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AcousticEye Introduces DUET Ultra-Fast, Non-Traversing Tube and Pipe Inspection for Global NDT Industry

AcousticEye DUET

Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 -- AcousticEye Inc., a pioneer in non-traversing tube inspection for the global heat exchanger and boiler NDT (non-destructive testing) markets, today announced the introduction of its DUET™ system for ultra-fast, inner and outer diameter inspection of tubes and pipes in any shape or material.

Designed to increase operational efficiency by an order of magnitude compared to conventional inspection techniques, DUET is a highly advanced yet easy-to-use tool that requires only a single operator versus two highly skilled operators typically required. With its simple operation, automated analysis and report generation, there are minimal training requirements and far less dependency on operator expertise.

Mr. Rooter LLC Tips to Identify Root Intrusion in Pipes

Mr. Rooter LLC Tips to Identify Root Intrusion in Pipes

Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 -- When tree or bush roots grow through a crack or a bad joint in a pipe, it’s called root intrusion. Roots from trees and bushes hundreds of yards away can do significant damage to a plumbing system. The older the pipe, the more susceptible it is to cracks, breaks and deformations, thereby making it more likely to become a victim of root intrusion.

Since root intrusion can cause a major blockage in plumbing systems, it’s important to look for warning signs to avoid a plumbing emergency. To do so, pay attention to the lowest plumbing fixtures in your home.

For instance, after a bath or shower, look for the water to drain in a swirling, cyclonic action. If it does not, it could mean a sudden backup or flooding is waiting to strike. To prevent any damage, call a qualified, licensed plumber.

April Is National Safe Digging Month, SoCalGas Says 'Know What's Below', Call 811 Before You Dig

April Is National Safe Digging Month

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Safe Digging Month and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding residents and businesses to call 811 to have utility-owned lines marked before digging in the garden or at construction sites. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption. 

A utility line is damaged by digging once every three minutes nationwide, and many of these incidents are caused by failure of the professional excavator or homeowner to call 811 before beginning their digging project. Even if relatively minor projects are involved, such as putting up a new wall or fence, building a deck, planting or removing large trees or any other renovations, the digging necessary for these projects can result in hitting gas lines if they aren't located prior to the work. 

Ferguson Heats Up the Customer Experience with Stibo Systems' Technology

Ferguson Heats Up the Customer Experience with Stibo Systems' Technology

READING, England, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning multidomain master data management (MDM) provider Stibo Systems, today announced that Ferguson, the largest distributor of plumbing supplies and valves, pipe and fittings in the US selected Stibo Systems' STEP Master Data Management (MDM) solution to help improve its multichannel customer experience. After conducting an in-depth evaluation of leading MDM providers, Ferguson chose Stibo Systems to support its expansive network, which serves customers through its 1300 branch locations.

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"Improving the multichannel experience for our customers is Ferguson's number one goal, and we are committed to providing the latest up-to-date product information to assist customer buying decisions," said Dave Keltner, Chief Financial Officer of Ferguson. "Stibo Systems' multidomain MDM platform supports our long-term commitment to provide world class customer service resulting in increased shareholder value." Introduces their Newest Addition, “Triton” Industrial Pipe Inspection Camera to their Line of Industrial Push Cameras

Triton Industrial Pipe Inspection Push Camera

Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 -- is proud to announce that they are now carrying one of the most rugged industrial push cameras available. Push Cameras need to be built tough to withstand the rigors of inspections in dark, dirty, damp and hard to reach places like sewer pipes. These push rods have to stand up to the wear and tear of navigating these conditions, over and over. No one wants to purchase a push camera only to have to repair it after a couple of uses, or to find that it will not reach the smaller hard to reach areas that need to be inspected.

The Triton Pipe Inspection Camera form is made with a heavy duty Kevlar braided probe. Kevlar is the same material used in bullet proof vests, and it lends its strength to the push rod. This extremely strong and durable material ensures that the probe on this NTD unit will withstand the rigors of habitual use. The probe which is available in lengths up to 200ft was designed as a solution to the ongoing problem of probes breaking or cracking as they wear out from repetitive use.

Repipe Specialist Blows Whistle on Substandard Plumbing, Announces Lifetime Guarantee

Repipe Specialist Blows Whistle on Substandard Plumbing

January 02, 2013 -- Leading California Copper Repipe Specialist, MasterServ, announces a level of service touted as second to none with “guaranteed for the rest of your life” service on repiping homes and businesses. This announcement comes in light of the widespread, gradual deterioration of plumbing systems throughout the state. Many homes have reached a point of not only leaking pipes, under-the-house slab leaks pooling water under the house and other major devaluing issues, but according to a company source, replacement of such systems with lower quality materials can turn a repair solution into a soon-repeating problem.

Graphic Products, Inc. Releases Wastewater Treatment Pipe Marking Guide

Graphic Products, Inc. Releases Wastewater Treatment Pipe Marking Guide

Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 -- Communities as disparate as urban Weymouth, Massachusetts and agriculturally-rich Escondido, California, deal with a number of wastewater system issues, including repairing 100-plus year old pipes, water shortages and public health concerns. All need to minimize leaks and overall system performance as budgets tighten.

Responding to the challenge of color standards in wastewater treatment plant pipe marking, Graphic Products, Inc., has published the Wastewater Treatment Pipe Marking Guide, available free of charge, to help plant workers with suggested standards and placement. Both pipe-marking labels and tags are of critical importance in identifying the thousands of miles of pipes, their contents, diameter and directional flow.

Ryan Herco Flow Solutions Acquires Expert Piping Supply, Inc.

Ryan Herco Flow Solutions Acquires Expert Piping Supply, Inc.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 -- Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the acquisition of Expert Piping Supply Inc. reinforces RHFS’ commitment to the region and offers expanded service and product breadth to a growing market. With a focus in high purity and corrosion resistant flow control products and services, the combined company can offer a complete solution to end users, original equipment manufacturers, and contractor customers.

“Expert Piping Supply is known for its high quality piping products, knowledgeable people, and exceptional customer service” stated James Pickren, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ryan Herco Flow Solutions. “The combination of Expert Piping Supply’s long history of exceptional regional service coupled with RHFS’ broad product offering, fluid handling specialists, and technical capability offers customers additional value and a greater experience. This acquisition is part of our strategy to continue to build out our national footprint of distribution and service centers that can provide customers with fast, local response to their fluid handling needs.”

Pittsburgh Plumber, Mr Rooter, Offers Expert Plumbing Advice On How To Choose The Right Size Drainpipe

How To Choose The Right Size Drainpipe

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) December 11, 2012  -- “You must pick a drainpipe diameter large enough to keep the fluid from slowing down (you need at least 2-ft. per second) and to allow air in the pipe at all times,” says Mr Rooter. Bob Beall, master plumber and owner of Mr Rooter Plumbing, offers free expert plumbing advice daily to consumers in the Southwest Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio region.

“Practically speaking, there are four different pipe diameters to work with: 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch,” says Beall. Mr Rooter recommends staying away from 1 1/4 inch because its small diameter can become easily clogged and fill with water.

“There are very complicated tables the consumer can use to help choose minimum pipe diameters, but the following simple tips will keep you out of trouble,” says the most referred and trusted plumber in Pittsburgh and Youngstown.

Tietze Plumbing Provides Key Tips on Winterizing Homes for a Texas Winter

Tietze Plumbing Provides Key Tips on Winterizing Homes

(PRWEB) December 03, 2012 -- Tietze Plumbing, a trusted family owned and operated plumbing contractor company in San Antonio, recently provided key tips for homeowners who want to protect their home and plumbing from winter weather during the next few months. The plumbing company offers information about the steps that should be taken and provides professional technicians who can perform all of the tasks that are needed.

Tietze Plumbing recommends that customers start by calling for hot water heater repair. Homeowners should check for leaks around the home and make arrangements to have all leaks repaired.

For the exterior of a home, Tietze Plumbing recommends that homeowners insulate exterior pipes, clean gutters, drain hoses and pipes that are not going to be used during the winter months.

Holiday Travel & Home Plumbing Tips to Avoid Costly Problems

Seasonal Tips from the Experts at Roto-Rooter

CINCINNATI, Nov. 27, 2012 -- When pipes freeze, water pressure builds causing cracks, whether the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash 250 gallons of water in a single day.  Cracked pipes are one thing but, the real problem comes when the pipes begin to unfreeze.  If you're planning on traveling for the holiday season, take the proper steps to ensure your home's plumbing system will survive the cold and your house is protected from disaster.

If you have a house sitter, leave them instructions for turning off the main water supply to your home, should a problem arise.

Cloud 9 Services, Inc. Announces Critical Capability When Performing World’s Most Dangerous Job- Underground Utility Pipe Repair, Manhole Repair and Lift Station Repair

Cloud 9 Services Underground Utility Repair

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 29, 2012 -- Fender stated "contending with the perils of volatile and toxic gases or the dangers posed by using pneumatic plugs to hold back water flow in an underground structure are just some of the problems faced by today's C.S.E (Confined Space Entry) technician. Fender explained "Cloud 9 Services, Inc. is a Florida Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor performing pipe repair, manhole repair and lift station cleaning and repair".

Laser Cutting Company Wins SBA Award to Expand Laser Tube Cutting Services

Ohio Laser Wins SBA Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Laser cutting company Ohio Laser has won the annual Ohio Statewide Development Corporation (OSDC) SBA 504 2012 Loan Project of the Year. Ohio Laser, an ISO 9001:2008 certified metal fabricator provides precision laser cutting services, laser tube cutting, copper cutting, brass cutting and other metal fabrication services. OSDC selected Ohio Laser from over 200 hundred companies in their portfolio.

The New 0.35mm Diameter Micro Borescope from is High Tech Artwork

Micro Borescope from

(PRWEB) October 02, 2012 -- Micro borescopes are small optical devices that are used to inspect tiny spaces, places and miniature parts. Their design includes a small probe diameter to access small crevices and spaces with ease. However their small size does not compromise on the image quality. These optical state of the art devices render high resolution images with precision. is pleased to announce they will be carrying a 0.38mm diameter ultra thin HQ borescope, on a made to order basis. This borescope will feature German made fiber optics to ensure the high quality of the product and the image. Interested parties can contact a sales representative from to get more information about the micro borescopes available.

Getting Water To The Fixtures: The Supply Lines

Mr Rooter Getting Water To The Fixtures

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 25, 2012 -- “Supplying a bathroom with hot and cold water is much easier than running pipes for wastes and drains,” says Bob Beall, president of Mr Rooter Plumbing. The supply lines need not be pitched, because the water in them is under pressure, according to the most referred plumber in the Northeast Ohio and Southwest Pennsylvania regions.

Household plumbing supply lines under pressure will move in any direction; with Ts, elbows and angled fittings–run around corners, ducts and other obstacles. Beall’s advice is to avoid what plumbers call “trapping the line”, that is, “running the pipes in a U shape that can trap water when you drain the system for repairs or for winter months when a summer place is empty.”

Sarasota Plumbing Company Enlisted by Hillsborough County Public Schools to Restore the Plumbing in Its School Facilities

Sarasota Plumbing Company EPipe

Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 -- Hillsborough County Public Schools has awarded the contract for pipe restoration in their school district to Florida Pipe-Lining Solutions LLC, a commercial plumbing contractor that specializes in high tech options to non-destructive pipe replacement. Florida Pipe-Lining solutions is a Sarasota based plumbing company that positions itself as a “no mess” and cost effective alternative to the traditional commercial and residential plumbing contractors in Sarasota area. School Districts across Florida face deteriorating infrastructure in their school facilities and ever-tightening budgets, making pipe restoration ideal compared to the destructive re-piping offered by other Sarasota plumbing companies.

Capping A Pipe: Simple by-Pass Maintenance Reminder

Capping A Pipe

Washington, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 29, 2012 -- The basic thing to remember is: Capping off pipe, any style, serving any purpose is simply to isolate a section of plumbing from the rest of the house, a particular part of the outdoor water supply or the irrigation to your extended bulk planting area. A simple solution for segregation of isolated areas, so when the need to work on a plumbing issue presents itself, the entire household doesn’t have to do without water: sources of water will be available anywhere you haven’t placed a cap.

Advanced Drainage Systems Announces New Geogrid Products

HILLIARD, Ohio – Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), the world's largest producer of corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, announced today the addition of eleven Geogrid reinforcement products - six Biaxial and five Uniaxial, each available in different strengths and load bearing properties to meet the needs of a specific project.

Designed for soil stabilization, base reinforcement and subgrade improvement used in road reinforcement, parking lots and even airport runways where stresses are in two directions, the ADS BX Series Biaxial Geogrids are produced from polypropylene (PP) using punched and drawn technology and available in six versions.

GF Piping Systems Presents Non-Corroding and Environmentally Friendly Solutions at Seatrade Cruise Shipping Exhibition

GF Piping Systems

TUSTIN, Calif., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GF Piping Systems presented its line of non-corroding plastic piping at the recent Seatrade Cruise Shipping Exhibition held in Miami, Florida March 12-15. 

GF Piping Systems' plastic piping provides better efficiency and lower weight compared to traditional piping materials. Thermoplastic plastic piping represents an environmental friendly solution thanks to a carbon footprint that is 5 times lower than metal.  Applications such as Inert Gas Cleaning (Scrubbing), Advanced Water Treatment, Ballast Water Management, Laundries supply and drainage, and Air Conditioning can all benefit from plastic piping. 

GF Piping Systems solutions are ideal for retrofit projects on existing vessels, either in dry dock or in service and reduce maintenance costs thanks to Swiss quality, chemical resistance and plastic pipe characteristics:

  • Highest chemical resistance - no rust, no incrustation and long-lasting system solutions without leaks
  • Minimum pressure loss  due to smooth surface without incrustation
  • No increase of energy for pump to maintain flow rates
  • No painting required
  • No smell 
  • No downtime
  • Lower weight

Congressional Study Says Rust is Costing US $50.7 B Yearly; Shares Secret to Cut Down Rust Removal Expenses

Rust Removal

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 -- According to a report from, the PVC Pipe Association is pushing the replacement of iron pipes with PVC pipes for more cost-effective and sustainable water networks. And so to recognize the International World Water Day held every March 22, it's said that the group urged legislators to end the exclusion of corrosion-proof piping from being used in water system infrastructures.

The corroded and leaking pipes are said responsible for about 2.6 trillion gallons loss of water every year. In the United States, that's equal to 17 percent of the total amount of water pumped annually. Based on a congressional study, that is causing US drinking water and wastewater systems about $50.7 billion a year.

"This material hasn't stood up to the test of time so it makes no sense to waste taxpayer dollars by installing more of it,” said Bruce Hollands, the executive director of the association, referring to the iron pipes. He added that replacing the rust-prone pipe with corrosion-proof PVCs is the way toward a better water infrastructure and management.

Read the excerpt of a report about Rust Said to Cause Billion Dollars of Water Loss from

March 22 is the International World Water Day. It's the day chosen by the United Nations to emphasize the scarcity of clean water across the globe. To recognize it, the PVC Pipe Association convinced lawmakers to include corrosion-proof pipes in the bidding on water infrastructure projects. That's because corroded and leaking pipes were found causing 2.6 trillion gallons of water loss every year.


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