The tracing and location of leaks has become a major area of operation for water companies and others that utilise pipelines for fluid transport, including gas. There are in general three main options that are available to locate leaks in pipes: Acoustic – listening to the noise produced by a leak which produces a sound wave

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The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It’s to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself.-Paul Graham There are hundreds of great companies today that were started with just an idea to solve a problem. Paul Graham, one of the founders of Y Combinator, the popular startup incubator that has

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So you want to start a business – congratulations!  Once you get over the initial excitement, it’s time to break down the process of launching your startup into manageable chunks. You might get overwhelmed with the sheer number of items on your to-do list. But not to worry; We’ve broken down this startup checklist into the primary

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CLICK FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PICOTE PRODUCT RANGE ENQUIRE NOW Pipe Relining Equipment – Picote Solutions brush coating system The Picote Brush Coating™ System is a simple, fast and practical coating system used for drain and sewer renovation. Coat unlined or lined pipes or connections from DN32 – DN300 / 1¼” – 12″ with

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Buried cable and pipe location Information is a most important ingredient in any undertaking. It permits planning an afternoon’s work or planning a multimillion rand project. The difficulty of obtaining information about buried utility lines is that nothing is visible. Drawings, plans or information should always be obtained but they may be faulty or incomplete.

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Choosing the right lining material for a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation project can never be an “off the shelf” decision. Research and development in the world of CIPP liners has resulted in a wide spectrum of new solutions, all created to meet unique requirements and address the proven acceptance of CIPP as a viable way

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CIPP: Choosing the right lining material for a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation project can never be an “off the shelf” decision.Research and development in the world of CIPP liners has resulted in a wide spectrum of new solutions, all created to meet unique requirements and address the proven acceptance of CIPP as a viable way

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A number of new leak detection technologies have hit the market recently. Here’s what facilities managers should know to choose the right solution for their facilities. When it comes to selecting water leak detection technology, the myriad of solutions on the market to choose from can sometimes be daunting. Facility managers should understand the different

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Brought to you EXCLUSIVELY from the Picote inhouse Innovation Team who are bursting with practical ideas for everything Trenchless! Take a look at the new developments. THE SMALLER GRABBER The Small Grabber is in the latter stages of development and we are thrilled to offer this handy solution for retrieving lost items in smaller diameter pipes. Available for DN50-DN75 pipe in two lengths, 5m and

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Abwassertechnik-Kapp relies on light curing with BRAWO® Magnavity Kaiserslauter, October 2020 Abwassertechnik-Kapp, the North German expert for pipe and sewer rehabilitation, relies on the new BRAWO® Magnavity light curing technology and is investing in a new facility from BRAWO® SYSTEMS. The company is thereby adding light to the hardening methods used so far and will be able

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