Rehabilitation

Grouting solutions from Avanti International, Logiball, Aries Industries, Prime Resins and CUES.

Officials from natural gas utilities representing operations in Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin, North Dakota and Michigan, announced the launch of a new safety campaign to raise awareness around natural gas and sewer line cross bore issues, providing solutions to protect the public.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Volunteers are busy finalizing plans for the 2012 RehabZone, the popular sales-free “show within a show” at the annual UCT Show (Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exposition). The events will be held Jan. 24-26 in San Antonio, TX.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry, Trenchless Technologies Team LLC, International Pipe Bursting Association Marketing Committee

Pipe bursting is a proven method for replacing underground pipelines and is the only method of pipeline rehabilitation and replacement other than open-cut excavation that can increase the size of an existing utility without trenching. This article will discuss the replacement of private sanitary sewer lateral pipes.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Pipeline Renewal Technologies is introducing an innovative method for monitoring cure temperature of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) liner installations.

In June 2011, American Airlines’ Tulsa Engineering Facility personnel discovered a severe leak in their fire suppression system following a recent activation. The section of damaged pipeline was approximately 70 feet long and was situated 8 feet below a power substation, and encompassed one 10-inch tee. Dig and replace was not a viable option.

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) signed a consent decree on Aug. 5 with regulators and environmentalists to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems and treatment plants, at an estimated cost of $4.7 billion over 23 years.

Remote inspection equipement from CUES, R.S. Technical Services, Ratech Electronics, Radiodetection, RedZone Robotics, Envirosight, Pearpoint, Pipelogix, Aries Industries and RapidView IBAK.

CUES

RS Technik has entered a licensing agreement with Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR) for its new RS BlueLine pipe rehabilitation system featuring specially formulated Dow epoxy resins for pressure pipe applications.

Doug Chick, a trenchless industry pioneer and a founder of Insituform Technologies passed away at age 87 on May 5.

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