City of Bellevue Inspects 90 Miles of Sewer Pipes with Acoustic Technology

With the help of acoustic inspection technology, the City of Bellevue, Nebraska, was able to inspect nearly 90 miles of sewer pipes and they are using the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tools (SL-RAT) blockage assessment results to prioritize/plan their future maintenance.

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InfoSense Approved eVA Vendor

InfoSense is now an approved vendor through eVA Procurement Portal for all customers in VA.

eVA – Virginia’s eProcurement Portal https://vendor.epro.cgipdc.com/webapp/VSSAPPX/Advantage

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SL-RAT Acoustic Inspection Standard Released by ASTM

The American Society for Testing Materials or ASTM has recently released a new standard based on InfoSense’s Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool or SL-RAT® technology for inspecting gravity sewers.  The ASTM standard F3220-17, titled “Standard Practice for Prioritizing Sewer Pipe Cleaning Operations by Using Transmissive Acoustic Inspection”, provides a new basis for municipal collection system operators, consulting engineers, and their associated contractors to work from when developing specifications for sewer cleaning and maintenance programs.

From the Significance & Uses Section of the ASTM standard F3220-17 – “Standard Practice for Prioritizing Sewer Pipe Cleaning Operations by Using Transmissive Acoustic Inspection” (Reproduced from the Public Information located at https://www.astm.org/Standards/F3220.htm)

4.1 Significance: 

4.1.1 Collection system maintenance requires allocating cleaning resources to the right place prior to system failure (sanitary sewer overflows, mainline blockages, and building backups). Transmissive acoustic inspection provides a tool to assist in allocating cleaning resources by prioritizing pipe segments based on their blockage assessment and thereby facilitating efficient cleaning resource allocation.

4.1.2 This standard practice provides minimum requirements and suggested practices regarding the transmissive acoustic inspection of gravity-fed sewer line blockage assessment to meet the needs of maintenance personnel, engineers, contractors, authorities, regulatory agencies, and financing institutions.

More information on the standard can be found in the link below:

https://www.astm.org/Standards/F3220.htm

 

About InfoSense

InfoSense manufactures the SL-RAT® in Charlotte, NC.  The SL-RAT has inspected over 75 million feet of municipal sewer pipe with over 180 utilities around the world – reducing sewer overflows and saving customers millions of dollars in avoided cleaning costs.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Alex Churchill at 877-747-3245 ext. 3 or email at achurchill@infosense.com.

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SL-RAT at the OWEA Show in Cincinnati

Thanks to all who stopped by to discuss how the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT) can assist in facilitating managing your collection system and assist in identifying which pipes need to be cleaned and which are good to go.

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Gwinnett Officials Using Singing ‘RATs’ to Fight Sewage Clogs

From the Gwinnett Daily Post March 5, 2017

Gwinnett County water department officials have a simple reassuring message for residents: There are no rats in the sewer system as far as they know.

At least not the kind that scurry around on four legs and are likely to make people scream.

They do have a new piece of technology designed to help them fight clogs in the sewer system that has the dubious distinction of sharing a name with the rodent, however. It’s called the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool, or SL-RAT for short … READ MORE

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SL-RAT at the CASHO Equipment Show

Thanks to all who stopped by to discuss how the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT) can assist in facilitating managing your collection system and assist in identifying which pipes need to be cleaned and which are good to go.

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City of Mesa Arizona Discusses Implementing SL-RAT Technology

City of Mesa Arizona discusses their implementation of the SL-RAT technology at 91st Annual Arizon Water Conference in Phoenix.  May 4th, 10:30AM Track 5 Wastewater Collections.  Title “Implementation of Acoustic Inspection Technology for Gravity Sewers in the City of Mesa”  Author Eric Lamb.

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SL-RAT at the NEWA Collections Conference

Thanks to all who stopped by to discuss how the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT) can assist in facilitating managing your collection system and assist in identifying which pipes need to be cleaned and which are good to go.

Jon Gotchis working his magic at the NEWA Conference 2017

 

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New Castle County to prevent sewage overflows using sound waves

From WDEL 101.7FM report on New Castle County’s adoption of the SL-RAT

“New Castle County will soon deploy acoustic inspection technology to detect sewer line blockages. It detects sewer line blockages through sound waves, and can help workers find and clean blockages before a sewage overflow….

“This specific technology allows us to determine whether sewer lines need to be cleaned or not,” said County Operation Services Manager Robert Roff. “Right now when the county goes into a neighborhood to clean the collector system, we clean every single line segment”

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InfoSense – “CoStars” vendor for the SL-RAT in Pennsylvania

InfoSense, Inc. has received notification that it is now a registered CoStars vendor for the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT) in Pennsylvania.

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