Product Focus - March 2021

Product Focus - March 2021

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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 RODDIE R8 30-ton pipe bursting system can burst pipes 3/4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 inches in size, and comes standard with lightweight cribbing. Different diameter cables can also be used. All R8s slide apart into two components weighing under 70 pounds each, and can be set up vertically or horizontally. The option to use it vertically or horizontally is ideal for when unforeseen utilities are in the way. The pulling rate is 8 feet per minute when powered by most tractors. Articulating bursting heads allow for easy entry and smooth bursting through 45-degree bends. The Hydra Control wireless remote can be hooked up to any hydraulic power source. 888-406-3821; www.roddieunderground.com


TRIC Tools X30

The redesigned X30 puller from TRIC Tools includes a new top bridge (the piece with the upper grippers and the handle) that is reshaped to maximize strength and minimize weight. Coincidentally, this will also reduce production cost. The end result is a pulling unit that is lighter by at least 10 pounds (75 versus 85 pounds), stronger where it needs to be, and less expensive overall. 888-883-8742; www.trictools.com


CIPP Equipment

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; www.fastpipelining.com


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; www.hammerheadtrenchless.com


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; www.pipelinert.com


Excavating

Enz USA Cutting Ball

The water-driven Cutting Ball nozzle from Enz USA is available in 3- and 4-inch sizes; and it can move easily around curves in 3- to 6-inch polyethylene, steel or concrete pipes while safely removing roots and mineral deposits, resulting in no damage to the pipe. It works without impact but has the ability to switch to a vibrating nozzle. It comes with a hard-metal front blade for pipes that are more than 50% clogged. The side blades are self-sharpening and maintain their sharpness over their entire service life. The cutting ball operates with controlled rotation speed and is capable of running on recycled water. It is leak-free. 877-362-8721; www.enz.com


Fittings

SharkBite Brass Push Fittings

SharkBite Brass Push Fittings include a release collar, which is recessed to prevent an accidental release. You can remove or readjust the fitting using a disconnect clip or disconnect tongs. The pipe then passes through the angled 316 stainless steel grab ring, which has angled teeth to allow pipe to push through but not pull out. This allows for a tool-free pipe insertion and a strong, secure connection. Next, the O-ring protector aligns the pipe. It then passes through a chloramine-resistant EPDM O-ring, which creates a watertight seal. Once the pipe reaches the tube stop, a secure connection is made. Each fitting’s lead-free dezincification brass makes it strong, corrosion-resistant, durable and compliant with ASSE 1061, NSF/ANSI 61 and NSF/ANSI 372. 877-700-4242; www.sharkbite.com


Pipe

Asahi/America Asahitec PP-RCT

Asahitec PP-RCT piping systems from Asahi/America are comprised of two systems: Climatec for hydronic heating applications and Watertec for potable water. Pipe in both systems is manufactured with Fibercore technology, which minimizes expansion and contraction by up to 75%, in turn reducing installation costs by minimizing expansion loops and supports. Fibercore PP-RCT pipe consists of three coextruded layers that make one homogenous pipe. The middle layer is a mix of short fiberglass strands and PP-RCT, which is isolated by an inner and outer layer of solid PP-RCT. The systems include both molded socket fusion fittings and molded butt fusion fittings, as well as molded large-diameter fittings up to 630 mm. They are NSF 14-pw certified for potable water applications and have lead-free brass adapter fittings. 800-343-3618; www.asahi-america.com


Pipe Fusion

RIDGID Quick-Acting Pipe Welding Clamp

The RIDGID Quick-Acting Pipe Welding Clamp is designed for quick setup and easy alignment of pipe from 2 to 12 inches. It comes in two sizes — 2- to 6-inch and 4 1/2- to 12-inch — allowing contractors to select the clamp best suited to their needs. Both sizes offer quick-release buttons and integrated handles for fast adjustment, alignment and easy switching between pipe sizes. They also include spring-loaded winged setscrews for precision three-point alignment and an integrated size gauge for simple pipe measurement. ACME threaded screws transmit ample clamp force, while the heavy-duty steel construction is built to withstand rugged job site applications. 800-769-7743; www.ridgid.com


Pipe Relining Equipment Flow-Liner Systems Neofit+

Neofit+ from Flow-Liner Systems is an environmentally friendly pipe lining 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


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 polyethylene fabric with a PVC coating, and it can be installed via inversion or pulled-in-place. 833-663-2477; www.paramountcipp.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 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; www.picotesolutions.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

Walton REPS extractors

Heavy-duty Walton REPS extractors remove broken pipefittings quickly and easily, without costly damage to mating fittings. Made of hardened steel, they create a strong, four-point grip without hammering or pounding to pull out broken pipes, studs and screws with ease, then release instantly. They are available as sets or individual pieces for all classes of pipe sizes from 1/8 to 2 inches and stud/screw sizes from 3/8 to 3 1/2 inches. 860-523-5231; www.waltontools.com


Oatey PVC Regular Bodied  Fast Set Clear Cement

Oatey PVC Regular Bodied Fast Set Clear Cement is recommended for potable water, pressure pipe, conduit and DWV applications. It can be used on all schedules and classes of PVC pipe and fittings: up to 4 inches for Schedule 40 and up to 2 inches for Schedule 80 with interference fit. All solvent cement and primer products are certified to UL Greenguard Gold. It is available in five sizes: 4 ounces, 8 ounces, 16 ounces, 32 ounces and 1 gallon. 800-203-1155; www.oatey.com


Reinstatement Cutters

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; 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

Cherne Multi-Size Point Repair Carrier

Known for both their durability and reliability, Cherne Multi-Size Point Repair Carriers can be used for most point repair systems. They are available for pipe sizes 4 to 12 inches, with custom lengths available upon request. The carriers’ maximum pipe contact guides ensure proper placement of the repair medium to minimize waste of materials and increase productivity. The 1/4-inch NPT inflation port with male quick disconnect offers ease of connection. The point carrier’s bypass design allows sewage bypass during repair; therefore, plumbing and utility contractors do not need to shut down the line. The carriers are comprised of durable, flexible, natural corded rubber. The flexible design allows all units to be folded in half for transport. The product’s redesigned integrated caster wheel assembly is optimized for ease of movement along the pipe. 952-933-5501; www.oatey.com/brands/cherne  



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