SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(Yesterday, the North American Society for Trenchless Technologies (NASTT) recognized Electro Scan Inc. as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Joseph L. Abbott, Jr. Award for Product Innovation. Presented at its Gala Awards Dinner at NASTT’s Annual No-Dig Show in Sacramento, California, Electro Scan was recognized for its state-of-the-art product innovation and contribution to the sewer rehabilitation industry.)--
“We are delighted to have our peers recognize our breakthrough technology”
“We are delighted to have our peers recognize our breakthrough technology,” stated Chuck Hansen, CEO of Electro Scan. “Never has a single product changed how sewers are evaluated and prioritized for repair -- not to mention providing the first automated tool to certify repairs after rehabilitation.”
As sewer infrastructure has continued to decay, utilities have been forced to build larger wastewater treatment facilities to transport & treat a growing amount of relatively clean water entering our sewer systems through cracks and illegal connections. Major sources of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) and Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) have also been attributed to poor repairs, cracks, broken joints, and defective service connections in our sewers.
Sewer utilities have traditionally used a variety of techniques to locate potential sources of infiltration, including Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV), Smoke Testing, Dye Flood Testing, Sonar, Laser Profiling, and Ground Penetrating Radar; however, given the drawbacks of visual observation and interpretation, legacy inspection methods often have provided incomplete, inconsistent or inaccurate data.
In contrast, Electro Scan represents a quantum leap for sewer utilities, consulting engineers and contractors to locate potential sources of infiltration. Using its patent-pending technology that measures the variation of electrical current inside pipes to identify defects in accordance with ASTM Standard 2550-06, Electro Scan automatically locates and measures potential leaks.
Electro Scan has also emerged as the first tool capable of certifying newly relined and rehabilitated sewer mains and laterals. A brief comparison of CCTV and Electro Scan in finding sources of infiltration is available here.
It is estimated that the United States operates and maintains over one (1) million miles of sewer interceptors, mains and private laterals with many communities operating under US EPA Administrative and Consent Orders.
Since 1971 it is estimated that about 40,000 miles (210 million feet) of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners have been installed, worldwide. By far the leading method for rehabilitating gravity sewers, CIPP has been installed without the ability to adequately assess its installation or assure its leak free acceptance by sewer utilities. That is, until the introduction of Electro Scan.
Electro Scan’s ES-620 for Sewer MainsTM (i.e. ES-300 in international markets) is sold as an upgrade to new or existing CCTV trucks. Utilizing existing CCTV electronics and a proprietary Electro Scan upgrade kit, customers are able to easily swap from CCTV to Electro Scan, and back to CCTV, in less than ten (10) minutes.
Together, CCTV and Electro Scan provide a comprehensive sewer assessment to determine both structural integrity and potential sources of infiltration in sewers.
In October 2010, NASTT re-named its prestigious award in honor of the late Joseph L. Abbott, Jr., who was an active member of the society since its inception in 1990. A link to Electro Scan’s award winning submittal is available here.
NASTT is an engineering society of individuals, public organizations and private companies with strong beliefs in the practical, social and environmental benefits of trenchless technology. Founded in 1990, NASTT represents 1,400 members throughout the United States and Canada who promote better and more responsible ways to manage our underground infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.nastt.org.
About Electro Scan Inc.
Founded in 2011, Electro Scan Inc. designs and manufactures its patent-pending sewer leak detection equipment and hosted cloud solutions for wastewater utilities and commercial plumbers. Sold exclusively through its worldwide network of authorized dealers, interested sewer utilities and contractors may contact either the Company or its Dealers to arrange a live demonstration. Electro Scan Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Sacramento, California. For more information, please visit http://www.electroscan.com.