April 2013, Vol. 240 No. 4

TechNotes

No-Dig Anode Installation Process: A More Efficient Way To Meet CWO Compliance

No-Dig Anode Installation, or NDAI, is a patented process that allows utility companies to install one or more 17-pound anodes on steel services and mains through existing valve box test stations or curb valve boxes. The entire process, which was collaboratively developed between ULC Pipeline Robotics and the Con Edison Company of New York, can be performed without the need to excavate – eliminating costly street opening permits and heavy construction equipment. In addition to the reduction of CWO compliance costs, the NDAI method allows for the installation of anodes in a fraction of the time required by conventional methods. The NDAI process is capable of installing up

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