March 1, 2007
Assured Flow Sales Hydra-Eze Compound is now available in a 9 oz tube. The synthetic, food grade, non-drying anti-seize compound is formulated with a balanced blend of PTFE and other lubricating solids, homogenized into a non-melting grease carrier.

Anti-seize compound

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Assured Flow Sales Hydra-Eze Compound is now available in a 9 oz tube. The synthetic, food grade, non-drying anti-seize compound is formulated with a balanced blend of PTFE and other lubricating solids, homogenized into a non-melting grease carrier. It is USDA/NSF-H-1 rated which gives it full acceptability for use in all areas where incidental potable water contact may occur. The compound can be used on all brass, black iron, galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, PVC and fiberglass reinforced pipes. It is engineered to provide a leak-proof seal for the life of the connection while at the same time maintaining its anti-seize capabilities, allowing easy disassembly without thread damage.

Assured Flow Sales Inc.
Sarasota, FL
Tel: 800-388-0678

Pipe rehabilitation

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CuraFlo® offers two in situ pipe renewal systems that can improve water quality, increase flow and prevent corrosion induced leaks in deteriorated metal and cement based pipes. For small diameter pipes (½" - 4"), the company’s Engineered Flow Lining SystemTM blows the company’s proprietary CuraPoxy® epoxy coating through pre-cleaned pipes. In larger pipes up to 36", the CuraFlo Spincast System centrifugally spins the coating to interior pipe surfaces. CuraPoxy is certified to ANSI/NSF Standard 61 for pipes carrying potable water, and systems can be returned to service in as little as five hours. The coating is relatively impermeable and can be used to protect and extend the life of all types and conditions of pipes carrying potable water or more corrosive process waters.

Cleveland, OH
Tel: 800-714-9259

Camera transporter

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The steerable Compact Pipe Ranger (CPR) camera transporter from Cues can traverse up to 1200' under normal pipe conditions to inspect 6" relined pipe through 30" diameter pipe. When assembled with the CUES OZIII zoom pan and tilt camera, the compact length enables the unit to negotiate most difficult entry conditions and standard sweeps. Multiple wheel sets are available to maximize bottom-clearance, traction, and optimum camera position.

Cues Inc.
Orlando, FL
Tel: 800-327-7791

Spray-applied coating

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Sauereisen SewerGard No. 210RS is a rotary spray-applied material specifically designed to protect underground infrastructure from chemical attack and physical abuse. The coating permits economical protection of either new or resurfaced substrates, providing an impermeable, high-strength, corrosion-resistant lining for manholes. The company’s spincast installation methods allow manhole restoration projects to proceed safely and easily from ground level.

Pittsburgh, PA
Tel: 412-963-0303

Pipe supports

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Reliner®/Duran offer adjustable clamping pipe brackets made of non-corrosive 11 gauge 304 stainless. The supports securely attach pipes to manhole walls and other surfaces with no protruding hardware and are fully adjustable to fit irregular surfaces. Often used with the Reliner Inside Drop Bowl to eliminate outside drops in sanitary sewers or stormwater drops, they attach to the wall with 3/8" S.S. bolts in non-corrosive shields.

Duran Inc.
Lyme, CT
Tel: 800-508-6001

Cathodic protection

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Automatic Cathodic Protection Systems from Ametek Solidstate Controls are designed to protect pipelines and structures from corrosion-related problems. The ACTS 2000 and ACTS 2002 Series Cathodic Protection Rectifiers incorporate the latest remote control and monitoring capabilities, including On-Off Test Switch, GPS synchronized on each one of their outputs, and state-of-the-art communications using satellite, radio, Ethernet, cellular or microwave technology.

Ametek Solidstate
Columbus, OH
Tel: 614-846-7500

PVC sewer pipe

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A-2000 PVC sewer pipe from Contech’s Drainage Solutions Division is a profile wall pipe with smooth interior surface and corrugated exterior. Engineered with high stiffness to resist trench loads, it also provides excellent hydraulic properties - a Manning’s “n” of 0.009. Tight joints resist root penetration and leakage, while high-quality PVC material is corrosion resistant and unaffected by acidic or alkaline soils, or chemicals found in normal sewage discharge. Available in 4"-36" diameters, A-2000 offers many advantages over traditional sewer and drainage products.

Contech Construction Products
West Chester, OH
Tel: 800-338-1122

Video inspection crawler

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The SuperVision 140 video inspection crawler from Envirosight travels as far as 1640 feet through pipelines 6" and larger, evaluating condition and identifying maintenance needs. Like the company’s other crawlers, the new unit emphasizes maneuverability with a host of attributes: short wheelbase, steerable six-wheel drive and an array of traction options.

Envirosight LLC
Randolph, NJ
Tel: 973-993-1570

Dismantling joint

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The Dresser Style 131 Dismantling Joint provides flexibility when installing and maintaining flanged end pipe interfaces with check valves, gate valves, ball valves, pumps, blowers, meters, engines, compressors, various fittings and appurtenances. Allowing longitudinal adjustments in piping systems from 2" to 20", the Style 131 can be used anywhere that requires quick installation or removal.

Dresser Piping Specialties
Bradford, PA
Tel: 814-362-9392

Pipeline mapping probe

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Geospatial Corp. has introduced the DuctRunner Smart ProbeTM technologies, which can provide XYZ centerline mapping of pipeline infrastructure and seamlessly integrate the data into all three-dimensional GIS or CAD platforms. Multiple gyroscopic inertial measurement units (IMUs) within the probe measure 800 angular and linear velocity changes per second in the X, Y, and Z axes as the unit moves through a pipeline.

Geospatial Corp.
Sarver, PA
Tel: 724-353-3400

Root removal

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RootX® can be used by a utility’s own maintenance crews and equipment to kill pipeline roots. Crews can treat a 400-foot mainline in 30 minutes or less. The patented foam reaches the top of the pipe where 90% of the roots are. It is non-caustic, non-fumigating and non-systemic and contains no diquat dibromide, copper sulfate or metam sodium. The product won’t harm pipes or wastewater treatment operations, it is registered for use in all 50 states, and is guaranteed to keep pipes root-free for 25 months.

Salem, OR
Tel: 800-844-4974

Root control

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Duke’s Root Control Service is designed to control sewer line root problems. Over 2,000 municipalities have used the company’s services in more than 70 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.

Duke’s Root Control Inc.
Syracuse, NY
Tel: 800-447-6687

Pipe stopping system

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The Hydra-Stop System is designed to allow utilities to perform line stopping, valve insertion, and line tapping (hot or wet). Using patented “stopper” technology, the system is rated up to 250 psi and guarantees 95% to 100% stoppage of flow at the point of repair. For use in any common pipe - cast iron, asbestos, cement, pit cast, ductile iron, and plastic (C900 and IPS PVC) - the products are available for purchase in ¾" to 20".

Hydra-Stop, A Div. of ADS LLC
Alsip, IL
Tel: 708-389-5111

Pipe markers

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With seamless integration to select GPS/GIS field mapping instruments, 3MTM DynatelTM Locators M-iD and 1420-iD provide underground locating and marking of water facilities. The marker-locating option lets users read and write to the company’s new generation of intelligent 3MRFID Markers, now available in Near-Surface Markers (2 ft range), Ball Markers (5 ft range) and Full-Range Markers (8 ft range).

3M Co.
Austin, TX
Tel: 800-426-8688

Pipeline inspection

RS Technical Services has introduced the TranSTAR Transporter, which is designed for transporting video cameras through pipe networks. The six-wheeled, gear-driven transporter can be used to inspect lines 6" to 24". A high-torque 1/8 hp rare earth PM motor lets the tractor achieve speeds up to 70 feet per minute. There is no need to coordinate the transporters’ reverse speed and reel; a freewheel clutch allows rapid retrieval once inspection is complete. Innovative technology guides the microprocessor that controls all of the unit’s functions.

RS Technical Services Inc.
Petaluma, CA

Abrasion resistant pipe

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Abresist piping is tougher than the grit, sludge, limestone, incinerator ash, sand, Perlite, grain or biosolids fertilizer being conveyed in wastewater plants. The basalt-lined piping lasts five times longer than ½" cast iron. Pipes, elbows and fittings are custom engineered for each application and can be provided in a variety of end connection arrangements to retro-fit into existing systems or install in new ones using flanges, grooved couplings, compression couplings or welded attachments.

Abresist Corp.
Urbana, IN Tel: 800-348-0717 Web:

Manhole liner

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The Riser-WrapTM seal is a two-layer system designed for corrosion and sealing protection on encapsulating manholes and pipelines. It seals joints against ground water infiltration and is tolerant to soil stress, UV and freeze-thaw conditions. The first layer is a sealant encapsulated by a heat shrink sleeve - a 2.5 mm cross-linked, high density polyethylene membrane.

Pipeline Seal & Insulator, Inc.
Houston, TX Tel: 800-423-2410 Web:

Coating system

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Belzona has recently formulated a variant to its 5811 Solution used for long term protection on metallic and non-metallic surfaces. Its newest version, 5811DW (Immersion Grade), continues to be applicable on virtually any surface (cast iron, concrete, fiber glass, etc.) and is NSF/ANSI Standard 61 approved for use on fittings, pipes, tanks, valves, and other drinking water system components.

Belzona Inc.
Miami, FL
Tel: 305-908-4423

Polymer mortar pipe

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Centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar Hobas pipe is inherently corrosion resistant and lasts 100 years or more. It is suitable for virtually every installation method of new construction and rehab including open cut, sliplining, jacking, microtunneling and above ground. Leak-free, push-together joints reduce installation time and costs. Key applications are sanitary sewers, potable water and corrosive environments. Pressure and gravity pipe diameters range from 18" to 110".

Hobas Pipe USAHouston, TX
Tel: 800-856-7473

Pipeline basket strainer

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Eaton’s Model 53BTX pipeline basket strainer features a patented diverter cartridge that isolates and seals the out-of-service basket chamber leak tight, simplifying strainer basket cleaning and changing for system operators. Installed into a water or wastewater piping system, the strainer protects expensive pipeline system components from particulate matter damage. The Model 53BTX is especially suited for piping systems that must run continuously. The pipeline flow never has to be shut off for strainer basket cleaning.

Eaton Filtration
Elizabeth, NJ
Tel: 800-859-9212

Coating system

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A.W. Chesterton has developed a coating system using two advanced composite technologies: ARC 791 Polymer Quartz Composite and ARC S1HB Reinforced Composite. ARC 791 is an all purpose quartz-reinforced composite for most concrete repairs and chemical containment. It is generally used to repair and upgrade concrete surfaces or used as a replacement for acid resistant tiles, epoxy mortars, fiberglass, and other overlayments. ARC S1HB is a composite lining formulated to protect concrete surfaces from corrosion and chemical attack.

A.W. Chesterton Co.
Groveland, MA
Tel: 978-469-6448

Pipe products

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American Cast Iron Pipe Co. is one of the largest manufacturers of ductile iron pipe, fire hydrants and valves for the waterworks industry. Its subsidiaries include American Castings, and American Valve & Hydrant Manufacturing Co. It’s American Ductile Iron Pipe Co. promotes the use of ductile iron pipe for several trenchless technology installation methods, including pipe bursting and horizontal directional drilling (HDD).

American Ductile Iron Pipe Co.
Birmingham, AL

Flange adapter

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The Megaflange Series 2100 restrained flange adapter from EBAA Iron is an on-site fabrication tool for pipeline installations that is generous in its deflection limits. The adapter saves time and is field adaptable (pipe may be cut to length at the job site). It provides joint deflection up to 5o depending on pipe size, and it can be used on ductile iron, PVC and steel pipe. The wedges securely grip the pipe much better than set screws, and the simplified disassembly allows for fast removal of valves, meters or fittings for repair or replacement.

EBAA Iron Inc.
Eastland, TX
Tel: 800-433-1716

Pipe products

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Sigma Corp. offers a wide range of products for the waterworks industry. Product areas include ductile iron pipe fittings: mechanical joint, flanged, and push on; municipal construction castings, such as valve boxes, meter boxes, manhole covers, and frames and grates; pipe and fitting restraint products such as the contoured wedge design One Lok and the serrated restraint PV-LOK; and extended products such as pipe lube, detection tape, flanged accessory packs, and more.

Sigma Corp.
Cream Ridge, NJ
Tel: 800-999-2550

CPVC pipe

Harvel Plastics has extended its line of rigid extruded industrial CPVC pipe to include 18", 20", and 24" sizes in Schedule 40 and 80 dimensions. Technological advancements and stringent lab testing have enabled the company to maintain outstanding physical properties for mechanical, thermal, electrical, and fire performance. The company’s line of CPVC pipe (¼" to 24") features corrosion resistance and high-temperature strength for use in a wide variety of applications.

Harvel Plastics Inc.
Easton, PA
Tel: 610-252-7355

Leak noise correlator

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The new LC-2500 Leak Noise Correlator from SubSurface Leak Detection is an improvement on its predecessor, the LC-2100. The new unit correlates four times faster, and the radio transmitters are four times more powerful, transmitting up to 3500 feet to the main processor unit and traveling over hills and around tall buildings. The main processor unit, which weighs less than 7 lbs., has a temperature-compensated LCD display to improve visibility in very cold and very hot temperatures.

SubSurface Leak Detection Inc.
San Jose, CA
Tel: 408-249-4673

Sewer fittings

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Plastic Trends now offers a square ring design on the SDR 26 Heavy Wall Gasketed Sewer Fittings. The new square cut design allows this unremoveable ring to lock onto the fitting, essentially making it one piece. The company also has strengthened the branches on 4" and 6" tees, wyes and sanitary tees to a minimum wall thickness of SDR 18. The strengthened branches provide added support where the most pressure is absorbed on the fitting.

Plastic Trends Inc.
Shelby Township, MI
Tel: 800-232-5690

Pipeline inspection camera

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Ridge Tool has introduced the Ridgid® SeeSnake® LCD Monitor+DVD for use with all SeeSnake camera reels. The new high-resolution LCD monitor and DVD system provides users with digital recording capabilities as well as improved picture quality, in a lightweight design. The 10.4" color LCD monitor has a resolution of 640 x 480 and provides good picture quality even in sunlight. The system records video onto DVDs.

Ridge Tool Co.
Elyria, OH
Tel: 800-769-7743

Universal pipe gasket

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W. L. Gore & Associates’ GoreTM Universal Pipe Gasket allows maintenance engineers to standardize their gasket applications across steel, glass-lined steel and FRP systems wherever a non-metallic gasket can be used. Unaffected by even the most aggressive chemicals, the gaskets conform to irregular surfaces and protect flanges. They are engineered to deliver superior bolt load retention and creep resistance.

W.L. Gore & Associates
Elkton, MD
Tel: 800-654-4229

Sewer cleaning system

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A new combination sewer cleaning system, specifically designed to clean large diameter sewers, has been introduced by Garner Environmental. At the heart of the system is the SK-1000, rated at 350 gpm at 2,000 psi and driven by a 600 hp engine. The new large diameter sewer cleaning system requires no sewer by-passing, thus saving municipalities thousands of dollars. The system, one of several specialized sewer cleaning systems in the Sewer Hog line from Garner, has the ability to clean sewer segments from 24" up to 20 feet in diameter.

Garner Environmental -
Pasadena, TX
Tel: 281-991-7179


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Anvil International recently introduced its line of Gruvlok® Stainless Steel Formed Weldless Type 304 Fittings. Featuring full flow design with ends grooved to Gruvlok specifications, the product line offers quick installation with the 7400SS Coupling. “A” Series Stainless Fittings are offered in sizes ranging from 1 ¼" to 12". The elbows and tees have compact center-to-end dimensions.

Anvil International
Portsmouth, NH
Tel: 603-422-8000

Sound data logger

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Metrotech has released a new digital sound data logger system, the HL 7000TM Metrolog. Designed for acoustic zone monitoring, it combines sound level and frequency loggers with radio transmission for monitoring pipeline networks. The system can be used on all pipe materials. The system is compact in size, has a large graphic display with acoustic sound capabilities and has a battery life of five years.

Metrotech Corp.
Santa Clara, CA
Tel: 408-734-1400

Tapping machine

Reed’s TM1100 tapping machine is used to drill and tap water mains while under pressure, then to install ¾" or 1" corporation stops in a 2-step operation. The machine covers 4" - 48" cast or ductile iron and C-900 PVC with the use of saddles and chain extensions. It is user-friendly with a low profile and new “flip clamp” feed system. The tool is light-weight with an anodized and epoxy-painted aluminum frame.

Reed Manufacturing Co.
Erie, PA
Tel: 800-666-3691

PE fusion datalogger

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The McElroy DataLogger® is used to record and document the key parameters of the polyethylene pipe fusion process. The device can be used to verify that proper procedures have been followed prior to installation. The datalogger consists of a Pocket PC as the recording device and is connected via wireless to a data collection device.

McElroy Manufacturing Inc.
Tulsa, OK
Tel: 918-836-8611

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