Caterpillar will shift design and production of its smallest hydraulic excavators to Caterpillar facilities beginning in 2018 as a successful, six-year strategic alliance with Wacker Neuson is phased out. Caterpillar will focus on growing its global mini excavator business as it leverages existing facilities and design teams to deliver cost effective and efficient new machines weighing less than three tons.
Geophysical surveys can be the bedrock (pardon the pun) of today’s environmental projects, from locating abandoned underground storage tanks (USTs) and utilities, to complex mapping of geology in remedial investigations, to finding landfill boundaries and other buried unknown problems. In the past few decades, a variety of non-destructive testing methods have gained in popularity over expensive and time-consuming drilling and digging for environmental projects. Among these, the method of pairing ground penetrating radar (GPR) with electromagnetic (EM) induction instruments is one that shows great promise in significantly reducing survey time and costs.
The population growth of the Town of Milton, Ontario in recent years has been phenomenal. With the province’s Places to Grow legislation, this growth is expected to continue for many years. The Boyne Trunk Sanitary Sewer was identified in the Halton Region’s Wastewater Master Plan as being critical to convey existing and future flows to the Mid Halton Wastewater Treatment Plant in Oakville. The existing sewage pump station and force main conveying sewage from Milton was at its maximum capacity. The commissioning of a new major trunk sewer to replace the existing system and to convey future flows from the northern part of the region was of critical importance.
In order to balance the needs of growing the Region of Halton with the protection and preservation of its natural and heritage resources, Halton initiated Sustainable Halton which developed goals that serve as a blueprint for building a sustainable and healthy community. The need to upgrade the existing wastewater network to service future intensification in Oakville’s Urban Growth Centre was identified as part of the process.
If trenchless construction could be compared to a religion, then we are currently in a period where the converts are many and the critics – let’s call them the hangers-on to the old dogma – are getting fewer and fewer. Twenty years ago trenchless contractors had to do a real selling job on municipal managers who were skeptical of this new “religion”, with its nascent technologies and often higher costs.
Let’s face it, sewers are susceptible to wear and tear just like any other infrastructure. Although not visible from the surface, pipelines are prone to deterioration from both the inside and out. To minimize costly overhead, it’s important to maintain your sewer systems. There are four key factors to keeping your infrastructure operating at optimum efficiency.
Versatility and power are the key components of McElroy’s new fusion machine, the MegaMc 1648 Series 2. The fusion carriage is mounted on a rugged wheeled chassis and is removable for in-ditch or close quarters work. The carriage can convert from 4 to 3 jaws as needed and interchanges easily with its tracked counterpart to create a self-propelled, all-terrain, track-mounted fusion machine.
GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces the release of LineTrac, an accessory to the UtilityScan systems employing either the DF or HS antennas. The LineTrac allows users to detect AC power and induced RF energy present in buried utilities. By combining GPR data with a radio detection sensor, GSSI’s LineTrac accessory is capable of detecting extremely low amplitude AC signals associated with difficult to locate utilities.
On the first World Trenchless Day (9/22), join a cast of 10 industry experts for personal story-telling and relevant history, technology game-changers, and views of visionaries shaping the practice of municipal grouting today. “Re-Living 50 Years of Municipal Sewer Grouting and WHAT’S NEXT” is not your typical webinar. This webcast is more of a documentary—entertaining and educational—with a glance back through a rearview mirror—as well as forward looking statements—with intent to bring a fresh new perspective to the original trenchless technology.
When an old storm water sewer that crossed below a highway and a highly frequented shopping avenue in the City of Quebec partly collapsed and had to be replaced, the city government was presented with a challenge. The solution required a method to renovate the pipeline while keeping traffic disruptions to a minimum.
The KEMTRON 200HD2 fluid recycling and mixing unit was designed to provide an economical alternative to traditional fluid mixing and vacuum trucks.
When your inspection task is to survey a critical pipeline for leaks, nothing is more satisfying than trusting your technology to predict the leak location and then standing by as the client excavates the area to find a flow of water within one meter of exactly where you said it would be.
The Doosan Portable Power P185WDO air compressor is powered by a Tier 4 Final-compliant Doosan D24 engine with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) aftertreatment system, which is virtually maintenance-free. The high-performance engine provides the P185 with reliable power and improved cold starting capability, while delivering a 7 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to previous models.
The Integrated Pipeline Project (IPL), a 150-mile long water transmission system being built by two North Texas water suppliers, has received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision Platinum Award. The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) and the City of Dallas were presented Envision’s highest level of achievement award by ISI President Bill Bertera during TRWD’s July 19, 2016 Board meeting.