Electro Scan customers in Florida include the City of Tallahassee and Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department.
“Statewide enforcement actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and release of new wastewater collection inspection standards – published in the industry’s leading manual – have increased demand for our game-changing products and services,” states Chuck Hansen, Director, Electro Scan Florida, LLC and Founder, Electro Scan, Inc.
First published in 1976 with 90,000 copies in print, Electro Scanning Inspection was added to Chapter 4: Inspecting and Testing Collection Systems, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS, VOLUME 1, SEVENTH EDITION, released December 2015.
The section on Electro Scanning Inspection recommends new standards to find & measure sewer pipe defects missed by closed-circuit television (CCTV) inspection.
“In the past, wastewater collection managers were limited to visually inspecting and manually cataloging defects,” states Hansen, an early developer of CCTV standards.
According to Hansen, “Most sewer defects can’t be measured or seen by high resolution cameras. In fact, CCTV inspection has never been able to calculate leakage from cracks, bad joints, or defective service connections, needed to prioritize or certify repairs. Electro Scanning Inspection provides the missing piece.”
Using low voltage electric current, Electro Scanning Inspection represents the first reliable, repeatable, and measurable way to automatically locate and quantify sewer and water leaks in gallons per minute (GPM).
No third party data interpretation, operator judgment, or defect coding is required.
Since 1987, the EPA provided $111 billion in low-interest loans through its Clean Water State Revolving Fund to help finance infrastructure upgrades.
Last month, the EPA released a survey showing that an additional $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s wastewater infrastructure.
Customers, bondholders, and credit rating agencies will immediately benefit from new standards to certify cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining, point repairs, and construction projects.
“Given the use of Electro Scanning Inspection as the new acceptance criteria for pre- and post-rehabilitated pipes, sewer agencies should call us for recommended language to revise bid specifications to include our smart products or contract services,” states Hansen.
“Electro Scanning Inspection finds defects that allow water to enter sewer pipes [infiltration] – contributing to backups, flooding, and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs),” states Carissa Boudwin, Director of Marketing, Electro Scan.
“It is also the only technology that finds leaking sewers [exfiltration] within the cone of influence of Florida’s aquifers,” continues Boudwin. “And, nobody wants to be on the evening news issuing ‘boil water’ notices.”
Agencies may either purchase the company’s patented equipment – easily added to CCTV trucks – or contract directly with the company for professional services.
Recently, Electro Scan expanded its service offering to include Pressurized Water Mains, finding water losses typically missed by permanent and temporary acoustic sensors.
The company’s office is located at 7950 NW 53rd Street, Suite 337, Miami, FL, 33166.
About Electro Scan Florida LLC
Established in 2015, the company is a subsidiary of Electro Scan Inc. specializing in marketing smart pipe condition assessment technologies to help locate, measure, and report defects in water, sewer, and gas pipelines.