Products and Services: Pipe Tools

A new addition to the 3M™ Dynatel™ Locators 2200M Series, the 2220M locator is designed to provide a simple and accurate solution to locate buried pipes, cables and Sondes in even the most challenging field conditions.

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Pipe locators

A new addition to the 3M™ Dynatel™ Locators 2200M Series, the 2220M locator is designed to provide a simple and accurate solution to locate buried pipes, cables and Sondes in even the most challenging field conditions. The rugged, highly sensitive receiver uses two active trace frequencies and provides a bar graph, signal strength and direction indication to the pipe/cable. In addition, the receiver is designed to detect passive power and auxiliary frequencies that do not require the use of a transmitter.

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3M Co.
Austin, TX
Tel: 800-426-8688
Circle No. 264 on Reader Service Card

Plastic pipe

Underground Solutions provides infrastructure technologies for water and wastewater applications. Its Fusible PVC™ products, including Fusible C-900®, Fusible C-905® and FPVC™, contain a proprietary PVC formulation that, when combined with the company’s patented fusion process, results in a monolithic, fully-restrained, gasket-free, leak-free piping system.

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Underground Solutions Inc.
Poway, CA
Tel: 858-679-9551
Circle No. 265 on Reader Service Card

Pipe splitting, replacement

The Wheeler-Rex Pipe Slice is capable of splitting ¾" to 2" PE and copper lines while pulling in new lines and also able to push out ¾" to 1" lead and galvanized lines while pulling in the new line at the same time. Machined from solid heat treated steel, the system is durable and strong. A backhoe, service truck or winch can be used for operation – no special equipment required.

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Ashtabula, OH
Tel: 800-321-7950
Circle No. 266 on Reader Service Card

Pipe supports

Pipe supports by Reliner®/Duran Inc. are easily installed 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 fully adjustable to fit irregular surfaces. Often used with the company’s Inside Drop Bowl to eliminate outside drops in sanitary sewers or stormwater drops, they attach to the wall with ⅜" stainless steel bolts in non-corrosive shields.

Reliner®/Duran Inc.
Lyme, CT
Tel: 800-508-6001
Circle No. 273 on Reader Service Card

Portable pipe saw

ESCO Tool offers a chain-mount bracket that attaches their universal air-powered saw to pipe and bar stock quickly for applications requiring multiple cuts in the shop or on the job site. The Single Cut Bracket securely clamps an APS-438 Air Powered Saw onto a pipe or bar stock up to 4" O.D. and allows it to make square cuts with ±1/16" accuracy. Operating on 90 psi air, this saw has a 3 hp motor, includes a standard grease fitting, safety throttle handle and relief valve, and uses either 10" or 12" fiberglass reinforced abrasive blades.

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ESCO Tool, A Unit of ESCO Technologies
Medfield, MA
Tel: 800-343-6926
Circle No. 272 on Reader Service Card

CCTV pipe inspection

Cues has introduced its self contained K2 Base Station portable CCTV inspection system. The system is mounted in a lightweight, weatherproof enclosure and can fit into an ATV, van, or pick-up truck to access easements and hard-to-reach areas. The unit operates all the company’s wheeled/tracked transporters and pan and tilt zoom cameras to accommodate 6"- 200" pipe inspection. Camera options include a built in inclinometer, sonde, or a laser diode system to measure cracks and offsets.

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Cues Inc.
Tel: 800-327-7791
Circle No. 267 on Reader Service Card

Ground penetrating radar

Radiodetection has launched the RD1000™ ground penetrating radar (GPR) system for locating pipe and underground utilities. Using radar technology, the detector displays an image map of underground features, including non-conductive materials such as plastic pipes. The system’s Locate Mode provides an accurate snapshot of underground conditions and uses a cursor to indicate the depth and location of a buried utility. The system ships in a single container, weighs less than 50lbs and can be assembled on site in less than two minutes.

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Bridgton, ME
Tel: 207-647-9495
Circle No. 274 on Reader Service Card

Expansion joints

The Force Balanced Flex-Tend® Flexible Expansion Joint, available 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 bulky, cumbersome thrust blocks or other force-restricting devices are not applicable.

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EBAA Iron Inc.
Eastland, TX
Tel: 800-433-1716
Circle No. 271 on Reader Service Card

Root control chemicals

The only negative impact that RootX® has is on pipeline roots, not on the treatment plant or the surrounding environment. Registered with the EPA for use in both sanitary and storm pipe (EPA Registration # 68464-1) the product is engineered to take the complexity out of chemical root control so that pipeline roots can be killed and pipe-flow capacity restored at minimal cost, training and environmental impact.

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RootX Inc.
Salem, OR
Tel: 800-844-4974
Circle No. 268 on Reader Service Card

HDPE sewer pipe

Advanced Drainage Systems’ SaniTite® HDPE sanitary sewer pipe is available in diameters from 30" to 60". The company’s patented composite joint system assures long-term watertightness, exceeding the minimum requirement of ASTM D3212. The smooth interior and annular exterior corrugations enable the pipe to also meet requirements of ASTM F2306. Available in 20-foot sections, it has a Manning’s coefficient of not less than 0.012.

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Advanced Drainage Systems
Findlay, OH
Tel: 800-537-9520
Circle No. 275 on Reader Service Card

Pipe penetration system

Link-Seal® modular seals are designed for use as a permanent pipe penetration seal with 16 available sizes, 20 psig (40 ft. static head) and available in S-316 hardware. Century-Line® HPDE Sleeves are sized to work with Link-Seal modular seals. The sleeves are ⅛ the weight of steel sleeves, are easy for one person to install without the need for a hoist/crane and create hole diameters 2" to 25". All products are manufactured to ISO 9001:2000 standards.

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Houston, TX
Tel: 800-423-2410
Circle No. 270 on Reader Service Card

Flexible drop pipe

Boreline Flexible Drop Pipe is used to replace rigid risers (Steel, PVC) used with submersible pumps. It is NSF 61 certified for use in potable water and is ideal for use in permanent and temporary installations. The high pressure, high strength hose is available in diameters from 1" through 8". Pumps can be set between 400ft and 1000ft, without support ropes or cables. The hose pipe has a 980 psi burst pressure and a tensile strength of 40,000 lbs.

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Hose Solutions Inc.
Tel: 480-607-1507
Circle No. 269 on Reader Service Card
Circle No. 74 on Reader Service Card

Joint restraint

This patented design of the Snap Ring® Joint provides restraint – without welding or thrust blocks -- for pipe and fittings with diameters from 16" to 60". The joint is completely self-contained and ready to install. Just by tightening one ⅜" bolt, one worker can make the joint in just a few minutes. Following installation, the voids around the joint are filled with a Portland cement grout.

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Hanson Pipe & Precast
Irving, TX
Tel: 713-466-6324
Circle No. 276 on Reader Service Card

Pipeline inspection

R.S. Technical Services has introduced a new smart controller system capable of running all of its pipeline inspection equipment. With its automated power adjustment the 1375-SC eliminates the need for the operator to adjust the power during an inspection. The control system includes a 15" TFT LCD flat screen monitor; on-screen footage display and a Digital Video Recorder to capture MPEG 4 video onto a media card, USB thumb drive or external hard drive. The system is enclosed in a Pelican® waterproof and crush proof case that measures 18.43" x 14.43" x 7.62" and weighs 30 lbs.

RS Technical Services Inc.
Petaluma, CA
Tel: 707-778-1974
Circle No. 280 on Reader Service Card

Leak detection

The Pitometer Group of ADS specializes in leak detection services for large water transmission mains where acoustics present a challenging environment for leak detection. Through an exclusive partnership, the company provides large pipe leak detection services in the United States using the Echologics LeakfinderRT Large Diameter Pipe Correlator. The leak detection service is non-invasive. Traditional leak detection in pipes larger than 16" is either invasive or limited in reach requiring costly set up.

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ADS Environmental Services
Huntsville, AL
Tel: 256-430-6537
Circle No. 284 on Reader Service Card

Polymer mortar pipe

Hobas has expanded its product line to include pipe up to 110" in diameter. The pipe is suitable for sliplining, jacking, microtunneling and all other installation methods for new construction and rehab. The company now produces pressure and gravity pipes from 18" to 110" plus tee-base manholes, elbows and other specialty items to fit. Leak-free, push-together joints reduce installation time and costs. Centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar Hobas pipe is inherently corrosion resistant and lasts 100 years or more.

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Hobas Pipe USA
Houston, TX
Tel: 800-856-7473
Circle No. 277 on Reader Service Card

CIPP technology

Insituform has introduced two next-generation cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) technologies as part of its portfolio of trenchless pipeline technologies. These include iPlus® Composite reinforced pipe and iPlus Infusion® CIPP for sanitary and storm sewer rehabilitation. The iPlus® Composite product, suitable for medium to large-diameter gravity pipes, is reinforced with carbon and/or glass fibers. The fiber reinforcement provides a structural solution that is roughly half the thickness of traditional pipe.

Insituform Technologies
Chesterfield, MO
Tel: 636-530-3329
Circle No. 281 on Reader Service Card

Leak detection

Pure Technologies has developed an innovative method of identifying leaks in large diameter water and wastewater pipelines. SmartBall is a miniature data acquisition system sealed in an aluminum alloy core, surrounded by a foam shell. It is released un-tethered into a pipeline and collects leak data while it traverses the pipe with the flow. Downstream, the ball is retrieved with a collapsible net and its data is reviewed to determine the presence and location of leaks in the pipeline.

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Pure Technologies Ltd.
Columbia, MD
Tel: 443-766-7873
Circle No. 285 on Reader Service Card

Pipe drilling machine

Raydon Enterprises has designed and developed the SIMTAP Drilling Machine to simplify the task of drilling, tapping and constructing water services. The machine can perform ¾" – 2" branch taps. The drilling machine is designed to be used in conjunction with various ½" power sources. The machine is safe, weighs only 7 pounds, fits in tight quarters and never needs repair.

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Raydon Enterprises Inc.
Tel: 714-842-5844
Circle No. 278 on Reader Service Card

Pipe flushing software

MWH Soft now offers InfoWater UDF, a comprehensive ArcGIS-centric pipe cleaning and maintenance software system for water distribution systems. The software lets users generate detailed reports of flushing sequences showing which hydrants and valves should be manipulated for optimal cleaning while avoiding excessive pressure drops (e.g., below 20 psi) and high velocities (e.g., above 8 ft/sec) in the system. It also computes minimum flushing time, total flushing volume and pipe length and available flow at the minimum residual pressure. A detailed field journal (flush book) provides field personnel with the information they need to implement the optimal flush sequences for maximum cleaning at maximum cost savings.

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MWH Soft
Tel: 626-568-6868
Circle No. 279 on Reader Service Card

Corp stop wrench

The RCORP Smooth Jaw Wrench from Reed Manufacturing features a coarse adjustment thread and large thumb screw that provides quick adjustments for the numerous size changes encountered during jobs on up to 2" corp stops. Major brass fittings manufacturers recommend RCORP when tightening corp stops, either into the pipe or tapping saddle, or tightening service line connections on any waterworks brass valve or fitting.

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Reed Manufacturing Co.
Tel: 800-666-3691
Circle No. 282 on Reader Service Card

CFRP engineered systems

QuakeWrap is a firm of structural engineers/contractors who specialize in the strengthening of structures using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) engineered solutions. The company assumes complete accountability for the integrity of both the project’s engineered solution design and installation. Repairing large diameter Pre-stressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP) requires a comprehensive understanding of how construction loading and corrosion weaken PCCP. In addition to designing PCCP repair and retrofit solutions, the firm’s specialty contracting company, FRP Construction LLC, is focused exclusively on the installation of QuakeWrap designed CFRP engineered solutions.

QuakeWrap Inc.
Circle No. 286 on Reader Service Card

Tapping machine

Hydra-Stop’s Hydra-Tapper™ tapping machine simplifies line taps on water and wastewater lines. It requires only one operator and is designed to make line taps on any common pipe. The machine’s light weight eliminates the need for blocking and bracing, often required for supporting traditional heavy tapping equipment. Hydra-Stop®, a division of ADS LLC, offers a full line of pipe maintenance equipment including the Insta-Valve® Plus, Jr. Hydra-Stopper®, and Hydra-Turn® 1.

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Alsip, IL
Tel: 708-389-5111
Circle No. 283 on Reader Service Card

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