API Welcomes new recruit Richard Morley to the business. Richard is joining API from a site team background specialising in NDT and diamond drilling. He will undergo extensive site training to eventually become a team leader liaising with clients, and supporting the utilities with pipe inspection and leak detection solution’s.
API Has just completed a project tracing non-ferrous water mains under standard operating pressure via existing fire hydrants. API is the only company in the UK to offer this unique service up to a distance of 200 metres.
The PIPA Hydrocam S system includes a chlorination housing and cable protection device, to guarantee safe application when working on potable water mains. This new approach to water main assessment and tracing requires no excavations, hydrant changes or reinstatement’s. The surveys are a guarantee way to determine internal pipe condition, material and configuration, and are becoming a new industry approach when undertaking cleaning schemes and R&D projects.
API Has just completed a pipe inspection trial for WSD in Hong Kong. The pilot project was to assess numerous bitumen lined trunk mains, and identify any defects and unlined sections. The pressurised inspections were 16 bar pressure and successfully completed by API, and gave the utility a true understanding of their water main condition.
The trial scheme has now been extended to an additional 24 pipe surveys, with many other territories planning work for 2018.
API was recently contacted by a commercial client who had a suspected issue on a 4 inch PVC main. The client had undertaken a water audit, which identified a loss of water. The most critical area of concern was the main plant entry location, as the pipe sits encased with a concrete cover.
API undertook the survey using PIPA Technology The Hydrocam and Pipepod, and delivered an 80 metre survey of the pipe as required.
The successful survey eliminated any risk of leaks at this location, and also identified internal debris within the pipeline.