Carylon Corp. purchases pipeline asset management and investigative technologies from JD7

Sept. 19, 2016
The purchase will allow the company to inspect and conduct condition assessments in live pressure water mains across the United States.  
The Investigator™ is a pressurized pipe inspection system with the capabilities of being launched into the distribution system from fire hydrants, while under live, working pressure, in service. It is part of the aquisition of technologies from JD7 by Carylon. Courtesy: Carylon/JD7.

SAN DIEGO, CA, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 -- JD7, a subsidiary of Aquam Corporation announced today its partnership with Carylon Corporation, a North American comprehensive environmental maintenance service provider, which will allow Carylon to offer JD7’s asset management and inspections technologies across the United States.

"We are excited about partnering with JD7 because we determined their water main inspection and leak detection technology is cutting edge. We feel that between their new technology and our existing relationships in the sewer business, we have the opportunity to successfully enter and grow the water main inspection marketplace for years to come,” said Marcie Hemmelstein, CEO of the Carylon Corporation.

The initial JD7 and Carylon Corporation partnership will consist of LDS 1000™ and Investigator™ systems which will be utilized throughout their 30+ locations across the United States, making Carylon the largest network of service providers of JD7’s live pressure water main assessment technologies across North America.

“Not knowing the current internal state of pipeline infrastructure makes it difficult to make educated plans to restore existing pipework. This is where the JD7 LDS 1000™ and Investigator™ will come in to play for Carylon Corporation and their customers,” Tom Bowman, Director of Sales and Technology Licensing, JD7.

The Investigator™ is a pressurized pipe inspection system with the capabilities of being launched into the distribution system from fire hydrants, while under live, working pressure, in service. The Tri-Sensor head combines high quality CCTV, ultra-sensitive hydrophone leak technology and a high powered sonde used to assess the internal condition of the distribution piping system; pipe material, valve functioning, level of tuberculation, location of special interests (pitting, cracks, debris, rolled gaskets, interior liner, taps, lead service lines, etc.), and an overall baseline condition of the pipe section.

Similar to the Investigator™, the LDS 1000™ is designed for larger diameter pipelines (12” and large- trunk and transmission mains) which carries the Tri-Sensor head allowing the technology to compile similar amounts of data. The technology is launched via a 2” opening directly on top of the pipe and is pulled downstream via a drogue (parachute). It can be deployed in systems with flow as low as 1 gallon per foot and pressures as much as 180 p.s.i.

Together, the systems aim to drive down the cost of pipeline maintenance and operation by ensuring that the right amount of a budget is being invested in the necessary areas at the right time.

Carylon Corporation will be exhibiting at WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference in New Orleans, September 24-28, 2016 at booth 3911 in conjunction with JD7 who will be at booth 735 with the investigation technologies on display.

Following the show, Carylon Corporation will be offering the JD7 technology services through their 30+ locations across North America allowing for a greater reach of the technology to assist water utilities and municipalities with managing their water assets.

About JD7
JD7 is a Global technology provider focused on pipeline assessments and pipeline inspection solutions. JD7 provides condition assessment, leak inspection/detection and a large range of unique survey products. JD7 offers sales and or services with all their technology along with training on all no-dig technology. These solutions address problems to a sizeable market, including both water and gas utility companies across the globe. JD7 products can access and survey mains from as small as 2 inch to an unlimited size.

About Carylon Corporation
Chicago-based Carylon Corporation is a privately held company that began its legacy in 1949 as a small cleaning service and has since grown into one of the largest and most respected corporations of its kind in the industry. Carylon companies provide industry, municipalities, and utilities with services that help maintain process efficiency and meet environmental compliance. Today, from locations throughout the United States, Carylon companies provide their customers with a full range of the most comprehensive environmental maintenance services available -- and backs them with a guarantee that is unmatched in the industry.