Products & Services&madash;Pipe Installation & Maintenance

Corzan™ Industrial Systems – comprised of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe, sheet, duct, fittings and valves – are designed to provide easy installation and low maintenance.

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CPVC pipe

Corzan™ Industrial Systems – comprised of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe, sheet, duct, fittings and valves – are designed to provide easy installation and low maintenance. Available from Noveon, the systems are installed by solvent cementing, flanging or threading. The products provide corrosion resistance, superior flame spread and smoke performance characteristics, mechanical strength and excellent life cycle economics in a single package.
Noveon IP Holdings Corp.
Cleveland, OH
Tel: 888-234-2436
Web: www.corzancpvc.com

Utility saw

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E.H. Wachs offers a new "Utility Saw" for 2'' through 12'' cast and ductile iron pipe. The "Super C" saw provides efficient cold cutting operation and features a compact design and large cutting range. Setup time is under 5 minutes. A chain vise clamps the Guillotine Saw to the pipe. The "V"-saddle base assures square cuts at right angles and the saw can be mounted in any position around the pipe.
E.H. Wachs Co.
Wheeling, IL
Tel: 800-922-1407
Web: www.wachsco.com

PE pipe

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The new PolyPorter, offered by McElroy Manufacturing, is designed to aid in the lifting and moving of polyethylene pipe. It can also serves as a pipe stand. The unit is equipped with pneumatic tires for ease of maneuverability over rocky terrain and a roller allows pipe to traverse easily through the hook-arm. A screw jack raises and lowers the porter to level pipe with the fusion machine.
McElroy Manufacturing Inc.
Tulsa, OK
Tel: 918-836-8611
Web: www.mcelroymfg.com

Pipe inspection

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JW Fishers has introduced the new PIC-1 pipe inspection camera. The autonomous underwater camera is capable of inspecting pipelines of almost any length. Completely self-contained with no umbilical cable, the system's waterproof housing holds a high resolution digital video camera, a recorder, lighting, batteries, and a computer system.
JW Fishers Mfg. Inc.
East Taunton, MA
Tel: 800-822-4744
Web: www.jwfishers.com

Urethane coatings

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Sherwin-Williams' Corothane® I HS is a VOC-compliant, single-component urethane coating with the performance of a two-part urethane. It cuts preparation time, and has superior adhesion to even marginally prepared surfaces. In addition, the aliphatic product extends the application window with its ability to be applied at humidity up to 99% and temperatures down to 20ºF, with no dew point restrictions.
Sherwin-Williams Ind. and Marine Coatings
Cleveland, OH
Tel: 800-524-5979
Web: www.sherwin-williams.com

Moisture-cured primer

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Series 1 PurplePrime from Tnemec is a superior performance primer developed for immersion and non-immersion environments in water and wastewater facilities. Its unique purple color provides for easy visual confirmation of application and selected topcoat offerings allow for simplified specification writing. The single-component, moisture-cured primer is substrate tolerant and provides triple corrosion protection.
Tnemec Co., Inc.
Kansas City, MO
Tel: 800-863-6321
Web: www.tnemec.com

Steel pipe

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American Spiral-Welded Steel Pipe is available in sizes up through 144" diameter for water, wastewater, treatment plants, and trenchless applications. Joint types provided are rubber-gasketed or lap-welded. Coatings provided are polyethylene tape wrap C214 or Polyurethane C222. Linings are cement-mortar.
American SpiralWeld Pipe Co.
Birmingham, AL
Tel: 800-442-2347
Web: www.acipco.com/aswp

Pipe lining system

National Liner, offered by National Envirotech Group, is a cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) trenchless rehabilitation system designed to rehabilitate sanitary and stormwater pipelines ranging from 6''-120'' in diameter. Once the liner is inverted and expanded into the pipeline, heat is used to activate a quick-curing resin system that, in conjunction with the felt liner, forms a new structural pipe within the host pipe.
National Envirotech Group
Houston, TX
Tel: 281-874-0111
Web: www.nationalliner.com

Pipe prep machine

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Mathey Dearman offers the Porta-Mill End Prep Machine for pipeline repairs. The mill produces flawless pipe ends in just minutes with no spark or flame. It uses an ID Mounting Mandrel to locate and center the cutting head on the end of the pipe. Power for the rotation of the cutting head is provided by most hand held electric or pneumatic powered threading heads.
Mathey Dearman
Tulsa, OK
Tel: 800-725-7311
Web: www.mathey.com

Pipe coupling system

The new AWWA compliant Gruvlok® pipe coupling system, from Anvil International, allows grooved ductile iron piping to be installed in substantially less time than conventional threaded or flanged connections and is engineered to comply with ANSI/ AWWA C606. Use of the system reduces installation and maintenance time, and allows pipes and equipment to be rotated a full 360 degrees at each coupling, or removed without having to disturb other parts of the system.
Anvil International, Inc.
Portsmouth, NH
Tel: 603-422-8000
Web: www.anvilintl.com

Liquid epoxy

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A new high-temperature liquid epoxy that provides excellent cathodic disbondment resistance for pipeline and industrial applications with surface operating temperatures up to 212° F is now available from Tyco Adhesives' Corrosion Protection Group. Named R100, the new product is the latest addition to the company's Powercrete brand. It was specially formulated to meet market demands for a 100 percent solids (no VOC) primary corrosion coating that can be built in one pass to a minimum of 40 mils without sags or icicles.
Tyco Adhesives
Norwood, MA
Tel: 800-248-0149
Web: www.tycocpg.com

Pipe survey software

Flexidata, a developer of turn-key pipe survey reporting solutions, has announced its PACP certification by NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) for the latest version of its pipe survey reporting software. PACP (Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program) is the United States survey reporting standard that was developed by NASSCO with the support of the WRc, various manufacturers and trenchless technology professionals.
Flexidata
Thousand Palms, CA
Tel: 760-343-7351
Web: www.flexi-data.com

Pipe cutting

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The PipeMaster, available from Wheeler-Rex, is a portable self-propelled machine for cutting 6''-48'' CI, DI, and steel pipes. It includes a cutting head with internal gears which operate the driving wheels and spin the shaft, which turns the cutting blade. An external operating lever controls the start/stop drive wheel's operation.
Wheeler-Rex
Ashtabula, OH
Tel: 800-321-7950
Web: www.wheelerrex.com

Squeeze-off tool

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The Reed PES8 Squeeze-Off Tool compresses 3" to 8" diameter polyethylene (PE) plastic tube/pipe to stop the flow of water or gas. When used properly, the pipe will return to its original shape and normal flow rates. These tools reduce man hours spent looking for buried shut off valves, reduce waste of water or gas and enable crews to get service restored quicker. The PES8M manual tool develops a clamping force by requiring an operator to turn a screw with a handle.
Reed Mfg. Co.
Erie, PA
Tel: 800-666-3691
Web: www.reedmfgco.com

Base elbow

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Conery Mfg. has announced the release of the new Base Elbow Lift Out Assembly. The elbow was specifically designed for quick installation and removal of most vertical discharge pumps up to 3 HP. The base was engineered for strength and durability using ductile cast iron, and a blue powder coated finish for corrosion resistance. Other design features are: a female threaded discharge, guide rail pins designed to accept either .75'' or 1'' guide rail pipes, and the universal stainless steel pump adapters are compatible with 1.25'' or 2'' pump attachments.
Conery Mfg. Inc.
Ashland, OH
Tel: 419-289-1444
Web: www.conerymfg.com

Pipe wrench

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Ridge Tool has recently added three new Rapidgrip™ wrench sizes. The wrench is a heavy-duty, self-adjusting pipe wrench that is designed for one-handed operation with a rapid ratcheting action. The company added a 10", 14" and 18" to replace its current 12" model. The wrench's spring-loaded hook jaw design adjusts to any size work surface and its aggressive, patented tooth design ensures a secure grip. A thumb trigger allows users easy application and removal from the work piece.
Ridge Tool Co.
Elyria, OH
Tel: 800-769-7743
Web: www.ridgid.com

Pipe Fusion

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George Fischer has introduced a new portable fusion machine with self-aligning capabilities. The SG110 Socket Fusion Machine features prismatic clamping devices that work in conjunction with a v-shaped pipe support platen area to align pipe, fittings and couplings. The new machine provides improved joining accuracy on a distortion-free machine bed while minimizing extra steps typically required for material alignment.
George Fischer, Inc.
Tustin, CA
Tel: 800-854-4090
Web: www.us.piping.georgefischer.com

Directional drilling

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The new Ditch Witch® JT1220 Mach 1 compact directional drilling system, offered by The Charles Machine Works, features a 12,000-pound (53 kN) horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machine that produces less than 100 dBA of noise. Minimal noise allows contractors to work longer hours in congested commercial and residential areas. The system also features an innovative pipeloader design and maneuverable undercarriage system.
Charles Machine Works, Inc.
Perry, OK
Tel: 800-654-6481
Web: www.ditchwitch.com

River crossing pipe

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Projects originally slated for either conventional boring and casing or open cut installations are being successfully converted to Horizontal Directional Drilling using Griffin restrained joint ductile iron pipe systems. A 400-foot line under the Little Blue River in Missouri ran into complications that precluded the planned boring and casing technique, so R.K. Breit Construction turned to HDD and Griffin's Snap-Lok™ pipe and Snap-Lok™ River Crossing pipe.
Griffin Pipe Products Co.
Downers Grove, IL
Tel: 630-719-6500
Web: www.griffinpipe.com

Pipe couplings

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The five nominal sizes of the Ford Ultra-Flex ductile iron wide range coupling fit all domestic pipe sizes from 3.96'' to 14.38''. The couplings feature a convenient stab fitting. Just a few turns with a single deep-well socket and the gasket seats completely. They have a 250 psi water pressure rating. The couplings also feature HSLA fasteners and specially designed Buna-N pre-lubricated gaskets. A standard fusion bonded epoxy coating allows the couplings to stand up to corrosion.
Ford Meter Box Co.
Wabash, IN
Tel: 260-563-3171
Web: www.fordmeterbox.com

Pipe, structures

Amitech USA now offers Flowtite and Meyer Polycrete pipe and structures. Flowtite is a fiberglass-reinforced pipe designed for aggressive sanitary sewer, water, and industrial environments. With over 30 million feet installed worldwide, it's a strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant product that provides excellent hydraulic characteristics. Flowtite is available in 12''-96'' diameters. Meyer Polycrete is suitable for microtunneling and pipe jacking applications.
Amitech USA Ltd.
Zachary, LA
Tel: 217-590-2645
Web: www.amitechusa.com

Polymer mortar pipe

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Hobas centrifugally cast, fiberglass reinforced, polymer mortar pipe is widely used in new construction and rehab. Key applications are sanitary sewers (gravity and force mains), potable water and corrosive environments. Although corrosion resistance is a major benefit, the pipe is specified for its superior hydraulics, light weight, high strength, and ease of installation.
Hobas Pipe USA
Houston, TX
Tel: 800-856-7473

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