December 19, 2017

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 to the lack of tooling available, Wales & West Utilities and all other gas...

August 29, 2017

Submitted in conjunction with Wales & West Utilities, Steve Vick International (SVI) is delighted to have been shortlisted for an Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) Award in two categories – Best Gas Network Improvement and Best Safety Improvement. Now in its eighth year, the UK Energy Innovation Awards celebrate the best new technologies and innovations that are having a positive impact on...

June 1, 2017

Introducing the new SVI SMARTester — highly accurate Bluetooth pressure sensor. Wales & West Utilities has built a first class reputation for safety within the industry. In seeking to improve on the conventional water gauge test used on new gas service supplies, Wales & West Utilities collaborated with Steve Vick International (SVI), as part of a NIA project to develop the...

November 22, 2016

Wales & West Utilities has purchased 33 Rapid Window Cutters from Steve Vick International, to help boost the efficiency of their gas main replacement programme. The gas emergency and pipeline service for Wales and the south west of England collaborated with Steve Vick in developing the innovative cutter for ductile iron mains and funded its design as part of the Network Innovation...

April 21, 2016

Steve Vick International (SVI) and Northern Gas Networks (NGN), have joined forces and developed the Enhanced S.E.A.L. system; an innovative new method that allows 100% of Tier 1 (T1) gas mains, including the last joint before entering the T2 or T3 main, to be sealed and abandoned. Gas Distribution Networks are required to abandon or replace all cast iron and ductile T1 pipes within 30m of a...

April 20, 2015

RSRL Harwell first approached Steve Vick International about the use of their technology to tie down the contamination after initial investigations by Aurora Health Physics revealed higher levels of contamination than anticipated inside the storage tubes. SVI were asked to provide a proposal for the project which was to be one of the most technically challenging foaming operations SVI had...

November 18, 2011

Steve Vick International resin sealant technology has been successfully used at Sellafield to assist in the safe removal of approximately 10 metres of highly contaminated 150mm diameter ABS plastic duct that was previously used to extract a suite of gloveboxes from a Waste Washing Pilot Plant. Specifically, the company was commissioned to design a method of safely removing one metre lengths of...