Rehabilitation

Leidi Utility Supply Limited, a leading distributor of pipe and cable detection, inspection and maintenance equipment for major Chinese municipal governments and agencies, has partnered with Applied Felts Ltd. to provide the Chinese market with quality felt liners for cured-in-place pipe (CIPP).

The International Pipe Bursting Association (IPBA) has announced a major overhaul of their website (www.ipbaonline.org). The site is now more interactive, current and includes valuable information for contractors, owners and engineers.

For the third year in a row Atlas Copco has contributed to the Colorado School of Mines Grouting Fundamentals and Current Practice field day. As part of the week-long class, students are presented with practical demonstrations of strategies, techniques and equipment.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies Team LLC

Pipe bursting is a reliable and proven method of replacement of deteriorated or under capacity utility lines. The IPBA has developed a recurring series of technical articles and this article will be written with the understanding that the reader has an advanced knowledge of the pipe bursting process.

Robotic cutters from Aries Industries, CUES and Pipeline Renewal Technologies/Envirosight.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies Team LLC

Pipe bursting is a well-established and proven method for replacement of an existing underground utility throughout the world. The growth of pipe bursting as a method of choice is directly related to the success of installations and the comfort level utility system owners have with the technology.

The Knoxville Utilities Board knew cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) would bring faster, lower-cost repair to an underground sewer pipe in Knoxville, TN. The 8-inch diameter clay pipe had been in service for more than 50 years.

Reynolds Inliner, a leading wastewater infrastructure renewal contractor, has been renamed Layne Inliner to reflect its status as a member of the Layne family of companies. Layne Christensen Company acquired Reynolds Inliner in 2005.

NASSCO, the National Association of Sewer Service Companies, has recently released Suggested Standard Specification for Pressure Testing and Grouting of Sewer Pipe Joints, Laterals and Lateral Connections Using the Packer Method with Solution Grouts.

MaxLiner, a manufacturer of a turnkey set of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) equipment, accessories and materials, has been featured in another episode of the Emmy Award-winning Ask This Old House television series. The MaxLiner system was also highlighted in a 2006 episode of This Old House, which featured the complete renovation of a 1916 East Boston home.

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