Company expands restrained-joint integral bell PVC pipe offering

July 2013, Vol. 68, No. 7

Responding to positive industry feedback for its C900/RJIB restrained-joint integral bell PVC pipe with Certa-Lok technology, North American Specialty Products is adding new 10- and 12-inch outside diameter options.

The larger pipe provides a cost-effective solution for completing trenchless water and sewer installation and replacement, and the integral-bell design helps save time by eliminating the need for traditional couplings.

"Our integral bell pipe has been well received by contractors and engineers for its ability to streamline complex trenchless projects, such as static pipe bursting and horizontal directional drilling, and for helping minimize disturbance to surrounding roadways and neighborhoods during installation," said Mark DaSilva, product marketing manager. “With the new sizes, these benefits are now available for a wider range of water and wastewater infrastructure projects.”

Also available in 4-, 6- and 8-inch diameters, North American Specialty Products C900/RJIB PVC pipe features the company’s Certa-Lok mechanical joining system, which utilizes a combination of precision-machined grooves and a nylon spline to provide exceptional tensile strength in pulling or pushing operations. Rounding out the design, a flexible elastomeric gasket within the integral bell provides a solid pressure-certified hydraulic seal.

C900/RJIB can be assembled in real time as pullback continues, eliminating the need to string out several hundred feet of pipe within or beyond the work zone. certa-lok.com