Technology

Cat rolls out new 352 hydraulic excavator equipped with smart technology

(UC) — The new Cat 352 hydraulic excavator combines more power and a heavier counterweight to work with larger tools. The result is greater production for more profit potential.

Cat unveils new hydraulic excavator

(UC) — The new Cat 340 Hydraulic Excavator features a more powerful engine, wider track, and 7.5-ton counterweight to increase productivity by 10% over the 2020 model year Cat 336.

Close-Fit Liner: Quality Cured-in-Place Pipe is Possible

(UC) — Cured-in-place pipe has surpassed more than 50 years of successful and diversified installations. Over those years, the technology has advanced with development of new techniques and products that have influenced cost, quality and installation speed.

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Tech Tips: Proper Wet-Out of Small Diameter CIPP

(UC) — There was a time in pipeline rehabilitation when most cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners were wet-out at a facility and delivered to the contractor on-site. But as smaller diameter lateral and in-house lining has grown in popularity, most contractors and installers are wetting out in the field, and the responsibility to control quality and adhere to the appropriate standards falls squarely on their shoulders.

GF Piping Systems expands Stress Less Pipe Support System

(UC) — GF Piping Systems has expanded the size offerings of its Stress Less Pipe Support System, a system specifically designed for the needs of plastic piping.

Tech Tips: CIPP Emission Studies Update

(UC) — It has been over five years since NASSCO began the program of evaluating cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) air emissions of volatile organic compounds and the effect on worker and public safety.

Aries Industries bolsters product offerings with addition of RinnoVision manhole inspection solutions

Aries Industries, an industry leader in state-of-the-art equipment for inspection and maintenance of underground infrastructure, has expanded its broad products line with the addition of RinnoVision’s powerful manhole inspection solutions.

John Deere debuts new large sized P-tier excavator models

(UC) — John Deere has announced the addition of three new P-tier Excavator models to its line of large-size equipment. The 470 P-tier, 670 P-tier, and 870 P-tier models offer enhanced visibility features, making them an ideal solution for operators looking to increase productivity on the job.

Artificial Intelligence Speeds Houston’s Sewer Inspections Under Sharp Eye of EPA

(UC) — Working with California-based Sewer AI, through engineering and consulting firm HR Green, Houston has made artificial intelligence a core piece of its inspection and repair workflow since 2021 – the same year a federal judge approved its agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its co-plaintiffs, including the state commission that administers the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).

United Rentals to add several zero-emissions hydrogen power generators to fleet

(UC) — United Rentals Inc. has announced that it is adding several hydrogen power generators to its North American rental fleet in the coming months.

Ditch Witch introduces next-generation plowing solution PT37

(UC) — Contractors can get a new spin on a reliable classic with the new PT37 ride-on plow/trencher from Ditch Witch. This ride-on plow/trencher brings durability and usability to a proven model while retaining the simple, mechanical design preferred by many contractors.

Plastic Pipes Institute introduces free online Conduit Design Calculator

Plastic Pipes Institute introduced a free online calculator that allows you to input your project details and tells you the safe wall thickness for your intended installation.

GF Piping releases ductile iron fitting product LOKX System

GF Piping Systems has introduced its proprietary LOKX System, a ductile iron push-on style fitting designed specifically for use with C900 PVC and CIOD HDPE pipe in buried applications.

Scottish Water taps leading-edge drones and lasers to improve sewer network

(UC) — A combination of hi-tech drones and laser technology adapted for use in the wastewater industry is being deployed by the utility to survey sewers for potential problems by flying the drones inside them, often to parts of the network that traditional surveying methods can’t reach.

AECOM launches sewer system inspection software

(UC) — The PipeInsights platform augments conventional CCTV inspections using advanced machine learning algorithms to provide automated defect detection and recommend optimal maintenance decisions.

Sacramento Water Works recognized as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

Communities often don’t recognize the importance of civil engineering works until they face monumental challenges, which is what happened in Sacramento during the 1850s. The American Society of Civil Engineers recognized the city's Water Works as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

PCCA calls for GIS mapping of underground facilities

(UC) — Ensuring accurate mapping of underground facilities is a top priority for PCCA, and the association believes that electronic Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping should be required by facility operators and that the Common Ground Alliance should host this data.

Tech Tips: Styrene Emission Equipment Innovation and Research

While NASSCO has enlisted leading universities to conduct research projects for worksite emission sampling, and industrial hygiene evaluations as well as potential environmental impacts, there are a variety of new technology advances in the realm of reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the CIPP installation process and will be covered in this article.

Three Tips to Help HDD Professionals Select the Correct Frequency to Avoid Interference

And as our world continues to modernize, it is crucial that underground construction crews know how to navigate the complicated network of buried utilities.

Infinity Reamer Features Field-Replaceable Cutters

Infinity Tool MFG has introduced a PDC (polycrystalline diamond compact) horizontal directional drilling rock reamer with cutters that can be replaced in the field.

Health Consultants unveils advanced mobile leak detection system

(UC) — Heath Consultant’s Discover Advanced Mobile Leak Detection solution addresses gas leaks from aging infrastructure by reducing methane emissions through the identification of gas leaks with minimum false positives and negatives compared to competing technologies.

Trenchless Technology Center Report: TTC Research Initiatives Booming

(UC) — The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University is in the midst of the most active research year of its existence and its Industry Advisory Board (IAB), again, hit an all-time high in 2022. The TTC has recovered from the lull of the global pandemic in all aspects except in-person training, which is expected to bounce back this fall.

NASSCO Tech Tips

Styrene emissions from the CIPP process are a concern when they exceed regulatory levels. NASSCO contracted with the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University (TTC) to delineate styrene levels at various parts of the CIPP process.

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Rehab Spotlight: Lateral Reinstatement

Rehab Spotlight: Lateral Reinstatement

Enduro launches new advanced data logger for pipeline operators

Enduro on Thursday announced the development of its Digitel Data Logger DW2 ILI pig, which features advanced IMU navigation equipment that complements its PigProg software containing GIS tools that connect to a system utilizing ArcGIS.

CGA’s annual technology report identifies emerging damage prevention technologies

The 2022 Technology Report highlights eight damage prevention technology applications driving real-world successes and identifies opportunities for further technology development.

AlexRenew unveils 380-ton tunnel boring machine in Virginia

A new 380-ton, 14 feet 8 inches tall tunnel boring machine (TBM) named Hazel has been unveiled by AlexRenew, Alexandria’s wastewater authority, marking a significant milestone in its RiverRenew program to improve local waterways.

New Ditch Witch MT164 brings added flexibility to power and fiber-optic jobsites

Built to help power and fiber-optic contractors easily create a clean, narrow trench in one pass, the new Ditch Witch MT164 microtrencher attachment offers maximum compact cable installation performance.