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PICA inspects 8″ and 12″ force mains in Southern California

August 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Inspecting FMs in SoCalPICA just delivered a final report for two force mains inspected in Southern California. The first line was 300 feet of 12-in ductile iron pipe and the second line was over 1,000 feet of 8-in ductile iron.

The two lines were selected by the client in order to obtain wall thickness measurements of the pipes as well as to assess the reliability and performance of the SeeSnake tools. Each run was accessed via manhole openings and contained multiple bends. The success of this job will allow the client to make proactive decisions about their infrastructure.


For more information about PICA’s services, please email us at or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!


ASCE – Booth 805 – Free Koozies!

August 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Come one, come all to PICA’s booth at the ASCE Pipelines Conference in Miami Beach. The first two days of the conference have seen lots of great discussion at our booth as Bill, Ed and Chris answer questions about the SeeSnake tools and future inspections.

We still have plenty of drink koozies and hats to give away, so don’t be shy. Booth 805 is located along the wall in the end aisle.

<Editor’s Note: I didn’t know what a koozie was either but trust me, you want one.>

PICA with Mike Davis at ASCE Miami

Chris and Ed with Mike Davis of ProTech Inspections.

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PICA at ASCE Pipelines Conference in Miami Beach!

August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Miami BeachNext week the ASCE Pipelines Conference kicks off in Miami Beach, Florida. Swing by PICA’s booth (805) to find brochures, goodies, a video presentation and CANDY!

Oh yeah – you will also have the rare opportunity to meet three great gentlemen:

  • Bill Jappy, Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Ed Brain, Sales Manager – Canada
  • Chris Garrett, General Manager – PICA USA

Don’t forget to bring your golf clubs. Bill and Chris will be playing in the conference tournament on Wednesday at the famed Crandon Golf Course.

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PICA Welcomes Bill Jappy

August 13, 2012 2 comments

Bill Jappy

PICA Corp is pleased to announce that Bill Jappy has joined us as our Director of Sales & Marketing. Bill has been in the water industry since 2008, first as a Client Manager for PPIC and then as the New England/Canadian Business Manager at Wachs Water Services.

Bill has extensive experience selling solutions to water/wastewater owners and operators across North America – he has been involved in over 70 projects that have included Remote Field Transformer Coupling (RFTC), Acoustic Emission Technologies, leak detection, emergency response, unidirectional flushing programs, valve and hydrant maintenance and condition assessment.

Bill will be working out of our Toronto location. Please contact him if you have any questions about your water and wastewater infrastructure.

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