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Steve Vick Invited To Speak About SMARTester™ At International Convention

Steve Vick International Ltd (SVI) were delighted to be invited to speak at an international convention in September 2018 in Toronto organised by AUTODESK, the mechanical design and 3D CAD software developer.
SVI used the Autodesk product suite extensively in the development of the company’s SMARTester™, their new wireless electronic …

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GDN Tier 2 & 3 Repairs: Steve Vick to exhibit large diameter pipe handling equipment at No Dig Live 2018

This year’s No Dig Exhibition in Peterborough will see Steve Vick International (SVI) demonstrating a comprehensive range of pipe handling equipment designed to fulfil the needs of Tier 2 and 3 GDN contractors repairing gas mains up to 1600mm diameter.
The company will be introducing a new larger ‘beak’ for …

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SMART, SEARCHABLE, SAFE – SVI bring the SMARTester™ to No-Dig 2018

Steve Vick International (SVI) is to exhibit at No-Dig Live 2018, where the company will be showing and presenting its new SMARTester™: The wireless pressure test system changing the way the industry records and analyses test evidence.
SMARTester™ is a fully integrated wireless pressure testing system composed of: SMARTester handset, …

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New SMARTester™ attracts interest at Utility Week Live

Steve Vick International (SVI) was delighted with their first appearance as an exhibitor at Utility Week Live in May. The main focus on the company’s stand was the newly developed SMARTester™.
SMARTester™ is a fully integrated wireless pressure testing system composed of: handset, app and Dashboard database. It provides …

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Our man in Washington

Winning IGEM’s prestigious 2017 Young Persons Paper Competition meant that Matthew Maclennan, Mechanical Design Engineer at Steve Vick International (SVI), got to visit the World Gas Conference 2018 held in Washington DC in June.
“It was a bit mind blowing!”, said Matthew describing his impression of this most important global …

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SVI unveils SMARTester at AGSM Conference

Delegates and visitors at the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) National Conference & Exhibition in April will have an opportunity to try out the Steve Vick International (SVI) ground-breaking SMARTester™ wireless gas pressure sensor.
SVI is exhibiting for the first time at the AGSM conference – the UK’s …

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SVI’s Dotty marathon team not defeated by snow

A team from Steve Vick International Ltd (SVI) was planning to run the Bath Half Marathon on 4th March for ‘Team Dotty’ to raise money for Dorothy House Hospice in the city.
Unfortunately, the Beast from the East and a significant fall of snow led to the last-minute cancellation of …

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A game changer for Steel Gas Mains replacement and Connections

Following the successful Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) funded project to develop a tool for the safe, effective window cutting of ductile iron mains, Wales & West Utilities has worked with Steve Vick International (SVI) to introduce a cutter which allows the removal of a window from a steel main.
Due …

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Using the Live Mains Insertion (LMI) method, tRIIO, a joint venture owned by Skanska UK and Morrison Utility Services working on behalf of Cadent, Britain’s largest gas distribution company, recently inserted a new 355mm PE gas main 740 metres into an 18” underground cast iron pipe in one push. This …

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When faced with breaking out a 24” cast iron gas main outside the new BBC Wales headquarters being built in the centre of Cardiff, Wales & West Utilities faced a potential drama – a challenging gas connection in the heart of Wales’ capital city.
Drama was avoided, however, thanks, …

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