Asset Management

Miami-Dade Almost Out of Money for Federally Mandated Sewage System Upgrades

Miami-Dade County, Fla., is on the brink of running out of money to pay for federally mandated upgrades to its outdated sewage system. This revelation comes just days after more than 700,000 gallons of sewage dumped into Biscayne Bay from the last remaining pump station yet to be scheduled for repairs.

AUCSC 2019 Offers Underground Corrosion Training

The 64rd annual Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course (AUCSC 2019) will take place May 7–9, 2019 in Morgantown, W.V. , covering topics that include instrumentation, corrosion surveys, cathodic protection, pipe coatings and miscellaneous methods of corrosion control.

North Texs UCTA, BAMI-I Team Up on Asset Management Conference

The Buried Asset Management Institute-International (BAMI-I) and Underground Construction Technology Association North Texas Chapter (UCTA-NT) have teamed up to present Certificate of Training in Asset Management (CTAM), Nov. 5-8, at the Upper Trinity Regional Water District Administration Building ..

Using Risk to Drive Pipeline Integrity Programs

Jennifer Steffens, P.E.  |  NASSCO Pressure Pipe Committee The management of critical infrastructure is a major challenge for water and wastewater utilities as populations increase, available resources decrease, and pipelines need to be maintained, since wholesale replacement of these assets is not..

REMOTE INSPECTION EQUIPMENT

Aires The new Mobile Pathfinder is an integrated inspection system with components operated by a controller that can be hand-held or desktop-mounted. The compact system combines a lightweight reel, with 1,000 feet of cable, and the Aries Pathfinder Series transporter. The Pan & Tilt camera, with a ..

Feds To Give Update On California’s Big Water Tunnels

The federal regulators evaluating Gov. Jerry Brown’s decades-old ambitions to re-engineer the water supplies from California’s largest river are promising a status update Monday, as Brown’s $16 billion proposal to shunt part of the Sacramento through two mammoth tunnels awaits a crucial yes or no fr..

SPIDER Manhole Inspection Scanner Provides New Perspective

CUES, a leading manufacturer of closed-circuit television pipeline inspection equipment, has introduced an innovative new wireless manhole scanning technology called the SPIDER scanner. The SPIDER scanner is the only truly wireless, color, manhole inspection technology in such a lightweight and com..

Smoke Testing Helps Georgia County Identify Sewer Lines in Need of Repair

The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) recently completed 400 miles of sewer pipe smoke testing, and identified public and private lines in need of repair. The smoke testing of sewer lines is one type of required assessment outlined in DeKalb County’s 2011 federal Consent Decree..

Carylon Purchases Pipeline Asset Management And Investigative Technologies

Carylon Corporation, a North American comprehensive environmental maintenance service provider, has purchased several state-of-the-art pipeline asset management and investigative technologies from JD7 that allow Carylon to inspect and conduct condition assessments in live pressure water mains across..

New productivity tools help HDD contractors work smarter, not harder.

The world’s aging infrastructure, expanding population and growing energy demands create an environment that will keep horizontal directional drilling contractors in high demand. At the same time, HDD contractors face new challenges, as project owners demand more information and detailed documentati..

Remote Inspection Equipment

Envirosight ROVVER X SAT, a new lateral launch crawler for the industry-leading ROVVER X line of video inspection crawlers, is ideal for locating potentially deadly gas line cross-bores, as well as performing other lateral inspections where residential access is impractical. The ROVVER X SAT crawls..

TTC, BAMI-I Continue To Have International Impact

In November 2014, Dr. Tom Iseley, founder of Buried Asset Management Institute- International (BAMI-I) and Director of Trenchless Technology Center, Louisiana Tech University, traveled to the Far East and Southeast Asia to conduct a 12-day program to promote the importance of innovation, validation and education to meet the expanding global challenges of the world’s rapidly deteriorating underground infrastructure.