Katie Breeden

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3 Things to Consider When Deciding to Rent, Lease or Buy Sewer Rehab Equipment

Posted by Katie Breeden on Oct 10, 2018 12:40:04 PM

Having the right sewer rehab equipment is integral to performing work. It can also be a large burden—physically and financially—but it doesn’t have to be. Determining whether to rent, lease or buy equipment is a complex decision that deserves careful consideration of many factors, as each option has its own list of advantages and disadvantages. The most important thing to know about renting and leasing is that you borrow, not own, the equipment. Aside from ownership status, other factors include technological, financial and legal considerations. When choosing how to procure your equipment, consider the following questions.

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Grout is Out!

Posted by Katie Breeden on Sep 26, 2018 1:03:54 PM

When choosing the proper pipeline rehabilitation technique, repair teams need an effective and lasting solution. Trenchless or no-dig technologies are preferable to high-cost, high-risk trenching alternatives whenever possible, as they save resources and cause minimal disturbance during installation. Yet while all trenchless solutions bring these benefits, some prove to be more practical than others.

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Topics: Inflow and Infiltration, Quick-Lock, Trenchless Rehab, Sewer Rehabilitation, Product Features

Making Mechanical Point Repair Easy

Posted by Katie Breeden on Sep 12, 2018 1:41:15 PM

As the name suggests, Quick-Lock mechanical point repair sleeves solve pipe rehabilitation problems safely, reliably and quickly. Point repair sleeves address common pipeline concerns like infiltration, circumferential and longitudinal cracks, holes and offset joints, but without the lengthy time needed for CIPP and grout methods. Sleeves can also be installed serially when appropriate.

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Topics: Trenchless Rehab, Sewer Rehabilitation, Point Repair, Quick-Lock

Bit by Bit: Why Cutter Bits Matter

Posted by Katie Breeden on Aug 17, 2018 2:12:40 PM

You wouldn’t cure CIPP with a hair dryer. So why would you reinstate services with the wrong bit? Different cutter bits provide operators with the versatility to work on a variety of pipeline rehab projects. Available in a range of shapes and sizes, each cutter bit is designed for a specific use. Even though many operators end up relying on a select few bits, knowing the various cutter bits’ purposes can increase the quality of rehab, productivity of operators and lifetime of the cutter.

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Topics: Training, Sewer Cutters, Sewer Rehabilitation

Investing in Your Equipment: Small Diameter Cutters

Posted by Katie Breeden on Jun 5, 2018 6:20:59 PM

Small diameter cutters are essential tools for companies working in pipe rehabilitation. From connection reinstatement during stack rehab to grinding offsets and protruding taps, these machines can hold their own for a variety of pipeline rehab and cleaning purposes. To find a cutter that aligns with your services, you’ll need to analyze current needs and consider any work you hope to tackle in the future.

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IMS Micro Automatic Plus Combines Climbing Capability, Multi-axis Control

Posted by Katie Breeden on May 3, 2018 1:13:46 PM

PRT is proud to include the new Micro Auto Plus drain rehabilitation cutter in its product offering. This small-diameter device uses an automated system of air bladders to inchworm up vertical stacks and clamp into position for precision cutting. For enhanced productivity, the system offers a touchscreen interface with twin joysticks and provides visual feedback from an onboard camera with LED illumination and switchable air/water cleaning.

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Topics: Sewer Cutters, Press Release

Highlights from WWETT 2018

Posted by Katie Breeden on Mar 2, 2018 6:08:57 PM

 Thank you to everyone who visited the Pipeline Renewal Technologies booth at WWETT 2018 last week. We enjoyed the opportunity to see so many current and future customers and catch up with industry partners from around the world. If you weren't lucky enough to make it to the show, here's a sampling of what you missed:

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Meeting Standards to Provide Quality Products

Posted by Katie Breeden on Feb 24, 2018 10:11:57 AM

 

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Topics: Trenchless Rehab, Point Repair, Standards and Compliance

When Thorough Repair Becomes Overkill

Posted by Katie Breeden on Feb 6, 2018 1:11:05 PM

Sewer rehabilitation is resource intensive. The larger and older a sewer is, the more frequently it requires maintenance, and the more costly and time-consuming that maintenance can be. Many municipalities rely solely on end-to-end (manhole-to-manhole) rehabilitation techniques like CIPP, pipe bursting and slip-lining to repair failing lines. While end-to-end methods can repair common defects in sewer pipe, in certain situations they can be overkill and a waste of time and money. That’s where spot (or point) repairs are more useful. Because of their targeted nature, spot repairs are able to address localized defects less expensively, faster, and often with less disruption than end-to-end methods. When a single line has multiple defects, however, the decision between spot and end-to-end methods requires careful consideration.

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Topics: Quick-Lock, Trenchless Rehab, Point Repair

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Pipeline Renewal Technologies delivers innovation to processes ranging from pipe point repair to relining and lateral reinstatement. Cutting edge technology, combined with dependability and support, have made us the industry's partner of choice.

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