IKT

IKT – Institute for Underground Infrastructure

Expert witness assessments and consulting

Posted 15. January 2014
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The IKT drafts expert witness assessments for courts, for network operators, for contractors, for manufacturers, and for engineering consultancies. These assessments include the technical quality of drain/sewer products and services, the technical quality of drain/sewer refurbishing operations, and the effectiveness and reliability of drain/sewer operating processes. IKT’s combination of practical test and research experience and the Institute’s independence and non-profit status assure impartial assessments that incorporate the very latest state-of-the-art…


IKT Comparative Tests

Posted 15. January 2014
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The objective of IKT Comparative Tests is to provide network operators with reliable and independent information on the strengths and weaknesses of products and methods in waste water technology. IKT Comparative Tests are undertaken in collaboration with network operators who meet to follow the progress of tests. A central aspect of IKT Comparative Tests is the practical product test, e.g. testing under construction or operating conditions. read more


Practical Research

Posted 15. January 2014
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IKT investigates practical issues concerning the performance of underground infrastructure. Its client group consists primarily of operators of surface water and foul sewer networks as well as water and gas supply networks. The network operators define the topics for IKT’s research and monitor, and support the research. IKT develops project concepts, performs laboratory and in-situ tests, and prepares the written research reports. The topics include a diverse range of technical,…


About IKT

Posted 15. January 2014
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IKT ‑ Institute for Underground Infrastructure is a neutral, independent non-profit institute, and works on solving practical and operational issues concerning underground sewers, pipes and other conduit engineering, its primary focus being on sewer systems. The institute conducts research projects, material testing, CIPP liner testing, consultations and seminars on the construction, operation and renovation of underground infrastructures. read more


Project F205:
Municipal PR activities on private waste-water systems

Posted 11. January 2014
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In Phase 1 of this project for the Environment Ministry of the state of NRW, the tools and materials used to provide the public with information about private sewer pipes are to be refined. Various new mechanisms and tools are to be created or further developed for this purpose. In addition, an aid to decision making about the refurbishing of site drainage systems is to be developed to assist owners…


Comparative assessment of innovative inspection procedures and equipment for site drainage systems

Posted 10. January 2014
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This research project involves the development of a test programme to comparatively test and evaluate the inspection procedures and equipment currently available for site drainage systems. Practical experience is to be gathered in pilot deployments in cooperation between the Meyer-Entsorgung disposal company and the City of Osnabrück. In addition, general recommendations for action to provide both the public and system operators with assistance prior to the actual inspection are to…