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IKT test centres reaccredited

Posted 12. November 2014
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Following the new provisions concerning accreditation in Germany, IKT has now had its building-product test centre in Gelsenkirchen reaccredited, and that in Arnhem (Netherlands) accredited for the first time. The IKT test centres have thus given unequivocal proof of their competence, as is documented under DAkkS (German National Accreditation Body) accreditation number D-PL-18196-01-00. CIPP liner testing – and more! The IKT provides quality-assuring, practically orientated product and system tests, plus…


IKT Netherlands: New contact in the Netherlands

Posted 12. November 2014
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IKT has now founded a branch at Arnhem, in the Netherlands: IKT director Roland W. Waniek and branch manager Peter Brink recently celebrated the opening of “IKT Nederland”. Dutch and Flemish drain/sewer system operators thus now have a new contact for all matters concerning drain and sewer operation. This new IKT centre provides technical engineering advice, organises relevant events, and is the first accredited test centre for CIPP liners in…


Connecting North America and Europe – Leveraging our mutual strength

Posted 12. November 2014
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by William Busch, SR/WA adapted from Right of Way 01-02/2014 (IRWA) The thought of exporting and integrating our Association’s resources globally has economic and functional potential that is phenomenally exciting. As IRWA continues to expand its reach around the globe, the Association recently formalized a relationship with the Institute for Underground Infrastructure (IKT) in Germany, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between our two organizations. We have already…


Handling of drainage-system water from private sites

Posted 12. November 2014
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The discharge of site and drainage-system water into the public sewer network is expressly prohibited in the majority of waste-water regulations in North Rhine-Westphalia. In many municipalities there are, nonetheless, numerous such drainage connections. How, then, should this issue be handled at local level? A guideline drafted by the IKT and the NRW Municipal Agency (KommunalAgenturNRW) provides orientation. There can be a range of reasons for connected water-drainage systems. It…


IKT research project on optimising sewer cleaning

Posted 12. November 2014
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We drive our cars through the car wash only when they’re dirty – and that’s totally logical. But many operators of waste-water systems continue to clean their drains and sewers to a fixed schedule. IKT has conducted a research project into the optimisation potentials of optimising sewer cleaning strategies. Cleaning of sewers makes an important contribution to assuring the functioning of our drain and sewer systems, and accounts for a…


Decentralised treatment of precipitation water using separation systems

Posted 12. November 2014
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Emissions-relevant requirements for treatment of precipitation water using the separation system are governed in North Rhine-Westphalia by the circular directive dated 26 May 2004 by the Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection (the “Separation Directive” for short). The “Decentralised treatment of precipitation water in separation systems – Implementation of the Separation Directive” research project successfully tested systems for decentralised treatment of precipitation water from Category…