Excavation avoidance will be the focus of an open-day hosted at Aquam Pipe Diagnostics’ (APD) new training and demonstration facility in Derby on 12 October 2017. Water utility engineers and contractors are invited to the event where they will have the opportunity to get hands-on with specialist equipment for no-dig leak detection and pipeline condition assessment.
Technologies under demonstration include LDS1000, the most advanced long-distance CCTV-acoustic leak detection system on the market; Pipescan+, which carries out full-dimensional surveys of pipework of all materials and the Investigator+ pressurised pipe inspection and leak detection system. The new training centre features a multi-purpose rig modelled on real-world water and gas pipeline infrastructure.
Daniel Krywyj, director of Aquam Pipe Diagnostics, formerly operating as JD7,
said, “Pipeline excavation can be costly, time-consuming and highly disruptive for road users. In many cases the correct application of our technologies also makes it entirely unnecessary.
“APD has developed an impressive range of proven technologies for monitoring and assessing pipelines which can be introduced to infrastructure through existing stop-taps and hydrants. The open-day is an opportunity for industry professionals to explore the full potential of our equipment and hone best practice for putting it to use in the field.
“We also look forward to welcoming product engineers and leakage and water quality managers to look around our new Training & Technology Centre.”
The APD open-day takes place from 10am to 3pm on 12 October and visitors can attend the whole day or drop in at their convenience. A buffet lunch and refreshments will be served.