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Rehab Technology Profile: NASSCO Standard Bearers Pete Kurz

(UI) — NASSCO continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. A vast array of individuals has contributed to the success of the association, both in the past and present, that has driven NASSCO’s industry mission. This month, Underground Infrastructure profiles Pete Kurz who embraced the ideals of NASSCO to become one of its staunchest supporters and effective memorable leaders.

Rehab News: New Chemical Grout Injection Technology; Avanti Adds Grouts to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 Certified Product Line

(UI) — Injecting chemicals to stabilize, lift, seal or compact weak soils and rocks is not new. Polyurethane grout material has been used for this purpose since the 1960s. However, the limitations of this process, to shallow depths of 20 feet or less, have often been frustrating, not only for asset owners but installers, as well.

Rehab Technology: Tips for Using Bypass Pipe Plugs for Sewage Bypass

(UI) — Pipe plugs are designed to perform three essential functions: blocking a pipeline, conducting an air test in a pipeline, and bypassing effluent in an active pipeline. Blocking a pipeline becomes necessary during new installation or maintenance, when effluent needs to be temporarily stopped or a new pipe is air tested for leaks.

Rehab News: HammerHead Engineer Appointed to ISO Committee; New Fulfillment Center Opened

(UC) — David Kozman, senior applications engineer at HammerHead Trenchless, was appointed as a technical expert representing the United States in ISO Technical Committee 138 (TC138), Subcommittee 8 on Rehabilitation of Pipeline Systems.

Rehab News: Prime Resins PR 10L Acrylamide Succeeds as Water Barrier, Soil Stabilizer

(UC) — PR10L ACLM is a very-low-viscosity acrylamide grout that yields a gel upon reaction. As thin as water, the grout solution can infiltrate water for sealing leaks or to deeply penetrate soils for soil stabilization.

NASSCO Tech Tips

Styrene emissions from the CIPP process are a concern when they exceed regulatory levels. NASSCO contracted with the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University (TTC) to delineate styrene levels at various parts of the CIPP process.

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Vortex AccuPower Designed to Remove Concrete, Heavy Debris, CIPP Lining Without Damaging Host Pipe  The Vortex Companies, a leading provider of advanced trenchless water and sewer technologies and infrastructure renewal services, introduced the new AccuPower High-Pressure Water Blaster.  Built upo..

Imerys Celebrates 30 Years of Sewpercoat in North America

Calcium aluminate has been used in sewer environments since the 1940s. Initially, the drivers were resistance to sulfates in soil, rapid return to service and superior abrasion resistance.  Over time, it became clear that Calcium Aluminate Concrete showed improved corrosion durability, even in the ..

Coating Materials Contribute to Rebuilding Wastewater Collection Systems

By Gerhard P. Muenchmeyer, P.E., Principal, Muenchmeyer Associates  As the aging underground, pipeline collection system continues to deteriorate, replacement and/or rehabilitation become major issues for municipalities, industrial/commercial complexes and other utility owners. The deterioration in..

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New ASTM Standard for Cleaning Vitrified Clay Sanitary Sewer Pipelines  ASTM International has published C1920-21 Standard Practice for Cleaning of Vitrified Clay Sanitary Sewer Pipelines (C1920-21) – the first standard ever for cleaning municipal sanitary sewer lines.  Scheduled cleaning increase..

Innovative Solutions Address Challenges with Lower Berkeley WWTP Bypass

By Dwight Evans, Sunbelt Rentals To ensure their success, bypass projects require stakeholders to devise detailed solutions, while also planning for the unexpected. Making improvements to the aging infrastructure at the Lower Berkeley Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was no exception.  ..

Sewer Line Root Intrusion: Prevention and Removal

By Sean Comerford, Oatey Co. Root intrusion is one of the most damaging problems to discover in a sewer system. Roots thrive in sewer lines because they are well-ventilated and provide an excellent water source. While that’s great for plants and trees, it can have a devastating impact on a sewer sy..

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PPG Unveils Complete Coating Solutions for Wastewater Operations  PPG significantly expanded its coatings offering for wastewater infrastructure, thanks to its recent acquisition of VERSAFLEX/Raven Lining Systems, “which are used throughout the water, wastewater and manhole rehabilitation industrie..

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New Cherne I-Series Test-Ball Plugs Deliver State-of-the-Art Solutions  The newly redesigned Cherne I-Series Test-Ball Plugs are the most innovative pneumatic plugs available for the underground/waterworks market.  Lightweight, short and flexible, these plugs deliver state-of-the-art solutions for..

REHAB SPOTLIGHT: Laterals Rehab & Cutters

Avanti  (800) 877-2570, avantigrout.com  Leaking service laterals and lateral connections are a source of significant groundwater infiltration into collection systems. According to the EPA, as much as 60 percent of overflow comes from leaking service connections. Injection grouts such as AV-100® C..

Stop Groundwater Infiltration with Prime Resins’ Convenient, New Kit

Prime Resins introduced new technology to stop groundwater infiltration, primarily in manhole, culvert and stormwater structure applications.

RehabZone Updates Generate Increased, Diverse Participation

The RehabZone – the special “no selling” area co-located with the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) and dedicated to providing objective information about sewer infrastructure rehabilitation – has become a standard part of the annual UCT.

History of Technology Information at UCT’s RehabZone

In 2002, a comprehensive display of various trenchless technologies at the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) became a reality with the birth of the RehabZone.

RehabZone Additions, Changes for 2020 Event

As in the past, the RehabZone is a unique feature of the 2020 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exposition (UCT). The show is scheduled for Jan. 28–30, 2020, at the Fort Worth, Texas, Convention Center.

RehabZone Generations

Eighteen years ago, a small group of members who had been active participants in the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) were looking for a way to emphasize the importance of the emerging rehabilitation industry.

Avanti Adds Epoxy Product Line to its Injection Solutions

Avanti International introduced the AV-500 epoxy line to its portfolio of injection solutions used to stabilize soils and rock, restore structural integrity, stop leaks and control groundwater. The product offering consists of..

ClockSpring|NRI Adds Milliken Infrastructure Solutions to its Portfolio

ClockSpring|NRI, a Houston-based manufacturer of critical infrastructure, construction and repair products, and provider of associated engineering support and training services, acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC, formerly a subsidiary of Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken & Company.

Flyability Launches New Generation of Confined-Space Inspection UAVs

Flyability, a Swiss company that has pioneered indoor inspection and exploration drones, launched a new generation of confined-space, inspection units: Elios 2.

Heather Myers Named Program Manager at NASSCO

The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) named Heather Myers to the newly created position of program manager.

Interplastic Corporation Partners with Univar Solutions

Interplastic Corporation, a subsidiary of St. Paul, Minn., IP Corporation, a specialty chemical company, named Univar Solutions as a new distribution partner in Eastern Canada.

Rehab Method Protects Pipeline Seams from Corrosion—and Floats

For the rehabilitation of a drinking water pipeline in the district of Aalen, 124 miles northeast of Munich, Germany, the DENSO Group Germany protects weld seams from corrosion quickly and efficiently using a new laying method that floats in water.

Unusual Sliplining Solutions Developed on Los Angeles Project

Rehabilitating or replacing large-diameter sewer lines in heavily populated areas always is a challenge: heavy traffic complicates work and causes disruptions and traffic delays, creating a ripple affect extending far beyond the construction zones.

Giacomo (Jack) Conte

NASSCO honoree Giacomo (Jack) Conte grew up literally learning the business from the ground up. As his career progressed, Conte quickly reacted to market opportunities and became a respected innovator and leader within the underground infrastructure industry.

The RehabZone Brings Together Yesterday and Today

The RehabZone™, exclusive to UCT, offers attendees a “hands-on” look at the history and best of today’s trenchless technologies for the rehabilitation of aging infrastructure. The exhibit-within-an-exhibit is where you can see the methods used in North America over the last 200-plus years. Then, ex..