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PICA and AGANOVA sign exclusivity agreement

PICA Corp. and AGANOVA AMERICA INC. have concluded a formal EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT today.

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY NEWS RELEASE

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Fully assembled In-Line Inspection Tool (above). Failed C303 concrete pressure pipe (below)

PICA Corp has inspected 5 miles of 39", 42" and 48" C303 pipe for San Diego County Water Authority with great success: see the rest of the story for SDCWA's news release.

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PICA completes 12,000' of 14" recycled water project

Another job for the PICA history book

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PICA FEATURED IN POTASH WORKS MAGAZINE

PICA was featured in Potash Works, a leading trade magazine catering to the Potash industry.  Canada has great reserves of Potash, which is used as the major component of fertilizer.  Potash is also salty, so piping that carries it in solution needs to be protected from corrosion.  Many Potash companies that use a solution process (rather than a traditional mining technique), protect their pipes with cement mortar liners (aka "PreKrete"); however, these can fail if the pipe is dented, or if there is high erosion from the solids in the solution.  Running PICA's in-line inspection tools eliminates the problem of "seeing" through thick liners.  The RFT technique that PICA's Tools use is a non-contact, through-transmission technique that can see through liners up to 1" thick, and can inspect steel lines for corrosion pitting on the ID or OD of the pipe.  If you have pipelines in similar service, please contact PICA to explore how we can help you to ke ...

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What PICA Learned at WEFTEC

First, he attended the Water Environment Federation (WEFTEC) Conference in New Orleans, LA from September 24-28 and then he attended Western Canada Water (WCW) Conference in Calgary, AB from October 4-7 followed by World Water Tech, North America in Toronto, Ontario, October 18-20.

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Causes of PCCP (C301) Pipeline Failure

PCCP (AWWA C301) pipe are widely used for water mains and wastewater lines. There are two types of line that are widely used for water mains and wastewater lines. PCCP pipe consists of an inner core of concrete, a steel cylinder is places around the concrete line, then pre-stressing wires and a mortar coating are layered.

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The City of Columbus avoids pipeline failures by using PICA

The City of Columbus has successfully prevented leaks on its lime slurry pipeline by use of PICA's condition assessment technology.

One of the through holes detected is shown in the thumbnail photo.  Ten more were found in the same joint of pipe; however, the severe corrosion areas are quite localized, allowing the City to proactively repair the "hot-spots" on a schedule of their choosing. To find out how PICA can help you to manage your buried assets, extend their life and avoid failures, email to info@picacorp.com

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PICA AND SYRINIX TO HOST BREAKFAST AT WEFTEC

Syrinix, PICA and RJN Group have come together to host a breakfast with a theme:"Condition Assessment of Force Mains" Location: Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center 1001 S. Peters Street, New Orleans   Agenda and Speakers: 7:30 am              Arrival & Complimentary Breakfast 7:45 am              Welcome & Introductions: Cliff Jones, Syrinix 8:00 am              Force mains – why condition assessment and monitoring is important               Case Studies – proactive utilities: Stephen Jeffus, PE, RJN Group, Inc. 8:15 am              Condition assessment of force mains.  Case Studies – pipe wall assessment:&nb ...

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PICA Wins Project in San Jose

PICA Corp. is proud to be partnering with HDR Consulting to inspect pipelines for the City of San Jose in the fall of 2016. Our client wants to get a sense of the condition of the lines and if any repairs are necessary to extend its lifespan. 

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According to ASCE: 75% of drinking water expenditures are on pipe repair, not on water quality

How safe is America's drinking water? A recent study conducted by Yale University ranks the U.S. just 32nd among the nations of the world in drinking water safety.

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