Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Drainage acquisition cements expertise in managing underground assets

Environmental and energy infrastructure specialist Adler and Allan has acquired drainage expert Jet Aire Services, it was announced on 8 November. Jet Aire Services is...
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

Access point advice

There are benefits to using inspection chambers to access drains and sewers for cleaning, testing, inspection and maintenance, says the BPF Pipes Group in lieu of releasing a new guide on the topic.

Firms appointed by utility to support £5 billion infrastructure programme in Scotland

Utility firm Scottish Water has appointed a network of companies that it says will enhance water and wastewater services, and support a forecasted £1...

Plastic piping trade group starts ‘best practice’ webinar series

In line with promoting best practice across the construction industry the BPF Pipes Group says it has launched a series of informative lunchtime webinars,...

Colonial Pipeline: Details emerge of landmark cyber-security breach

A cyber-attack on the largest fuel pipeline in the US, on Friday 7 May, is being described as possibly the most impactful ransomware event...

Tackling leakage from all angles

Supply interruptions and water losses from leaks on transmission pipes and trunk mains can be some of the most challenging issues water utilities face given the large diameter of the pipes and the materials of which they are made

Satellite infrastructure intelligence product will identify pipe problems

A new project will draw upon satellite data to identify problems with underground water pipes, and improve operational efficiencies for water utilities. Suez describes MasterPlan...

Pipe profiling technology supports targetted rehabilitation

The firm providing services to wastewater networks says its adoption of ‘spinning laser’ technology is helping to revolutionise its pipe profiling capabilities. Available from IWJS,...

Penstock flow control in world’s first ‘electric town’ uses variable speed actuation

The small Scottish town of Kinlochleven has an extraordinary claim to fame as the first place in the world in which every home was...

Clearing tarmac and concrete

Sewer and pipe renovation specialist CJ Kelly International recently assisted with a pipe cleaning project undertaken by drainage contractor Fastflow Drains

Culvert relining without tears?

Structural renovation lining works have been delivered to thirteen sections of culvert in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, with seemingly minimal disruption
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Sponsored content: Corrosion and sealing online portal

Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd, specialist manufacturers of corrosion prevention and sealing products, recently announced the launch of their newly updated website – Denso.net – with new product pages, a new Surface Preparation Guide and many more exciting new features.

Cement-free concrete beats corrosion, says research group

Researchers from RMIT University (in Melbourne, Australia) have developed an eco-friendly zero-cement concrete, which is said to all but eliminate corrosion. Concrete corrosion and fatbergs...

Drilling operation helps utility protect medieval monks path

A seemingly state-of-the-art drilling technique has allowed Thames Water to install a vital new sewage pipe while protecting a centuries-old country path used by...
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UKWIR failure database revamp gets underway

A review of UKWIR’s National Failure Database for pipe assets is being carried out by Servelec Technologies. The work will examine the business case for continuing development and support of the NFD, which benchmarks failure rates for water distribution mains and sewers in the UK and Ireland.
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Utility uses 3d asset mapping

Essex & Suffolk Water is working with technology company MGISS to improve the accuracy and currency of asset data while future proofing corporate systems. This is to support investment in augmented virtual reality visualisations and digital twin project for creating digital replicas of physical infrastructure.
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Leak detection trial

Yorkshire Water is working with Itron on a new smart meter water leakage trial in Sheffield which it hopes could play a key role in its leakage reduction strategy, saving up to 250,000 litres of water per burst.
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Sponsored Content: Nuclear reactor drains un-blocked

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have used new pipe cleaning technology to solve persistent drain blockage problems at a nuclear power station.

Award-winning software aims to simplify the process of planning and executing underground excavation work

Utility service provider Morrison Utility Services (MUS) is undertaking a 12-month trial of Virtual Trial Hole Assistant (VTA), a software tool that the firm...

Multi-liner pipe project success

A multi-disciplinary team of drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc has completed the lining of a drainage pipe nearly 1-km long on behalf of a contractor working for Scottish Water