|[November 26, 2012]
Ant Hire Ltd. Becomes Electro Scan Dealer in England, Wales, Scotland, and Isle of Man
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Scan Inc. today announced that Ant Hire Ltd., based in Leeds, West
Yorkshire, England, has become an International Authorized Dealer of its
proprietary line of sewer leak detection and pipeline rehabilitation
certification technology. Ant
Hire Ltd. will represent the Electro Scan product line on an
exclusive basis throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man.
"We are delighted to welcome Adrian Thompson, Managing Director, and the
entire Ant Hire Ltd. team to our growing list of international dealers,"
stated Chuck Hansen, Electro Scan's Chief Executive Officer. "Their
expertise in providing specialty equipment to civil engineering and
drain services contractors, and their commitment to research and
development that has produced a number of innovative new products and
services, were key factors in our decision to pursue Ant Hire."
Electro Scan represents the next generation in sewer leak detection. In
contrast to other methods that rely on visual inspection and coding
standards, Electro Scan's patent-pending technology automatically finds
leaks in sewer and stormwater pipes by measuring the variation of
electricity passing through defects like cracks, broken joints, and
defective service connections. Data is transmitted to smartphone and
laptop computer applications and transmitted to the Company's cloud
application, Critical SewersTM.
In November 2012, Electro Scan performed its first UK-based
demonstration in Topsham, in association with Pell
Frischmann, consulting engineers. Located on the River Exe and
designated as a town by royal charter in the year 1300, the Topsham
Demonstration was attended by a number of invited water industry
stakeholders, including South West Water, Wessex Water, AECOM, Hyder
Consulting, Upstream Pipeline Services, SDI-Unistride, Exjet, OnSite,
and Ant Hire Ltd.
"We are delighted to bring Electro Scan to the UK," stated Adrian
Thompson, Ant Hire's Managing Director. "The introduction of Electro
Scan is occurring at an opportune time as the water sector begins to
prepare Business Plans, due at the end of 2013, for the next Asset
Management Plan period (AMP 6 - 2015-2020)."
"Electro Scan immediately helps water companies," continues Adrian
Thompson, "meet a number of performance goals in the (current) AMP5
period. In particular, Electro Scan helps to achieve Capex and Opex
reductions by certifying pipe rehabilitation projects, assists water
companies to become frontier performers, and ensures water companies in
'getting it right the first time, every time' for ratepayers, by
accurately diagnosing pipe conditions commonly missed by traditional
The Electro Scan technology assesses all non-conductive (i.e.
non-metallic) pipes, including asbestos cement, brick, clay, concrete,
mortar, plastic, reinforced concrete, and resin-based liners and
identifies all cracks, fractures, defective joints, and faulty service
connections to within one centimeter and calculates the estimated
gallons or liters per minute of leakage.
About Ant Hire Ltd.
Established in 1996, Ant Hire Ltd. is a closely-held UK company that
specializes in the sales, hire and servicing of specialty products for
civil engineering and drain services contractors. Located in Leeds, West
Yorkshire, the company represents a number of world class products,
including IBAK Pipe Inspection Cameras, IMS Lateral Cutters, SAVA Pipe
Stoppers and Troglotech Cameras, including in-house developed solutions.
For more information please visit http://www.anthire.co.uk/index.php.
About Electro Scan Inc.
Electro Scan Inc. is the world's leading provider of sewer leak
detection technology that reliably and accurately identifies defects
that cause leaks in sewer mains and laterals. The Company's
patent-pending technology is designed and developed in accordance with
the American Standards Testing & Measurement (ASTM) F2550-06 and is used
by sewer agencies and contractors to certify pipe repairs, relining, and
renovations. Founded in October 2011, Electro Scan Inc. is a privately
held company headquartered in Sacramento, California, USA. For more
information please visit http://www.electroscan.com.
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