Electro Scan Inc has been selected to inspect the entire wastewater collection system of La Grange in North Carolina, US using its patented technology.
The nearly 50 km sewer main system will be inspected using Electro Scan’s patented focused electrode leak location (FELL) machine intelligent technology, which can locate sources of infiltration and report all leaks in gallons per minute.
The technology will replace the visual inspection of CCTV cameras, which was previously used to detect sources of infiltration.
Electro Scan Vice President Mike App said the company is delighted to be awarded this important project in an area that has endured extensive damage due to recent hurricanes.
“Town administrators had identified several pipes suspected as having leaks, and were surprised when FELL precisely located all the defects they could see and a few others they couldn’t,” said Mr App.
La Grange Town Manager John Craft said the town spent US$2.4 million on sewer rehabilitation in 2004, which helped temporarily, however they now require a more promising solution.
“Given that Electro Scan can find defects that go undetected using CCTV inspection and other methods, and can compute a defect flow in gallons per minute, we look forward to pinpointing our defects and prioritising rehabilitation to address our worst leaks, first,” said Mr Craft.
The consulting engineer on the project will be Black and Veatch.
For more information visit the Electro Scan website.
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