Product Focus - January 2020

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Cured-in-Place Pipe

Emagineered Solutions THE SHOOTER

THE SHOOTER from Emagineered Solutions is a continuous air-inversion machine for CIPP. Two fast and reliable models are available: the mobile SHOOTER 12 for 6- to 12-inch pipe, with built-in lubrication system and knife gate for after the tail passes, and the trailer-mounted SHOOTER 24 for 15- to 24-inch lines. An optional conversion kit for the SHOOTER 12 inverts 15-inch liners, and one for the SHOOTER 24 inverts 6- to 12-inch liners. A water-cure flange is also available. The new lubrication system includes an oil overspray guard that keeps operators dry. The fully adjustable, structurally reinforced lip seals are robust and available in 4 through 24 inches. 541-504-0416;

Granite Inliner CIPP

Inliner CIPP and glass-reinforced Inliner STX UV-cured liners from Granite Inliner are used to rehabilitate a broad range of gravity and pressure pipeline systems. The liners are used by municipalities and manufacturing-based industrial facilities to renew storm, waste and process sewer piping that have been damaged by corrosion and/or structural deterioration. CIPP allows for the renewal of damaged underground pipes without excavation. The products combine an engineered lining tube with a thermosetting resin and are cured by water, air or UV light. The technology can renew pipes from 4 to 120 inches in diameter, including those with bends, diameter changes or noncircular geometries. It can be installed via direct inversion or pull-in-place methods in contiguous segments of several thousand feet by accessing existing manhole structures. 812-865-3232;

HammerHead Trenchless WT212-3D

The WT212-3D wet-out table from HammerHead Trenchless has a three-drive roller system and no-shim gap control that combine to deliver highly accurate and uniform resin saturation for quality CIPP installations. The latest CIPP curing methods, such as LED curing, require consistency in resin depth and saturation. The three-drive design of the unit powers rollers to reduce liner wrinkling. The smooth, automated operation delivers uniform wet-outs time after time. In addition, a quick-locking gap mechanism allows users to calibrate gaps between 5 and 15 mm, with more precision than shim-calibrated designs, to eliminate thickness variations in resin. 800-331-6653;

Pipeline Renewal Technologies SpeedyLight+

SpeedyLight+ from Pipeline Renewal Technologies is an LED-based UV solution for CIPP that cures at speeds ranging from 0.66 to 3.3 feet per minute. Because it’s compatible with felt (as well as invertible glass fiber), it can cure 90-degree bends in lines as small as 4 inches, as well as other challenging geometries like transitions and verticals. Free of styrene and amines (and the associated odor), UV-based cure technologies raise fewer objections from the public and a crew. The single-part vinyl ester resin requires no mixing and eliminates shelf life and working time challenges. It uses LED lamps to cure, drawing half the power of traditional UV technology while providing a more powerful cure. The integrated camera lets operators monitor the curing process in real time for optimal quality control. The highly portable design allows for access from even the most remote sites, curing up to 328 feet of liner in pipe 4 to 12 inches. 866-936-8476;

Pipe Bursting Tools

Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions PD-33M  

The PD-33M pipe bursting machine from Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions is designed to replace existing underground pipes 2 to 6 inches in diameter. Its nonslip, cylinder-activated jaws prevent cable damage while providing 60,000 pounds of pulling force. It offers a cost-effective alternative to opencut excavation, reducing customer disruption and increasing company profits. The process replaces the existing pipe with a fused HDPE pipe, which eliminates all joints, and allows the operator to pull through bends such as 45-degree fittings. This system is modular and can be easily disassembled and reassembled for manhole and basement applications. With a compact design and very small footprint of only 20 by 20 inches, this unit can be used in tight locations. 800-344-6653;

Spartan Tool UnderTaker

With 30 tons of lateral pulling force, the UnderTaker pipe bursting system from Spartan Tool employs a hydraulically powered cylinder that pulls a bursting head through the existing line while simultaneously replacing it with seamless, high-flow, code-approved HDPE pipe. With a small hole at each end of the run, the user can pull pipe from the building to the main, accommodate bends in the pipe, increase diameter and lay new line at a rate of up to 5 feet per minute. The system allows replacement of 2- to 6-inch pipe with up to three 45-degree bends in the pipe. It can also upsize from 4- to 6-inch pipes. When assembled, the unit weighs 210 pounds, but it disassembles into four separate components for easy transport, with no part weighing more than 70 pounds. 800-435-3866;

Pipe Cutters

RIDGID 286 Soil Pipe Cutter

The RIDGID 286 Soil Pipe Cutter is designed for accurate, single-stroke cutting of soil pipes up to 6 inches. Its articulating outward-facing hooks simplify connecting cast iron and clay pipe, while the handles can easily be adjusted and set for repeated cuts. Long handles and a built-in cutting mechanism also provide the mechanical advantage to minimize cutting effort and enhance ergonomics. Chain extenders can be added to cut up to an 8-inch soil pipe (up to 15-inch if you are cutting clay pipe only). 800-769-7743;

Sewer Robotics USA SR-SERIES HA125

The Sewer Robotics USA SR-SERIES HA125 is a powerful, self-propelled, lateral reinstatement cutter that fits relined 6-inch pipes easily. The robot’s durable body is only 4 inches in diameter and made out of stainless steel. The cutter motor delivers 5.4 hp while its design allows for a long lifetime and easy refurbishment in five minutes in the field. The 8-inch ram lift and 90-degree pivoting of the cutter are both actuated by hydropneumatic cylinders to combine the best of both worlds with precisely controlled and very strong movements without complicated hydraulics going through the robot. It offers camera visibility, a lens cleaner, and precise and operator-friendly controls. The robot is compatible with other water jet cutting and UV patching modules, and it comes as a mobile kit or vehicle installed. 717-658-4532;

Wachs Utility Products Trav-L-Cutter

The Trav-L-Cutter from Wachs Utility Products is a portable pipe cutter with the capacity to cut 6- to 72-inch pipe with additional chain sections. It is available in hydraulic or pneumatic power and is capable of being mounted horizontally or vertically on the pipe. It cuts and bevels steel, cast iron and ductile iron with a carbide blade, and PVC with a high-speed steel blade. It requires a minimal clearance of 12 to 15 inches radial and 20 inches axial. The chain drive system maintains continuous out-of-round compensation while providing positive drive under all conditions for accurate cuts. By using an optional guide track and special guide track wheels, accuracy of 0.005 inches can be maintained in the field. 815-943-4785;

Pipe Lining

Applied Felts hybrid liners

Applied Felts hybrid liners combine fiberglass reinforcement with traditional felt liner material to provide strong, robust liners. These hybrid liners perform and install in the same manner as nonreinforced liners with the benefit of reduced thickness, delivering significant resin savings and ensuring a close fit and faster install. AquaCure RP, PS and PW fiberglass-reinforced liners provide strong physical and mechanical properties that meet or exceed ASTM and NSF 61 testing standards. The company’s traditional felt liners come in a variety of coating options for polyurethane, polypropylene or polyethylene. 276-656-1904;

Avanti International AV-100

AV-100 from Avanti International is a chemically reactive gel that has similar viscosity to water. It can permeate anywhere water can travel and has adjustable cure times from five seconds to more than 10 hours. It can be used to rehabilitate and sustain sanitary collections systems by eliminating infiltration in manholes, sewer mainlines, joints, laterals, and before and after various forms of CIPP lining. After lining, the chemical grout can be used to reinstate laterals. It creates an effective, long-lasting water barrier while providing soil stabilization. 800-877-2570;

Cretex Specialty Products HydraTite

HydraTite internal joint seal from Cretex Specialty Products is a mechanical, trenchless remediation for leaking pipe joints. It consists of a rubber seal that spans the joint and is held in place by stainless steel retaining bands on either side of the joint. The retaining bands are hydraulically expanded and locked in place using a wedge lock design, which forms an airtight seal around the joint, eliminating all possibilities of infiltration or exfiltration. These seals can be custom-fitted into irregular-shaped conduits and may be used as end seals on CIPP projects. The system is a recognized method of joint repair by American Water Works Association Manual M28 and has been widely accepted and approved by engineers, municipalities and Departments of Transportation. It has a 50-year design life, does not require excavation and has a low profile that ensures minimal flow loss. 800-345-3764;

CUES Easy Grout

The CUES Easy Grout system offers a computerized graphical user interface that intuitively leads the user through the grouting process. The software includes help files, tool tip descriptions and recommended settings to assist operators throughout the grouting process. Since the system has been designed to consolidate all the valves and electrical controls into a single instrumentation cabinet, it can be mounted in any location, therefore saving space. 800-327-7791;

MaxLiner USA Max FLEX 4D

The Max FLEX 4D from MaxLiner USA provides ease of inversion and a close fit in 4- to 6-inch transitions (while maintaining a thickness of 3 mm), and its specifically designed stitched seam is capable of negotiating bends up to 90 degrees with minimal wrinkling. It is a nonwoven needle-punched polyethylene felt liner with an impermeable polyurethane coating. 877-426-5948;

Neopoxy NPR-5305 One-Step Kit

The single package, 1.5- or 3-gallon NPR-5305 One-Step Kit from Neopoxy makes epoxy protective lining an easy, one-step mixing process. Both components are in a single container that allows the applicator to simply mix the product with a mixing blade until a nice, smooth color is evident. The product can then be moved to a vertical or horizontal surface to be lined and can be smoothed with a plastic spatula. It doesn’t require expensive spray equipment, is environmentally safe, requires no measuring and is easy to use. The 3-gallon kit covers 35 square feet at 125 mils. It can be used to fill and protect cracks, joints and exposed aggregates and also to perform CIPP repair, CIPP end seal, and manhole and pipe lining. 510-782-1290;

Perma-Liner Industries vertical connection lining system

Perma-Liner Industries’ vertical connection pipe lining system offers a way to approach and repair vertical pipelines in residential and commercial markets, making the process easier in less time. The system cures in one hour using a compact, electric steamer or vacuum pump. The system offers uniform thickness throughout. The host pipe does not need to be dry prior to installation, which lessens the installation and cure time. The materials come in kit form, eliminating measuring and waste, and an experienced crew can easily install five or more per day. 866-336-2568;

Petersen Products Multi-Flex Packer

The Multi-Flex Packer from Petersen Products is available for steam, hot water and ambient cure, with or without a Flow-Thru By-Pass, and it is flexible and light weight for easier installation to speed point repair projects. Flexibility allows it to navigate through manholes and confined spaces. It is available for air, water or steam application of lining. Configurations can be provided for most relining requirements. Almost any length and diameter is available. It deflates to a small, flexible size for easy insertion. It may be customized to meet a customer’s specific requirements. Standard packers utilize nylon-reinforced EPDM covers, with other materials also available. It has a pressure range of 10 to 25 psig. 800-926-1926; .

Sauereisen SewerGard Glaze No. 210G

SewerGard Glaze No. 210G from Sauereisen is a protective coating specifically formulated for the municipal wastewater industry, providing longevity where either a topcoat or economical, stand-alone lining is required to protect wastewater infrastructure. It is a two-component, chemically resistant, 100% solids epoxy that adds an extra layer of protection against microbiologically induced corrosion. Applications range from manholes, wet wells and lift stations within the collections system to tankage, structural steel and secondary containment at treatment plants. Rolling, spincasting or spraying the material facilitates a rapid rate of application. A thickness of 20 mils works well for the preventive maintenance of collections systems and treatment plants. 412-963-0303;

Trelleborg Pipe Seals Type A

Type A silicate resin from Trelleborg Pipe Seals is suitable for patch repair. The “A” stands for accelerator, based on the high amounts of catalyst that have been added to this custom-formulated resin system. Catalysts activate the components of the resin, making them more susceptible to react with the hardener. The resin can be combined with other Trelleborg silicate resins, such as Type S and W (summer and winter) in the Northern Hemisphere. It increases the speed of the polymerization without jeopardizing the mechanical properties of the cured liner. It also enables customers to adapt the composition of the resin mixture to the ambient temperature. By supplementing this resin with Type A resin, the curing time can become faster. 800-626-2180;

Warrior Trenchless Solutions Thermoform

Thermoform from Warrior Trenchless Solutions is a PVC-alloy structural pipe lining system designed for the trenchless rehabilitation of failing sewer and culvert pipes. It is an environmentally friendly, styrene-free thermoplastic. There are no harmful emissions, and it does not rely on any chemical reaction during installation. Factory-controlled production with rigorous material testing ensures a consistent quality product that conforms to and exceeds the expected standards. The material is highly flexible, allowing it to expand and fit tightly to the host pipe, including changes in shape and dimensions. It is produced in sizes ranging from 4 to 36 inches in diameter, and the wall thickness can be varied according to the application. All installers must be accredited and audited to ensure the highest-quality work possible. 716-601-7760; 


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