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- 11/15/17--16:11: _It’s National Traff...
- 12/20/17--11:01: _Our Winter 2018 Rea...
- 01/08/18--06:00: _Lateral Expansion: ...
- 01/09/18--10:58: _What's Your Sewer I...
- 01/22/18--05:00: _Delaware Debuts Fir...
- 02/12/18--05:00: _The Flood of Pharma...
- 02/16/18--11:57: _Envirosight at WWET...
- 02/16/18--15:06: _New VC500 Controlle...
- 02/21/18--10:30: _VC500 Training Videos
- 03/02/18--09:02: _WWETT 2018 Highlights
- 03/02/18--09:08: _Quantitative Versus...
- 03/12/18--16:21: _What is Excessive I...
- 03/15/18--05:00: _Quickview airHD Enh...
- 03/19/18--12:24: _How to Catalog Insp...
- 11/15/17--16:11: It’s National Traffic Incident Response Week
- 12/20/17--11:01: Our Winter 2018 Reading List
- 01/08/18--06:00: Lateral Expansion: Innovac Diversifies into Lateral Inspections
- 01/09/18--10:58: What's Your Sewer IQ? Take Our Sewer Health & Hygiene Quiz.
- 01/22/18--05:00: Delaware Debuts First Non-Profit Wastewater Treatment Plant.
- 02/12/18--05:00: The Flood of Pharmaceuticals.
- 02/16/18--11:57: Envirosight at WWETT 2018 Booth 6214
- 02/16/18--15:06: New VC500 Controller for ROVVER X
- 02/21/18--10:30: VC500 Training Videos
- 03/02/18--09:02: WWETT 2018 Highlights
- 03/02/18--09:08: Quantitative Versus Qualitative Analysis
- 03/12/18--16:21: What is Excessive Inflow and Infiltration?
- 03/19/18--12:24: How to Catalog Inspection Observations on the VC500
On a daily basis, municipal and public works employees report to the streets to maintain our country’s critical infrastructure. In the course of doing their jobs, they contend with a variety of traffic risks. In observance of National Traffic Incident Response Week, Envirosight is offering a FREE Traffic Safety poster that illustrates steps sewer inspection crews and other municipal workers can take to ensure their own safety while working in traffic.
In case you missed out, here's a round-up of our favorite content from the past year. Check out our white papers, worksheets and webinars to improve your workflow, save money, keep your crew safe and get more done.
Founded in 1954, Innovac had humble beginnings as a residential duct cleaning company. Over time it expanded its offerings to include commercial duct cleaning, industrial vacuuming and CCTV pipeline inspection. In 2014, the company changed ownership and Nirpaul Kang was brought on board as the Director of Business Development & CCTV Operations. Once hired, he identified opportunities that his division could capitalize on to increase revenue and service his customers better.
The United States as a whole is urbanizing, so what happens to rural regions as they lose population? Due to their physical remoteness and sparse population, these areas pay a premium for water and sewer utilities—a problem that gets exacerbated as populations decline. Tens of millions of households, mostly in the eastern half of the nation, rely on septic tank systems when they lack a centralized sewer system, but these also lead to a slew of environmental and health issues that small neighborhoods must then address. A rural community in Delaware is attempting to remedy its wastewater challenges in a way the state hasn’t seen before.
Water pollution isn’t a new issue, but the widespread impact of pharmaceutical and personal care product (PPCP) pollution has grown more worrisome as consumer habits have changed. While treated and potable waters have long contained chemicals and medications in minuscule amounts, the increase in pharmaceutical use is leading to greater concentrations. High levels of compounds originating from PPCPs have serious health and environmental repercussions.
From medications and antibiotics to lotions and fragrances, PPCPs are part of our everyday lives, and our consumption has consequences. Humans are one of the main contributors to PPCP pollution because we are unable to fully digest and absorb these products. We’re left to excrete or wash them down the drain. We even commonly flush unused pharmaceuticals to dispose of them.
Farms are another source of this type of pollution. Livestock are often treated with antibiotics delivered through their food and water, which can easily escape into surrounding waterways. Tainted water is nothing new, but with new livestock drugs on the market, and in higher demand than ever before, this type of pollution is on the rise and having major consequences.
If your job is to maintain sewers, come see Envirosight at WWETT Booth 6214 this week and test drive the latest technologies for sewer inspection and rehab. The show runs Thursday through Saturday at the Indianapolis Convention Center.
The new VC500 controller for the ROVVER X sewer inspection crawler is the industry’s first to allow an operator to make a PACP-compliant inspection, then upload it wirelessly to the cloud for instant access anywhere, on any device with a browser. The new controller also includes a suite of tools to measure pipe diameter and bend, crack size, obstructions, flow level, lateral diameter and angle, and inclination. In addition, it brings drag-and-drop simplicity to the task of overlaying video with inspection data, system status and images.
Here’s a brief introduction to its core features:
The new VC500 controller for the ROVVER X sewer inspection crawler allows for an efficient workflow. From crawler operation and video recording to observation entry and report generation, the VC500 helps ease your inspection process.
To help bring you up to speed on this new controller, Envirosight has created seven short training videos that cover everything go over everything from basic navigation to inspection, measurement and reporting. Take just twenty minutes to get a solid foundation for operating the VC500.
Thank you to the many customers and partners who visited Envirosight at WWETT 2018. More than 500 attendees come through our booth to check out our sewer inspection and repair equipment firsthand. Best Equipment, our sales partner in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, supplied both inspection trucks, and everyone had the chance to try out the new VC500 control for the ROVVER X at the demonstration table. Our sales team welcomed many guests for meetings and presentations in a vintage, decked-out Airstream trailer parked mid-booth.
Come afternoon, the Envirosight booth was once again the life of the trade show. Hospitality was in full swing on the trailer's "front lawn," and more than a few contractors, plumbers, and municipal experts enjoyed a much-needed break.
We also had the opportunity to share some of our newest products with WWETT attendees:
Pipeline inspection can be performed in a variety of ways, with a range of tools and equipment. When many different companies and manufacturers are promoting their brands, even seasoned pros can struggle to find the tools, methods and equipment that best fit their needs.
In order to provide some guidance, we’re pleased to share the expertise of Eric Sullivan, Principal of Sewer Knowledge, who specializes in sewer infrastructure assessment and CIPP technologies. His research explores the two main methods of data collection, quantitative and qualitative, and analyzes an example of each.
Inflow and infiltration is a risk in any waste system. Yet in regions with older infrastructure, groundwater and stormwater that enter a sewer system can account for as much as 50% of flow. The cost of this disruption should not be underestimated; in 2014 the EPA reported that wastewater collection and treatment expenses ranged from $2 to $5 per thousand gallons. An annual I/I volume of 150 million gallons would cost between $300,000 and $750,000 per year to transport and treat. Given that even small amounts translate into substantial costs, where should you draw the line on I/I? How much is too much?
Hundreds of municipalities rely on the Quickview airHD to assess sewer condition rapidly and affordably.
Now, this trusted tool can measure the distance to objects observed inside sewer pipes. Users can choose between a free app update that provides quick estimates, or deploy a laser rangefinder accessory for more accurate readings. Knowing the distance to pipe features makes it easier to troubleshoot problems and plan repair work.
The new VC500 controller for the ROVVER X is the first pendant capable of creating full inspections to standard. Getting the hang of the new controller ultimately requires hands-on practice, but Envirosight’s series of training videos are a great way to get started. Episode four covers inspections, and this blog supplements it by delving into the process of logging defects. Cataloging observations is the first step in analyzing inspection data and making it actionable, so learn how to utilize this powerful tool within the VC500.