Katie Breeden

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Why You Need Sewer Rehab Equipment Training

Posted by Katie Breeden on May 7, 2019 8:13:00 AM

When purchasing sewer rehabilitation equipment, research the training offered by your vendor. There’s nothing like spending good money on tools and then not being able to use them to their fullest potential. While you can often expect a learning curve, you should never invest in new equipment without being guaranteed support and training. Knowing how to properly run and maintain your equipment will keep it functioning well, prevent excessive downtime and keep your crew safe.

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Topics: Resources, Training

Point Repair or End-to-End?

Posted by Katie Breeden on Mar 21, 2019 11:49:51 AM

Determining the right sewer rehabilitation method for a given job is not always straightforward, as identifying a solution requires evaluating a pipe’s physical environment and condition. Without properly assessing these factors, municipalities risk only partially solving a problem with point repair. Or, an equally inefficient outcome, waste resources by doing more work than necessary with end-to-end repair. While some municipalities have rehab contractors that also provide consulting services to address what type of solution is best, at the end of the day someone must make a decision on how to repair the pipes. So what should be taken into account?

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

The Evolution of Cured-In-Place Pipe

Posted by Katie Breeden on Jan 2, 2019 11:42:00 AM

Originally called “insitu form,” meaning “form in place,” cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners were developed in 1971 by Eric Wood in London, England. Prior to that, trenchless technology methods were limited to sliplining or grouting techniques. But those methods were less feasible: grout is a short-lived solution that is expensive to apply, and sliplining also requires grouting, a measure of trenching and results in significant diameter loss. Wood recognized the opportunity to improve rehabilitation efforts with liners that were cured directly inside the pipe, which led to the invention of CIPP liners. CIPP repairs the damaged pipe with a liner that, essentially, becomes a new, jointless pipe within a pipe. Wood successfully executed the first CIPP repair by pulling a felt liner impregnated with polyester resin through the pipe and finishing it with an ambient cure.

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Topics: Sewer Rehabilitation, Trenchless Rehab

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

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

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: Sewer Rehabilitation, Sewer Cutters, Training

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: Press Release, Sewer Cutters

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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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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