Sunday, December 5, 2021
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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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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.

London to host Interspill 2018

This year’s Interspill oil spill conference and exhibition is due to be held at the ExCel centre in London, on 13 – 15 March.
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Repairing a big pipe

A rapid setting repair mortar manufactured by Flexcrete Technologies has been used during the repair and protection of an aqueduct which carries 570 million...

Piping systems trade group produces guide to branch connections for water and gas mains

Making effective branch connections in live water and gas mains is now supported by new guidance from the BPF Pipes Group. The guidance has been...
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Swift pipe re-lining avoids disruption

ANGLIAN Water has succeeded in carrying out emergency maintenance on a water pipe running underneath a busy road using a pipe renewal liner material...
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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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Precision pipework assists wastewater treatment revamp

SOUTHERN Water has completed a £300 million environmental improvement scheme that includes building a new wastewater treatment works for the catchment area of Brighton...

Yorkshire Water trial valve technology for pipe repair

Yorkshire Water has trialled a new innovative valve technology designed to reduce supply interruptions to customers when water pipe repair work is carried out

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

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...

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

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

Plastic pipework scores points for biogas CHP plant

One of the UK's first RHI-funded biogas plants is optimising its energy efficiency by installing a pipe network that benefits from low thermal conductivity. Strathendrick...

New levels of ease and efficiency claimed for pipeline replacement solution

Kobus Services, a firm specialising in utility pipeline replacement technology, has launched its 400 Series Pipe Puller, which is said to provide a state-of-the-art...

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
The SeeSnake range is for inspecting small to medium diameter pipelines.

CCTV inspection for small spaces

INSPECTION using CCTV equipment has become the norm when it comes to understanding the state of repair and the operational condition of most pipeline...

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,...
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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.

On the right lines

MORE than 36km of PE piping has been supplied for the refurbishment of a 130-year-old large diameter trunk main as part of United Utilities...
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Enhanced flow flame arresters

PREVENTING the propagation of pipeline explosions requires the use of flame arresters. Important improvements in this technology are claimed for a new range of...