Daniel Krywyj founder and R&D director of JD7 recently gave an interview on BBC radio as to the growth and benefits of JD7 across the world.
The broadcast covered much of the central and northern UK and covered areas where JD7 have made a breakthrough with their unique technology.
Aquam, a world-leading clean-tech firm, and JD7, which offers pipeline assessment technologies, has reached definitive terms for the acquisition of JD7.
Aquam’s addition of JD7 and other subsidiaries, these being Nu Flow Technologies and Nu Flow, creates a dynamic tandem of diagnostics to assist Nu Flow working inside closed loop piping systems (such as water mains and fire suppression systems), as well as the ab ility to rehabilitate these inside infrastructure systems without destruction.
“This acquisition solidifies our position in the world as the number one small diameter pipe analytics and repair service,” Nu Flow CEO Cameron Manners said. “The technology that will be in the hands of hundreds of Nu Flow licensees worldwide will create a driving force that will become the preferred solution to aging infrastructure.”
“This will greatly enhance our market place in the USA and other regions where Nu Flow has over 300 licences for the smaller diameter mains,” JD7 Managing Director Stuart Hamilton said. “And will allow us to expand our sales and service division for the large diameter mains using JD7’s LDS1000 for leakage surveys and other specialist technologies that are at the forefront of technology available in the world today.”
Daniel Krywyj Technical Director also commented, “These are very exciting times for JD7 and Nu Flow and with this joining of forces, will position AQUAM at the forefront of the water and gas networks systems, allowing the group to offer a turnkey solution for clients regardless of what industry they are in.”
The Aquam group will fully address the failing infrastructure problem that has been plaguing the world for decades in all materials and all diameter mains in every situation from sewage to water to gas.
JD7 is a Global technology provider focused on pipeline assessments and pipeline inspection solutions. JD7 provides condition assessment, leak inspection/detection and a large range of unique survey products. JD7 offers sales and or services with all their technology along with training on all no-dig technology. These solutions address problems to a sizeable market, including both water and gas utility companies across the globe. JD7 products can access and survey mains from as small as 2 inch to an unlimited size. For further information visit www.jd7.co.uk.
About Nu Flow
Nu Flow is the global leader for the small diameter pipe lining industry, with a presence in five continents. Nu Flow Technologies manufactures innovative, non-destructive and non-invasive technologies to rehabilitate small diameter piping systems. Nu Flow Technologies sells its solutions to 300+ worldwide licensees. Nu Flow installs these patented, eco-friendly technologies in the United States and Canada. Nu Flow is the only small diameter pipe lining company to provide dual lining technologies from a single source and is master licensee for the longest time-tested small diameter epoxy lining in North America.
JD7, founded by Daniel Krywyj with a bit of a leg up from utility giant Balfour Beatty, has camera technology that can detect the precise location of water leaks without hugely expensive excavations or disruptive interruptions to customers’ water supplies.
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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.”
A consortium of Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, United Utilities, JD7, and Liverpool John Moores University has been awarded a project by the Technology Strategy Board to develop a new solution for assessing water pipes.
The grant is part of more than £2.5m of funding going to several projects and studies aimed at addressing water security challenges in the UK and overseas. The money awarded to the Balfour Beatty collaboration will fund a project developing a ‘Subaqua Assessment Vehicle for Water Infrastructure’, otherwise known as the SAVE Water project.
Building on existing technologies developed by JD7 and already being deployed by Balfour Beatty’s Network Intelligence unit, the project will develop the first complete in-pipe assessment vehicle which will work in live conditions. Delivering a full sensing package of optical and acoustic inspection, it will also be capable of carrying out a complete structural assessment of the pipe material and any associated linings.
For more information please contact Stuart Hamilton Stuart@JD7.co.uk
PMPS JD7’s partner for the Asia region has been successful in the recent months of securing 2 long term projects for the long range LDS1000 system along with several other pilots projects involving the LDS1000 and the Investigator systems. This along with the sale of LDS1000 and Investigator units into water companies has seen the presence of JD7 expand dramatically over the past 3 months into the Asia region.
JD7’s partner Blue-Gold has recently been awarded projects in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. These projects are due to start in January 2013.
Water Investigation Ltd, JD7 partners in the Australasia region continue to build on their initial success after signing a long term agreement with JD7. Since receipt of the JD7 technology recent trials in New Zealand and the Australia states of Victoria, NSW and Queensland have all been a great success.
JD7 continue to grow and expand their capability on projects – recent awards range from long range leakage surveys on pressurised trunk mains, internal NDT surveys, external NDT survey and investigations through fire hydrants.
JD7 has been awarded a Technology Strategy Board (TSB) project a UK consortium with Balfour Beatty Utilities, Liverpool University and United Utilities. This project is to develop the next generation condition assessment and leak detection platform. The project is to commence in Jan 2013 and run for 2 years.
Balfour Beatty Utility Services a company that has offices worldwide and employs over 10,000 staff have become a strategic partner to JD7. BBUSL have invested in JD7 technology and has their 1st vehicle of the new Intelligent Network Division fleet operational. BBUS intend to deliver the service to the UK market and have the infrastructure to support growth required through demand.