RIDGID’s Enhanced Cameras Offer More Details, Less Downtime

The latest generation of RIDGID hand-held inspection cameras is purpose-built to help inspect, locate and diagnose issues faster than ever. The Micro CA-150 and Micro CA-350 Inspection Cameras are for professionals working in tough environments who require the latest technology for quick job-site fe..

129,000 Oil, Gas Lines Identified Near Buildings in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has nearly 129,000 underground oil and gas pipelines within about 1,000 feet (300 meters) of occupied buildings, according to energy company reports ordered by the state after a fatal house explosion blamed on a severed gas line. Friday was the deadline for companies to test ..

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..

Keeping French Broad Clean Sometimes Takes Dirty Work

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Clad in waders and heavy boots, Hartwell Carson carefully lowered himself into a deep storm drain along Roberts Street in the River Arts District on Thursday, just a few blocks from the French Broad River. As French Broad riverkeeper for the nonprofit environmental group Moun..

Enbridge, NDT Global Advance Next-Generation Pipeline Inspection Tech

Enbridge Inc. and NDT Global are partnering in a multi-year research and development project to advance innovation in pipeline inspection technology and, ultimately, drive pipeline safety and reliability to a new level. “We believe this next-generation project with NDT Global will build on the indu..

Few Pipeline Inspection Results After Fatal Colorado Gas Blast

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators say few energy companies have reported the results of state-ordered inspections of oil and gas pipelines after a natural gas explosion killed two people. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Matt Lepore warned Tuesday the state could order operator..

Fluke Unveils New Gas Leak Detector

Fluke Corp. has released the Ti450 SF6 Gas Leak Detector, which combines a high-quality infrared camera with an SF6 leak detector that visually pinpoints the location of SF6 leaks without shutting equipment down. The Ti450 SF6 allows utility crews to include it as a normal part of their maintena..

Atlas Expands Pipeline Training Course Offerings

Atlas API Training has increased their suite of pipeline training programs to now consist of 84 courses focusing on petrochemical engineering, maintenance and inspection. The courses cover a wide range of subjects from drilling to refining. “Safety and proficiency are the hallmark of the Atlas bran..

Virginia City Selected for Sewer Inspection Pilot Program

Electro Scan Inc. has selected the City of Galax, Virginia for a complimentary pilot to find and measure sources of infiltration in their sanitary sewer system. The City of Galax was selected because of their unique project attributes, pipe locations and criticality, and financial need. The 2-day p..

Sanitary Sewer Overflows May Be Linked to Outdated Technology, Faulty Inspections

Electro Scan Inc. recently informed the California Environmental Protection Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, and the Office of Enforcement that sanitary sewer overflows experienced by California cities and counties may be due to reliance on older visual-based technologies and faulty insp..

Water and Sewer District in Ohio Gets Funding to Inspect Water Lines

To ensure drinking water service reliability and quality, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District in Wood County, Ohio plans to evaluate several miles of pipe with help from an Ohio EPA loan. The project in the Toledo service area involves inspecting approximately 12 miles of 16-inch to 30-inch w..

Pipeline Inspection Course Comes in Multiple Formats

Atlas API Training’s API 1169 training course for pipeline inspectors is now available in both online and on-site training programs. “The API 1169 will deeply impact the career paths of many inspection professionals, new pipeline construction projects, and pipeline safety margin both in North Ameri..

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..

Contract for Water Pipeline Condition Assessment Extended

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has extended its contract with Echologics for pipeline condition assessment services for an additional one-year term. This is the second extension of the contract between WSSC and Echologics. Echologics, a Mueller Technologies company, has assessed more t..

SoCalGas to Use Fiber Optic Technology to Monitor Pipelines in Real Time

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) will be one of the first natural gas utilities in the United States to incorporate innovative fiber-optic cable technology to detect impacts and leaks along its transmission and high-pressure pipeline system. The technology uses fiber-optic strands to tran..

Company Increases Use of Drones to Inspect Electric Transmission Lines

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Westar Energy is increasing the use of drones for such things as inspecting equipment, navigating remote areas and managing some emergencies, as the utility tries to improve safety and efficiency while also saving money, company officials said. Westar and Kansas State University..

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..

PHMSA Appoints 24 Members to Pipeline Safety Working Group

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today appointed 24 members to the pipeline safety Voluntary Information-Sharing System (VIS) Working Group. The newly created advisory committee that will provide the Secretary of Tran..

Guy Leslie Joins Trio Vision As VP Sales

Guy Leslie has joined Trio Vision LLC as vice president of sales to help develop the manufacturer of closed-circuit television inspection equipment and grow its portfolio of regional, national and global accounts. Leslie brings a wealth of experience within the wastewater and water management indus..

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..

Electro Scan Announces Integration With Innovyze® InfoMaster for Sewer

Electro Scan Inc. has completed data integration between its flagship sewer condition assessment solution and the Innovyze® InfoMaster for Sewer product. Electro Scan’s breakthrough technology evaluates 360-degrees of a pipe wall to accurately locate and measure defects in gallons per minute (GPM) ..

Interceptor Condition Assessment Program Spurs Environmental, Economic Benefits

The Fort Worth (Texas) Water Department earned a 2016 Texas Environmental Excellence Award – the highest environmental honor in the state – in the category of Innovative Operations/Management for its Interceptor Condition Assessment Program (ICAP), This new technology allows for more effective inspe..

CUES Steerable Pipe Ranger Transporter

The Pipe Ranger transporter is a rugged and versatile low-maintenance transporter specially designed to traverse silt, mud and debris commonly found in storm and sanitary sewers. Three standard wheel sizes and optional manual or electric camera lifts are available to maximize performance. Optional h..

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..

Rehab Technology News

Reline America welcomes new installer, Whitaker Construction Reline America has announced the addition of Whitaker Construction to its team of authorized installers. Whitaker Construction, founded in 1953, has been in the underground utility construction industry for over 60 years. They have grown ..

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..

Product Focus: Robotic Cutters

Product Focus: Robotic Cutters: LMK Technologies, Pipeline Renewal Technologies, CUES LMK Technologies German engineered Schwalm Robotic systems cut faster and are the most efficient cutter in the market. Self-driven, Schwalm robots can access the pipe and make renovations from a single manhole ..