InfoSense Named to Charlotte Business Journal’s Fast 50, Fourth Year in a Row

InfoSense has been named by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Charlotte region for the fourth year in a row.

Rankings will be revealed at the Fast 50 Annual Awards Banquet on December 6th.

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Duncan, OK Approves Acoustic Technology for Improving Maintenance Efforts

The Duncan City Council approved amendments to their project budget agreement with Tetra Tech to incorporate acoustic inspection technology. The Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool, or SL-RAT, has helped hundreds of utilities with establishing condition-based maintenance practices and better deploy sewer maintenance resources.

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Now Hear This – Acoustic Inspection in New Castle, DE

Prior to integrating acoustic inspection, New Castle County (DE) relied on a time-based preventative maintenance approach that had limitations. As New Castle operations service manager explains, “Our operators were coming back, some of them frustrated that every pipe they cleaned was running clear water. It’s frustrating when you know your resources are limited and you know you’re cleaning pipes that don’t need to be cleaned.”

The Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool helped the county to recognized that of the areas tested, 78% were in good condition, requiring no additional work. With this insight, New Castle’s maintenance program was able to direct CCTV and cleaning resources to the areas of greatest need, saving time, water and money.

Read the full article from Trenchless Technology here.

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Cocoa, FL focuses maintenance efforts with SL-RAT

The City of Cocoa, FL integrated the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT) in February of 2017 to proactively scan their 200 miles of collections system for blockages. By utilizing acoustic inspection technology to quickly understand blockage conditions, they’ve been able to focus expensive cleaning resources on areas that need to be cleaned. The SL-RAT has helped in the development of Cocoa’s condition-based preventative maintenance program. Chris Collier, field operations manager of Cocoa describes the SL-RAT as a “game-changer in terms of operations.”

View the story feature in Municipal Sewer and Water here.

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Inspections, cleaning nearly eliminate Green Bay sewer backups

Green Bay’s Department of Public Works has reduced sewer backups by a drastic 94% since 2009 – from 267 reported backups in 2009 to just 13 in 2016. Improvements to their program have included integrating acoustic technology, which has helped them to gauze whether pipes are obstructed and need more expensive assets such as CCTVs or cleaning.

Reasons for sewer backups can be attributed to aging pipes, freezing and thawing of pipes, and roots that obstruct flow. The SL-RAT has allowed them to inspect a larger number of pipes and find troubles before they cause overflows.

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Village of Algonquin (IL) integrates SL-RAT for condition-based maintenance

“While our efforts to clean, inspect and televise are admirable, we’ve sought other technologies that might better utilize existing resources, and provide more timely assessment of our overall collection system. We believe we’ve found such technology with the SL-RAT or Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool.”

Bob Mitchard, Public Works Director of the Village of Algonquin, IL, describes the value of acoustic technology in a Committee of the Whole Meeting on March 13, 2018. Mitchard explains how the SL-RAT has helped their team transition to a condition-based assessment by showing where resources need to go. “While not a replacement for pipe cleaning, the acoustic approach can act as a precursor and focus energies where they need to be.”

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New Castle County utilizes SL-RAT technology to proactively clean before sanitary sewer overflows occur

New Castle County (DE) was featured in the Delaware Public Media for reducing sanitary sewer overflows by 67% since 2005. Officials attribute their success to utilizing acoustic inspection to identify problematic areas and cleaning them before overflows happen. “The cost of doing proactive cleaning is much less than the cost of cleaning up an overflow.”- Rob Roff, Operations Service Manager

Read full article in Delaware Public Media here.

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Walt Woodard brings 30 years of experience to InfoSense as Global Sales Director

 

InfoSense is pleased to announce that Walt Woodard has joined the company as the Global Sales Director. Walt has over 30 years of sales, management and business development experience in a variety of capital intensive industries. He has an MBA and a BS in Chemistry from Georgia Southern University. InfoSense CEO Alex Churchill said, “We are excited to bring Walt on board. His background and experience will help us accelerate the adoption of the SL-RAT® globally.”

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Taupo District Council (New Zealand) expanding sewer inspection program with SL-RAT

The SL-RAT (Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool) is helping the Taupo District in New Zealand get a better understanding of pipe blockage conditions before allocating cleaning resources. The acoustic testing is helping the city to prevent sewer overflows before they happen. The SL-RAT is being used to discover and map out the trouble spots in the Taupo district according to Michael Cordell, the Water and Waste Asset Manager.

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SL-RAT helps City of Columbia (SC) achieve record low sewer spills

The SL-RAT (Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool) was featured in a local news report for Columbia, SC  as an innovative tool the city is using to reduce sewer overflows. The Congaree Riverkeeper announced that such steps to improve the city’s maintenance program has allowed for vast improvements to river conditions – recording the lowest total volume of sewer spills in five years.

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