Product Focus - January 2021

Product Focus - January 2021

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1. Fast Pipe Lining Air Inverter

CIPP installers must have high inversion pressure to install a 6- or 8-inch liner. Sometimes the pipe cannot take that pressure and it breaks. The Air Inverter from Fast Pipe Lining can reduce this pressure by 25% and keep the liner inflated until curing is complete. The inversion unit has an oiling system that reduces food grade oil consumption to 1 gallon per 300 feet. The inversion gaskets are low cost, and a simple size change on the gasket only requires a razor knife. 888-960-1674;

2. HammerHead Trenchless Bluelight LED System

The HammerHead Trenchless Bluelight LED System is a CIPP lining system that uses LED light to cure up to five times faster than conventional curing methods. Made for laterals and small sewer pipes 4 to 10 inches in diameter, this technology greatly reduces the time installers must wait for a liner to cure, allowing them to complete jobs more quickly. The specially formulated resin cures with LED light quicker than traditional epoxy resins that are cured with steam, hot water or ambient air. The system is compact and lightweight, making it easily portable on the job site. In addition, it includes a camera mounted in the light head, allowing the installer to visually inspect and monitor the cure progression. 800-331-6653;

3. Pipeline Renewal Technologies VeriCure

VeriCure from Pipeline Renewal Technologies monitors cure temperature continuously along a CIPP liner during installation to ensure a complete cure every time. Designed to distinguish localized thermal variations, it takes readings every inch and averages into 18-inch measurement zones — a spatial resolution at least seven times that of other technologies. The accompanying software is tailored to CIPP professionals, delivering real-time data to help control cure for maximum quality and efficiency and summarizing the completed process, making it easy to document successful installation for the asset owner and consulting engineer. With its unobtrusive 3 mm probe, this technology preserves a liner’s flow characteristics while providing necessary temperature data to ensure a complete, long-lasting cure. It makes it affordable to prevent lifts, delamination, overtensioning, and environmental contamination and leaves users confident that the host pipe is rehabilitated to specification and performs as intended. 866-936-8476;

4. 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 lightbulbs 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;

Excavating Equipment

5. RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment HX-12

The HX-12 hydroexcavator from RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment has a 12-yard debris box and a standard 4,400 cfm blower designed to match the performance of larger blower machines while delivering fuel economy. Its directional discharge system allows the off-loading of debris back into the excavation site without the mess of dumping the tank and lets operators easily blow obstructions out of the dig tube without having to shut down vacuum operations. It is a true all-weather vacuum excavator, as all major water components, including plumbing, water tanks and water pump, are housed within a temperature-controlled environmental chamber to avoid water system freezing when working in subzero temperatures. It includes a long-range wireless remote, NEMA 4 electrical system, a 900,000 Btu water boiler and a three-stage cyclonic filtration system. 877-735-4640;

6. Super Products Mud Dog 

The Mud Dog vacuum excavator from Super Products provides a safe and efficient alternative to traditional digging. It is designed for operator convenience and consistent performance even in the harshest environments. Units come standard as hydroexcavators with an optional air excavation package, which allows an operator to always choose the best application, water or air, for the job. It is available with 12- or 16-yard debris capacity and has a 1,500- to 2,000-gallon water tank capacity. Each model comes standard with tilt ejection unloading, and a rear-mounted boom that reaches 27 feet, has 335-degree rotation and can move in a 45-degree upward and 25-degree downward pivot. This allows for versatility within dig areas so that units do not need to be constantly readjusted into position. 800-837-9711;

7. Tornado Global Hydrovacs F4 ECOLITE

The F4 ECOLITE from Tornado Global Hydrovacs has a 12-cubic-yard mud tank and holds 1,550 gallons of freshwater. The unit is more than 7,000 pounds lighter than the company’s older models and offers more than double the payload. The boom has a 342-degree rotation and 26-foot reach. The smaller F3 ECOLITE is a 10-cubic-yard, 1,250-gallon tandem-axle unit that more than doubles older payload capacities. It features an 8-inch boom and 3,800 cfm blower. 877-340-8141;


8. Aries Industries test and seal grouting system

The test and seal grouting system from Aries Industries reduces setup time and provides efficient hands-on control to quickly seal leaking joints. Grout — pumped to a leaking joint — flows through the leak, sealing the surrounding soil to form an impenetrable barrier. Sixty-gallon tanks and continuous-duty mixers provide high volume to seal large voids. Reels for fast deployment and retrieval, as well as high-power winches, quickly move the packer from joint to joint for high productivity. The unit’s 800 feet of color-coded hose allows long runs. The truck comes with a bench, storage and room to work. The operator tests and seals the joints while working in the control room, where test data and the sealing process are easily viewed, recorded and logged. 800-234-7205;

9. Avanti International AV-100

AV-100 chemical grout from Avanti International is used to rehabilitate storm and sanitary sewer systems by eliminating infiltration in manholes, mainlines, joints, laterals, lateral connections, and before or after various forms of CIPP lining. It is injected after lining seals in the annular space between host pipe/liner, and lateral reinstatement, which are the primary sources of infiltration. It is an ultralow viscosity, chemically reactive gel with a similar viscosity to water. It can permeate anywhere water can travel and has adjustable cure times from seconds to hours, creating an effective, long-lasting water barrier while providing soil stabilization. 800-877-2570;

Pipe Bursting Tools

10. 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;

11. 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

12. CUES Currahee cutters

CUES small and large Currahee cutters are specifically designed to reinstate wastewater service laterals, remove protruding taps, and brush finish existing cuts. The cutters function in a range of 5.25- through 36-inch pipe, are equally effective in CIPP or fold-and-form liners, and can be installed on any CCTV manufacturer’s truck-mounted system. A 1.9 hp air motor for the small cutter line provides more power, increased productivity and a smoother cut when operating in 6- to 12-inch relined pipe. Kits are available to retrofit existing cutters for use with Kangaroo air-motors, and service kits can be purchased for regular maintenance intervals on existing motors. 800-327-7791;

13. Enz USA Milling Cutter 

The Enz USA Milling Cutter offers a complete line of cutting solutions for the toughest projects. The milling cutters can remove the hardest deposits such as lime scale and concrete. They work with a percussion system of 600 to 3,000 impulses per minute and up to 15 tons of impact force. For lime scale, carbide teeth are recommended, and for concrete, diamond teeth. It can be used in pipes from 1.2 inches with the ML28 up to a 240-inch pipe. Most of the milling cutters work with recycled water. In many cases, the use of a percussion milling cutter is the only alternative to digging up pipes under foundations or roads. The diamond crown cutter can even remove protruding laterals. 877-362-8721;

14. RIDGID StrutSlayr 

The RIDGID StrutSlayr strut shear head creates clean, square strut cuts free from chips and burrs with a single pull of the trigger, in five seconds or less. It easily attaches to the RIDGID RP 340 press tool. It has a built-in measuring guide and 13/16-inch, 1 5/8-inch or combo quick-change dies. It’s also TRISTAND mountable. 800-769-7743;

Pipe Fusion

15. Reed cordless, portable pipe beveler adapters

Cordless, portable pipe beveler adapters from Reed quickly and safely bevel plastic pipe on the job site. The battery-powered CPB trims edges of small- or large-diameter plastic pipe, including pipe already in the ditch. Adjustable for bevel length up to 1 inch, the required carbide router bits cut evenly and efficiently, and the guide plate eliminates guesswork and yields a consistent result. The adapters fit Milwaukee Tool, Bosch or DeWALT die grinders. The CPB also adapts to bevel pipe interiors. 800-666-3691;

Pipe Lining

16. AGRU America Sure-Grip

Sure-Grip liners from AGRU America are made of HDPE, HDPE-el, PP, PVDF or ECTFE, and serve as a long-term alternative to spray-applied concrete protection products. The liners prevent concrete corrosion and degradation, can substantially extend the lifetime of a structure, and by preventing exfiltration and infiltration, provide direct protection for the environment. The liners have anchoring systems that enable construction in areas of significant backpressure. These liners are long lasting, and do not require tank emptying and cleaning every few years for reapplication. 843-546-0600;

17. Applied Felts AquaCure

The AquaCure TPO/PP, multilayer felt liner from Applied Felts has a stitched seam and a durable polypropylene coating that can withstand tough on-site conditions and steam cure processing. This quality manufactured liner conforms to ASTM-1216 and can accommodate pipes from 6 to 80 inches in diameter with wall thickness from 3 to 42 mm. It is manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001:2015. Understanding unique project requirements and cultural, geographic and installation challenges, the technical support team works with customers in the lab, throughout the manufacturing process and on the job site to ensure each and every product stands the test of time. 276-656-1904;

18. 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;

19. Danby PVC Lining System

The Danby PVC Lining System is a barrier of concrete protection from damaging hydrogen sulfide sewer corrosion. This liner can be installed in round pipe as a spiral wound and/or as a modular panel system to form to arch, square and irregular shapes. Liners can be used for rehabilitation of existing structures such as large-diameter sewer pipe, tunnels, lift stations and manholes. They are also a suitable way to preserve new RCP precast pipe. The liner ribs lock into the concrete, forming a mechanical anchor between the liner and host concrete structure. 281-598-1126;

20. Epoxytec CPP Sprayliner

CPP Sprayliner from Epoxytec is a suitable solution for lift station rehabilitation and lining, including wet wells, pump stations, and other fluid-handling and pumping stations. It is a two-component moisture-insensitive, highly adhesive, chemical-resistant, 100% solids, high-strength, reinforced epoxy. Equal to standard CPP once cured, this version is packaged more conveniently for spray applicators seeking to utilize plural-component heated spray application. The material can be sprayed ultrahigh build, between 1/16 and 1/4 inch (62.5 to 250 mils) per pass. Blended with reinforcing agents and various fibers, the epoxy, when cured, creates reinforcement lining as a fiber-reinforced-polymer, with high-strength and -flexural properties for partially or fully deteriorated structures. 877-463-7699;

21. HyFlex 30GM 

The 30GM from HyFlex is a compact mortar application system powered by a Kohler gas engine, with an optimized 2L6 rotor/stator pump capable of delivering heavy mortars and other bagged products. It has a 4.5-cubic-foot manual dump mortar mixer that pivots forward and backward to allow for easy cleanup in between batches. An onboard 12 cfm air compressor provides enough air to spray with, or it also is suitable for using with Slinger spincaster for efficient manhole relining. It is available in a trailer format or skid-mount for easy truck mounting. The towable format at 1,380 pounds is light enough to tow with a UTV for transport into remote or difficult-to-reach locations. 866-849-6246;

22. Picote Solutions Dual-Color Epoxy Brush Coating System

The Dual-Color Epoxy Brush Coating System from Picote Solutions allows technicians to rehabilitate pipes from 1.25 to 12 inches for drains, sewers, water pipes, electrical conduits, and heat and air-conditioning ducts by brush-casting and coating. The coating resin forms a pipe inside the original pipe that is a tested, safe and environmentally friendly product. The new pipe is damp-proof, corrosion-resistant and wear-resistant. It is ASTM and NSF certified (NSF/ANSI 61-5). It is a 100% solids epoxy, and the method allows for clear visual verification during the application process. Apply to small areas or all drains in multistory buildings. The system is practical and easily fits in tight places. 219-440-1404;

23. 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;

24. Sauereisen SewerGard Roll Applied 210XROL

Sauereisen SewerGard Roll Applied 210XROL is an epoxy lining system designed to protect concrete surfaces of municipal structures and collections systems from chemical attack and physical abuse. The system ensures ease of application on vertical surfaces, does not require a primer, contains zero VOCs and prohibits water inflow and infiltration. It is resistant to corrosive conditions common to the municipal wastewater treatment industry and suitable for application over damp or dry concrete surfaces. Depending on surface temperatures and substrate conditions, it can be applied up to 25 mils per coat. 412-963-0303;

Reinstatement Cutters

25. RapidView IBAK North America MicroGator 2.0

The MicroGator 2.0 from RapidView IBAK North America is a single-point electric reinstatement cutter and grinder. It offers longer cable lengths, powerful and quiet cutting motors, and drive units designed to withstand the toughest jobs, and comes equipped with a powerful, yet efficient motor with a maximum revolution speed of 10,000 rpm while only running at 3.5 kW. Multiple cutter heads are available specifically for certain materials typically encountered in the sewer, as well as cutter shaft extensions for deeper access into laterals. There is also a selection of motor sizes to suit the conditions on site. It can access relined mainline sewers as small as 8 inches, all the way up to 32 inches in diameter. 800-656-4225;

Trenchless Relining Equipment

26. Krausz USA HYMAX Digital Application Selection Guide 

The HYMAX Digital Application Selection Guide from Krausz USA is a web-based app that enables users to find the right HYMAX product for any water or wastewater pipe repair. Searches can be done according 

to the field situation of the repair, such as a crack or hole in the pipe; the application, such as if a pipe needs to be connected or restrained; or the HYMAX product name. The HYMAX Digital Application Selection Guide is an effective tool for installers in the field, operations directors and superintendents, purchasing directors and warehouse managers, and engineers. 855-457-2870;

27. Paramount Pipe Lining Products calibration tube 

The high-frequency, light-duty, yellow calibration tube is the newest addition to the Solace family of calibration tube products offered by Paramount Pipe Lining Products. The tube uses an advanced, high-frequency seaming and sealing system. The seam/seal application includes a welded overlap seam to ensure an airtight calibration tube. Recommended for single use, it is manufactured using ultraflexible, lightweight poly-ethylene fabric with a PVC coating, and it can be installed via inversion or pulled-in-place. 833-663-2477;

28. Subsite Electronics TK Recon Repeater 

The TK RECON Repeater from Subsite Electronics is a performance-boosting addition to the TK RECON Series HDD Guidance System. It reliably creates better lines of sight and substantially extends the telemetry range of a tracker and overcomes line-of-sight issues. The user-friendly unit has simple, single-button operation, more than 50 hours of continuous run time, and a convenient freestanding, portable design. 800-846-2713; 


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