CATT offers a variety of expert services such as Third Party Product Testing and Validation, Standards and Specifications & Software Development
THIRD PARTY PRODUCT TESTING & VALIDATION
CATT develops and carries out pilot projects to evaluate new materials and technologies, and performs specialized contract testing and research for the North American water industry. CATT has also developed and completed field pilot tests for cities (City of Cambridge, City of Waterloo, and City of London) to evaluate new technologies. Contract testing revenue is used to offset the Technical Director/Research Associate salary and to support graduate, Co-op, and Undergraduate students.
CATT has assisted with the development of industry’s leading trenchless design programs that are used by industry practitioners around the globe. Tools include Vermeer Boreaid now owned by the Vermeer Corporation in Pella Iowa, and free web based tools developed for the Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI): PPI-BOREAID, PPI-PACE, and HDPEAPP. In 2017, a new web based water treatment plant energy calculator was developed for the Southern Ontario Water Consortium that estimates GHG emissions and energy use.