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SOCOTEC Monitoring Installs PRIME™ for Severn Trent Water at Bartley Reservoir

SOCOTEC Monitoring Installs PRIME™ for Severn Trent Water at Bartley Reservoir

Severn Trent Water has contracted SOCOTEC Monitoring to install PRIME™ – the innovative new earthworks monitoring technology – at Bartley Reservoir to detect and measure leakage paths. Whilst the PRIME™ system has been tested on many sites to demonstrate the benefits of the technology in real world environments, the monitoring programme at Bartley Reservoir marks the first installation of the system on an impounding dam.…

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Management and Maintenance of Effluent and Discharge in Railway Depots

Management and Maintenance of Effluent and Discharge in Railway Depots

From cleaning train exteriors/shed inspection pits to filling toilet tanks on carriages, water fulfils a host of different functions in order to keep the rail industry operating. Once used, water is almost always returned to the environment in the form of effluent discharges and waste, either to the foul sewer system managed by the local water utility company or to controlled sources such as rivers and streams.…

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Four Questions Clients Don't Ask About Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring, But Should

Four Questions Clients Don't Ask About Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring, But Should

Having managed geotechnical and structural monitoring schemes on some of the largest construction projects in London and the surrounding areas – including the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, London Gateway Port and the Bond Street upgrade – Jeff Foggo, senior project manager at SOCOTEC Monitoring, has answered his fair share of client questions.…

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10 Years, 10 Milestone SOCOTEC Monitoring Projects

10 Years, 10 Milestone SOCOTEC Monitoring Projects

For over 40 years, the team at SOCOTEC Monitoring has been acknowledged as a leader in the design, installation and data provision for geotechnical and structural monitoring systems. From the biggest tunnelling project in Europe in 2010 to one of the most complex rail projects ever undertaken in the UK in 2020, SOCOTEC Monitoring has worked on some iconic monitoring projects over the past 10 years.…

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Locate, Identify, Safeguard: SOCOTEC's Role in Minimising Risk to Critical Utilities During Construction Works

Locate, Identify, Safeguard: SOCOTEC's Role in Minimising Risk to Critical Utilities During Construction Works

According to a report prepared by the USAG Data & Reporting Working Group, during 2017 – 2018 there were approximately 3,000 utility strikes across the UK. With thousands of construction projects taking place across the country every day, the risk of accidental strikes to underground utilities assets such as high voltage electricity cables, telecoms, gas pipelines, tunnels, fibre optics, mains water and drainage is a continued threat to project timelines, budgets, insurance and, most critically, human life.…

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Thinking Beyond Chemicals for Sustainable Fresh Produce Sanitation

Thinking Beyond Chemicals for Sustainable Fresh Produce Sanitation

Growing consumer awareness and increasingly stringent regulatory demands have resulted in renewed emphasis on the quality of water and selection of disinfectants used for the washing and preparation of vegetables, salads and other fresh produce. Microorganisms can contaminate salads, fruits and vegetables from any number of sources – fertilisers used for growth, water used for irrigation and the use of pesticides and bacteria from animals can all impact the cleanliness of fresh produce.…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Asbestos Awareness Training

The Impact of COVID-19 on Asbestos Awareness Training

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact every aspect of our lives, including the ways in which we enhance our Continuing Professional Development (CPD). One significant impact that COVID-19 has had on learning and development is the number of people signing up to undertake or refresh their Asbestos Awareness training, with course uptake experiencing considerably lower numbers than usual.…

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How Will Brexit Impact the Movement of Chemical Substances?

How Will Brexit Impact the Movement of Chemical Substances?

From 1 January 2021, a number of legislative changes will take place with regards to the movement of chemical substances in the Great British market, which many businesses will need to take note of. These can be broken down into two key pieces of legislation – the CLC Regulations and the REACH Regulations, both of which will replace those currently in place within the EU and European Economic Area (EEA).…

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Reducing Water Footprint in the Food and Beverage Industry

Reducing Water Footprint in the Food and Beverage Industry

Food production requires a significant volume of water, with around 25,000 litres required to grow and produce a day’s supply of food for a family of four (Save the Water, 2019). Due to the rapid growth in human development and population numbers, the value of water as a precious and finite resource is being increasingly recognised, particularly within the food and beverage manufacturing industry where it is heavily relied upon.…

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SOCOTEC in the Rail Sector - Annual Review

SOCOTEC in the Rail Sector - Annual Review

While there is no doubt that 2020 has proven particularly challenging for the rail industry, we would like to take a moment to look back at some of the ways in which SOCOTEC has supported the rail sector and kept the country moving throughout the pandemic.…

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