Products & Services: Pipe Tools

Oct. 1, 2009
The new 3M Dynatel Locators 2500 Series provides more active and passive frequencies, higher power and a new trace view mode.

RFID marker locators

The new 3M Dynatel Locators 2500 Series provides more active and passive frequencies, higher power and a new trace view mode. This new mode presents an intuitive map display showing the utility path combined with a precision peak antenna based array to provide confidence in utility location. All series locators are compatible with select GPS/GIS field mapping instruments for real time mapping of electronic markers or pipe and cable facilities. The locators have six active frequencies (577Hz, 1 kHz, 8kHz, 33 kHz, 82 kHz and 200 kHz), which can be used individually or four frequencies simultaneously (577 Hz, 8 kHz, 33 kHz and 200 kHz) to compensate for varying field conditions.
3M Track and Trace
Austin, TX
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Concrete pipe inspection

The PipeDiver™ system has been specifically designed for use in Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP) lines that are live or ca't be taken out of service due to a lack of redundancy or operational constraints. The system provides condition assessment of critical infrastructure, specifically detecting prestressing wire breaks that could lead to pipe ruptures. The free-swimming tool consists of a battery module, Remote Field Transformer Coupling (RFTC) module and a tracking module.
Pressure Pipe Inspection Co.
Mississauga, ON Tel: 905-624-1040 Web:
Circle No. 231 on Reader Service Card

HDPE joint wrap

AA Thread Seal Tape has developed a 10 MIL Cross Laminated High Density Polyethylene Joint Wrap that exceeds the specifications of ANSI/AWWA C105/A21.5. This material is made from 100% virgin high density polyethylene resins and is 2 ½ times thicker than the industry standard 4 MIL CLHDPE. It also exceeds the spec for elongation by 700%, and also the impact resistance spec by 200 grams. It is available in 20" and 30" wide rolls that can be used to spiral wrap the joint. The company also offers pre-manufactured tubes that can be slipped over the joint and taped to secure.
AA Thread Seal Tape Inc.
Wauconda, IL
Tel: 847-526-2120
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Pipe supports

Pipe supports by Reliner® are fully adjustable clamping pipe brackets made of non-corrosive 11 gauge 304 stainless. They securely attach pipes to manhole walls and other surfaces with no protruding hardware and are adjustable to fit irregular surfaces. They are often used with the company's Inside Drop Bowl to eliminate outside drops in sanitary sewers or stormwater drops. The clamps attach to the structure wall with 3⁄8" stainless steel bolts in non-corrosive shields. A wide range of clamp sizes are in stock: 1.5" – 30" for SDR 35, Schedule 40, C900, CIOD, HDPE, DN, etc., along with custom clamps.
Reliner®/ Duran Inc.
Lyme, CT
Tel: 800-508-6001
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Pipe inspection

RedZone Robotics has introduced the RedZone Solo, a robotic pipeline inspection system that does not require on-site trucks, generators, or personnel - resulting in increased safety, emissions reductions, elimination of easement access challenges, and minimal public disruption. One crew can operate multiple Solo robots after a day's training. The new system complements the company's flagship Responder large diameter inspection system and its ICOM3 pipeline inspection software.
RedZone Robotics
Pittsburgh, PA
Tel: 412-476-8980
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Pipe mounting collars

The Stafford Stackable Pipe Mounting Collar System is a new system of stackable pipe mounting collars that includes threaded standoffs to allow them to be mounted or hung virtually anywhere. The system features two-piece clamp style collars with flats on the outside surfaces that are drilled and tapped to attach to one another and accept a threaded stainless steel rod. Combining rigidity and design flexibility, they include Teflon® bushings which conform to the pipe I.D. to allow for thermal expansion and absorb vibration. Available in six pipe sizes from 1⁄4" to 1-1⁄4" I.D., with two flats or one with a finished O.D., they can be ordered in aluminum, steel and stainless steel.
Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
Wilmington, MA Tel: 800-695-5551 Web:
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Non-circular pipe

HOBAS Pipe USA now offers non-circular profiles. The company's NC-Line® consists of glass-reinforced polyester pipes designed for constructing or rehabilitating non-circular sewers. These special pipes can be made in virtually any shape to fit inside the old sewer for rehabilitation. Consisting of polyester resin, quartz sand and glass, the pipes are manufactured on the basis of DIN EN 14364. The pipes are manufactured on a computer-controlled machine that can produce specially shaped pipes with both circular and non-circular cross-sections up to a diameter of 118". Different pipe shapes and wall thicknesses can be supplied and are selected on the basis of the design requirements.
Houston, TX
Tel: 800-856-7473
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Pipe drilling

Reed's Feed Tap™ is a waterworks tool that drills through 3⁄4" - 2" pressurized PVC, PE, cast iron, ductile iron and steel pipe. The lightweight, compact design, featuring a separate, independent feed control for advancing the shell cutter into the pipe, allows the user to complete the tap using an electric or cordless drill, or even a wrench with manual power. Kits available for AWWA, 110 Compression, and NPT.
Reed Manufacturing Co.
Erie, PA
Tel: 800-666-3691
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Pipeline inspection

The TranStar Steerable Tractor for video pipeline inspection is a robust transporter equipped with two 90 watt rare earth permanent magnet motors making it the highest power tractor of its size available. Designed to work with RS Technical Omni III, NovaSTAR and TrakSTAR cameras, it provides inspection capability in sanitary or storm lines 6"-30" in diameter and up to 3000' in length. The tractor can turn on its own axis and travel up to 60 ft. per minute with three forward speeds, reverse and freewheel.
RS Technical Services
Petaluma, CA Tel: 800-767-1974 Web:
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PVC pipe

Underground Solutions provides Fusible PVC™ pipeline products, including Fusible C-900®, Fusible C-905® and FPVC™. These products, when combined with the company's fusion process, provide a monolithic, gasket-free, leak-free, fully-restrained piping system. The products are ideal in trenchless or conventional pipeline projects for water and wastewater applications including; horizontal directional drill, sliplining, pipe bursting and open trench.
Underground Solutions
Poway, CA
Tel: 858-679-9551 Web:
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Pipe fabricator

Dixie-Southern, a steel/pipe fabricator, has announced a newly launched website. The site includes an array of fabricating case studies, a photo gallery of projects and a downloadable new company brochure and product/services presentation. This is just one new step in a significant series of progressive changes at Dixie-Southern to benefit their customer base. The company has a diversified and industry experienced Board of Directors, newly hired technical staff and a list of certifications and qualifications, including AWWA, AWS and ASME.
Duette, FL
Tel: 941-776-1211
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PVC lining system

T-Lock®, a PVC sheet lining system from Ameron Protective Linings Division, can be used to provide long-term corrosion protection for precast concrete pipe and new concrete structures. Precast concrete pipe segments can now be lined during the manufacturing process. The company's T-Hab™ system is used to rehabilitate damaged and corroded sewer tunnels where other products have failed. The company has also introduced the new Arrow-Lock system for sewer and manhole rehabilitation. Featuring "A-shaped" ribs that line the PVC sheet, Arrow-Lock is embedded into a custom formulated mastic applied to the damage concrete structure's surface.
Ameron Protective Linings Division
Tel: 936-321-1159
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CCTV pipe inspection

The new self contained K2 Summit Wireless Base Station portable CCTV inspection system from CUES is mounted in a compact weatherproof enclosure that can fit into an ATV, van, trailer, or pick-up truck to access easements and hard-to-reach areas. A hand-held wireless control is supplied that operates all the company's zoom / pan and tilt cameras, transporters and reels for 4"-200" pipe inspection. A heavy-duty reel is supplied with a rotating side load feed-out assembly, optional automatic payout, and up to 1500 ft. high strength/lightweight video cable.
Tel: 800-327-7791
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Pipe bursting

TT Technologies will be displaying the Grundoburst static pipe bursting system at WEFTEC 2009. The system is ideal for the replacement of water and sewer pipe and can pull in a variety of replacement pipe including PVC, DIP, ABS, cast iron, fusion welded HDPE and VCP jacking pipe. Pulled by a hydraulic bursting unit, the cutter head's special cutting wheels split the host pipe. Patented QuickLock bursting rods are linked together not threaded. This saves time, prevents twisting and extends the life of the cutter head over threaded bursting rods. Six models are available for bursting 2" through 54" pipes and larger.
TT Technologies
Aurora, IL
Tel: 630-851-8200
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Leak detection

SmartBall is an autonomous in-line leak detection and condition assessment system from Pure Technologies. The free swimming, non-tethered foam ball with an instrumented aluminum core is capable of detecting acoustic activity associated with leaks and pockets of trapped gas in pressurized pipelines. The ball is inserted into a pipeline and travels with the water flow for up to 12 hours. The company also offers robotic pipeline inspection services.
Pure Technologies US Inc.
Columbia, MD
Tel: 800-537-2806
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Corrugated PE pipe

JM Eagle had introduced the Eagle Corr PE (Dual Wall) pipe. Combining a corrugated exterior and a smooth interior for maximum hydraulic efficiency in a high-density polyethylene pipe, it can be used in a variety of gravity flow applications and is especially suited for storm sewer systems. The pipe has a high strength-to-weight ratio, is very flexible and weighs less than traditional products. It can support a load rating of H-25 – with a minimum cover of only 1 foot – but with a conduit design that's also flexible enough to allow for cover heights in excess of 100 feet.
JM Eagle
Los Angeles, CA
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Restrained joint pipe

The Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) pipeline installation method is becoming more common in the water industry. U.S. Pipe's TR Flex® Restrained Joint pipe is approved for use in applications using HDD. It provides easy assembly and positive thrust restraint, and withstands the unique rigors and demands of HDD.
U.S. Pipe and Foundry Co.
Birmingham, AL
Tel: 866-347-7473
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Root control

Duke's Root Control Service is an effective method for controlling sewer line root problems. Over 2,000 municipalities have used the company's services in more than 100 million feet of sewer pipe. The company applies EPA registered products that kill tree roots without harming above ground vegetation. The material is injected as a foam, from manhole-to-manhole, killing all roots on contact and also inhibiting re-growth for 3 to 5 years. The company guarantees against stoppages for 2 years and for 3 years on repeat applications or your money back.
Duke's Root Control Inc.
Syracuse, NY
Tel: 800-447-6687
BoCircle No. 244 on Reader Service Card

Casing end seal

PSI-Pipeline Seal & Insulator has introduced the Model R Casing End Seal, for sealing the ends of cased pipes or containment pipes. It is the first adjustable and stockable casing end seal. The molded EPDM end seal is available in five model sizes; these sizes accommodate various casing pipe O.D. to carrier pipe O.D. applications. The largest one is sized for a casing pipe OD of either 20" or 24" and can accommodate all carrier pipe sizes from 6" and larger.
Pipeline Seal & Insulator Inc.
Houston, TX
Tel: 800-423-2410
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Pipe tools, supports

Pipeline Products offers a variety of tools including stainless steel probes, digging bars, shell cutters, valve and hydrant straps, as well as a large range of valve wrenches from 2" opp nuts to hand wheel applications. The company's PS, PSS and PSG series adjustable pipe supports are available with saddle, U-bolt or flange mount tops in a variety of standard and custom sizes. The pipe supports are available in powder coated or galvanized finishes and also offered in all stainless steel construction in both 304 and 316 grades.
Pipeline Products, Inc.
San Marcos, CA
Tel: 800-998-1079
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Joint restraints

Smith-Blair has added the Pipe-Lock to its Joint Restraint product line. The fabricated steel sleeve restraint coupling can be used to connect and restrain plain end pipe to plain end pipe. Its restrained joint requires no other method of restraining the pipe. The Pipe-Lock is available in straight, transition and reducing complete couplings. It is designed to be used with the Multi-Seal Gasket for more flexibility in nominal sizes 4"-12". Longer sleeves and more reducing combinations are also available.
Texarkana, AR
Tel: 800-643-9705
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Expansion joints

The Force Balanced Flex-Tend® Flexible Expansion Joint from EBAA Iron can accommodate pressure-induced thrust forces. It uses an additional water chamber piston that acts in the equal and opposite direction of the imparting thrust and neutralizes the thrust forces. This allows designers to use flexible expansion joints in applications where thrust blocks or other force-restricting devices are not applicable. Force balanced joints also protect pipelines that serve structures from shear.
EBAA Iron Inc.
Eastland, TX
Tel: 800-433-1716
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Coating, lining systems

Sauereisen offers a variety of coating and lining systems. Its materials prevent corrosion to potentially vulnerable concrete and steel infrastructure. In addition, the products prohibit water inflow & infiltration. Its organic polymer products are specifically formulated for the municipal wastewater environment. Sauereise's epoxy-based SewerGard 210 family of products is designed to exhibit low permeability. This enhances corrosion resistance and extends the longevity of underground infrastructure such as manholes and lift stations.
Pittsburgh, PA
Tel: 412-963-0303
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