Rob Grove advocates the development of standards and guidelines to educate state road authorities about the benefits and diversity of Trenchless Technology in Australia.
Trenchless Technology contributes substantially to asset management across Australia. Trenchless Australasia speaks with Kane Scott of SA Water, Sriharan Mahalingam of the Albury City Council, Grant Moller from the Goulburn Mulwaree Council and Sudiptu Basu of Sydney Water who share their insights and experience about Trenchless Technology and asset management in Australia from a regional and city perspective.
Earlier this year an Australian research project, led by partners Gold Coast Water, Sydney Water and the University of Queensland’s Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC), was awarded the East Asia and Pacific Regional IWA Project Innovation Award in the category of Applied Research.
Private laterals are often in a poor condition and can have a significant impact on the performance of a sewer system. Typically private laterals make up half of the sewer network and contribute on average 40 per cent of the total inflow and infiltration.
Melbourne’s water retailers are examining more than 7,000 km of water mains, using listening sticks and ground microphones to locate leaks, a program expected to save around 1.8 billion litres of water this year.By Natalie Crump, Communication Manager, SRWP
The Southern Regional Water Pipeline (SRWP) project is a fundamental part of the Queensland Government’s drought strategy initiative, involving ten microtunnels and extensive pigging.By A Sutton CPEng MIEAust., Engineering Manager Kembla Watertech
Sydney Water, along with most other authorities throughout Australia, has for many years been carrying out extensive programs to rehabilitate their reticulation sewer assets using Trenchless Technology.
In the late 1990s the telecommunications industry facilitated a boom in directionally drilled installations. Public policy and industry developments could mean an increased use of Trenchless Technology in the future.
The Northern Sewerage Project (NSP) is an $A650 million essential infrastructure project that will improve the health of Melbourne’s waterways and provide much needed additional capacity of the sewerage system for Melbourne’s growing northern suburbs.
After completing a four hundred metre long, three metre diameter stormwater drive from Pillans Point Road in Otumoetai to the Tauranga Harbour estuary, a Harker team led by Leigh Bishop turned its attentions to the South Island of New Zealand.
CIPP technology has protected Canberra landmarks such as the National Library and Lake Burley Griffin from contamination
The trenchless sewer rehabilitation industry is well established in Australia and has grown from its origins in pipe rehabilitation to include rehabilitation of other parts of the sewer network, including methods for spot repairs, sealing of lateral connections and renewal of house service lines.
The digital sewer pipeline inspection survey system has been successfully demonstrated on a project completed for Helsinki Water.
Vacjet Custom Built Loaders and Jetters specialise in the design and manufacturer of high quality vacuum loaders, drain cleaning jetters and combination units.By Grant Binns, General Manager, Blackley Construction Ltd
Ask, listen and learn are the key elements in establishing a working relationship between the client, contractor and consultant that will allow all concerned to ‘contribute’ to the best solution. This approach will ensure that you get the right technology on board from the start.
Vermeer Corporation has expanded its complete line of NAVIGATOR HDDs with the introduction of three maxi-sized drill rigs, designed specifically for large diameter pipe installations.
Trenchless Advisor Pty Ltd has successfully positioned itself in the trenchless market as an independent consultant prepared to deal with issues previously overlooked or placed in the too-hard basket. The company, in operation for 18 months, specialises in HDD and other trenchless techniques.
Pipe Replacement Solutions (PRS) is run as a family business by two brothers, each with one son. Over the years its qualified and dedicated owners have developed an efficient system. With a small team, the company often achieves bursting and replacement of a complete sewer line with connections in a single day. Because the full time owners are involved on projects, customers receive exceptional service and quality of work.
As Australian cities and towns continue to grow, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get good and clear site access to conduct critical services infrastructure works.
Barry Bros and Tox Free Solutions have begun a strategic partnership to provide Australia’s industrial services industry with every thing they need, under one name.