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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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

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

What's your Sewer IQ? Take our Sewer Rehab Methods quiz. 

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Mar 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM
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Topics: Point Repair, Trenchless Rehab, Sewer IQ Quiz

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

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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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

Meeting Standards to Provide Quality Products

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

 

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Topics: Point Repair, Trenchless Rehab, Standards and Compliance

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

A Well Maintained Cutter is a Reliable Cutter

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Dec 29, 2017 7:52:28 PM

Your cutter can get pretty beat up in the sewers which makes regular maintenance so important. Regular maintenance can keep it running strong longer, but for a busy crew at the end of a long day, maintenance can fall by the wayside. The more often you forget to clean and check your cutter, the more damage is done, leading to downtime, decreased productivity and lost revenue. Municipal sewer rehabilitation contractors must protect their investment and business by ensuring that their equipment is in optimum working condition.  

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Topics: Sewer Cutters, Preventative Maintenance

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