Pipeline Management

Pipelines are expensive assets and inspection of these assets is an integral part of the pipeline integrity management to ensure that there is no evidence of deformations, leaks, weld cracks, corrosion or any other defects. Many industries rely heavily on pipelines for transporting of water, crude oil, petroleum, natural gas and other products. These industries…

NON REVENUE WATER

The fundamental challenge for all water supplies authorities in India is to have a more extensive region for water contamination & loss of water resources. Non Revenue Water(NRW) is defined as the difference of water put into the distribution system and the amount billed to consumers.  Suppose 1000 MLD(Millions of litres per day) of water…

Endobot’s Vlog

Hi I am Endobot(a robot), a traveller from Solinas Integrity. (P.S: Only in pipelines) Today, I am going to share one of my scariest travel experiences with you all. Let me begin with introducing my support system during my travel. Torchlight, 360 view camera, Laptop for sharing the videos., Extended wire(400mts) and A controller. On…

Broken glasses!

BROKEN GLASSES – An empathetic act that turned into a nightmare! If I say you are also contributing to the sad plight of manual scavengers, how would you feel? News of manual scavenging, the deaths, the plight of their lives,  the lifelong impact – we have heard and known enough. But here is a question!…

Solinas approach to eliminate Manual Scavenging

Taking a socio-technological approach to solve this problem could provide us a potential solution. Firstly we need to understand the problem of cleaning fundamentally and then look at technological solutions. Moreover we need to work on ground with people and empower them to leverage these technologies for themselves, thereby contributing to their financial well being. …

Technologies for cleaning human waste

Minimal effort was given to finding a solution for this demeaning problem for several decades and no lessons were learnt from other countries in this aspect. In France giant balls smaller than sewerage lines are pushed using water at high pressure to unclog the sewers (see Fig.2). Very few solutions have been found in India….

Understanding Manual Scavenging

The background & social context Dignity is an inalienable right which is part of the fundamental right to life. Justice systems all over the world have held human dignity to be the most important, fundamental, inalienable and transcendental of rights. Yet, even after more than 70 years of independent India we find a section of…

The invisible ones

Can you solve this riddle? I sleep in a hole Who am I, you ask? I keep within for hours, clearing the rut, Which is an explicit output of your gut I am the Invisible one doing the work so you’ll be able to keep your hands clean Do you feel proud? This literary composition…