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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.


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; www.spartantool.com.


CIPP Equipment

Emagineered Solutions THE SHOOTER

THE SHOOTER from Emagineered Solutions is a continuous air-inversion machine for cured-in-place pipe. Two fast and reliable models are available: the mobile SHOOTER 12 for 6- to 12-inch pipe, with built-in lubrication system and knife gate for after the tail passes, and the trailer-mounted SHOOTER 24 for 15- to 24-inch lines. An optional conversion kit for the SHOOTER 12 inverts 15-inch liners, and one for the SHOOTER 24 inverts 6- to 12-inch liners. A water-cure flange is also available. The new lubrication system includes an oil overspray guard that keeps operators dry. The fully adjustable, structurally reinforced lip seals are robust and available in 4 through 24 inches. 541-504-0416; www.theshootercipp.com.


HammerHead Trenchless QuickLok

QuickLok inversion drums from HammerHead Trenchless have two drum sizes capable of holding up to 125 feet and 225 feet of 4-inch liner, respectively, and have a single-lever lockdown that gives a positive seal and secure latch. Other features include extra viewing ports and a detachable spindle wheel that makes it easier to navigate tight areas. Once in place, the wheel may be reattached to either side of the drum, accommodating workspace limitations or the preference of the operator. 800-331-6653; www.hammerheadtrenchless.com.


Logiball sleeve installers

Logiball manufactures a complete line of sleeve installers for the installation of CIPP sectional liners in laterals and mainline. Available for the installation over bends for 4- or 6-inch pipes, the Logiball Bendy Carriers conform to the bends. An optional “slide through” option to slide in a 3/8-inch fiberglass pushrod to push the installer from the front end versus back end greatly helps in pushing and positioning the sleeve installer. For standard installations, sleeve installers for 3-, 4- and 6-inch pipes in different lengths and configurations are available. 800-246-5988; www.logiball.com.


Nu Flow Technologies Cold Cure UV Technology

Cold Cure UV Technology from Nu Flow Technologies, powered by Pro-Kanal, uses UV cold light LEDs, minimizing the risk of error by activating liners in place. Being able to cure liners in minutes is a significant advantage for contractors, as it allows them to install more liners in a shorter amount of time. Additional benefits include being able to wet-out either on site or offsite and the ability to push a point repair or pull a sectional repair. Both the point repair system and light train system are run by the same control station for ease of use. The system’s capabilities include 2- to 6-inch inside diameters, wyes and tees, UV resin, and reusable translucent bladders that are interchangeable and can be used with the same light train. 800-834-9597; www.nuflowtechnologies.com.


Perma-Liner Industries vertical connection lining system

Perma-Liner Industries’ vertical connection pipe lining system offers a way to approach and repair vertical pipelines in residential and commercial markets, making the process easier in less time. The system cures in one hour using a compact, electric steamer or vacuum pump. The system offers uniform thickness throughout. The host pipe does not need to be dry prior to installation, which lessens the installation and cure time. The materials come in kit form, eliminating measuring and waste, and an experienced crew can easily install five or more per day. 866-336-2568; www.perma-liner.com.


Pipe Lining Supply Quik-Shot

The Quik-Shot CIPP lateral lining system from Pipe Lining Supply weighs in at less than 70 pounds, meaning it can be easily carried down basement steps, into a launch pit or up to an attic. It can line pipe of virtually any length in pipe diameters from 2 to 8 inches. It processes any manufacturer’s inversion liner and any resin system approved for the CIPP process. It doesn’t need a dedicated vehicle to carry the equipment needed for a successful job. A two-person crew can easily operate the unit successfully. 888-354-6464; www.pipeliningsupply.com.


Excavating

Ditch Witch HX30G

The HX30G vacuum excavator from Ditch Witch boasts high-profile power in a low-profile design that eases navigation in congested and height-restricted areas. It is powered by a 31 hp Vanguard gas engine for optimal suction power and water pressure. To boost efficiency on any job, it comes with a powerful 542 cfm blower, 3,000 psi water pressure and 4.2 gpm water flow. It is offered with the choice of a 500- or 800-gallon tank for a variety of job requirements. The machine is available in a variety of trailer configurations, including the VT9 trailer that, when equipped with the 500-gallon tank, does not require a CDL to transport. 800-654-6481; www.ditchwitch.com.


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.


Fitting

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

Uponor Ecoflex Potable PEX Plus

Ecoflex Potable PEX Plus pipe from Uponor is a preinsulated PEX pipe system for underground potable-plumbing applications that provides energy-efficient freeze protection in cold climates. The pipe features 1 1/4-inch AquaPEX service pipe with a heat-trace cable. The pipe and cable are surrounded by multilayer PEX-foam insulation and covered by a corrugated, waterproof HDPE jacket. The pipe is approved for underground potable-water applications, is available with a full line of accessories and uses ASTM F1960 expansion fittings for durable, reliable connections. It is offered in 300-foot coil lengths, with custom-cut lengths available. 800-321-4739; www.uponorpro.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 Lining

Flow-Liner Systems Neofit+

The NSF 61-approved Neofit+ potable pipe lining system from Flow-Liner Systems is a noninvasive option for leaking underground water services with inside diameters from 1⁄2 to 2 inches. The expandable pressure pipe forms a continuous barrier between existing pipe and drinking water, making it suitable for lead replacement programs. It can be installed in steel, copper, plastic and lead pipes, and in lengths up to 300 feet. The smooth bore and thin-wall liner provides the same or increased flow capacity. It often only requires a single, small access pit, saving yards, sidewalks and floors from demolition. The process allows for many installations a day and immediate return to service. 800-348-0020; www.flow-liner.com.


Prime Resins PR10

PR10 acrylamide from Prime Resins is a low-viscosity permeation chemical grout that is injected from within the manhole, wicking into the soil outside or used to curtain-grout the exterior. A high-pressure pump injects grout through the manhole wall into the surrounding soil or is injected directly into the surrounding soil, creating an impermeable barrier. The permeation grout doesn’t expand, but rather saturates the soil immediately outside of the manhole (with a desired gel time) that permanently stabilizes the soil and prevents further groundwater penetration. 800-321-7212; www.primeresins.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.


Pipe Relining Equipment 

MaxLiner USA Max E-Roller

The Max E-Roller from MaxLiner USA is a compact, electric calibration roller with built-in gap setting display, adjustable speed, directional switch, pressure limit safety and emergency stop. It can be mounted to a table or easily transported closer to the work site by unlocking from the detachable base plate. It is suitable for a small crew wetting out longer liners with a diameter range up to 12 inches. This 48-pound, 110-volt powered unit operates with a foot peddle, allowing for a hands-free operation. 877-426-5948; www.maxlinerusa.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 a tested, safe and environmentally friendly product. The new pipe is dampproof, corrosion-resistant, wear-resistant and noncorrosive. 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.


Rehabilitation

CUES LOCK

CUES LOCK is a structural point repair system designed to be used for stand-alone spot repairs or to enhance the quality and simplicity of CIP relining. It is easy to install and requires very little equipment; most repairs can be carried out in live sewer operating conditions. It doesn’t require digging or external point repair. It includes stents for a quick and easy way to bridge holes, voids, cracks and weakened/broken sections in pipes to help and allow easy installation of any type of CIP pipes through the stents; structural and sealer sleeves to restore damaged areas to full structural strength and seals infiltration; and end sealers to seal the annular space between the CIP liner and the host pipe at the pipe ends. End sealers prevent the ends of the CIP liner from delaminating or sagging from the host pipe. 800-327-7791; www.cuesinc.com.


Duke’s Root Control Razorooter II 

Duke’s Root Control uses Razorooter II, a thick, herbicide-laden foam with the consistency of heavy shaving cream. Since effectively killing roots in sewer systems requires access to the entire line, Duke’s crew inserts a hose from manhole to manhole. The hose releases and sprays the foam in all directions, allowing it to adhere to roots and penetrate through wye connections to kill roots even in lateral lines. The entire system is treated as the foam compresses against pipe surfaces and penetrates cracks, joints and connecting sewers. Roots are killed on contact inside and outside the pipe walls before they decay naturally and slough away, with regrowth delayed for two to three years. Trees and other aboveground vegetation are not harmed. 800-447-6687; www.dukes.com.


Reinstatement Cutter

Pipeline Renewal Technologies Micro Automatic

Using three remote-inflated air bladders, the arm of the Micro Automatic small-diameter lateral and drain cutter from Pipeline Renewal Technologies positions itself remotely by creeping and climbing, clamps itself for precise cutting in vertical or horizontal orientation, and uses a full 4-inch feed on the cutting head. Just 72 mm in diameter, the arm fits through small openings, and its agile articulation facilitates precision cutting, as well as maneuvering through 90-degree bends in 4-inch lines. This versatile cutter can handle lines from 3 to 6 inches or 8 to 10 inches with modification. The cutter is controlled with a CANbus-based controller with twin multifunction joysticks. This allows for easy position recall, making repetitive work quick and intuitive. 866-936-8476; www.pipelinert.com.


Trenchless Point/Spot Repair

Ratech Electronics Snap Lock

The Snap Lock repair system from Ratech Electronics is a no-dig repair system that renovates defective sections of sewer or pipe. No chemicals are needed to install. It is the most economical and efficient system for the quick repair of damaged areas of pipe that have an overall condition that makes evacuation and the whole relining unnecessarily expensive. Made of high-grade stainless steel and surrounded by a rubber outer sleeve, the Snap Lock system is durable and resistant to most chemicals including hydrogen sulfide. It is available in various diameters and lengths. 800-461-9200; www.ratech-electronics.com.


Trelleborg Pipe Seals Type A

Type A silicate resin from Trelleborg Pipe Seals is suitable for patch repair. The “A” stands for accelerator, based on the high amounts of catalyst that have been added to this custom-formulated resin system. Catalysts activate the components of the resin, making them more susceptible to react with the hardener. The resin can be combined with other Trelleborg silicate resins, such as Type S and W (summer and winter) in the Northern Hemisphere. It increases the speed of the polymerization without jeopardizing the mechanical properties of the cured liner. It also enables customers to adapt the composition of the resin mixture to the ambient temperature. By supplementing this resin with Type A resin, the curing time can become faster. 800-626-2180; www.trelleborg.com/pipe-seals.



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