Product Focus - December 2020

Product Focus - December 2020
Cretex Specialty Products PRO-RING

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Cretex Specialty Products PRO-RING

PRO-RING from Cretex Specialty Products is a concrete-alternative manhole and catch basin grade-adjustment system that is available in round, square and rectangular shapes. The rings are manufactured from expanded polypropylene, which is renowned for its strength-to-weight ratio, durability, chemical resistance and long service life under harsh conditions. One person can install the watertight system to within 1/4 inch of finished grade in just minutes. Where concrete rings break and may cause injury, PRO-RING system eliminates the hazard, helping minimize the risk of injury. A 6-inch unit weighs just 14 pounds and stands up to all kinds of physical abuse. It dramatically speeds up manhole installation and repair time. Manhole repair sites can be opened, repaired and closed in one day, reducing overall costs from 20 to 30%, based on conditions. Angle rings are available to match slopes, which eliminates the need for mortar and shimming. 800-345-3764;

Collection Systems

RELINER/Duran Modular Manhole Invert Channel System

RELINER/Duran Modular Manhole Invert Channel Systems use molded fiberglass flumes with smooth sewer pipe interfaces to rehabilitate inverts without flow interruption. The field-installed modular components bolt together inside the manhole and serve as the form for a new concrete bench. They eliminate the inconsistencies associated with field-formed concrete channels. The full-depth lined channels are high-flow and easy to clean and maintain. Standard 8- and 12-inch-depth channel sections fit through a 24-inch manhole frame and will accommodate 6- through 12-inch pipes. Larger sizes are available. Parts are selected based on the unique configuration of each manhole. 800-508-6001;

I&I Detection/Prevention

Avanti International AV-100

Avanti International’s AV-100 chemical grout is used to stop leaks, stabilize soil and rock, and permanently control groundwater. And now it comes in 30-pound bags. Using two 30-pound bags in a 60-gallon batch gives a 12% grout concentration without having to recalculate mix components. AV-100 is an ultralow viscosity, chemically reactive gel that can travel anywhere water can travel, and it cures to create an effective, long-lasting water barrier while providing soil stabilization. It is designed to stabilize soils and stop water infiltration in manholes, mainlines, laterals, tunnels, mines and other underground structures. 800-877-2570;

CUES Steerable Pipe Ranger II 

The CUES Steerable Pipe Ranger II is a versatile robotic camera transporter designed to traverse silt, mud and debris commonly found in storm and sanitary sewers. It is designed with single-point wheel removal to facilitate speedy configuration changes for various pipe diameters and conditions. Optional high traction tires are available for extreme slippery conditions. The unit is designed to operate with all CUES inspection systems with up to 2,000 feet of single-conductor or multiconductor cable to inspect 7- through 72-inch pipe. 800-327-7791;

Envirosight ROVVER X SAT II

Envirosight’s ROVVER X SAT II lateral launch inspection crawler maneuvers around obstacles and challenging pipe geometries to rapidly detect gas line cross bores in sewers and other hard-to-reach defects. The crawler can travel as far as 984 feet down mainlines at speeds up to 98 feet per minute, then launch its camera probe as far as 147 feet down adjoining service connections at up to 23 feet per minute. Its belt-driven push mechanism minimizes wear on the pushrod while maximizing pushing force. Steerable eight-wheel drive makes it easier to move past debris, roots, offsets and protruding taps. During launch, the pan/tilt lateral camera with detachable steering wand navigates through bends and branches in lateral lines. The crawler comes with wheels of varying sizes that interchange without tools, and a launch chute that accepts off-the-shelf PVC tubes to adapt to different pipe diameters. The complete range of configurations offers launch capabilities in pipes from 6 up to 80 inches. 973-252-6700;

GE Digital Proficy iFIX 6.1

Proficy iFIX 6.1 from GE Digital enables smart operators by leveraging the latest technologies to deliver greater efficiency for operations while speeding time-to-insight for system integrators. It includes a native OPC UA client driver, web-based configuration with automatic tag population in its database, and high-performance alarm-related Dynamos to decrease deployment time while increasing operational efficiency in a secure-by-design method to improve equipment uptime and reduce cost and risk. In addition to an HTML5 optional interface, it has a graphical engine to modernize the HMI/SCADA experience to reduce operator errors and improve response time to events. 800-433-2682;

Hurco Technologies Power Smoker 2 

The Power Smoker 2 from Hurco Technologies quickly locates leaks in new and existing plumbing systems. The machine is connected to a cleanout and smoke is sent through the system to reveal any problem areas. The system uses LiquiSmoke, a laboratory-tested safe smoke that costs cents per minute to use and has an indefinite shelf life. When the test is complete, the smoke dissipates without leaving any odor or residue. 800-888-1436;

Prime Resins Primecell Kit

The Primecell Kit from Prime Resins is composed of Soakem Oakum (a dry oakum) soaked in a hydrophilic polymer solution. When wet and either packed or worked into a joint or crack, the resin will foam to form a flexible and tight joint to stop groundwater infiltration. It reacts with water and becomes a watertight rubber-like nontoxic composite. The oakum cord gives strength and density to the composite and makes the application of the resin easier, especially when gushers are present. Primary applications include manholes, culverts and stormwater structures. The kit includes one 10-foot strip of Soakem Oakum, 48 ounces of resin, two insertion sticks, and eight pairs of vinyl gloves. 800-321-7212;

Reline America RE4000 UV GRP

The RE4000 UV GRP CIPP curing unit from Reline America has a built-in Total Quality Management system with a QR code reader that automatically sets all system curing parameters based on the manufacturer’s specifications, as well as a tamper-proof reporting and QC monitoring system. Pre-cure CCTV inspection of the liner is enhanced with the onboard pan-and-tilt camera. It is equipped with six 4,000-watt UV light bulbs providing up to 24,000 watts of UV light. It allows for curing of liners over 24 mm in thickness and greatly reduces the cure time, allowing for quicker return to service. The built-in model has 1,100 feet of cure cable, while the portable unit has 650 feet of cable. The portable unit allows curing in hard-to-access areas. 276-496-4000;

Sauereisen SewerGard 210XHB

SewerGard 210XHB from Sauereisen is an epoxy protective lining specifically formulated for municipal wastewater environments. It provides a chemical-resistant barrier for concrete, masonry, brick and steel substrates. As a 100% solids epoxy polymer, it sets fast and provides a quicker return to service. The high-strength lining enables high-build capabilities from 10 up to 300 mils in a single coat, reducing the need for a second coat. It is moisture-tolerant to accommodate damp substrates and may be applied to SSD substrates, reducing time spent waiting for the substrate to dry out. It is also resistant to hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid, microbiologically induced corrosion and wastewater treatment chemicals. Installation is completed using plural-component spray equipment. 412-963-0303;

Sealing Systems Flex-Seal 2.0

Flex-Seal 2.0 from Sealing Systems is an all-purpose sealant that adheres to many surfaces and has over 800% elongation. It is designed to prevent inflow and infiltration and to provide corrosion protection at the grade adjustment ring or joint section of manholes and catch basins. It is 100% safe and Prop 65 compliant. The internal seal is manually applied using a paintbrush, and the kit is designed to cover 12 vertical inches on a 27-inch-diameter manhole or 6 vertical inches on a standard catch basin. 800-478-2054;

Subsite Electronics lateral and mainline inspection system 

The lateral and mainline inspection system from Subsite Electronics is a fully integrated single-conductor-technology lateral launch system that performs mainline and lateral pipeline inspections simultaneously. This second-generation system uses picture-in-picture or dual video monitors and can inspect mainlines up to 500 feet in length and laterals of up to 200 feet. It can be used to inspect mainlines from 6 to 24 inches and lateral lines from 4 to 8 inches in diameter. It has a 40-1 zoom, pan-and-rotate mainline camera with auto iris and autofocus, a color rear-view camera, tilt connector for easy deployment, and a high-resolution RodStar lateral camera. It offers a dual video monitor view format that lets the user view the mainline and lateral simultaneously. The six-wheel-drive tractor has three forward speeds, reverse and freewheel. 800-846-2713;

Superior Signal smoke generator

Smoke generators from Superior Signal locate sources of surface inflow resulting in wet-weather sanitary sewer overflows. A fast, inexpensive and easy way to find leaks and faults in collections systems, smoke candles provide visible smoke to detect more faults at longer distances and come in sizes to meet any need. Smoke candles, blowers and fluid systems for smoke testing are available. 800-945-8378;


BioMicrobics BioSTORM

The pre-engineered BioSTORM stormwater treatment system from BioMicrobics effectively filters and captures more than 90% of the common pollutants, such as trash, oils, sediment and other suspended solids that would otherwise end up in the combined sewer overflows, waterways or receiving environment in flows from 0.5 to 10 ft3/s. Used for primary and secondary applications, the versatility of the off-line, two-phase design consists of a StormTEE deflector screen to physically separate trash (cigarette butts, etc.) and large debris, and a fixed-film media that acts to separate liquids from solids and oil from water. They can be used together to form a complete system or separately for different sustainable site applications. The system allows for design flexibility and mounts easily in local precast tanks with minimal maintenance. 800-753-3278;

Environment 21 StormPro

The StormPro from Environment 21 is a vault configuration hydrodynamic separator that has been certified and verified through NJCAT and NJDEP. Its single-structure design with internal bypass allows it to help meet the EPA goal of 80% net annual TSS removal. Its shallow sump design ensures reduced excavation costs and ease of access, mitigating the need for confined space entry during maintenance. Its internal bypass was designed to allow the required treatment flow to be routed through the unit, while bypassing higher flows to minimize re-entrainment of settled particulate matter. Unlike other hydrodynamic separators it doesn’t require the purchase of any inserts. All internal components can be easily produced by concrete precasters. 800-809-2801;

JWC Environmental Channel Monster

The Channel Monster from JWC Environmental uses rotating drums to capture solids and directs them to the Muffin Monster dual-shafted grinder. The result is a high-flow system that will shred rags, rocks, wood and other trash into small pieces that can pass harmlessly through pumps, pipes and process systems. The sewage grinder is designed to capture and grind down the toughest wastewater solids in high-flow systems. Common applications include protecting pumps in lift stations and grinding up solids at the plant’s headworks. There are multiple versions available to meet a variety of needs including the 2.5 heavy-duty model for higher flows, as well as combined sewer applications where first flush storm loading is possible; and the 3.0 extreme duty model for combined sewer applications with the highest flows. 800-331-2277;

Stormwater Management

Hach Data Delivery System

The Data Delivery System from Hach is an efficient flow-monitoring service tailored to deliver relevant data when needed. For a fixed monthly fee, it provides all of the equipment, data transmission and technical support needed to acquire flow data — delivered in real time for immediate analysis. It allows operators to know their flow status anytime, anywhere, for either long- or short-term applications. 800-368-2723;

PRIMEX Arc Armor

Multiple-compartment Arc Armor enclosures from PRIMEX reduce the risk of injury resulting from arc flash and electric shock by limiting access to electrical equipment capable of producing arc flash incidents. The control and power circuitry are isolated in separate compartments, where only control voltage is present (120-volt max), thus preventing unnecessary operator exposure to arc flash. The enclosures are designed to reduce exposure to arc flash and arc blast with a multiple-compartment design and single-wall construction. There is a single-sheet drip cap with rolled edge drip loops on free-standing models. They have 304L stainless steel construction, electrostatically precipitated white polyester powder coating that reduces heat buildup, and three-point padlockable operating handles. Free-standing, wall-mount and pole-mount versions are available. 844-477-4639; 


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