To Seal or Not to Seal?

Posted by Pipeline Renewal Technologies on Jul 17, 2018 7:17:00 AM

CIPP has become the industry standard for relining pipes, but it’s not a perfect solution. CIPP liners often shrink after curing in response to variations between cure and ambient temperature. The annular space between the liner and host pipe can allow ongoing infiltration, becoming a groundwater expressway that carries leakage directly from the source to the manhole. While closely monitoring the cooldown process and lowering the temperature before releasing pressure can help prevent shrinkage, it can also add time and expense to an already pricey repair process. To prevent this, many installers utilize a liner end seal.

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Topics: Quick-Lock

Subsurface Utility Imaging Leads Trenchless Rehab with Quick-Lock

Posted by Allison Symonds on May 17, 2018 10:30:00 AM

sui-logo-large1Subsurface Utility Imaging (SUI) has been identifying, marking, tracing, mapping, cleaning and inspecting underground utilities since its founding in 2010, but it was recently called in for a unique project. An old warehouse in upstate New York had been wasting away, largely vacant and unused until an engine manufacturer signed on to lease the entire facility. However, before moving in, a remodel was required, including an evaluation of the vast network of sanitary and stormwater conveyance piping underneath the warehouse.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Quick-Lock, Trenchless Rehab

Customer Spotlight: Franklin Township Sewer Authority

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Mar 12, 2018 6:04:42 PM

The foundation of Franklin Township’s Sewerage Authority’s sewer inspection program is a dedicated focus on preventative maintenance. “Being proactive is the only way we can manage over 200 miles of sewer pipes inundated with infiltration,” said Scott Nocero, Franklin Township Sewerage Authority’s (FTSA) Operations Manager. Elements of their preventative maintenance program include ongoing sewer flushing, inspections and rehabilitation. These efforts have resulted in a significant reduction in inflow and infiltration (I&I) throughout their collection system.

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Topics: Resource Allocations, Inflow and Infiltration, Quick-Lock, Video, Trenchless Rehab

A Folder Full of Leaks— Now Getting Fixed.

Posted by Angus Stocking on Mar 2, 2018 11:58:53 AM

Toms River, a township in New Jersey (population 91,000), has consistently been ranked as one of the safest places to live in the entire United States. That attention to the basic needs of its citizens extends also to sewer infrastructure—over the last several years the township’s municipal utility authority (TRMUA) has implemented an aggressive program to reduce inflow and infiltration, resulting in a $1 million savings in treatment costs in 2016.

But Toms River has now addressed most of the obvious, easily fixed sources of I/I, and the authority is looking for ways to make further reductions. “Every little bit counts when it comes to infiltration,” says TRMUA Rehabilitation Foreman Rich Sistad. “I’ve been keeping a folder for several years, filled with known leaks that were too expensive to get to because they would require digging and trenching in busy areas. We’ve tried different spot repair methods in the past, like short sections of CIPP, but most of them were a hassle to install and didn’t work well. But this year, things are different—we finally have a solution that is quick and easy to install, and we’ve been able to repair up to seven leaks in a single day. It’s really making a difference.”

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Topics: Quick-Lock

When Thorough Repair Becomes Overkill

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

spot_repair_thumbnail_391px.jpgSewer 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, Point Repair, Trenchless Rehab

ROVVER X Sewer Camera and Quick-Lock Point Repair Work Together to Repair Pipe

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Dec 29, 2017 7:50:26 PM

Watch as a ROVVER X crawler pushes a Quick-Lock point repair sleeve into position to solve water infiltration. The Quick-Lock point repair sleeve fixes deteriorating and leaky sewer pipes without messy resin, expensive equipment, short working times or long cures. Designed for unsurpassed service life, Quick-Lock’s stainless steel construction restores structural strength, while its rubber gasket seals out infiltration. 

 

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Topics: Product Features, ROVVER X, Quick-Lock

Quick-Lock Point Repair System and ROVVER X Sewer Inspection Camera to the Rescue.

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Dec 29, 2017 7:45:56 PM

Quick-Lock and ROVVER X teamed up recently to fix a large hole in a sewer pipe wall in Montana

During a demo, the customer presented a pipe to Luke Stewart and Jessie Carr of NorMont Equipment, cautioning that it was also inundated with offset joints, protruding taps, steep slopes, fractures and other challenges. The NorMont team demonstrated how the Quick-Lock point repair system could overcome these challenges to fix the hole.

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Topics: Workflow, ROVVER X, Quick-Lock

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