Jul 10, 2018
The data-driven technology represents a new era in municipal analysis and prevention assessment for water and other pipe-based infrastructure.
Aquam Corporation, a global provider of risk mitigation technologies for water and energy transmission and distribution assets, announced the launch of Amplus, the most advanced remote operated vehicle (ROV) for use in pressurized water, wastewater, and industrial pipe applications.
Amplus made its international debut at the American Water Works Association ACE18 conference and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in Las Vegas on June 11th and represents a massive advance in the infrastructure and analysis industry.
Amplus’ disruptive technology allows Aquam to provide their customers with remaining pipeline lifespan through high resolution imagery and pinpoint accurate real-time data, enabling customers to develop informed maintenance and replacement strategies that optimize limited financial budgets. Amplus is set to be deployed by Aquam service providers with commercial, residential, utility, and municipal customers in the US and UK effective within the next 30 days.
“Data-driven information is the future of infrastructure management and the key to preventing mainline bursts. With a minimal incision, we’re able to obtain real-time data on leaks, flow, blockage, corrosion, and pipe thickness – critical information to developing and executing a cost-effective rehabilitation plan,” said Cameron Manners, Aquam’s Chief Technology Officer. “Adding this cutting-edge technology to our pipe diagnostics offerings ensures our customers have the necessary data to extend budget dollars and spend smarter.”
As technology improves and reduces in size, the opportunities for adopting remotely operated vehicles and robotics are rising; ROVs have become increasingly common in industries ranging from ocean and space exploration, to surgery, telecommunications, resource extraction and infrastructure maintenance. The underwater ROV market alone is projected to increase from US$2.69 billion in 2017 to US$5.20 billion by 2022.
Amplus’ state of the art technology utilizes both forward and reversing high definition cameras, ultrasonic scanners and acoustic hydrophone sensors for collecting and transmitting comprehensive and high-resolution analysis of pipelines in real-time. Deployed through access points as small as 100mm (4”) the ability to crawl through pipelines regardless of flow or pressure, is one of the strongest differentiators for Amplus.
“The versatility of Amplus will change the way that the industry approaches infrastructure management,” said Dan Squiller, CEO, Aquam. “Our products bring sustainable solutions to infrastructure challenges, and with Amplus we’re not only able to empower our customers to take control of their future, but we’ve also provided them with the tools to develop an expedient solution saving them substantial emergency funds in the process. The addition of Amplus into Aquam’s portfolio represents an industry breakthrough as we bring the most innovative and advanced solutions to our customers.”
Aquam Corp is a global provider of technology solutions for water and energy distribution infrastructure. We ensure the health, longevity, safety and reliability of vital resources for water & gas utility, municipal, commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our award-winning proprietary technologies address water scarcity issues by the diagnosis, cleaning and remediation of aging infrastructure. Aquam also provides end-to-end service solutions and technologies for the maintenance, life extension and full rehabilitation of network distribution infrastructure, which include: Nu Flow Technologies, a leader in small-diameter infrastructure rehabilitation technologies; Specialized Pipe Technologies (SPT), a pipe assessment & rehabilitation services provider; Aquam Pipe Diagnostics, a global pipeline assessment specialist. Aquam services are available in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australasia and the Middle East.
Jul 17, 2018
IE expo China is proud to announce that the numbers of Chinese exhibitors (116) and Chinese visitors both hit a record high at its parent fair IFAT 2018, the world’s largest trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials ...
Jul 16, 2018
InfraSteel, the nation’s leading culvert rehabilitation company, announces a new product line of culvert and bridge kits. Railroad companies and Departments of Transportation in states across the country use InfraSteel culvert and bridge kits to extend the life of failing ...
Jul 13, 2018
Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman, together with Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead, Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi, and Representative Liz Cheney, announced collaborative plans to expand operational capacity at Fontenelle Reservoir in Wyoming on the Green River.
Jul 12, 2018
Easi-Set, the most used prefabricated, all-precast concrete building system in the United States, helps solve water filtration issue at Virginia manufactured home community.
Jul 11, 2018
Fluence Corporation Limited announced that it has received a €3.9M contract for a wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy system for its customer ArcelorMittal.
Jul 11, 2018
In the past, the need for flashlights and confined space entry deterred many municipalities from investing in their manholes.
Jul 09, 2018
Correctly sizing, installing and maintaining kitchen grease traps is key to improving the health of the UK’s sewer network. That is the view of the Grease Contractors Association (GCA), an initiative centred on best practice for the specification, installation and ...
Jul 06, 2018
Purchasing a new small diameter cutter is a big decision, but it can be hard to know if you’ve made the right choice until you’re in the field. And halfway through a job is the worst time to discover you ...
Jul 05, 2018
Organizers of the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition report that there will be a total of 99 papers delivered at this year's event. A preliminary handbook of abstracts is now posted to the website of the PPXIX conference that ...
Jul 04, 2018
Technologies for wastewater treatment and plant optimisation were the winners of the Innovation Showcase at BlueTech Forum. The event attracted 200 delegates and took place in Vancouver, Canada on 6-7 June 2018.
Jul 03, 2018
The Kennebunkport, ME, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District (KKWD) will remove perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) from its water source using an Activated Carbon System from Evoqua Water Technologies
Jul 02, 2018
Water Tank Facelift and Water Treatment Upgrade Underway.