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Subsite Electronics Acquires R.S. Technical Services

Subsite Electronics, a Charles Machine Works Company, has acquired the assets of R.S. Technical Services, Inc., an innovator in the design and manufacture of closed-circuit television remote inspection and monitoring cameras. The deal adds proven camera inspection capabilities to Subsite’s line of U..

New Series Highlights "Utility of the Future" Challenges

The Retail Energy Practice of global economic consultancy The Brattle Group is producing a series of briefs that provide an integrated view into potential utility responses to the challenges and trends associated with the “Utility of the Future” (UoF). “The business model that has worked for utilit..

Avanti Creates New Online Video Series to Solve Sewer, Water Problems

After years of collaboration and development with multiple authorities, Avanti International today announced that Fundamentals of Municipal Grouting, a 16-module video series designed as an interactive learning experience for solving Infiltration and Inflow (I&I) issues in sanitary sewer and storm w..

Improvements In HDD Technology Over Last 50 Years

by Robert Carpenter Editor-in-Chief It is said that the last 50 years have seen more accumulation of knowledge and technological developments than in all the previous history of mankind. Today, technology, on an annual basis, is advancing geometrically. It has changed our lives in ways we cannot ev..

How To Get The Most From Your PACP-Certified Software

By NASSCO Member Ronnie Flannery-Guy, Business Development, Aqua Data Software certified by NASSCO’s Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) is required to generate and import a standard database file that is fully compatible with PACP. Contractors and system owners across the country have..

American Augers Unveils HDD Exit Side Breakout Wrench

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American Augers will soon introduce the RR205 Rod wRangler, an exit-side breakout wrench for use with all horizontal direction drill (HDD) models of 100,000 pounds of pullback force that use drill pipe in diameters from 5 1/2 to 7 5/8 inches. “Field tests are going well, and we expect to be shippin..

HDD Roundtable Addresses Workforce, Locates, Bidding

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A panel of directional drilling contractors held a wide-ranging discussion of opportunities and issues facing the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry during the annual HDD Roundtable at the 2017 UCT Show in Fort Worth TX. Panelists were Andy Blokker, vice president of operations and chie..

HDD Sustains Robust Growth; Common Issues Remain

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19th Annual Horizontal Directional Drilling Survey Who would have thought, just a few years ago, that horizontal directional drilling (HDD) would be taken for granted? Yet for much of the underground utility infrastructure pipe/conduit installations, it is rare that HDD is not at least seriously co..

Report: Global HDD Market to Grow Through 2022

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According to an Azoth Analytics report, “Global Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Market: Analysis By Type (Maxi HDD, Midi HDD,  Mini HDD), By Application (Construction, Telecommunication, Oil and Gas, Others), By Region, By Country: Opportunities and Forecast (2017-2022),” the global HDD market..

Technology Helps Utility Reduce Methane Emissions from Pipeline

Southern California Gas Co. recently used innovative gas capture technology to empty natural gas from a permanently abandoned pipeline in Santa Clarita, Calif.  The special process enables gas to be saved for later use while eliminating noise and emissions that occur in the traditional venting metho..

Southwest Research Institute Patents New Pipeline Inspection Technology

The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has patented a new technology to inspect coatings of pipelines installed through horizontal directional drilling. The technology can identify both the extent and the configuration of any damage to the coating that occurs during HDD installation,” said Dr. Pav..

Prime Horizontal Extends Range Of Downhole Tools

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Prime Horizontal announced a new range of downhole tooling including HDD-specific tricone bits, as well as cutter segments and block leg cutters for use with hole opening. These products can be supplied for self-fabrication or as a complete body with cutters. New 20-inch TCI and MT Block leg cutter..

Rice Electronics Launches Connected Worker Solution

Rice Electronics has launched the Connected Worker Solution with Intel® IoT technology. Designed to improve the safety and productivity of field workers in industrial environments, the end-to-end IoT solution using Rice Electronics smart devices along with Intel-based IoT gateways provides robust co..

McElroy Releases New DataLogger® 6

McElroy has released the new DataLogger® 6, an Android-powered tablet that makes collecting and analyzing data on fusible pipeline projects easier than ever before. The DataLogger® 6 offers a modernized touchscreen interface and easy-to-navigate software system with on-screen instructions. Fusion o..

Corning Launches Multi-use Platform to Make Launching Fiber Networks Easier

Corning Incorporated has launched its multiuse platform, the industry’s first solution to offer a combination of multifiber and single-fiber connection points, making it easier for carriers, operators, and municipalities to quickly deploy fiber-deep access networks. The multiuse platform will be fea..

Viavi Introduces Innovative Fiber Optic Cable Technology

Viavi Solutions has released the SmartClass™ Fiber MPOLx optical loss test set, the first Tier 1 certification test solution for cabling systems that utilize ribbon fiber with multi-fiber push on (MPO) connectivity The MPOLx can perform all MPO Tier 1 (basic) test and certification requ..

Radius Over-Bit Reamer

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The Radius Over-Bit Reamer simply attaches over the pilot bit and secures with one bolt, eliminating the need to remove pilot tools to attach reamers. There are no collars, wrenches or tongs. And with the pilot tool still attached, the sonde can be used to locate through tight easements. Available i..

Georgia’s Mixed Geology Requires Unique Solution: Two-Headed Cutting Machine

Can one machine tackle vastly different types of ground? That’s the problem a Georgia-based contractor faced. When beginning the installation of a new 54-inch-diameter water main in Cobb County, GA, which included three trenchless crossings through multiple ground conditions, Strack Inc. needed one..

Rural Alaska Gets High-speed Internet In Europe-Asia Project

By installing 900 miles of fiber-optic cable connecting Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay on Alaska’s North Slope, Anchorage-based telecommunications company Quintillion Holdings is bringing broadband internet to the Arctic for the first time. Marking the first phase of a larger project to lay a fiber-optic..

Report: Water Utilities Must Embrace Innovation

More than half of water utility leaders globally have yet to embrace innovation and risk missing out on important “sustainability dividends,” according to a new Arcadis report, “Empowering Water Utility Innovation, which builds on a 190-page industry guidance manual, “Fostering Innovation Within Wat..

Proposed Fine on Pipeline Builder Increased in Wetland Spill

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s environmental watchdog agency has raised the proposed penalty against a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline across the state after tests found diesel fuel in samples taken from the 2 million gallons of drilling mud that spilled into a wetland in April. T..

TRC Companies to Supply Real-Time Data for Pipeline Construction Project

TRC Companies, Inc. has received a $2.5 million contract to provide engineering and construction support to PSNC Energy for its 40-mile Franklin and Wake County Extension Project in North Carolina. “TRC has been honored to serve PSNC Energy for several years, and we are excited to support its work ..

Pipeline H2O Announces 2017 Winners

Pipeline H2O, a water technology commercialization program managed by The Hamilton Mill, has selected PowerTech Water and Searen as the winners of its inaugural competition, with each company receiving $25,000. The winners were selected using the Village Capital Enterprise Framework and its Peer Re..

City of Atlanta, AT&T Launch Competition to Solve Infrastructure Challenges

AT&T, in collaboration with the City of Atlanta and Code for Atlanta, today announced the launch of the Atlanta Civic Coding Competition (C3), which offers the public an opportunity to help solve some of Atlanta’s toughest challenges through an app challenge. The C3 program will allow individua..

Report Calls for “Internet of Water” for Sustainability

The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University and Redstone Strategy Group have released Internet of Water: Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability, a Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data report ..

Navigant: The Utility Value Chain to Change Significantly by 2030

Navigant Research has released a new whitepaper, Defining the Digital Future of Utilities, highlighting the opportunities and challenges that the utility industry will face during the transition to an intelligent and distributed future. According to Navigant, significant change is already underway ..

FERC: Company Can't Resume HDD Activities for Gas Pipeline

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2qu1x2r ) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thu..

The Great Lakes Water Utility Energy Challenge Announces Finalists

The Great Lakes Protection Fund and American Water Works Association have announced the finalists in the Water Utility Energy Challenge, an innovative program which engages water operators in a competition to reduce the emissions sourced in their energy generation. The inaugural 2017-2018 competitio..

A. O. Smith, The Water Council Announce 2nd-Annual Water Technology Challenge

For the second consecutive year, A. O. Smith Corporation and The Water Council have agreed to partner together to identify and support entrepreneurs and start-ups developing innovative freshwater technologies through a global technology challenge, BREW Corporate: Powered by A. O. Smith. The challen..

Helmerich & Payne to Acquire MOTIVE Drilling Technologies

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire MOTIVE Drilling Technologies, Inc. for $75 million payable at closing and up to an additional $25 million in potential earnout payments based on future performance during the next few years.  The transaction is pending and is expected ..