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Using FELL to Pinpoint Infiltration, Improve Decision Making, and Measure Rehab Effectiveness

electro-scanA key feature of Electro Scan’s Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) technology is its ability to locate sources of infiltration with machine-intelligent repeatability.

By removing operator “interpretation” and engineer “judgment,” FELL can decide “if” and “how much” a pipe leaks.

Oftentimes, users find that 25% of their pipes in a given sub-basin are responsible for 75% of the infiltration, allowing users to cost-effectively target rehabilitation.

As a result, Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Studies (SSES) can now pinpoint locations of infiltration, and more importantly, differentiate sources of infiltration (i.e. main, lateral, lateral connection, manhole) and estimate Gallons Per Minute (GPM), for each.

By knowing infiltration rates before and after CIPP lining, users can also measure the effectiveness of their rehabilitation program, immediately following curing or installation, reporting same-day reductions in GPM, without delay.

Participants Will Learn How:

1. To reliably locate & measure sources of infiltration – quantifying results by sewer main, lateral, lateral connection, and manhole.

2. To use FELL to assist in rehabilitation decision-making, i.e. determining cost effectiveness of rehab selections of sectional v. full-length liners.

3. Pre- and post-CIPP FELL inspection quantifies & tracks infiltration reduction to measure rehabilitation effectiveness.

4. FELL is used to avoid unnecessary repairs, i.e. to avoid costs.

Speakers include:

Chuck Hansen, Chairman, Hansen Holdings, LLC.

Mike App, Vice President, Electro Scan Inc.

Carissa Boudwin, Vice President, Electro Scan Inc.

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UV CIPP for Small Diameter Gravity Applications

Ultra-violet (UV) cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner tube construction has traditionally been comprised of layers of resin-impregnated fiberglass. UV all glass tube construction yields expensive unneeded high physical properties in small diameter pipelines while presenting other potential challenges including the identification and reinstatement of service connections.

This presentation will focus on the specific aspects of these material innovations in UV CIPP tube construction, including installation specifics and advantages, material specifics, the financial benefits of a hybrid UV system and comparisons between UV felt and traditional UV glass liners.

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NASTT’s Introduction to Trenchless Technology – New Installation Webinar

NASTTThis webinar will host a discussion on new installation methods, specifically horizontal directional drilling, microtunneling, open shield pipe jacking and auger boring.

Industry experts from the NASTT membership will be presenting this complimentary webinar:

• Sam Ariaratnam, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Arizona State University
• Mary Neher, Bennett Trenchless Engineers

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Spiral Wound Liners – Leading-Edge Technology

Sekisui SPRTrenchless pipeline rehabilitation technologies have offered cost effective alternatives to dig and replace construction practices for over 30 years. With a growing emphasis on environmental impact and construction footprint, newer technologies have entered this competitive market.

Sekisui’s PVC Spiral Wound Liners offer innovative, structural and environmentally safe rehabilitation solutions for gravity pipelines including sewers, storm drains and culverts. Spiral Wound Liners provide a wide range of solutions for 6” to 200” diameters and larger; including close fit and grouted solutions.

This webinar will provide an overview on this innovative method for pipe rehabilitation, and the continuing growth of Spiral Wound Liners in the United States for over 20 years. The presentation will cover:

• Overview of Spiral Wound Liners
• Design and Installation Features/Benefits
• Case Studies

Shaun Melville – General Manager – Rehabilitation – Sekisui Rib Loc Australia Pty. Ltd.

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NASTT’s Introduction to Trenchless Technology – Rehabilitation Webinar


This webinar will host a discussion on rehabilitation methods, specifically sewer • spot repairs and pipe bursting.

Industry experts from the NASTT membership will be presenting this complimentary webinar:

• Alan Ambler, PE, LEED AP, AM Trenchless (Moderator)
• Kevin Bainbridge, A.Sc.T, Robinson Consultants
• Jennifer Glynn, PE, Woodard & Curran

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New Science, Technologies, and Rules for Execution Advance the Cause for Municipal Grouting

The cause for Municipal Grouting is clear:  sustainable solutions to control I&I, stabilize the sewer trench to mitigate structural decay, reduce flow to the WWTP for increased capacity, and decrease cost to municipalities. This online presentation will introduce new scientific proof of performance, conveyance technologies, and rules for execution. Ideal for specifying engineers, municipal stakeholders, and specialty contractors.  Be first to be in the know.



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High Time for Watertight Solutions

When to Apply Mechanical Repair Seals, and How

TrelleborgLet’s face it: America has a water infrastructure problem. And it’s getting worse.

Coast to coast, network owners, engineers and contractors face a running battle to fix aging pipe systems. Towns big and small are fighting water loss, sinkholes, and other major challenges. Eliminating expensive I&I and harmful exfiltration are important to communities; the time for durable, money-saving water asset management solutions is now.

In this innovative webinar, experts from Trelleborg Pipe Seals – a world-leading supplier of new and rehabilitation sealing solutions – will be discussing how mechanical seals can reinforce pipe systems and enhance existing pipe repair methods.

Rob Brockway, Director of Product Development, will explore the advantages of ‘No Dig’ for your potable and non-potable water pipe applications, offering best practice examples of these solutions in action.

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Top 10 Must Ask Questions When Choosing a Pump Solutions Partner

sunbeltWith our nation’s aging wastewater infrastructure, many municipalities are turning to sewer rehab and civil projects to stay compliant and avoid unpermitted discharges. Due to the nature of these projects, the sewer flow cannot simply be shut down without causing major environmental issues. Therefore, the most critical component of these projects has become the flow diversion, or temporary bypass, allowing for the uninterrupted sewer flow to be bypassed around the work environment.

With the scale of these upgrades increasing in complexity and level of difficulty, bypass pumping is becoming the key factor in determining the overall success or failure of these projects. Not only is there substantial environmental risk in a bypass failure, there is also considerable financial risk associated with unanticipated change orders. With so much dependent on a well-executed bypass, how much front-end work is required to select a qualified bypass contractor? This webinar will detail the top 10 must ask questions to help you choose the right bypass partner to minimize risk and add project value.

Presenter: Ladd Gould, National Strategic Account Manager, Sunbelt Rentals

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Advancements in Slurry Microtunneling for Long Distance and Curved Tunnels

AkkermanAkkerman Slurry Microtunneling systems are used to install 30-114-inch pipelines that require precise line and grade in virtually all ground conditions from wet and unstable soils up to high compressive strength rock.

This remote-controlled, continuously supported pipe jacking method is suitable for non-disruptive installations under existing utilities, highways, railroads, levees, waterways, environmentally sensitive wetland and wet retrieval pipeline installations.

Microtunneling equipment has been around since the 1970s, but within the last decade, technological advancements have expanded the equipment’s realm of capabilities for a broader range of ground conditions and longer distances. Improvements in the variety and quality of cutter head tooling, tunneling navigation systems for extended length and curved alignments, lubrication products and lubrication delivery systems have made it possible to go further at larger diameters.

This webinar will overview the slurry microtunneling method, newest equipment innovations, tunneling navigation systems, lubrication options and recent case studies.

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Inspection and Rehabilitation Trends: Large Diameter Water and Wastewater Pipelines

structural technologiesThe reliability of large diameter water and wastewater pipelines in metropolitan areas across the US has become more critical than ever. Based upon high water treatment and delivery demands, comprehensive asset management programs for pipelines have evolved and become more prevalent among owners in the past decade.

This webinar provides detailed information regarding the key inspection and repair methods used for large diameter concrete and metallic pipelines, and current trends in how owners are approaching this aspect of managing pipeline assets. It also provides up to date information on material selection, design best practices, installation and quality control for a variety of structural in-service and trenchless repair systems including external post-tensioning, CFRP and hybrid systems.

Attendees learn valuable information about inspection and rehabilitation, and how these critical components of asset management programs help increase the reliability of water and wastewater systems.

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Water Asset Management Conference Online May Series

water asset management conferenceThis 2018 Water Asset Management Conference will be hosted entirely in an online format, allowing attendees the flexibility to log in to view single presentations or multiple, all without leaving the office. The best part? Registration is FREE for all attendees! This online series is geared toward executive-level decision makers of water, wastewater and stormwater utilities – CEOs, CFOs, directors, general managers, superintendents and asset management professionals – as well as engineers and consultants.

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Best Value Engineered Design for a Sealed CIPP Collection System

LMKThere are several requirements for a successful rehabilitation project. First it is necessary to seal the entire collection system. Case study after case study has shown that repair/replacement of only main lines results in less than 50% of the infiltration removal. Manholes, and most importantly sewer laterals that connect businesses and homes to the main pipes, also need to be rehabilitated. Second, the collection system needs to be sealed and as watertight as possible. Third, the project must be sustainable, capable of performing over the long term, for the next 50-100 years.

Larry Kiest, President, Founder and Chief Technical Officer and Rick Gage, Vice President of Sales discusses: The Challenges • The Trenchless Process • The Ultimate Long-Term Solution

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Any views or opinions presented in the webinars listed are solely those of the presenter/s and do not necessarily represent those of Benjamin Media, Inc. Nor does Benjamin Media Inc., endorse any products or methods presented. 

*It is the responsibility of attendees to contact their state approval boards to verify whether they accept webinars for credit. It is free to attend a Trenchless Technology webinar. If you would like a CEU certificate for attending there will be a $10 administrative fee. Click here for CEU Form (PDF). CEUs are not offered for NASTT webinar sessions done in conjunction with Trenchless Technology.

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