Product Focus: Pipeline Rehabilitation and Relining

Product Focus: Pipeline Rehabilitation and Relining

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Excavating Equipment

1. 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 compact, urban projects to large-scale excavation. Regardless of the task they are utilized for, the vacuum excavators offer versatility as well as safety and productivity on the job site. They offer a compact footprint for excavation in urban environments while maximizing payload and maintaining the power and precision that larger units offer. The unit features a 7-yard debris body and 600-gallon water tank. This model 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 job site restoration and eliminates traffic congestion near roads. 800-837-9711;

2. Tornado Global Hydrovacs F3 ECO-LITE

Tornado Global Hydrovacs engineered the F3 ECO-LITE to have big functionality in a mid-sized platform. It was made specifically to legally haul large payloads in urban environments, and does so with a debris capacity of 10 cubic yards and a water capacity of 1,250 gallons. A float-style indicator is positioned on the outside of the debris tank, so monitoring volume is quick and easy. It comes with a boom capable of reaching to 26 feet with 342 degrees of rotation and an 8-inch boom hose. The truck uses a 3,800 cfm Robuschi 125 blower, a Pratissoli KT28 water pump and a Dynablast 740,000 Btu burner. A hydraulic dump door measuring 48 by 52 inches is mounted on the back of the tank and sits 42 inches high for easy use over bins. 877-340-8141;


The TRUVAC FLXX is a vacuum excavator built to perform for utilities and contractors installing, replacing and repairing underground infrastructure, utilizing both air and hydroexcavation options for all conditions. This machine offers more power and maneuverability to work in tight urban settings where street excavation jobs can include supporting, repairing and installing a city’s water, sewer, power and telecommunications infrastructure. It has the highest legal payload capacity in a midsize truck with a 10-cubic-yard debris body. In addition, it offers Park-n-Dig, an always-connected water source; safe and precise digging with the DigRight one-touch flow control technology; a water heater to dig in all types of weather/material conditions; a 22-foot boom reach with 340-degree rotation; and a DigFast option to maintain peak vacuuming performance and a clear airstream in the vacuum tube. 800-627-3171;

4. Vactor Dig Tube

To increase productivity on the most demanding vacuum exaction sites, Vactor offers an easy-to-read dig tube with integrated measuring rule for all 6- or 8-inch-diameter dig tubes. The high-visibility ruler was developed with input from customers. The extended wear provided by the new design saves time and maximizes the productivity of equipment. Laser-cut from lightweight aluminum, the dig tube with measuring rule features numbers that will stand out under all conditions, not wear off, and come clean with a quick rinse to remove job mud. 815-672-3171;


5. 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;

6. 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 in the annular space between host pipe/liner, and after 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; 

Point/Spot Repair

7. 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 transportation departments. It has a 50-year design life, does not require excavation and has a low profile that ensures minimal flow loss. 800-345-3764;

8. Infrastructure Repair Systems Infragard

Infragard concrete and manhole rehabilitation products from Infrastructure Repair Systems include Top Coat and Chim-Coat, which are nonhazardous ambient-cure epoxy systems for a small patch, entire manhole or retaining wall. This cost-effective solution requires no expensive equipment as it has an easy trowel-on application. They are corrosion resistant and high-strength, with an impermeable structural bond to the substrate or to almost any concrete or metal surface. Chim-Coat is engineered with a flexible feature that maintains adhesion while expanding or contracting with changing temperatures and traffic loads. 877-327-4216;

9. Logiball Test and Seal Packers 

Logiball’s line of test and seal packers cover mainline joints 6 to 144 inches, lateral connections and lateral lines from the mainline (6 to 30 inches) and laterals from a cleanout access (4 to 6 inches). Test and seal packers are available for different pipe shapes (box culverts, egg shape, elliptical pipe and long span packers) to stop groundwater infiltration and stabilize pipe bedding materials, thereby extending the useful life of these assets. They can help stop unwanted groundwater infiltration in sewers using a holistic approach.800-246-5988;

 10. Oatey Heavy Duty Clear PVC Cement

Oatey Heavy Duty Clear PVC Cement is recommended for DWV, pressure pipe, potable water and electrical applications. Its thick formula fills gaps in large-diameter pipe and loose-fitting joints, and is easy to apply with an included in-lid dauber. This clear, heavy-duty, medium-set cement can be used to solvent weld all schedules and classes of PVC pipe and fittings with interference fit up to 18-inch-diameter for non-pressure and 12-inch-diameter for pressure pipes. The recommended application temperature ranges from 40 to 110 degrees F. It is certified to UL Greenguard Gold, meets ASTM standard D2564 and complies with NSF/ANSI 61 health effect requirements. It is offered in a variety of sizes, from 4 ounces to a gallon. 800-321-9532;

11. RIDGID Pipe Patching System

The RIDGID Pipe Patching System is an all-inclusive, start-to-finish solution for faster and simpler trenchless repairs. The versatile system can perform up to 6-foot fiberglass repairs in 2- to 6-inch pipe in straight sections, bends, transitions and p-traps. Easy-to-add-on Starter Systems include all basic equipment needed to begin pipe patching, while patch kits include all required consumables for a single patch. The entire process can be completed in two hours or less, offers a fast return on investment and is easy to learn. Pipe patching is an efficient, durable repair solution that saves time and labor, while also providing minimal disturbance to landscaping and business productivity making it ideal for residential, commercial and industrial markets. 800-474-3443;

12. Sealing Systems Aqua Seal

Aqua Seal from Sealing Systems is an extremely reactive two-component hydrophobic polyurethane water stop system that can be injected into flowing water. It is an exceptionally fast reacting (3-5 seconds), quick sealing and high-early-strength grout that is pumped under pressure. It is designed to stop high infiltration sources in precast or brick structures and can stop leaks in excess of 50 gpm. It comes packaged with 12 600 mL dual-component urethane caulk tubes along with 12 static mixers. Since only a heavy-duty dual-component caulking gun is required, cities can easily install it with in-house maintenance crews. A user-friendly pneumatic gun is also available to provide a faster and more efficient installation. 800-478-2054; 

Pipe Bursting Tools

13. 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 Cutters

14. Reed Manufacturing Guillotine HPC4+

Guillotine HPC4+ pipe cutters from Reed Manufacturing weigh in at a trim 11 pounds and cut square on medium and high-density PE pipe used by water and gas utilities. Accurate cuts mean no facing is needed for electrofusion and only minimal facing for butt fusion joints. All-aluminum construction results in lighter tool weight and greater rigidity. It cuts through 1 1/2- through 4-inch HDPE, both DIPS and iron pipe size. Aluminum rails and crosshead with hard anodized finish reduce wear on sliding surfaces. A durable, coated blade produces square cuts with no chips to clog valves and small openings. A slight taper on blade allows an unchallenging start to the cut and holds form for an impressive, straight cut. Blades are straightforward to sharpen or replace. 800-666-3691;

15. Wachs Utility Products Diamond Wire Guillotine

Wachs Utility Products Diamond Wire Guillotine pipe saws are available in two models — the DWG 208 (2- to 8-inch OD range) and DWG 416 (4- to 16-inch OD range). They utilize a high-speed diamond-beaded wire to quickly cut steel, ductile and mixed media pipe. Easy to set up and safer with workpiece mounting, they require less excavation than handheld chop and chain saws, and eliminate the danger of kickback injuries. The long-lasting cutting wire rotates axially as it turns to engage all cutting surfaces, delivering a low costs per cut. They have top-mounted controls for safety; a strong, lightweight stainless and aluminum construction; and clean, sealed hydraulic power that eliminates fumes and allows full immersion. The saw legs fold for access and a smaller storage footprint. 847-537-8800;

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, can 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;

17. Applied Felts EnviroCure

EnviroCure CIPP liner from Applied Felts is a styrene impermeable polymer coating that eliminates styrene emissions and odor. It is coated with a styrene barrier, vastly reducing if not eliminating styrene odors and emissions on the job site before, during and after installations, taking away the significant cost and unpredictability of styrene-free resin systems. It is proven to reduce on-site styrene emissions to less than 1 ppm. The polyester felt liner has a multi-layer, polyamide coating conforming to ASTM F1216 and ASTM F1743. To accommodate the requirement for liners of varying thicknesses, multiple layers of needle-punched felt are employed. 276-656-1904;

18. BRAWO SYSTEMS Magnavity SX

Magnavity SX from BRAWO SYSTEMS has a range of 197 feet. The two LED heads — Nano and Mega ­enable the rehabilitation of diameters from 4 to 12 inches using BRAWOLINER and the vinyl ester resin BRAWO LR. The curing process is automated and the entire rehabilitation process is documented. It can be used to rehabilitate longer pipes with bends with just one access point.

19. HammerHead Trenchless HydraSlitter

HammerHead Trenchless HydraSlitter kits are designed to help industry professionals meet the 10-year U.S. goal of replacing all lead pipe service laterals. The system provides a minimally invasive, low-cost, effective alternative to opencut replacement of lead potable water pipe 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter. Select from two full-system kits now available online. Kits once ordered arrive within a few days containing all tooling and accessories the contractor needs for that specific job. Contents include the appropriate slitter, blades, expanders, cable, duct-rodder and cable grip for the excavator, as well as a tooling assembly selection chart and instructions. 800-331-6653;

20. Omega Liner

Omega Liner is a high-strength GRP UV-cured liner for trenchless rehabilitation of water, wastewater and stormwater piping systems. It is constructed with ECR (corrosion-resistant) fiberglass and advanced UV resins, and uses unsaturated polyester or vinyl ester resins for environmentally conscious projects. It is offered for both circular and noncircular pipes from 6 to 66 inches, has a six-month shelf life, conforms to ASTM F-2019, and meets and exceeds ASTM F-1216. Factory training and support is available, with a small equipment footprint and increased efficiencies. 605-558-1020;

21. 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;

22. Pipeline Renewal Technologies SpeedyLight+

SpeedyLight+ from Pipeline Renewal Technologies is the LED-based solution for CIPP that expertly cures liners at speeds from 0.66 up to 3.3 feet per minute. Compatible with felt and invertible glass fiber, it can cure transitions, verticals and even 90-degree bends in lines from 4 to 12 inches in diameter. The integrated camera lets operators monitor the curing process in real time, allowing for ultimate precision. Liners can be wet out remotely or on site, and a portable design makes for easy deployment. Free of styrene and amines (and the associated odor), light-based cure technologies are minimally disruptive to the community. 866-936-8476; 

23. PPG Protective & Marine Coatings RAVEN 405

The RAVEN 405 wastewater treatment coating system from PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has high physical strength and broad chemical resistance to stand up to severe, caustic environments. This ultra-high build epoxy lining system has Severe Wastewater Analysis Testing certification and passed the Pickle Jar Test, as its thick film can withstand high hydrogen sulfide gases and other caustics, chemicals and acids found in a wastewater facility. Applications include concrete wastewater lining, clarifiers and digesters, tunnels and pipelines, tanks, secondary containment and manholes. Benefits include corrosion resistance, 100% solids, ultra-low VOC (0.52 g/L), adhesive strength, and quick return-to-service. It can protect new concrete or help rehabilitate an existing structure. 888-977-4762;

24. Prime Resins PrimeCem MSM

PrimeCem MSM (Microsilica Mortar) from Prime Resins is a blend of Portland cement, graded silica sand, fibers and silica fume. The mortar may be hand- or spray-applied in a nominal thickness of 1/4 to 2 inches. Thicker applications can be achieved by applying it in successive lifts. Uses include repairing concrete walls, ceilings, lining brick or concrete manholes and lift stations and horizontal pipe repair. Microsilica Mortar provides an extremely dense matrix and will accept coatings at earlier ages than typical Portland cement repair products. This product contains a migrating corrosion inhibitor. 800-321-7212;

25. The Strong Company Strong-Seal System

Strong-Seal MS-2A and MS-2C from The Strong Company are designed to rehabilitate municipal concrete and masonry structures, and effectively stop inflow, infiltration and exfiltration. When spray-applied to a minimum of a 1/2-inch thickness, the cementitious mortars are impervious monolithic liners with compressive and flexural strengths exceeding that of the original structure. Made with Portland cement, MS-2A is the most cost-effective solution for stopping infiltration and restoring structural integrity. MS-2C provides high early strengths and added corrosion protection in mild sulfide environments. High Performance Mix is a pure-fused calcium aluminate mortar that stops infiltration, restores structural integrity, and protects against microbiologically induced corrosion in sanitary sewer systems with harsh sulfide conditions. 800-982-8009;

26. 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 Plugs 

27. Cherne Multi-Size Underground Test-Ball Plugs

Cherne Multi-Size Underground Test-Ball Plugs are an economical pneumatic plug option for blocking flow or as a back plug for sewer air testing. The plug is made of natural rubber, allowing for expansion and memory. One plug fits multiple pipe diameters and can seal both round and out-of-round pipe. Each plug has a removable inflation valve that can be replaced if damaged, or replaced with a quick-disconnect fitting. 800-843-7584;

Reinstatement Cutter

28. CUES Currahee Cutters

CUES Currahee Cutters provide a number of solutions for pipe inspection and rehabilitation — from clearing blockages, debris, protruding laterals and roots, to reinstating laterals in a CIPP liner. The cutters function in a range of 5.25- to 12-inch pipe, are equally effective in CIPP or fold-and-form liners, and can be installed on a CUES K2 truck-mounted cutter system. The system performs optimally using 1,000 to 1,500 feet of cable, and is operated with the CUES gamepad controller. 800-327-7791;

29. RapidView IBAK MicroGator 2.0 and MicroGator AIR

RapidView IBAK offers two versions of their MicroGator rehabilitation cutters. The MicroGator 2.0 is a powerful, single-point electric reinstatement cutter equipped with a 4.7 hp motor. The MicroGator AIR is a pneumatic cutter equipped with a 1.5 hp motor and compatible with the IBAK MainLite, making it a complete cutting and inspection system with the addition of an IBAK camera and tractor. The units share many of the same features, such as fourth-axis articulation that allows the user ultimate control during advanced cutting operations. The IBAK CutterCam is also compatible with both cutters, and provides the best possible view of the cutting area. Their air-curtain technology and remote wiper system will keep the camera lens clean with the push of a button. 800-656-4225; 

Trenchless Relining Equipment

30. Enz USA Cutting Ball

The Enz USA Cutting Ball can remove hard deposits in pipes with bends and curves due to its spherical shape. The side blades are self-sharpening and maintain their sharpness over their entire service life. The cutting ball’s area of application is diverse as it’s not only good to remove roots, but by adding the vibration mode you can remove lime deposits as well.  The cutting ball is leakage free and can be operated with recycled water. 877-362-8721;


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