New Products Introduced At UCT 2014

UCT Review
March 2014, Vol. 69 No. 3
American Augers' Exit-Side Wrench

LMK installation crews have successfully installed numerous “Multi-Lateral” liners on various projects with service connections at the 3:00 and 9:00 positions. It is estimated that 5 percent of all service connection configurations may be opposing or slightly offset, which is ideal for this new installation process.

Installation success depends upon taking precise measurements during the initial pipe survey, utilizing a CCTV camera system, so that the liner can be custom fabricated at LMK’s state-of-the-art production facility in Ottawa, IL. The materials and fabrication process have been optimized to ensure a smooth inversion process and a finished CIPP product that is ASTM F1216 compliant.

North American Specialty Products
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Heralded as the next generation of segmented restrained-joint sewer pipe, North American Specialty Products introduces StraightShot. The spline-locked PVC pipe with a flush joint is designed to help contractors and municipalities achieve greater precision and efficiency in trenchless sewer infrastructure projects. Featuring the company’s time- and field-proven Certa-Lok mechanical joining system, StraightShot offers the advantages of a smooth, flush joint without the need for costly fusion or solvent welding required with HPDE and fusible PVC pipe.

“Prior to the introduction of StraightShot, contractors looking for a flush-joint pipe had to turn to a fused product, which meant stringing out hundreds of feet of pipe at the jobsite,” said Mark DaSilva marketing and product development manager for North American Specialty Products. “StraightShot offers the strength of our Certa-Lok restrained-joint technology in a compact, flush-joint pipe – arguably the biggest innovation in PVC pipe in over a decade.”

StraightShot is an ideal solution for guided boring and gravity sewer projects where precise grading is critical. It is also excellent for sliplining and micro-tunneling applications. Because it can be easily assembled in a launch pit as pullback continues, StraightShot enables crews to minimize disturbance to the surrounding community during installation. And unlike coupled- or belled-joint pipe, StraightShot can be installed in a smaller bore hole with less resistance during pushing or pulling applications, which contributes to lower project costs.