JD7 wins Utility Pipeline Technology Award

JD7 have won a prestigious award at The Pipeline Industries Guild Annual Dinner and Awards 2013.

JD7 Pipescan+ is a new generation survey tool and a major departure from traditional internal pipe inspection systems, providing a detailed structural condition assessment of smaller diameter mains in addition to the established visual and acoustic capability. Leakage remains a major issue in the water sector but, unlike numerous other ‘leakage detection technologies’ developed over recent years, JD7 Pipescan+ does not rely on remote application.

The system’s acoustic capability is inside the pipe and its ability to locate leakage with pinpoint accuracy increases in the ‘hit’ rate for effective detection and repair.

Will Browning, Contract Director, Morrison Utility Services said “We were delighted, as the main contractors on this innovative project, to have been awarded this accolade alongside our client, Thames Water, and the technology provider, JD7. Our aim is always to introduce innovative and effective new solutions that will enable best practice to flourish and deliver significant benefits to our clients and to our business nationwide. This project provided an innovative approach prompted by the need to provide information that allows informed and accurate decision making when allocating capital expenditure to pipe replacement or rehabilitation programmes.”