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Thames Water wins battle with Whitechapel fatberg

On 3 November Thames Water declared victory in its nine-week battle against the “Whitechapel fatberg”. Teams had been working four metres below an …

Tunnel construction complete on Scotland’s biggest sewer

The construction phase of Scotland’s biggest waste water tunnel, which will help tackle flooding and improve river water quality in the Glasgow area, has …

Viewing deep shafts in the round cuts survey times and costs, reports drainage firm

Drainage specialist Lanes Group has used advanced camera survey technology to dramatically cut the cost, time and inconvenience to the public of surveying more …

Update to safe digging tool

PipeHawk has introduced a seemingly important update to its e-Safe All Service Avoidance Tool, used to support safe digging processes at water and power …

Drainage re-lined in half the normal time

Sapphire Utility Solutions says it has dramatically reduced the time required to rehabilitate drainage …

A river runs through it: Utility completes key diversion work during pipe installation project near Glasgow

Scottish Water has completed a key piece of engineering on a £120m water mains improvement project by diverting a river in East Ayrshire to enable the pipe to …

Polymers expert provides bespoke, long term sealing solution for biggest seaport in the Caspian Sea

Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation has supplied the largest single order of its flexible Pipe-to-Manhole Connectors for the new $2 billion International …

UV lining is highway drainage first for motorway improvement

Lanes Group is implementing what is said to be the first project to extensively line highway drainage pipes as part of a Smart Motorway initiative. The …

Non-contacting flow measurement in Milwaukee deep tunnel system

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) serves a population of 1.1 million across 28 communities on the shore of Lake Michigan. Since 1994, MMSD has …

Jet vac tanker takes on the cowboy pipe fillers

Lanes Utilities is deploying a new 12,000 PSI jet vac tanker to tackle “the menace of cowboy builders who dispose of concrete by pouring it down …

“World’s biggest” gate valves deployed in Texas water pipeline project

In recent months Yorkshire based Blackhall Valves has played an important role in the gargantuan Integrated Pipeline Project (IPL), intended to improve the …

Computer-generated frequencies disrupt mineral deposits in wastewater pipes

A seemingly chemical- and filter-free water conditioning system is being used in wastewater pipes to help sugarcane-processing plants in Thailand meet …

Life in the tunnels

The biggest wastewater tunnel ever to be built in Scotland, Glasgow’s £100 million Shieldhall tunnel is due for completion in the Summer of 2017. It …

BPF Pipes Group supports new standard for water pipes in contaminated land

The BPF Pipes Group has added its support to the new British Standard (BS 8588) for polyethylene pressure pipe with an aluminium barrier layer and associated …

New guide assists with evaluating fusion joints

The BPF Pipes Group has launched a new guide for the construction and utility industry to help project managers demonstrate the quality of installed fusion …

Tap test gives faster way to confirm safety of oil and gas pipelines

A simple vibration test can help oil and gas companies prevent pipeline spills in a way that is faster and cheaper than conventional methods, according to …

Flint crisis prompts lead pipe report revisit

A landmark paper on lead pipe rehabilitation and replacement techniques published by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) 15 years ago has been …

Major investment in ATEX crawlers and push-rods

Responding to increased market demand for equipment that is certified for use in potentially explosive environments (ATEX), Ashtead Technology has become one …

Large diameter precast concrete pipes installed in Pennington pumping station upgrade

Over 200m of large diameter precast concrete pipes have been installed as part of the refurbishment of Pennington Pumping Station, a key asset in Greater …

Class action: The benefits of rigid pipeline systems

The bedding Class specified for buried pipes can vary depending on a number of factors including the material and type of pipe installed. Stuart Crisp, …

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