Archive for September, 2011

The Dog Days of Summer

September 7, 2011 Leave a comment

As the dog days of summer come to an end and leaves start to show hints of yellow and red, pipeline operators across North America must be welcoming the cooler weather. If you’ve been following the news, you know the hot temperatures and long droughts have wreaked havoc on pipelines in many regions.

While no one welcomes the pipeline breaks (except perhaps construction foremen!), there is a silver lining in that it has helped nudge the industry into an increasingly more proactive approach to their assets. Our sales team has spent much of the summer on the road, meeting with clients at conferences and in their offices and it’s clear that these stewards of the public’s wastewater and drinking water are actively educating themselves on the tools available to them.

PICA has received much positive feedback and that has materialized into a fall and winter for 2011 that will be very busy for our inspection teams and tools. At the same time, we’ve signed a strategic alliance with Wachs Water Services that will provide the water industry with a great one-two punch.

If you would like more information about our Direct Condition Assessment solutions or how the PICA/Wachs team can save you some cash and prevent emergency repair headaches, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you during the winter months to create a more peaceful summer.


See Snake technology featured in Hong Kong publication

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Russell NDE Systems and their See Snake technology (which is used by PICA for water and wastewater line inspection) were featured in the Summer 2011 edition of Oil & Gas Technology – Hong Kong.

Click here to read – in two languages – how See Snake’s RFT technology is performing Direct Condition Assessment of pipelines that are considered unpiggable by MFL standards.