Product Focus - March 2022

Product Focus - March 2022

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Bursting

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; www.powrmole.com


RODDIE R8

The R8 pipe bursting system from RODDIE is easy to use, lightweight, can be set up vertically or horizontally and can also be adjusted to use three different size cables. This unit can replace 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 6- and 8-inch pipes with ease and speed. Inexpensive cable grabbing inserts last 70 to 120 jobs, which reduces costs. High-quality tool steels on articulating bursting heads promote rare resistance for long-lasting service. The pulling rate is 8 feet per minute and is hydraulically powered from your tractor, providing a pulling force of 30 tons. The wireless remote system is reliable and has a signal strength that moves through any cellar wall. Maintaining the system is simple as the user only needs to rinse off and regrease six Zerk fittings. 888-406-3821; www.roddieunderground.com


CIPP Equipment

HammerHead Trenchless Bluelight LED CIPP Lining System

The Bluelight LED CIPP Lining System from HammerHead Trenchless is an advanced light-curing system for the rehabilitation of laterals and small drain pipes. The technology empowers CIPP installers by alleviating the time pressures of other lining systems. The specially formulated resin only cures under light in the blue wavelength (444-457 nm), giving installers virtually unlimited working time between liner wet-out and curing. Once the liner is in place, the automated curing system pulls the LED light head through the liner, curing the resin almost instantly — as fast as 5.4 feet per minute. Instead of waiting hours for the liner to cure, a 50-foot sewer line could be fully cured in under 10 minutes. The system has a touch-screen interface and three light head options to cure liners 3 to 10 inches in diameter. 800-331-6653; www.hammerheadtrenchless.com


Internal Pipe Technologies Forced Control Cure Unit

The Forced Control Cure Unit from Internal Pipe Technologies cures CIPP liners in one hour with a 30-minute blowdown. It is the ideal tool to cure under slab liners quickly and efficiently. The system is self-contained and suitable for horizontal pipes with long runs and includes detailed data accumulation and tracking. Engineered specifications are included on a QR-based support program specific for each diameter and project. Units track gallons per minute, total gallons used, PSI during install and temperature during install. 888-478-6649; www.internalpipetech.com


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; www.maxlinerusa.com


NuFlow NuCure Cold Cure UV

NuFlow’s NuCure Cold Cure UV features an enhanced double helix light rope for curing efficiency and dual power supplies to ensure light will fully penetrate the entire liner, from end to end. The resins cure densely in as little as 10 minutes, significantly speeding installation times and limiting the duration of thermal energy release. The resin is shelf stable for a minimum of 10 months, allowing the contractor to pre-wet-out months in advance. Just recalibrate and the liner is ready to use. Its Resin Protection System protects the resin from sunlight or UV exposure, so the installer can work without fear of premature curing. 866-248-6880; www.nuflow.com


Waterline Renewal Technologies 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 throughput up to 6.3 feet per minute 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 nonthermal UV casting resin that is temperature-stable and only activated by UV light coupled with high-strength flexible fiberglass coated liners. 866-336-2568; www.lightrayinversion.com


Excavating

Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool

The Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool fits any sewer combination truck equipped with a telescoping 6- or 8-inch boom. The tool has a 1-inch water connection. The operator controls water pressure and power through truck controls. It has a 6-foot Tuff-Tube with handles to guide the unit down for potholing or side to side for trenching. Six jets boring inward cut the soil, while six boring outward bring the tube down. 949-363-1401; www.soilsurgeoninc.com


Fittings

REHAU EVERLOC+

The REHAU EVERLOC+ compression-sleeve fitting system has 26 additional configurations, making transitions between pipe sizes more convenient in single-family and multifamily residential plumbing projects. The system comprises RAUPEX UV shield PEXa pipe in 3/8- to 2-inch diameters, polymer and lead-free brass fittings, and power tools for reliable and safe connections. Designed for no-leak security, the two-step fitting expansion and compression process is performed quickly in any weather, making installation faster than other PEXa cold-expansion fittings and copper. The NSF/ANSI 14 and 61 certified system delivers safe drinking water with no mineral buildup, allowing contractors to create healthy and sustainable residential environments in less time. 800-247-9445; www.everlocplus.com


Pipe Relining Equipment

Flow-Liner Systems Neofit+

Neofit+Plus from Flow-Liner Systems is an environmentally friendly expandable pressure pipe system that helps maintain the life expectancy of the existing service pipe. Designed for 1/2- to 2-inch diameters and up to 300-foot sections, it is made from a strong and durable virgin polyethylene terephthalate. The NSF 61-approved liner has two main uses: to keep drinking water pure and out of contact with the host pipe, such as lead or copper, and to rehabilitate pipes by sealing pinholes, cracks and small defects. It is a trenchless technology, thus its installation procedure avoids the risk of damage to other services since there is no disturbance of the ground around the pipe, also eliminating both the possibility of ground contamination and harm to existing plant and animal life. This no-dig, noninvasive system also preserves the property owner’s aboveground structures, and can be installed in just a couple of hours. 800-348-0020; www.flow-liner.com


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; www.thermoformliner.com


Rehabilitation

Cherne Multi-Size Plumbing Muni-Ball Plugs

Cherne Multi-Size Plumbing Muni-Ball Plugs are ideal for the installation and repair of both residential and commercial piping systems. Made entirely of natural rubber, the plug offers suitable expansion, memory and full bypass for both testing and monitoring of pipe systems. Additionally, the plug can be used to block flow or as a back plug for sewer air testing. Just one plug can fit multiple pipe diameters with the ability to seal both round and out-of-round pipe and is made with a removable inflation valve. 800-843-7584; www.cherneid.com


Enz USA Rotopuls 34

The Rotopuls 34 rotating nozzle from Enz USA produces hard vibration impact and pulsating jets. The resulting pulsations become so strong that hard deposits are disintegrated. It is safe to use in pipes made of plastic, steel or concrete from 1.5 to 6 inches in diameter. The small size allows for navigating tough bends. It is available in 3/8- and 1/2-inch connections and operates on flow as low as 5 gpm. 877-369-8721; www.enz.com


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; www.picotesolutions.com


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; www.cuesinc.com


TRY TEK Machine Works T80

The T80 3-, 4- and 6-inch small pipe lateral reinstatement cutter from TRY TEK Machine Works is ideal for relining smaller diameter lateral pipes that run from buildings to the main lines. These smaller pipes crack, separate and break, and are responsible for 50% of the inflow and infiltration of groundwater to be processed by municipal sewage processing plants. Its water hydraulic cutting gives big power in a smaller package, while water hydraulics eliminate potential environmental hazards. It allows for access to pipe systems via clean-out ports or rooftop vents. Set-up and operation are quick and simple, and it includes 100 feet of working cable. 717-428-1477; www.trytek.com


Trenchless Point/Spot Repair

Oatey FUSION Single-Step Clear Self-Priming Medium Bodied PVC Cement

Oatey FUSION Single-Step Clear Self-Priming Medium Bodied PVC Cement is recommended for residential and do-it-yourself plumbing projects. Saving time, money and cleanup, it eliminates the extra step of priming in PVC projects, while also applying easily with included in-lid dauber and providing a neat, transparent finish. This clear, low-odor, medium-bodied cement can be used to solvent weld all schedules and classes of PVC pipe and fittings up to 4 inches and nonpressure applications up to 6 inches with interference fit. Fusion single-step cement eliminates the extra step of priming in PVC projects. The formula is also clear, which provides a clean, transparent look at the end of the project. Its thicker, drip-less formula provides extra time to align pipes and fittings perfectly before they fuse. 800-203-1155; www.oatey.com


Pipeline Renewal Technologies Quick-Lock

For standalone point repair, or for pre-lining under high infiltration, the Quick-Lock sleeve from Pipeline Renewal Technologies offers a rapid, easy-to-install and economical way to repair failing pipe. It restores the host pipe’s strength with heavy-gauge 316L stainless steel and seals out infiltration with a single-piece vulcanized EPDM rubber gasket. Suitable for sewer, water and industrial applications, it installs in minutes with minimal equipment and overhead. It is positioned inside the host pipe on a wheeled flow-through packer pushed by any standard CCTV crawler. Once in position, the packer expands the sleeve against the pipe wall to structurally reinforce it and to stop infiltration. Sleeves address a variety of common pipe problems, including infiltration, longitudinal and circumferential cracks, root intrusion, holes, leaks, offset joints and abandoned laterals. They are available in diameters ranging 6 to 28 inches, and in lengths of 16 and 20 inches. Multiple sleeves can be interleaved to perform longer repairs. 973-252-6700; www.pipelinert.com


Source One Environmental PipePatch RAPID

PipePatch RAPID from Source One Environmental is a no-dig pipe repair system with a curing time of about 30 minutes. Using it ensures guess-free work, which in turn delivers improved efficiency. Even though the resin used in the kit allows for short working times, it provides a very fast cure time. It is packaged with all component parts included, such as protective work surface, protective gloves, cut-to-size fiberglass mat, packer protection sleeves, tie secures, spreader and a two-part ready to mix rapid resin bag. The kit’s resin cures in approximately 30 minutes, meaning a repair can be completed quick. Other items that accompany the Rapid Kit include repair packer, air regulator, pushrods and a pull cable. 877-450-3701; www.s1eonline.com  



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