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7 Reasons for Remote Inspection of Underwater Infrastructure

7 Reasons for conducting regular inspections of underwater infrastructure such as hydro dams, intakes and outfalls, and headrace and tailrace tunnels. Written by: Bill Sherwood No One Dies: Divers die in pipeline and confined space penetrations. Divers are from 30 to 40 times more likely than average to be killed or be seriously injured in the workplace. They can become entangled in debris, their breathing equipment can malfunction or, due to the stress of working in this dangerous environment, simply exhaust themselves and run out of air. When inspecting upstream of dam structures they are often sucked into gaps in
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ASI Group Ltd. appoints Human Resource Manager

Growth and Expansion continues at ASI St. Catharines, ON – ASI Group Ltd. (ASI) a leading service provider in Underwater Services and Water Management, has appointed Paula Cutler as Human Resource Manager to further develop and meet the needs of ASI’s growing workforce. “Additional service offerings, increased R&D initiatives and the growing list of clients led us to look for a Human Resource Manager. Our mandate is always to provide a solution to best serve our clients and our employees alike, therefore, we were very fortunate to find someone of Paula’s caliber to fulfill this role” says Carmen Sferrazza, President
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Hyperbaric Tunneling Support

HYPERBARIC TUNNELING SUPPORT ASI is proud to be the first Canadian company to provide Hyperbaric Tunneling Support Services to Tunneling companies in North America.  These services include consultation for all hyperbaric needs (planning, risk assessment, safety and adherence to local regulatory requirements), hyperbaric intervention support, hyperbaric worker training, equipment maintenance program and servicing of the air-lock and supporting systems. In 2014, ASI has successfully completed over 70 hyperbaric interventions and is currently working with SNC Lavalin SELI (SSJV) on the Evergreen Tunnel project in British Columbia. Below provides further insight into Hyperbaric Tunneling Support.  If you are interested in this
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Water and Underwater Expert ASI Group Ltd. Expands Operations in Québec

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Water and Underwater Expert ASI Group Ltd. Expands Operations in Québec ST. CATHARINES, September 29, 2015 – ASI Group Ltd. (ASI), a water and wastewater operations group and underwater inspection and maintenance service firm, has expanded operations to Québec. This expansion is not only to service the Québec market, but to serve all French speaking territories on a global scale. The Québec location at 1001 rue Lenoir, Suite A-503 in Montréal builds upon ASI’s 28 years of experience in Canada and throughout the world. “It’s a great opportunity to work with our clients in Québec and
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ASI Group Ltd. Celebrates Two Decades of R&D With Patent Award

August 10, 2015 ASI Group Ltd. (ASI) announced today that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,003,693 B2 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent asserts a method for controlling bivalve growth in a static or semi-static service water system. This method is especially useful for controlling zebra mussel growth in water systems used for fire prevention. Mussel infestation is particularly a concern for industrial facilities that draw raw water from the Great Lakes. In their maturity, mussels attach themselves to hard surfaces such as pipelines, which can result in a reduction of pipeline bores, enhanced electro-corrosion
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ASI Marine’s deepest tunnel inspection (using an ROV)

July 15, 2015 Another company record surpassed in underwater inspection ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO – In June 2015, ASI Marine (ASI) personnel conducted a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) underwater inspection of the Cheves Hydropower Tunnel in Peru and ended up breaking the ASI company record for the deepest flooded tunnel inspection at 570 m water depth. The Cheves Hydropower Project is being developed by EMPRESA DE GENERACIÓN ELÉCTRICA CHEVES S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Statkraft. The tunnel inspected is approximately 9.8 km in length, with a 35 m2 area horseshoe profile. The purpose of the inspection was to collect data
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Biofouling Control Services

ASI offers a complete turnkey package which includes: • Initial site assessment • Use of ASI Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) • Installation of chlorination metering skids and tankage • Installation of analytical instrumentation and loggers • System commissioning/operation • Compliance Sampling and Reporting • Breakdown and demobilization ASI currently provides mussel control programs for over forty industries and water treatment facilities throughout the Great Lakes watershed. More info.
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An Alternative Solution for Residential Developers

May 08, 2015 BUILT-TO-SUIT: A SOLUTION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT GROWTH A built-to-suit (phased) water & wastewater treatment system offers flexibility, limiting the risk for potential development failure and increases the long term sustainability of a community. For this reason, it has become favourable amongst private development projects. Every servicing project whether private or public is driven by balancing capital expenditure, operations/maintenance costs and management of assets with revenue generated through user fees or utility income. For a servicing project to be successful, the revenue must match the costs. Build-to-suit servicing is a strategy that balances this equation. Matching servicing requirements
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