Inspection Robots to Assist in Michigan Sewer Sinkhole

Apr
25
2017

Several RedZone Robotics inspection robots to be utilized in failed system: Click HERE to read article.  A neighborhood in Fraser, Michigan, plagued with a massive sinkhole that has displaced families and caused the condemnation of several homes may soon see …

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Market Leader RedZone Robotics names new CEO to Drive Continued Growth After Year of Record Bookings

Dec
08
2016

Operationally Focused Leader to Execute on Strong Business Wins PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, December 8, 2016 — RedZone Robotics. (“RedZone” or the “Company”), a designer and manufacturer of wastewater inspection technologies and related analytical solutions for municipalities, contractors and engineering companies, today …

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Floating Robot Helps Arlington Examine Underground Sewer Pipes, Identify Potential Problems

Aug
19
2016

Arlington, TX launches the MSI HD Profiler for inspection. Click HERE to read the article.

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Pittsburgh Produced Robot to Provide Cranberry Officials View of Sewer Line

Oct
05
2015

A robot designed and built in Pittsburgh is about to make life a whole lot easier for Cranberry officials. Read more: http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourcranberry/yourcranberrymore/9190885-74/cranberry-sewer-robot#ixzz3nixhUhnD  

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Cooper City, Florida Reduces I&I Costs and Saves Money with a System-Wide Approach

Jul
31
2015

Cooper City, FL gets a solid return on system-wide information from their RedZone Y.E.S. Your Entire System Program. Click HERE to see the entire article

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Fort Worth Use of RedZone MSI Featured in Underground Construction:

Apr
07
2015

RedZone is proud to be helping the city of Fort Worth take a more targeted approach to their large critical assets as a part of their innovative ICAP program.  To read the entire article CLICK HERE  

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Trenchless Technology Article: Cities Leverage Industry-Leading Robotic Solutions

Feb
26
2015

As collection system owner-operators strive to do more with less, many seek to leverage technology. Not surprisingly, robotic condition assessment tools are assuming a greater role in the industry. As a pioneer in robotic multi-sensor inspection technology (MSI) and the …

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RedZone Solo Robots Highlighted in WIRED Magazine

Nov
06
2014

In the November 2014 issue of WIRED Magazine, one of the leading international digital technology publications, RedZone Robotics Solo Autonomous Robot is featured. In the article, WIRED Magazine Contributor Michael Fitzgerald and Artist Chris Philpot, who designed the futuristic infographic …

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New RedZone White Paper Helps Enable Asset Management

Sep
30
2014

Wastewater utilities that embrace asset management maintain services at lower costs, avoid failures and have an easier time with regulatory compliance. To help wastewater managers get a jump on asset management, we offer our first ever RedZone Executive Insights publication. …

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RedZone Announces New Website Launch

Sep
26
2014

RedZone Robotics is pleased to announce a new website located at our same web address www.icom3.com. This updated website will make it easy to see how RedZone can help address collection system asset management challenges. Our customers are saving money, …

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Global Large Pipe Assessment Leader RedZone Robotics Partners with Interflow Pty Limited in Australia

Jun
03
2014

Strategic partnership between two companies with a culture of innovation will help Australian owner-operators better manage large critical wastewater assets PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, June 3, 2014 — RedZone Robotics. (“RedZone”), a leading provider of wastewater asset management technologies and solutions for …

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RedZone Saving ‘Time, Money and Headaches’ in Harrisburg, PA

May
02
2014

Capital Region Water, the water authority that manages the infrastructure for Harrisburg, PA, hired RedZone Robotics to examine the city’s century-old pipes to help detect weak spots that cause sinkholes. Harrisburg has over 160 miles of underground sewer and wastewater …

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Y.E.S. Clients Featured in Trenchless Technology

Feb
24
2014

Two of the earliest RedZone Y.E.S. Your Entire System Program clients, East Moline, IL and Peachtree City, GA.  are featured in the current version of Trenchless Technology.  See the powerful testimonials from the utility leadership on how each of them is …

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RedZone and Oracle Team to take Y.E.S. Program to Large Utilities

Feb
18
2014

RedZone Robotics, Inc. has partnered with a state/local government division of Oracle [NASDAQ:ORCL] to enhance and co-promote industry leading ‘Y.E.S. Your Entire System Program’.  Currently the Y.E.S. Program is targeted at mid-sized wastewater owner/operators.  In teaming with Oracle both companies …

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Pittsburgh Business Times Features New RedZone/Oracle Partnership

Feb
18
2014

The Pittsburgh Business Times has featured our new relationship with Oracle.  This partnership helps us take our revolutionary Y.E.S. Program into the largest cities and utilities in the United States.  With our unique data capture platforms such as SOLO, our …

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RedZone Featured in Article on VentureBeat

Jan
22
2013

Dirty Business: Robots roam the sewer network January 22, 2013 Ciara Byrne Autonomous roving robots may be coming to a sewer near you. RedZone Robotics just launched a new robot to inspect mid-sized sewage pipes for corrosion, deformation and debris in order to …

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New Inspection Platform for 15″-36″ Multi-Sensor Inspection of Trunks and Interceptors Released

Jan
14
2013

After several years of collecting high quality multi-sensor data in 36″ and larger sewer pipes, RedZone is now releasing a smaller version of the technology designed for 15″-36″ pipes. Like 36″ and larger trunks and interceptors, this 15″-36″ range of …

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Market Leader RedZone Robotics Taps Public Company Executive to Drive Continued Growth

Oct
19
2012

Founder Eric Close Moves to Board as Mike Lach, Formerly of NeuStar, Inc. Becomes CEO PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 19, 2012 — RedZone Robotics. (“RedZone” or the “Company”), a designer and manufacturer of wastewater inspection technologies and related analytical solutions for …

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EPA Field Demonstration of Condition Assessment Technologies for Wastewater Collection Systems

Apr
27
2012

“The laser data revealed and quantified corrosion above the water line that the conventional CCTV did not. Seven of the eighteen segments had maximum corrosion depths of greater than 1.0-in.  For areas below the water surface, the sonar data provided …

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Robots Explore City Sewers

Apr
16
2012

Municipalities save time, money and create new jobs.  

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Water officials work to keep overall quality

Apr
05
2012

Neighborhoodnewspapers.com By Mary Hood mhood@neighbornewspapers.com When it comes to water quality, being proactive in monitoring and maintenance is crucial. Both Fayette and Henry counties have protocol, policies and initiatives that keep crews working each day to save the county and …

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Robot Sewer Inspectors to Start April 9

Mar
26
2012

In several weeks, camera-armed robots will begin methodically working their way through Peachtree City sewer pipes, providing  video evidence of each pipe’s status.

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Laser Technologies: Taking the Guesswork Out of Pipeline Condition Assessment

Mar
07
2012

Trenchless Technology – February 2012  

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RedZone Robotics closes on $8.5M

Feb
24
2012

February 23, 2012 – Pittsburgh Business Times highlights RedZone’s latest investments from Waste Resources Management Fund, L.P. and Smithfield Trust Company.

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RedZone Robotics, Inc. Announces $8.5M in New Investments

Feb
23
2012

Press Release – Waste Resources Fund L.P. and Smithfield Trust Company Attracted to Combination of World-Class Robotic Inspection Technologies and Sophisticated Data-Analysis Software Enabling Customers to Make Better Decisions PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – February 23, 2012 – RedZone Robotics, Inc. (“RedZone” …

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Anchorage Sewer Robots Deliver Data to Utility Officials

Oct
31
2011

By Jason Lamb Channel 2 News 1:09 p.m. AKDT, October 27, 2011   ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Anchorage sewer robots are showing officials with the city’s water and wastewater utility many examples of sewer lines badly in need of repair. AWWU unveiled …

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High Tech Sewer Survey Spots Problems Early

Oct
10
2011

September 22, 2011|By Ted Land | Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A fleet of sophisticated sewer robots is crawling under the streets of Anchorage this month. The city thinks the technology might help cut down costs in a system where even …

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Video: Sewer Robots Look for Pipe Problems under Anchorage

Sep
27
2011

KTUU News, Anchorage SOLO is highlighted on the KTUU news in Anchorage, Alaska.

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RedZone Robotics Announces Acquisition of Cleanflow Systems

Sep
12
2011

Combination creates an unparalleled portfolio of wastewater asset management solutions and positions the company to work with industry partners and help cities globally PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – September 13, 2011 – RedZone Robotics, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Cleanflow Systems, …

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ABS Capital Partner’s Bobby Goswami speaks about RedZone $25 Million Investment

Sep
07
2011
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Innovative Wastewater Inspection Technology Company RedZone Robotics, Inc. Lands $25 Million Investment

Sep
07
2011

ABS Capital Partners Attracted to Combination of World-Class Robotic Inspection Technologies and Sophisticated Data-Analysis Software Enabling Customers to Make Better Decisions PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – September 07, 2011 – RedZone Robotics, Inc. (“RedZone” or the “Company”), a designer and manufacturer of …

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RedZone Robotics – Saving time, money & the environment in an industry that needs it more than ever

Aug
17
2011

RedZone Robotics is written about on the Smarter Planet blog run by IBM.

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D.M. Robichaud Assoc: RedZone Robotics’ Large Diameter Pipeline Condition Assessment Services

Aug
01
2011
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Trenchless Technology Technical Forum June 2011

Jul
14
2011

RedZone CTO Steve Line opines on the merits of a centralized system of record for managing asset management data.

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PTC Member Spotlight: Meet the members of the Pittsburgh Technology Council

Jul
11
2011

TechBurger July 9, 2011 The Pittsburgh Technology Council has more than 1,300 member companies throughout SWPA. We’ve got some of the most innovative tech ventures here in our backyard. We thought it would be most excellent to put a small …

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See the Footage of President Obama’s Visit with RedZone (video)

Jun
29
2011

RedZone Robotics presents SOLO, the autonomous sewer inspection robot, to President Obama at Carnegie Mellon’s NREC facility.

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President Obama Highlights RedZone in Weekly Address (video)

Jun
29
2011

In his June 25th weekly address, President Obama describes how RedZone is solving problems, creating jobs and saving cities millions in infrastructure costs.  

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Obama Drives Ned the SOLO Robot

Jun
29
2011

Pittsburgh Business Times When President Obama toured the National Robotics Engineering Center atCarnegie Mellon University on Friday, he did more than just watch and learn. He got to run a small, 15-inch robot named “Ned.” The robot, created by local company …

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President Obama Offers High Praise for SOLO®

Jun
27
2011

President Obama Operates a SOLO® and comments on its functionality, benefits and cost saving potential for municipalities!

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New Robotic Inspection Technology Helps ID Potentially Critical Situation

Jun
22
2011

Underground Construction Magazine Early this year, water officials in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, became aware there were cracks in one of the city’s primary large diameter sanitary sewer trunk mains that threatened the Don River watershed and homes in one neighborhood. …

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Multi-Sensor Inspection Minimizes Risk of Pipe Failure in Houston

Jun
22
2011

Trenchless Technology Due to its high costs and disruptive nature, emergency pipe rehabilitation is a measure of last resort. In 1992, a 40-ft section of Almeda Road in Houston failed due to poor soils and leaking construction joints, requiring emergency …

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Modern Marvels: Sewers DVD

Jun
22
2011

History Channel It’s the dirty secret of what happens when you flush–and it’s a surprisingly sophisticated tale. Meet a man whose job it is to dive in this hidden underworld. Follow the flow through sewage history. Experts debunk urban myths …

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Latest Robotic Technology Uncovers Cracks in Coxwell Avenue Trunk Sewer

Jun
22
2011

Daily Commercial News and Construction Record Cracks in the concrete liner of a 60-metre section of sewer line in east Toronto has Toronto Water staff working overtime to find a fix to prevent the line from collapsing, which would cause …

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Ken Wolf presenting at UIM

Jun
22
2011

UIM Asset Management Conference, Indianapolis IN Over the past few decades, the United States has made great gains in improving water quality, notably through major investment in building and expanding treatment plants and pipelines. As this infrastructure ages, it has …

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Inspecting Large Sewers

Jun
22
2011

Trenchless International Canada’s City of Hamilton has a vast network of critical, typically deep and high flowing large diameter sewers that convey flow to sewage treatment plants. A recent pilot project tested a new multiple sensor robot technology in a …

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Inspect Before You Clean

Jun
22
2011

Storm Water Solutions Spring weather is on its way. After a long winter, that usually means time for spring cleaning on all fronts, including the sewer system. It is the time that formal bids and request for proposals are prepared …

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Fisheye Cameras Another Giant Leap for Pipeline Inspection

Jun
22
2011
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Demand For Better Pipe Condition Information Drives RedZone’s Growth

Jun
22
2011

In order to satisfy increased customer demand, RedZone Robotics has moved to a new, larger facility, hired a national sales manager, and is increasing staff. Driven by a need to manage costs associated with aging wastewater infrastructures, municipalities across North …

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RedZone Recognized as a Leading Innovator

May
09
2011

Outdated and decaying infrastructure, skeleton maintenance crews, minimal usage of IT and a general lack of innovation? Welcome to the water business. Lux Research recently published a report on the state of water infrastructure worldwide, how data could be the future …

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RedZone helps community save $300K a year

May
09
2011

Robots will be invading Shaler in May. “If any residents see red lights in their toilets, let us know,” quipped Manager Timothy Rogers quipped at Tuesday evening’s commissioners meeting. Kevin Creagh, township engineer, explained that RedZone Robotics Inc., of Carnegie …

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RedZone Expands Business Development Team

May
09
2011
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City receives award from APWA for using RedZone’s Solo robots

May
09
2011

The City of West Hollywood has been chosen to receive a 2010 B.E.S.T. APWA Project of the Year Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) for the City’s Robot Sewer Inspection program utilizing RedZone’s …

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Better Mousetraps: On Their Own

May
09
2011

RedZone’s Solo inspection system enables a western Pennsylvania municipal authority to complete an assessment program.  This effort impressed the PA DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) such that they elected to remove a consent order and requirements to construct a $3 million pretreatment plant Read Full …

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Getting to the Site

May
09
2011

This article highlighting the newest and most capable camera transporters includes a section on the RedZone Solo – the only standalone unit among a group of tethered crawlers. Read Full Article

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Robotic Cameras Enable Simultaneous Inspections

May
09
2011

RedZone’s Solo robot is prominently featured in the July Product Spotlight section of Cleaner Magazine. Read Full Article

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RedZone Robotics Takes on Wastewater Infrastructure

May
09
2011

Trenchless Technology does an in-depth article on RedZone’s progression from a struggling robotics startup to the cutting-edge of the wastewater industry. “RedZone Robotics Inc. is a comeback story that fits in perfectly with the working class, blue-collar mentality that the …

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RedZone ranked #1 in technology

May
09
2011

RedZone Robotics is among the more competitive companies on our Lux Innovation Grid, which ranks players according to how their technology, business execution and market presence compare. RedZone stands out largely for its pipe inspection technology, which deploys robots outfitted …

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GIS and Shared Inspection Data

May
09
2011

How often do you schedule a company meeting without access to a company-wide, shared calendar? We all go through that exercise, and learn that we have no idea who is doing what, and when they are doing it. And how …

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Minimizing Sinkhole Damage: Where are the Voids?

May
09
2011

I see this on TV all the time: BREAKING NEWS: SINKHOLE SWALLOWS UP A CAR, A BUILDING AND A BEER TRUCK That news story is usually accompanied by a picture of a massive sinkhole causing catastrophic damage. How did that …

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Multi-Frequency Sonar: Fine Tuning Your Pipe Inspection System

May
09
2011

Do you remember back to the days when the “rabbit ears” antennas were used to get a TV channel?   You had to adjust the knob to get a good signal — otherwise you were watching “snow” and then you had …

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Pipe Defect Locations … Suppose I’m Off?

May
09
2011

“I’m 100% confident this is the exact location to dig….I think.” How often does this happen when making the decision of where to excavate and uncover pipe and point repair defects? In many cases, it may require multiple locations and …

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Pipe Ovality: Better Ovality for Lower Costs

May
09
2011

Pick a number from 1 to 10. What are the chances you would be able to choose the correct number? Only 10%, right? What if an inaccurate answer might cost you thousands if not hundreds of thousands dollars? Chances are …

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Sewer Rehabilitation: A Waste of Time and Money?

May
09
2011

Environmentalists ask, why are there sewer overflows? Drivers ask, why is there construction traffic? Everyone asks, why is my sewer bill so high? Great questions! Fortunately, there are even better questions that we hear rarely – or never; Why can’t …

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Sewer Inspected

May
09
2011

Just like anything else in this world, things can change in a New York minute. The key is to be prepared, be ready for any changes that need to be made. If you are prepared then you might even be …

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Trenchless Technology, What is it Anyway?

May
09
2011

Trenchless technology, often referred to as “no dig”, is a rapidly growing engineering industry that eliminates the need for surface excavation. Trenchless technology is also used to minimize environmental damage and to reduce the costs associated with underground work. In …

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Sewer Infiltration & Inflow

May
09
2011

Have you ever walked into a room and stepped into a puddle?  If you’re like me, you first try to figure out where it came from.  Did something spill, is the ceiling leaking, is it coming from underneath the floor?  …

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Large Diameter Pipes & Critical Sewers

May
09
2011

Which of your pipes keeps you up at night? In most cases, large diameter interceptor or trunk lines are the culprits keeping you awake when the rest of us are sleeping. These critical pipes are the arteries of the system …

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PACP: Standardizing Your Inspection Data

May
09
2011

It’s been said that the only thing worse than not having a sewer pipe rehab budget is having one and rehabbing the wrong pipe. That is exactly what Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program (PACP) sewer inspection helps prevent.  PACP is …

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Sewer Pipe Inspection: Mandrels vs. Laser Profiles

May
09
2011

How is inspecting a sewer pipe like creating a document? Well, back when typewriters were the norm, you could type an entire page and then look for mistakes.  If you found one, you would have to re-type the entire page …

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Automating Your Pipeline Inspections

May
09
2011

So why is wastewater inspection not as automated as the rest of our lives? When the first commercial CCTV camera trucks set out to inspect US pipes in 1964, little in world was automated. You got your money from a …

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Wastewater Asset Management Software

May
09
2011

Managing your collection system assets Asset Management Software for the wastewater industry has received a lot of interest as of late. That’s why we’re going to start by talking about the lowly card catalog. Stick with me, you’ll understand the …

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Margin Stacking in the Wastewater Industry

May
09
2011

I’d like to take a brief step beyond the world of wastewater to discuss a term that affects all of us in many aspects of our lives: “margin stacking.” Margin stacking describes a situation that’s the opposite of the adage …

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Tips for Cold Weather Inspection

May
09
2011

Things are cooling down for the holidays, and for many of us this includes the weather! RedZone is no stranger to cold-weather inspection; in many places, it’s best to inspect during freezing conditions as flows are at their annual lows. …

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Software as a Service for Wastewater Management

May
09
2011

The Pros & Cons The advent of laptops ushered in the first wave of portable computing.  However, backing up and synchronizing data with office servers quickly became an issue.  Furthermore, if you use software that is shared with other users …

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Our Aging Pipes, Our Aging Workforce

May
09
2011

Last month we visited a town whose pipe records were all kept on paper and managed by a local engineer with his own firm.  Recently, that engineer had retired and sold his business assets to another firm – including this …

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Video Sewer Inspection: Analog vs. Digital Inspection

May
09
2011

A major sewer just collapsed, and now it’s up to you to figure out what was the cause (or were there any signs of failure?) After hours or searching through boxes and boxes of VHS tapes, you finally locate the …

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Digital Sewer Inspection

May
09
2011

Last week, I was at the offices of a city’s sewer inspection team. I heard one of the employees say, “We are only allowed to use digital sewer inspection.” “But how do you prove that it’s digital?” I asked. “It’s …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Make the Switch to Trenchless Technology

May
09
2011

1. It eliminates the problems associated with digging in a populated area. For example, if you have a pipe system in the middle of a busy intersection that needs to be rehabilitated or inspected, you don’t have to dig up …

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Gas Detection in Sewers – Is It Important?

May
09
2011

Would you buy a house with ten rooms and only look at one room to base your decision if the house is in good shape with no problems? Is that one room representative of the whole house? Most likely the …

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Both Laser & CCTV for Large Pipe Inspection?

May
09
2011

As any World War I Ace will tell you, pilots rely on their vision (among other physical and mental traits) to be the best at what they do. Today’s aircraft are full of instrumentation, computers, and advanced sensors- yet in …

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