASHINGTON SUBURBAN SANITARY COMMISSION GOES ROBOTIC

May 5, 2014

To safely manage its large-diameter Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP), Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has been systematically assessing its water mains using advanced robotic tools.

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