WEF Names Electro Scan 'Best Innovative Technology'

September 2013, Vol. 68 No. 9

Electro Scan Inc., a global innovator of leak detection instrumentation and cloud computing applications, has been selected by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) as recipient of the 2013 Innovative Technology Award.

The prestigious award was given to Electro Scan’s ES-620 leak detection product, an add-on to existing television inspection trucks that accurately locates and measures leaks in sewers, not visible by high-resolution CCTV cameras. “We are delighted to be recognized by our colleagues,” stated Chuck Hansen, CEO of Electro Scan and wastewater pioneer. “Not since the introduction of TV cameras to televise sewers has a technology so quickly and radically changed the way we locate defects and certify repairs as leak-free. Electro Scan changes everything – from deciding which pipes to fix, to determining final acceptance of point repairs and lining projects.”

The award recognizes the company’s contribution to improving water quality and will be presented at the 86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), October 5-9, 2013.

Electro Scan uses its patent-pending technology to generate an intense, focused array of low-voltage/high-frequency electrical current to examine the walls of pipes for defects. If a pipe is in good condition, no current will be able to “leak” or escape out of the pipe and into the ground, unless there is a crack. All bad joints, defective service connections, and breaks in a pipe, are found by Electro Scan, not typically seen or recorded by visual inspection, laser profiling, sonar or ground penetrating radar.

Designed to integrate with existing CCTV trucks, data from the Electro Scan probe is fed back via the truck’s existing cable to Electro Scan’s proprietary control unit, and then uploaded to the Electro Scan Cloud.

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