News and Articles

Mar 12, 2006

Article

Jacques Cognard (Trelleborg)

Breakthrough in rubber hose technology for deep-water oil exploration

Oil companies have recently been looking at hitherto unexplored deepwater environments for new sources of black gold. But along with a whole raft of complications and demands brought about by this new environment is the problem of how the oil can be transported safely and efficiently from the source. However, thanks to a breakthrough in marine rubber hose technology, Trelleborg's Trelline system can now ensure the safety and efficiency of this connection, with significant overall cost reductions.

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Mar 09, 2006

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Messe Berlin GmbH

WASSER and GAS BERLIN 2006 from 3 to 7 April - Experts discuss the issue of pharmaceutical residues in water

In addition to pathogenic micro-organisms, purified municipal water also contains a number of organic trace materials resulting from residential, commercial and industrial use. In past years particular attention has been paid to active pharmaceutical ingredients, endocrine disruptive compounds (EDCs) and other substances that are the product of everyday processes. Because it originates from so many different sources, elimination of the pollution resulting from municipal sewage systems is only conceivable or possible in certain special cases.

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Mar 08, 2006

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Borealis GmbH, Linz, AustriaDr. Karl Ebner

High quality PP-B pipe materials for sewage pipe systems

Polypropylene (PP) materials have been successfully used for the manufacturingof piping systems for a long time and have demonstrated their performance inpressure and non-pressure applications. Polypropylene block copolymers (PPB),which exhibit excellent impact resistance amongst other properties, are predominantlyused for the manufacturing of non-pressure sewage and drainage pipe systems.

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Mar 06, 2006

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Herrenknecht AG

Teamwork Tunnelling: It's moving in Madrid's underground.

On the Iberian peninsula 18 Earth Pressure Balance Shields and Hard Rock Machines in total are currently being deployed in metro or road tunnelling and trans-regional railway projects. Half of the machines are boring their way through the underground of the Spanish capital Madrid, which consequently and rapidly develops its underground public transportation and metro system.

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Mar 03, 2006

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Amiantit Group

Amiantit sells its 51% share in Afico to Al Zamil Industrial Investment Company for SAR 65 Million

Dammam, February 2006: As part of the Amiantit Group's strategy to focus on its core industry of pipe manufacturing and water management projects, Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company has sold all of its 51% shares in Afico for SAR 65 million to Al Zamil Industrial Investment Company.

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Mar 03, 2006

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Borealis A/S

Borealis appoints new Vice President Engineering Applications

Borealis has appointed Paul Turner as Vice President Engineering Applications with effect March 1, 2006. In his new role Paul will head the Borealis automotive and appliances business including the sales, marketing and development units. He will be based in Mechelen, Belgium.

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Mar 02, 2006

Article

Jason Haas (Earth Tool Company LLC.)

Short burst, big savings

In the midst of a $US53 million addition to the Mechanical Engineering building on the Purdue University campus, it was discovered that a 15 foot deep, 12 inch clay sewer lateral that serviced the building had a collapsed section of pipe.

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Feb 28, 2006

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Borouge Pte Ltd

Borouge high performance polyolefins applications on show at Chinaplas 2006

Borouge will be putting its high performance polyolefin business on show at Chinaplas, Asia’s largest international exhibition for the plastics & rubber Industries, in Shanghai from 26 to 29 April 2006. Located in Hall W3, Booth C03 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Pudong, Borouge will showcase how the high performance polyethylene (PE) produced by its plant in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE can be applied in three distinct sectors: packaging, pipes and wire & cable

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Feb 22, 2006

Article

Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Chem. Michael Quast Denso GmbH

New field joint Coating system for trenchless laid steel pipes

Corrosion protective coatings of steel pipes laid by horizontal directional drilling are particularly stressed. Thermosetting compounds based on polyurethane or epoxies have proven their performance for the protection of welded joints of such pipes. The application of thermosetting joint coatings can currently be carried out in a lamination process, resulting in glass reinforced plastics coatings, or by spatula in case of polyurethane based materials.

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Feb 22, 2006

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Trenchless Australasia

Tunnelling down under

Tunnelling and underground construction projects continue to boom in Australia and New Zealand, driven largely by the rapid urbanisation of capital cities.

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Feb 20, 2006

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EITEP - Euro Institute for Information and Technology Transfer in Environmental Protection GmbH

International Conference "Transportation and Distribution Pipeline Network"

The International Pipeline Technology Conference is part of the Pipeline Technology tradeshow, a new fair-within-a-fair that consolidates and synergizes all the pipeline-based transportation and transmission offerings on show at HANNOVER MESSE, the world's leading industrial technology tradeshow.

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Feb 20, 2006

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Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Germany

The leading international trade fairs wire and Tube will be held concurrently again from 24 to 28 April 2006 in Düsseldorf.

In April 2006, the leading international trade fairs wire, International Trade Fair for Wire and Cable, and Tube, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, will, for the tenth time, jointly present new machines, products and systems from their respective industries at the exhibition grounds in Düsseldorf. The exhibition buildings on the River Rhine will be the centre of attention for these industries.

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Feb 17, 2006

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Borealis A/S

Borealis promotes innovation in Italy's utilities sector

The importance of reliable infrastructure in the supply and distribution of essential goods such as water and gas took centre stage at a workshop for the Italian pipe industry organised by Borealis in Genoa, Italy on February 3, 2006. In many European countries water loss due to leakage in the distribution network remains a significant problem.

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Feb 15, 2006

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner GmbHDipl.-Ing. Robert Stein

Economically motivated maintenance decisions and their influence on the calculation of fees and tariffs (strategies and scenarios)

The maintenance of water/ gas distribution and sewer networks remains a permanent task due to the extent of necessary measures and the linked budget demands and therefore requires future-oriented strategies. The essential challenge of developing sustainable strategies consists in finding a way, which represents a long-term compromise between the requested service level and the costs.

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Feb 12, 2006

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Nordic Water Products AB

Discrete sewage treatment for English resort town

Eastbourne Wastewater Treatment Works (WTW), is located on the south coast of England. It is owned and run by Southern Water. They have recently spent £22 million on significant improvement - but the 138,000 residents of the catchment areas in the resort towns of Eastbourne and Pevensey, will see very little of it, as the works are almost all underground.

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Feb 10, 2006

Article

Dr. Michael Beller

Optical in-line inspection tool for internal monitoring of pipelines

This article will introduce a new range of opto-electronic in-line inspection tools. The technology incorporated into the tool includes a laser-based 3D-imaging technology providing enhanced resolution and detection capabilities for the inspection of the internal surface of a pipeline.

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Feb 07, 2006

Article

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Henze [Tec Management]

Concrete & Water — a new heat storage & exchange medium to improve seasonal effectiveness of solar thermal and other alternative heat energies

A new concept of underground long- and short-term heat storage and exchange advised for modern district and single building energy efficient heating and cooling systems.

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Feb 06, 2006

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Emunds+Staudinger GmbH

Not only for drain construction - Linear Shoring: Varied applications thanks to modularity

Linear Shoring from Emunds+Staudinger has proven successful in many projects at home and abroad. The sliding rail shoring system is available not only in a single-rail variant and as overlapping Linear Shoring, but also as single-rail and overlapping inner-city Linear Shoring.

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Feb 02, 2006

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Hermann Sewerin GmbH - Sewerin Service GmbHDipl.-Ing. Dirk Becker

Water leak detection - precise pin-pointing of faults

Different from electro-acoustic principles to locate water leaks, which are using different kinds of microphones to analyse loudness of leak noises for pin-pointing, correlation is based on the run-time difference of acoustic signals created by the water discharging from the leak.

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Jan 25, 2006

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Trenchless Australasia

Trenchless technology and asset management in Australia

It is fitting that as the global Trenchless Technology community gathered for the 24th International No Dig Conference in Brisbane, Trenchless Australasia magazine has completed its first survey for the industry in Australia.

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Jan 18, 2006

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Wupperverband, Mr. A. Rondorf

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - an Advanced Tool for the European Water Industry

Interdisciplinary approaches and solutions are becoming increasingly widespread in the European water industry following the introduction of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD).

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Jan 18, 2006

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner

"Guideline Microtunnelling" newly published by Stein & Partner

A new international technical guideline "Practical Guideline for the Application of Microtunnelling Methods" (ISBN 3-9810648-0-1) of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner GmbH, Bochum is available since December 2005.

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Jan 15, 2006

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner GmbH, Bochum

The use of hydraulically bonded filling materials for the backfill of utility trenches in sewer construction

For several years now, self-compressing filling materials that are flowable when installed and subsequently self-hardening have been increasingly applied (mixtures of construction materials or mixtures of soil binders). They are named by the manufacturer or, in literature, referred to as liquid soil, soil mortar or filling mortar. They predominantly serve to fill the embedment, but in some cases also to produce the main filling. The following contribution serves to introduce the latest expert discussions, especially of planning agencies, of communities and suppliers of pipe networks as well as to present the pros and cons of the application of hydraulically bonded filling materials from the point of view of construction technology and statics.

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Jan 11, 2006

Article

Bjorn von Euler

Slurry pumps handle abrasive iron ore slurry

At an iron ore outloading site in Australia, seasonal torrential downpours led to a tremendous volume of abrasive slurry that could not be handled in an effective manner by existing cantilever pumps. To resolve this situation, ITT Flygt unit provided the mining company with a complete solution built around its slurry pumps that finally solved a 30-year old problem.

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Jan 02, 2006

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Trenchless Design Engineering Ltd.

Quality controls are key to successful CIPP lateral lining applications

Laterals are the underground sewer service pipelines that connect from a building, such as a private house or commercial property, to the main line sewer. Typically private house laterals are 4” to 6” in diameter. Commercial properties and multi-unit residential properties can have much larger sizes. Laterals typically run under landscaped areas, driveways or parking lots. The aim of CIPP lateral lining is to solve many problems that occur with deteriorating laterals instead of replacing them. While these problems vary from lateral to lateral, a successful CIPP lateral lining application or product needs to solve a variety of existing lateral problems that may be encountered from location to location. This may require different materials to suit different kinds of lateral situations.

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