Product Focus - January 2022

Product Focus - January 2022

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MaxLiner USA MaxLight

MaxLiner’s LED-based UV curing system, MaxLight, optimizes CIPP operations by dramatically increasing work efficiency. Curing does not begin until resin is exposed to finely calibrated UV light, allowing pre-impregnated liner assembly at the shop or on-site, eliminating pot life concerns and allowing for several installations in a single day. The UV resin systems are formulated to cure with UV light that offer superior mechanical properties and chemical resistance. As a part of the system, these resins are specially designed with suitable wet-out capability, ultra-low odor and are Styrene-free. Systems are single-component resins designed to meet all specifications for a fully structural CIPP liner conforming to all applicable ASTM standards. 877-426-5948;

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;

LightRay LRI System

The LightRay LRI System from Waterline Renewal Technologies allows complete operator control and closely resembles traditional ambient-cure inversion methods. It can accomplish through-put up to 6.3 fpm of casting with the light train, which incorporates cold LED lights that require no heat to cast the liner. The light train comes in a standard casting length of 50 feet, operates on a low-voltage DC platform, and is internally protected to accommodate bends in pipes up to 90 degrees. Liners arrive ready to install without any need for refrigeration, which dramatically reduces the variability from mixing and preparing liners and eliminates the requirement for extra equipment in the field. The system uses non-thermal UV casting resin that is temperature-stable and only activated by UV light coupled with high-strength flexible fiberglass coated liners. 866-336-2568;

Excavating Equipment

Enz USA Hydro X

The Hydro X nozzle from Enz USA is available in 3/8-inch NPT or 1/2-inch connecting threads, and it can function at up to 5,000 psi with flow as low as 8 gpm. It combines a powerful, oscillating water jet with a high debris removal rate. A tungsten carbide front jet ensures a longer life than ceramic jets can offer. For quick and easy maintenance, a repair kit is available. Due to the nozzle’s simplicity, repairs can be made quickly and efficiently in the field with little downtime. For the operator’s safety, a plastic cover provides protection against harsh and sensitive environments. 888-369-8721;

Super Products Mud Dog 700

Mud Dog 700 vacuum excavators from Super Products are designed for operator convenience and consistent performance to meet the challenges of applications from compact, urban projects to large-scale excavation. Units come standard as hydroexcavators with an optional air excavation package. They maximize legal payload, allowing operators to carry and accomplish more while still excavating safely in small work areas. The compact, versatile vacuum excavator features a 7-yard debris body and 600-gallon water tank. The unit comes standard as a dump body with an electric vibrator offering a 50-degree dump angle with the capability of dumping into a 48-inch container. Additionally, it is equipped with a rear-mounted, extendable, 8-inch-diameter boom that reaches 18 feet, has 270-degree rotation and pivots 10 degrees downward, which minimizes jobsite restoration and eliminates traffic congestion near roads. 800-837-9711;


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;

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;

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Ditch Witch JT28

Built to combat the challenges of today’s utility installation industry, the Ditch Witch JT28 maintains the midsize footprint of its predecessor, the JT25, but upgrades on power with a 130 hp Tier 4 Cummins diesel engine. It has a rotational drive system with 4,200 ft-lb of torque and 28,000 pounds of thrust and pullback. This provides the strength and reliability necessary for installation projects up to 12 inches in diameter and at lengths of up to 550 feet, making it a fit for a variety of jobs, from fiber, pipe and cable installation to larger utilities like water, gas and sewer. It requires fewer maintenance checks with daily service points in one easy-to-access location and no daily grease Zerks. With simplified maintenance and system controls, operators can minimize upkeep and downtime. 580-336-4402;

Point/Spot Repair

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;

Pipe Bursting Tools

HammerHead  Trenchless  HydroBurst 100XTR

The HydroBurst 100XTR from HammerHead Trenchless gives operators the ability to take on a wide range of sewer, water and gas line replacement jobs with just one machine. The unit’s 100-ton capability is rated for up to 16 inches in diameter, yet it is compact enough for use on pipe down to 4 inches. It comes with an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use radio remote control. Freeing operators from the pit allows them to position themselves for the best view of a bursting operation and increases workspace in the pit for rod handlers. Its lightweight, heat-treated alloy rods feature an API-style joint that resists buckling under the greater thrust loads required by longer burst runs, sweeping bends, and encrusted and collapsed lines. Used in combination with specialized tooling, operators can burst the toughest steel and ductile steel pipes. 800-331-6653;

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;

Pipe Cutter

Wachs Utility Products DWG 416

The DWG 416 diamond wire guillotine saw from Wachs Utility Products can be used to cut pipe from 4 to 16 inches OD. Equipped with folding arms for ease of storage, transport and entry to tight locations, it uses a diamond-infused cutting wire. It cuts all materials quickly and precisely, including concrete lined and plastics, and mounts to the workpiece for safe operation, avoiding kickback injuries. It is hydraulic powered for long life, allowing for full water immersion. Its long-lasting diamond cutting wire delivers a low cost per cut. 847-537-8800;

Pipe Fusion

McElroy TracStar iSeries

McElroy’s TracStar iSeries fusion machines have improved mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and control systems. They are powered by the FusionGuide Control System that offers three levels of control, from operator-controlled to completely automatic, machine-controlled operations. The DataLogger 7 is completely integrated with the iSeries, ensuring that each fusion joint is recorded and complies with the fusion standard. The TracStar 630i, 900i and 1200i cover three size ranges from 8-inch iron pipe size to 48-inch outside diameter. All are equipped with a new and quieter Perkins (Caterpillar) engine that meets U.S. Tier 4 environmental regulations while providing greater torque. The system pressure was raised to more than 3,000 psi for more powerful ground drive, pipe lifts and other functions that use higher levels of pressure. 918-836-8611;

Pipe Lining

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. Unlike spray-applied liners, which have to be reapplied regularly due to cracking or delamination, these liners are long-lasting, and are designed to avoid the residuals cost often associated with concrete spray-on liners, which require tank emptying and cleaning every few years for reapplication. 843-546-0600;

Applied Felts AquaCure   

The AquaCure inversion tube from Applied Felts is a multilayer felt liner with a choice of impermeable PU or PP coating that conforms to ASTM 1216. Available in up to 130-inch diameters for pipes with 1.5 to 100 mm wall thickness, this liner is used with inversion installations and is available in any length. Seams can be stitched or flame-bonded for liners in the 6- to 130-inch-diameter range. They are constructed specifically for municipal sewer applications such as force mains, and can also be used for industrial purposes including fire water lines and more. Fiberglass reinforcement provides static, self-supporting properties. They can be engineered to have the pressure resistance of a stand-alone AWWA Class IV pipe. Maximum pressure will depend on size and design criteria, but typically pressures exceeding 150 psi can be accommodated. 276-656-1904;

Epoxytec CPP Sprayliner MH

CPP Sprayliner MH from Epoxytec is designed to rehabilitate sanitary sewer collections system assets and other underground, cylindrical and/or small box structures in contact with hydrogen sulfide and in need of I&I mitigation with sealed lining. It performs in areas subject to chemical attack and, as a seal preventing oxidation while holding back water migration, I&I and hydrostatic pressure. The material can be sprayed ultra-high-build, up to 1/4 inch per pass. Blended with reinforcing agents and various fibers, the material 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;

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 a coating. The coating resin forms a pipe inside the original pipe that is tested, safe and environmentally friendly. 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;

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;

Pipe Plug

Real-Tite Plugs

Real-Tite Plugs are constructed of hard ABS plastic for the components, ASTM SC-715 Neoprene for the gasket and a stainless steel 1/4- by 20- by 1 3/4-inch fully threaded counter sunk stop bolt and square nut. They seal three ways: Behind the threads, over damaged threads and with a shoulder seal; ensuring a tight, dependable seal for both new and damaged openings. The product line offers a variety of sizes (1.5- to 4-inch diameters in 1/2-inch increments), styles (counter sunk, thumb bolt or hex head) and finishes (ABS plastic, stainless steel or chrome finishing covers). 800-877-0610;

Reinstatement Cutters

CUES small and large Currahee Cutters

Small and large Currahee Cutters from CUES are 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 a CUES K2 truck-mounted cutter 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 cutters for use with Kangaroo air-motors, and service kits can be purchased for regular maintenance intervals on existing motors. 800-327-7791;

RapidView IBAK North America IBAK MicroGator Air

The IBAK MicroGator Air from RapidView IBAK North America is suitable for service providers seeking the benefits of having both a compact cutting system, as well as a complete inspection system. The pneumatic cutter designed with compatibility and convenience in mind. Equipped with a 1.5 hp pneumatic motor, it is compatible with the components of the MainLite System, including KW206 and KW306 cable reels and BP100 and BS10 control units. With these components, all you need is a hose reel for the air hose and a compressor to have a complete cutting system. It also shares many of the same features as the MicroGator 2.0, such as fourth-axis articulation, powerful tractor motors and the IBAK CutterCam. 800-656-4225; 


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