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A tamp is a device used to compact or flatten an aggregate or another powdered or granular material, typically to make it resistant to further compression or simply to increase its density.

Why More Utilities Are Implementing AMR/AMI

Why More Utilities Are Implementing AMR/AMI

The implementation of AMR/AMI has grown consistently by more than 20% annually among water utilities nationwide. However, no matter how outdated a metering system may be, changing to something new and different can be a difficult adjustment forutility companies and customers alike.

Selecting a Soil Compactor

Selecting a Soil Compactor

Choosing the right size compactor is critical to every compaction project, points out Tim Hoffman, rollers product manager for the Atlas Copco road construction equipment division. “Using one that’s too heavy or too light can have a huge impact on productivity and costs,” he adds. “If it doesn’t have enough

Energy Theft: A Growing Problem

Energy Theft: A Growing Problem

This is not a case of masked burglars demanding that you hand over your electricity. Nevertheless, slightly more discrete thieves are stealing power at a high rate.

Industry experts estimate that $6 billion of electricity is stolen in the US each year. It ranks as the third-most stolen item, after credit

Automatic Success

Automatic Success

The implementation of AMR/AMI has grown consistently by more than 20% annually among water utilities nationwide. However, no matter how outdated a metering system may be, changing to something new and different can be a difficult adjustment forutility companies and customers alike.

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Concrete has been around since ancient times. Concrete and mortar have been used to hold together bricks and create smooth surfaces by every civilization. Today concrete is the foundation (literally) of modern construction techniques of all types. Our roadway system primarily utilizes concrete pavement for road construction, according to the

Tools for Compaction

Tools for Compaction

Soil compaction is the removal of air voids from soil by applied force in such a way that it conditions or compacts soil beneath or next to the construction, resulting in a denser soil with the ability to hold greater weight, points out Fred Paul, Wacker Neuson sales engineer and application manager.

Air voids are

AMR or AMI: Which Makes More Sense?

AMR or AMI: Which Makes More Sense?

Prior to the introduction of automatic meter reading (AMR, also known as automated meter reading), water utilities had to do everything by hand. With AMR came the opportunity to utilize technology to reduce costs and improve productivity.

Project Profile: RCC Carries Weight at Distribution Warehouses

Project Profile: RCC Carries Weight at Distribution Warehouses

Interstate 81 stretches for 855 miles along the Appalachian Mountains from the Canada/US border to Tennessee. The route is known as the trucker’s highway, a less congested North/South alternative to I-95 that carries more than 12% of the nation’s gross domestic product.

Hundreds of distribution warehouses and several major rail intermodals have sprouted along this

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