More than ever before, municipalities are working to build digital models of their sewer networks that reveal the intricacies of both form and function. GIS mapping software has become an essential tool in this endeavor, and for many sewer professionals, Esri’s ArcGIS stands out as the pinnacle of geographic information systems.
Sewer inspection reports allow wastewater teams to review and share vital information about a system’s condition, functionality, risks and maintenance plan. They highlight data from sections, inspections, observations or ratings, and they serve as records that can be referenced for future maintenance, planning and trends. And the data they contain ensures more informed decisions are made regarding rehabilitation and inspection.
Ovality measurements can identify potential risks to a pipe’s integrity, making them a vital part of sewer inspection and maintenance. With a laser profiler and WinCan on hand, wastewater teams can easily gather information about a pipe’s diameter as part of a routine inspection. Inspection teams simply need to gather media, calibrate the Laser Scan module in WinCan and record the data.
In 2018, WinCan partnered with Lucity to bring even more flexibility to the WinCan platform and enhance the asset management capabilities of wastewater professionals around the world. Lucity had been an industry leader in wastewater asset management for nearly 30 years when they partnered with WinCan. Just a year later, they were acquired by CentralSquare, a move that would build on that value with even more robust offerings.
Coding standards help wastewater professionals keep data organized, communicate more effectively, and ensure regulatory compliance. By providing a standard method of identification and classification, standards like those detailed in NASSCO’s Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) provide common ground for municipalities and contractors who may otherwise inspect and code to internal standards rather than those of the region they are in.
WinCan VX enables users to customize their WinCan experience to work more productively on a variety of tasks.
With an intuitive UI in mind, our developers have worked hard to make WinCan VX accessible and flexible. Whether you need to increase the size of text in section data or want to hide/unhide specific interface elements to accommodate your workflow, you can easily move individual windows; switch to preset workspaces; adjust text font and size for improved readability; and even group section data for more streamlined navigation—all from within WinCan’s “Views” tab.
One of the most common questions we hear from contractors and municipalities who are considering switching to WinCan is what will happen to years of legacy data already logged and archived in different software? With WinCan’s seamless migration and conversion services, you can free inspection data that’s trapped in your current software and retain its integrity for future use.
Wastewater professionals, whether in the field or in the office, need to be able to navigate inspection data with speed and precision. For many sewer inspection contractors, time is money. WinCan’s filter tools allow users to quickly pinpoint and organize inspection data for pipes, laterals and manholes with just a few clicks.
Sewer workers — and project managers, construction crews, and public works teams — spend much of their time on the job site. And the location and project can vary wildly day to day. In a single week a crew may be asked to deploy equipment into a downtown collection system, through lines in a new suburban development, or down an access point in an off-road easement.
The most robust sewer inspection software in today’s market offers users many different features to optimize efficiency, so it’s important that users know how to access all elements of it. To ensure they get the most out of their purchase, WinCan offers personal training opportunities designed around the customer’s needs.