Sam CancillaSam Cancilla is the Vice President of Business Development of RedZone Robotics Inc., Advanced Pipeline Assessment and is based out of the world headquarters of the Pittsburgh, PA Office. He has over 25 years of experience in the water and wastewater trenchless technology industry from pipeline inspection to various inspection and rehabilitation technologies including cured‐in place pipe rehab, pipe bursting, cement‐mortar lining, in both gravity and pressure pipes. In addition, Mr. Cancilla has been involved with the development and implementation of the Responder multi‐ sensor robotic platform for advanced pipeline condition assessment, Solo autonomous pipeline inspection robot, ICOM, sewer asset management and is named on several patents for such innovative technologies. In addition, Mr. Cancilla has been involved with the condition assessment in over 300 of the largest major US and Canadian cities more than millions LF of both of large and small diameter pipes using the Responder and Solo robotic systems. He has a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a member of various industry groups including NASSCO, ASTM, AWWA, NASST, WEA, WEF and others.
Project Manager of Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority Internal Inspection of Sanitary Gravity Sewer Collection System, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Project Completed: December 2015
Mr. Cancilla oversaw the overall project toward completion for the system wide sewer evaluation of the collection system for the Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority which owns, operates, and maintains its own Sanitary Sewer System which has approximately 120 miles in the sewer collection system. The TRWRA serves the New Jersey communities of Fair Haven, Little Silver, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Shrewsbury Borough and Township, West Long Branch, Rumson, Fort Monmouth, Sea Bright, Tinton Falls, Eatontown, and Red Bank.
RedZone Robotics was selected from an invitation to bid process. For the small diameter pipelines, 8” to 12”, RedZone utilized the Solo autonomous robot for the inspection process. For the mid to large diameter pipelines, RedZone utilized the Responder robot and MD and HD profiler vessels to capture an advanced multi‐sensor assessment of digital CCTV, Sonar, and laser profiling. All manholes were also inspected in the system. The collection system data was placed on RedZone Robotics ICOM asset management program.
Large Diameter Sanitary Sewer Inspection using Robotic Technology, Phases 1 and 2, Houston, Texas, Project Completed: October 2012, March 2016.
Mr. Cancilla oversaw the overall project toward completion for the project to inspect the large diameter interceptor sewer system.
Phase 1 inspection consisted of over 300,000 LF of 60” through 198” diameter sewers throughout the City of Houston. RedZone met the inspection challenge by acquiring two years of data in just a one‐year period.
Phase 2 inspection consisted of over 300,000 LF of 48” and larger diameter sewers throughout the City of Houston. Once again, RedZone’s deployment team cut the anticipated field deployment estimate nearly in half.
The inspection used the multi‐sensor robotic platform Responder to collect digital CCTV, Sonar, 3D Lidar/Laser and H2S Gas temperature sensors while in service and with no bypass pumping required. The result established a condition assessment for the largest diameters sewer interceptors in the Houston collection system that will be utilized for years to come.