News and Articles

Apr 23, 2007

News

egeplast Werner Strumann GmbH & Co. KG

egeplast pipe heater system: tempering tool makes pipe installation even easier

egeplast supplies its pipe heater system to assure easier welding of pipe coils, particularly in cooler periods. This tempering tool permits stress free welding of pipe ends for pipe coils and welding on of tapping type valves and fittings. It thus makes already trouble free installation of PE piping even easier.
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Apr 20, 2007

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Kielce University of Technology

Future technologies of trenchless renovation of the pipelines which have earlier been no-dig renovated

Trencheless technologies of building and renovation of pipelines have been successfully applied in Poland for many years. After historical economic and political change in 1989, when the socialistic system was abolished, Polish economy started to develop very dynamically, including the branch connected with building, enlargement and renovation of underground infrastructure.
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Apr 18, 2007

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Plastics Europe

L'histoire se répète

The policy of the EU to encourage privatisation of the water sector has been criticised by a group of 45 civil society and labour organisations.
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Apr 16, 2007

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Insituform Technologies®

Insituform Technologies, Inc. announces steps to respond to stagnant U.S. sewer pipeline rehabilitation market

Insituform Technologies, Inc. discussed the continuing stagnation of spending levels in the U.S. sewer pipeline rehabilitation market, outlining its plans to address the impact of market stagnation on Insituform and providing direction for 2007.
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Apr 12, 2007

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FRIATEC AG

Efficiently installed, flexible, permanently leak-proof - FRIAFIT® sewage system for the largest hangar in Europe

The largest aircraft hangar in Europe is to be built in the south of the Frankfurt airport and completed by 2015. Up to four aircrafts of the type Airbus A380 will once be housed on a floor space of 49,000 square metres. The first half of the hangar is expected to be completed in 2008. A hangar of this size requires a sewage system which can be installed efficiently and which is permanently leakproof – despite high peak loads.
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Apr 10, 2007

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Erez Allouche (Trenchless Technology Center)

Use of nanomaterials for concrete pipe protection

Microbial induced corrosion (MIC) in concrete sewer conveyance systems is one of the most common types of deterioration encountered in such structures. This corrosion involves a chemical reaction between hydration products in the hardened concrete and biologically produced sulfuric acid, which alter the concrete chemical composition leading to early deterioration, loss of strength and, in extreme cases, pipe collapse due to inability to resist external earth and live loads.
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Apr 09, 2007

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Niranjan Swarup [Executive Director of the Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (INDSTT)]

Trenchless Technology vocational qualification project

The Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (IndSTT) has proposed a set of standards for the operation of HDD equipment, in order to ensure the integrity of machine handling and job execution.
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Apr 05, 2007

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Ofwat

Thames tideway decision announced

Ofwat welcomes the clarity brought by the British government's decision, but remains concerned about the value for money for water customers of this very costly scheme - probably over £2bn - in terms of the health and environmental improvements it will deliver.
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Apr 04, 2007

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Thames Water Utilities Ltd.

Thames Tideway: 'Tunnel will deliver a sewerage system fit for 21st century and beyond'

Thames Water responded positively to the British government's decision to give the go ahead for the Tideway Tunnel to tackle overflows from London's sewers to the River Thames.
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Apr 02, 2007

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Sandvik AB

Sandvik acquires Australian Hydramatic Engineering

Sandvik has reached an agreement to acquire Hydramatic Engineering Pty Ltd (Hydramatic).
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Mar 28, 2007

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Trenchless Australasia

Drilling fluids: back to basics

With advances in HDD technology and equipment it is easy to forget the basics – particularly when dealing with the fundamentals of the testing and concepts used in HDD drilling fluids.
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Mar 27, 2007

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Knowledge Factory GmbH, Bochum (Germany)

Hello India, this is Germany! - UNITRACC and INDSTT train Indian decision makers with a course on trenchless technologies

From 20 March to 29 March 2007 UNITRACC trained Indian decision makers at the competence centre of the Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (INDSTT) in New Delhi with the online course programme "Trenchless 101". The course dealt with the latest trenchless alternatives for the new installation and rehabilitation. The seminar closed with the two-day event "No-Dig India" under the subheading "No-Dig India Capacity Building for Urban Renewal through Trenchless Technology" where the participants of the course were awarded their certificates. Robert Stein, managing director of Knowledge Factory, UNITRACC's operating company, icontributed to the event by giving a lecture on the sustainability of supply and disposal infrastructures.
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Mar 23, 2007

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

Piper must be paid says Professor

Professor Dr. Dietrich Stein and Robert Stein from Stein & Partner Consultants say that pipe networks should be continuously assessed to avoid significant erosion of asset values.
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Mar 21, 2007

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North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)

NASTT & TTC to hold Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) Good Practices Guidelines Training Course

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) and the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) are pleased to offer a special one-day Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) Good Practices Course, Thursday, March 22 at the offices of the Wastewater Management Division of the City and County of Denver. Course instructors are Dr. Mark Knight with the University of Waterloo and Kaleel Rahaim with Interplastics Corporation.
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Mar 19, 2007

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Borealis AG

New DIN standards for water pressure pipes recognise PP-RCT

During 2006, the German standards for polypropylene (PP) pressure pipes have been revised. The designations PP-H100, PP-B80 and PP-R80 have been withdrawn as they did not reflect the required behaviour at elevated temperatures and were changed to PP-H, PP-B and PP-R. Also, pioneering PP-RCT has now been officially recognised as a category under the new German standards DIN 8077 and DIN 8078 for PP pressure pipes. The creation of a new PP-RCT class means that these solutions can now be tested according to a widely accepted quality standard.
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Mar 16, 2007

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Heraeus Noblelight

Drinking water purification using UV lamps becoming even more important

International Symposium at Heraeus in Hanau, Germany - UV radiation destroys germs and pathogens in drinking water without the need for chemicals.
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Mar 14, 2007

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Robbins

TBM embarks on Spanish rail tunnel

A 10 m (32.8 ft) diameter Single Shield TBM began boring on the Lot 4 west tunnel of the Pajares tunnel project in August 2006. The machine was designed by Robbins and built by MHI-Duro Felguera in Spain. Robbins is supplying the back-up system, electrical and hydraulic components, field service, shield engineering, and part of the conveyor system. The project is part of Spain's Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) high-speed rail link and includes two parallel 10.5 km (6.5 mi) long tunnels for traveling both east and west.
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Mar 13, 2007

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Knowledge Factory GmbH, Bochum (Germany)

Successful training course of decision makers and project executing parties of the wastewater and water sector in Jordan thanks to UNITRACC

In connection with a joint project by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) (German Society for Technical Cooperation), S&P Consult GmbH (Bochum) is currently developing a rehabilitation strategy for the water and wastewater network. This strategy is to be applied to the populous district Ain Al Basha situated north of the Jordanian capital Aman. Here, the basic and advanced training of experts on the field of water- and wastewater networks in Jordan plays an important part. The qualification and training measures in Jordan are based on the successful and approved comprehensive e-learning concept of the web-based teaching-, learning- and working platform UNITRACC.
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Mar 13, 2007

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Severn Trent Water

US crime kit to arrest leakage!

Anti-social water pipes will feel the long arm of Severn Trent Water's law after the company adapted American crime fighting technology to clamp down on leakage. A US based IT system, initially developed to study street crime, is the latest tool being used by Severn Trent Water in helping to locate and replace poor quality water mains.
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Mar 07, 2007

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EC-Power UK Ltd

Biogas and water treatment plants to produce electric power

Biogas- and water treatment plants are now able to produce electric power from biogas and deliver it directly to consumers over the grid. A revolutionizing micro power plant, the XRGI, has been developed and approved to produce electricity from biogas, and this gives new opportunities for the biogas- and water treatment plants in Britain.
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Mar 05, 2007

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Thames Water Utilities Ltd.

Curtain rises on Victorian water mains replacement — London's Theatreland gets new pipes

Thames Water’s multi-million pound Victorian mains replacement programme to reduce leakage from ageing water mains begins in London’s West End on 5 March.
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Mar 01, 2007

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Messe München GmbH

bauma presents the latest tunnelling technology

A wide variety of techniques are used for excavating tunnels and galleries, and this is reflected in an equally wide range of machinery and equipment. This ranges from rock nails and anchors to drilling hammers, safety nets and giant tunnel boring machines for part-face or full-face operations. A comprehensive overview of the current state of the art is awaiting visitors to bauma which takes place from 23 to 29 April in Munich.
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Feb 28, 2007

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Plastics Europe

European standard for structured wall sewer pipes and fittings

The European Standard for the plastic structured wall sewer pipes and fittings has been approved.
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Feb 26, 2007

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Siemens AG

Siemens has built a nitrification plant for industrial wastewater treatment in China on order of Degussa

Siemens' Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) has supplied the design and equipment for a purifying plant that removes nitrogen (nitrification/ denitrification) from wastewater arising in the course of the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. This plant is located in Wuming, South China, and is operated by Degussa Rexim (Nanning) Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Degussa (China) Co. Ltd. The scope of delivery by the I&S Water Technologies Division also includes the electrical equipment, instrumentation, and automation systems.
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Feb 23, 2007

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Trelleborg AB

Trelleborg acquisition of Epros finalized

Trelleborg’s acquisition of Epros GmbH and Epros International Ltd. has been finalized.
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