Aquam Pipe Diagnostics is proud to recognize the first World Water Loss Day on December 4th, 2019. We will be at the North American Water Loss Conference in Nashville, TN with our technologies used to reduce non-revenue water in live pressure water mains. We hope to see you there.
At Aquam Pipe Diagnostics, we are dedicated to providing best-in-class solutions for your pipeline asset management and condition assessment needs. Now you can have the capabilities of live pipe inspection and leak detection all packed in one fully accessorized and mobile trailer. Learn more below.
— The Leading Pipeline Inspection Technology & Service Firm to Strengthen Its International Impact
San Diego, CA – November 30th, 2018 – Today, Aquam Corporation (“Aquam”) announced that it has appointed Simon Wick the General Manager for Aquam Pipe Diagnostics (APD), its pipeline diagnostics subsidiary. An internationally recognized water industry expert of nearly 30 years, Simon brings his wealth of experience in non-revenue water reduction, infrastructure asset management, and risk mitigation. This further strengthens APD’s global impact with its first-in-class technology and services targeted at the live inspection of aging pipeline infrastructure worldwide.
Simon transitioned from Matchpoint Water Asset Management, an APD client, where he was responsible for non-revenue water reduction, infrastructure failure risk mitigation, as well as expanding its footprint to the Western US. “We are delighted to have Simon aboard. Simon’s experience in the industry and his business acumen are a natural fit with Aquam.” Says Dan Squiller, CEO of Aquam. “Together, we look forward to delivering more innovative pipeline diagnostics solutions to utilities and other sectors.”
Prior to Matchpoint, Simon held sales, project management, and field engineering positions at Halma Water Management (formerly Palmer Environmental) in the UK. He started his career at Cambridge Water Plc where he rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Inspector. While at Cambridge Water Plc, Simon focused on leading his team and executing District Metered Area tests and innovative leak detection practices. He left behind the lowest ever recorded level of water loss the company had witnessed.
The world continues to tackle the aging infrastructure problem, and the US will need trillions of dollars to upgrade its water and wastewater infrastructure, according to the recently released Fourth National Climate Assessment. It is therefore paramount for utilities to have the technology and expertise advisory necessary to prioritize their Capital Improvement Programs (CIP), reduce the risk of infrastructure failure and lower losses from non-revenue water. Simon’s leadership skills and industry knowledge are a great fit with APD’s vision as he has led a diverse array of asset management projects, each designed to Prioritize capital asset investments, reduce the risk of failure and save overall costs for utilities, contractors and engineers.
“I am excited about leading the APD team and bringing our innovative technologies to accurately assess utilities’ live pipeline infrastructure without disrupting their operations,” says Simon. “We are eager to propagate a movement of using data-driven tools for water and wastewater utilities to save resources and costs. With the capabilities of pipe condition assessment, live leak detection and visual assessment, I am here with my team to help the world’s utilities cost-effectively understand, manage, and improve their pipeline assets.”
About Aquam Pipe Diagnostics
Aquam Pipe Diagnostics (APD) is the one-stop shop for pipeline assessment technologies and inspection services. With over 150 years of combined experience, APD helps utilities and engineering teams conduct leak detection and condition assessment in live pressurized pipelines without disrupting operations. Headquartered in San Diego, California, APD has a global presence. For more information, visit https://aquampd.com.
About Aquam Corporation
Aquam Corporation is a global firm that provides integrated infrastructure support, diagnostics, rehabilitation and monitoring solutions for water and gas infrastructure. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Aquam uses environmentally friendly technologies to address the world’s aging infrastructure problems. Aquam is also the parent company of world-leading small-diameter pipe lining technology manufacturer Nu Flow Technologies; pipe rehabilitation provider Specialized Pipe Technologies (“SPT”); and global distribution asset data monitoring firm Orbis Intelligent Systems (“Orbis”). For more information, visit www.aquamcorp.com.
Yiqing Zhao, Marketing Communications Strategist
Our newly launched ROV condition assessment technology Amplus is featured in the Product Showcase section in Water Efficiency Magazine, September/October issue.
Read more here.
By Emma Quail, Yiqing Zhao (APD)
Originally published in AWWA’s Opflow Magazine, Pages 10-14,Volume 44, Issue 9, September 2018
Abstract: Throughout North America, water pipeline replacement dominates infrastructure needs. It’s critical for water utilities to initiate and manage a modern, methodical, and sustainable pipeline assessment program.
For the full article, click here or check out Opflow’s September 2018 issue below.
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.
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.
Read more on thisisderbyshire
The award is for the latest innovative product to be released from JD7 known as the internal condition assessment tool ‘PipeScan +’ which has been piloted within Thames Water as part of the Morrisons Utilities JV over the last 6 months.
For its size and application, the PipeScan+ is the most advanced type of its kind in the world and will help guide the way condition assessment will be performed in the future due to its live insertion capability.The PipeScan+ has been piloted across pipework sizes from 4in. to 12in. diameter of varying ages and conditions with scanning resolutions down to as low as 5mm linear resolution performed. The linear resolution is programed depending upon the volume of data required of the asset. This ability takes the PipeScan+ into a league of its own with regards to measurement capabilities and not just performing average wall thickness assessments.
Benefits of the PipeScan+ include:
- Capital investment deferral
- Mains to be renewed at optimal time
- Prevention of catastrophic failure
- Understand the condition of your assets
- Build you own pipe failure time line
JD7 delivers LDS1000 Platform to Jakarta (Indonesia)
JD7 has delivered its LDS1000 – 1000m metre advanced internal pipe assessment and leak location technology to Paljaya Jakarta. Following a pilot and demonstration of various technologies Paljaya identified the JD7 LDS1000 platform to be the most advanced available in the world today that is capable of locating leaks in low flow and low pressure pipelines which is a critical factor in todays market.
JD7 Partner continues to win awards in Canada
Genivar using JD7 technologies is continuing to win awards in Canada as the preferred technology service delivery provider using the LDS1000 and Investigator for conducting condition assessment surveys and finding leaks in the large and small diameter mains. After taking delivery of the technologies over 6 months ago Genivar now have a healthy order book to deliver projects and services across the whole Canada region
JD7 North American partners Wachs Water Services deliver the most technical challenging live insertion project ever performed using the LDS1000 platform
WWS have successfully completed a project in the USA using the JD7 LDS1000 platform where all other competitive leak detection and internal assessment systems failed to provide a solution. The project was successfully completed last month and the client was extremely happy with the results and findings.
JD7 Launches new generation Gas Insertion technology range
This month JD7 launched its new gas insertion internal assessment and leak detection technology at the Asset Optimisation exhibition in London alongside partners Balfour Beatty and Parsons Brinckerhoff. Since the launch of the product range, the key gas delivery/utility companies have engaged onto the technology with growing interest from overseas.
JD7 sign UK distribution agreement
JD7 sign UK distribution agreement with HyRam Engineering for the distribution of JD7’s Investigator Light product. The product is to be introduced as a specialised technology as part of HyRams product range. HyRam currently hold an impressive product range coupled with strong distribution and after sales service channels throughout the UK water industry.
JD7 Ireland (WaterWorx Ltd) complete LDS1000 project in Dublin
The LDS1000 platform was used to successfully complete a large diameter trunk main leak detection and condition assessment in Dublin (Ireland) where several leaks were identified. The LDS1000 platform was required due to the low flows along the pipeline and visual assessment was required as well as hydrophone assessments so validation of leaks could be performed visually. Visual validation of all leaks was deemed critical to the project.
Benefits of the LDS1000. The LDS1000 has proven time and time again across the World that it is now the major platform in the trunk main leak detection and condition assessment world. An increasing number of companies and asset owners are realising the importance of validating leak noises with high quality visual assessment images. Daniel Poyntz Operations Director for WaterWorx Ltd quotes ‘This is one of the main reasons the LDS1000 is becoming so popular within today’s industry as it gives owners the confidence and validation to make informed decisions on their assets based upon the level of data our technology provides’.
For further details please contact Stuart Hamilton
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