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Electro Scan Inc. Founder, Chuck Hansen, To Present at 2018 COMSOL Conference in Boston


Will Discuss Role of COMSOL® Multiphysics® to Create Revolutionary
Technology That Certifies Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) and Other Pipelines
As Watertight, Finding Leaks Missed by Acoustic and CCTV Inspection

Scan Inc.
, a leading provider of intelligent leak detection
technologies and cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) analytics,
today announced that its Founder & Chairman, Chuck
, will present at the 2018 COMSOL
in Boston, Massachusetts, October 3-5, 2018.

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Electro Scan Inc. COMSOL® Multiphysics® Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) Pipeline Diagnostic T ...

Electro Scan Inc. COMSOL® Multiphysics® Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) Pipeline Diagnostic Tool. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Electro Scan's patented and patent-pending low voltage conductivity
technology is seen as a revolutionary technology that directly benefits
municipal sewer and water pipeline owners engaged in rehabilitation and
replacement programs.

Recently, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) issued its 2018
State of the Water Industry Report
naming "Renewal and Replacement
of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure" as the industry's #1 priority
for the fourth year in a row. Yet, the absence of technologies to
reliably certify repairs as watertight can challenge the long-term
sustainability and resiliency of infrastructure replacement programs.

The Company's focused electrode leak location (FELL) technology is
singularly unique in its ability to provide precise, unbiased, and
unambiguous leak testing results and certification of new and
rehabilitated pipes as watertight, especially after service reconnection.

Once a test is completed in the field, results are available within
minutes, without requiring third-party data interpretation.

As a result, owners and contractors can immediately diagnose and
prioritize repairs, which is especially advantageous to owners before
accepting new pipe installations and authorizing contractor payment.

"It is a privilege to be selected by such an esteemed committee of
expert COMSOL® users," stated Hansen.

According to USEPA, each year more than 860 billion gallons of
wastewater contaminate rivers and streams used for public drinking
water, with 2.2 billion gallons of treated drinking water lost each
year. These avoidable losses result from cracks, bad service
connections, defective joints, contractor damage, poor construction, and
structural failures. In many cases, leaks are unable to be located
precisely, nor able to be quantified using currently-available
inspection technologies.

Hansen's paper, entitled "Using Multiphysics to Quantify Leakage
Rates in New and Rehabilitated Sewer and Water Pipes
", will be
presented on Thursday, October 4, following Hansen's appearance at the 91st
Annual Water Environment Federations Annual Technical Exhibition &
Conference (WEFTEC) 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 29 –
October 3, 2018.

The Company's FELL technology certifies pipes as watertight, in
accordance with ASTM Standard F2550 – just renewed through December 31,
2026 – replacing less accurate acoustic, visual, and closed-circuit
television (CCTV) camera-based inspection devices.

Encouraged by renowned civil engineering educator Ken Kerri, Ph.D.,
P.E., Program Director, Office of Water Programs, California State
University, Sacramento, Electro Scan's technology reliably tests &
certifies Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) installations and Spray-In-Place
Pipe (SIPP) coatings.

To help prepare for field testing, Hansen selected COMSOL® Multiphysics®
for quantitative analysis, replicating results at dozens of utilities in
the U.S. and leading international water utilities for assessing pre-
and post-rehabilitated sewer and water pipelines.

For more than 25 years, sewer & water rehabilitation contractors and
suppliers have relied exclusively on visual inspection or CCTV
inspection to evaluate the water tightness of existing or rehabilitated

Since 2011, municipal sewer and water system owners have seen FELL
technology consistently locate and quantify leaks in pipes that had been
previously certified as watertight.

In addition to locating leaks within 3/8th of an inch (1cm),
Electro Scan's technology quantifies leakage rates for each defect in
customary units of gallons per minute or liters per second.

Similar to using low voltage current in well-known holiday testing
techniques for protective coatings, the Company is able to test
360-degrees of a pipe wall and along its entire length.

"We are delighted to collaborate with so many leading cities, municipal
utilities and consulting engineers, adopting more stringent acceptance
standards for assessing new and existing pipelines, bringing a direct
cost saving to rate payers and municipal bondholders," stated Hansen.

"Given the nearly $1 trillion needed to upgrade sewer and water
infrastructure, the industry needed an independent and reliable tool to
make sure pipeline owners prioritize the right pipes to be fixed, and
then certified as watertight," added Hansen.

In addition to using COMSOL® Multiphysics® to help validate its
capabilities, the Company has undergone independent testing by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Water Research Foundation
(WRF), university testing, and customer benchmark tests compared to
results from legacy inspection devices.

Validation testing was conducted on various pipe materials, sizes,
lengths, depth of cover, soil types, and lining materials, including
both live pipelines and exhumed pipe sections.

Since 2015, WRc plc of Swindon, England has adopted Electro Scan's
technology for its exclusive use in leak location/quantification in the

A limited number of users were invited to present at the 2018 COMSOL
Conference in Boston, with abstracts reviewed by a 55-person Selection
with representatives from 13 countries.

"Disruptive technologies, like Electro Scan, take the guesswork out of
decision-making needed to ensure reliability, resiliency, and
sustainability of our valuable water infrastructure," continued Hansen.

Equipment is offered for licensing to municipal utilities and authorized
contractors, with services available from Electro Scan Inc. or an
authorized agent.

About Electro Scan Inc.

Headquartered in Sacramento, California, the Company markets & sells
intelligent pipe diagnostic equipment, including licensing its companion
SaaS-based cloud applications. In addition, the Company provides
professional services to municipal clients, both directly and indirectly
through authorized partners. Founded in 2011 by Chuck Hansen, an expert
in the identification and rehabilitation of critical water and sewer
assets, Electro Scan products & services help ensure the long-term
reliability & sustainability of pipeline networks.

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