UCT Is Go-To Place For New Technologies

March 2010 Vol. 65 No. 3
A metal culvert before and after AP/M Permaform's coating is applied.

UCT has become synonymous for innovative technologies and services in the construction and rehabilitation industry – it’s the go to place for attendees who are looking for the latest innovations in the industry. UCT San Antonio offered exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their new products as the ideal venue to reach their customers.

AP/M Permaform
CENTRIPIPE, which made its debut at UCT, is an engineering break-through for trenchless pipeline renewal of deteriorated corrugated metal pipe culverts and corroded concrete sewer pipe. This innovative no-dig method utilizes AP/M Permaform’s patented spin-cast technology to centrifugally cast a fully-structural concrete liner inside the old pipe. It is fully structural with a strength-to-thickness ratio that maximizes flow capacity. PL-8000 high-strength concrete is engineered to cure rapidly, to resist abrasion and to inhibit rust of the old metal culvert. For concrete sanitary pipe, ConmicShield is added to prevent MIC corrosion. CENTRIPIPE is earth-friendly, low cost and trenchless! 800.662.6465, www.permaform.net

Arkema
Arkema introduced Rilsan PA 11, which offers a safer and low cost alternative to steel. Pipe extruded from Rilsan RDG-179 polyamide-11 resin offers all the advantages of plastic pipe at the higher operation pressures (up to 200 psig) previously only possible with steel pipe.

Low-cost benefits:
• Coiled pipe that can be plowed or planted
• Joining by butt fusion
• Corrosion resistance
• Ability to squeeze off

Safety benefits:
• Excellent Slow Crack Growth Resistance
• Excellent resistance to Rapid Crack Propagation
• No Cathodic Protection needed

Rilsan Polyamide11 is the only plastic approved by the Department of Transportation for gas distribution piping for 200 psi pressure with 0.4 safety factor and no de-rating for contaminated soils. 800.286.4110, www.arkema.com