Product Focus - January 2021

Product Focus - January 2021

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1 // Aries Industries test and seal grouting system
The test and seal grouting system from Aries Industries reduces setup time and provides efficient hands-on control to quickly seal leaking joints. Grout — pumped to a leaking joint — flows through the leak, sealing the surrounding soil to form an impenetrable barrier. Sixty-gallon tanks and continuous-duty mixers provide high volume to seal large voids. Reels for fast deployment and retrieval, as well as high-power winches, quickly move the packer from joint to joint for high productivity. The unit’s 800 feet of color-coded hose allows long runs. The truck comes with a bench, storage and room to work. The operator tests and seals the joints while working in the control room, where test data and the sealing process are easily viewed, recorded and logged. 800-234-7205;

2 // HyFlex Slinger Spincaster
The Slinger Spincaster from HyFlex allows wastewater contractors to coat manholes with spray-applied mortars with much less entry time into the hole itself. A variable-speed electric motor allows smooth speed control of the spinning plate and more torque to evenly apply on very thick mortars. An angled spinning plate with replaceable hardened blades sends the material out evenly, up to a 30-degree angle, allowing material application outward as well as upward, also allowing effective material application under the ring and along the chimney. An electric winch allows it to be moved smoothly and steadily to give a controlled pass every time. An aluminum case construction and nylon slinging cavity allow easy cleanup. 866-849-6246;

Chemical Grouts

3 // Avanti International injection grouting
Every manhole is unique. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all rehabilitation method, but it begins with a thorough condition assessment. Manholes are vulnerable to defects and a significant contributor to inflow and infiltration in collections systems, leading to excess flow to treatment plants and increased cost to ratepayers. As a stand-alone solution or first step in a multistep process, injection grouting from Avanti International stops active infiltration, stabilizes surrounding soils and fills voids outside the structure. Complementary to cement coating and epoxy lining, injection grouting can be a first defense against infiltration. There are multiple techniques for grouting manholes: for brick manholes, curtain grouting is recommended to create an impermeable barrier and positive seal outside the structure; for precast manholes, spot repair, vertical crack injection and horizontal joint injection are acceptable methods. Injection grouting can be a low-cost/high-reward, long-term solution for extending manhole service life. 800-877-2570;

4 // SpectraShield Liner Systems SpectraGrout
SpectraGrout from SpectraShield Liner Systems is a single component, hydrophilic polyurethane resin designed to repair cracks, seal around pipe penetrations, open joints and to stop leaks in wastewater structures. The resin is a high-viscosity formula that reacts with water to create a dense foam, assuring that the grout will not readily flow out from the point of placement. The foam solidifies in minutes, stopping the leaks and filling the voids. The material will expand up to 10 times its original volume. It is available in tubes for point repairs, 5-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums to be used in pressure grouting for larger repairs. 800-284-2030;


5 // Epoxytec CPP Sprayliner MH
CPP Sprayliner MH from Epoxytec is designed to rehabilitate sanitary sewer collections system assets and other underground, cylindrical and/or small box structures in contact with hydrogen sulfide and in need of I&I mitigation with sealed lining. It performs in areas subject to chemical attack and as a seal preventing oxidation while holding back water migration, I&I and hydrostatic pressure. The material can be sprayed ultra-high-build, up to 1/4 inch per pass. Blended with reinforcing agents and various fibers, the material when cured creates reinforcement lining as a fiber-reinforced polymer, with high-strength and flexural properties for partially or fully deteriorated structures. 877-463-7699;

6 // Infrastructure Repair Systems Infragard 
Infragard concrete and manhole rehabilitation products from Infrastructure Repair Systems include Top Coat and Chim-Coat, which are nonhazardous ambient-cure epoxy systems for a small patch, entire manhole or retaining wall. This cost-effective solution requires no expensive equipment, as it has an easy trowel-on application. They are corrosion resistant and high strength, with an impermeable structural bond to the substrate or to almost any concrete or metal surface. Chim-Coat is engineered with a flexible feature that maintains adhesion while expanding or contracting with changing temperatures and traffic loads. 877-327-4216;

7 // Picote Solutions Dual-Color Epoxy Brush Coating System
The Dual-Color Epoxy Brush Coating System from Picote Solutions allows technicians to rehabilitate pipes from 1.25 to 12 inches for drains, sewers, water pipes, electrical conduits, and heat and air-conditioning ducts by brush-casting a coating. The coating resin forms a pipe inside the original pipe that is a tested, safe and environmentally friendly product. The new pipe is damp-proof, corrosion-resistant and wear-resistant. It is ASTM and NSF certified (NSF/ANSI 61-5). It is a 100% solids epoxy, and the method allows for clear visual verification during the application process. Apply to small areas or all drains in multistory buildings. The system is practical and easily fits in tight places. 219-440-1404;

8 // Sauereisen SewerGard Roll Applied 210XROL
Sauereisen SewerGard Roll Applied 210XROL is an epoxy lining system designed to protect concrete surfaces of municipal structures and collections systems from chemical attack and physical abuse. The system ensures ease of application on vertical surfaces, does not require a primer, contains zero VOCs and prohibits water inflow and infiltration. It is resistant to corrosive conditions common to the municipal wastewater treatment industry and suitable for application over damp or dry concrete surfaces. Depending of surface temperatures and substrate conditions, it can be applied up to 25 mils per coat. 412-963-0303;


9 // Parson Environmental Products HDPE manhole inserts
High-density polyethylene manhole inserts from Parson Environmental Products can help eliminate surface water inflow along with unwanted hydrogen sulfide odors and are easy to use and maintain. They include a vented PVC canister that stores 20 pounds of either activated or catalytic carbon. The result is a product that traps and stores all of the unpleasant hydrogen sulfide and methyl mercaptan odor molecules before they are released into the atmosphere. The only item that needs to be replaced periodically is the 20 pounds of carbon since it serves as the absorbent media that traps the odor molecules. One person can easily accomplish this. 800-356-9023;

Manhole Cameras

The SPiDER scanner from CUES can calculate its position in the manhole shaft by using its sensor data to measure its incremental motion instead of the payout cable. It weighs less than 30 pounds and can be hand-carried to easements or other previously difficult-to-access sites. This wireless portability is possible because the processing computer and battery supply are built into the scanner. It collects millions of 3D measurements during each manhole inspection, so the manhole can be measured to better than 5 mm accuracy. The point cloud can be used to evaluate the structural changes in a manhole before and after rehab. It also provides live-video stream and recorded MPG video, making it an ideal wireless tool for inflow and infiltration studies. 800-327-7791;

11 // Envirosight CleverScan
The CleverScan manhole scanner from Envirosight performs a comprehensive, fully automated assessment of manhole condition in two to three minutes. It captures visual and dimensional data, and it presents the user with a flat scan with detailed image data covering every inch of the manhole wall; a dense point cloud for 3D visualization of the manhole structure and easy CAD integration; and a virtual view inside the manhole, where an operator can pan, tilt and zoom to areas of interest. It sits over an open manhole. With the press of a button, the system’s probe descends into the manhole, capturing image data using five HD cameras and building a dimensional profile using an array of four lasers. An onboard rangefinder controls descent and determines when the scan is complete. Scan data is immediately transferred to a laptop running specialized software, where it can be viewed, annotated and shared. 866-936-8476;

12 // RapidView IBAK North America PANORAMO SI
The PANORAMO SI manhole inspection system from RapidView IBAK North America offers 100% coverage, inspection speeds of up to 14 inches per second, geometric measurements from any point inside the manhole, laser depth measurement, 225 feet of cable, and can be operated in manholes 10-inch-diameter and up. The software allows the user to view the manhole from any angle and at any position, creating a virtual-reality-style view of the manhole. This file can be viewed from any computer, anytime. The system also automatically generates a 3D model of the inside of the manhole that can be rotated, viewed, measured or output to a CAD file for further analysis. The system can be an addition to a PANORAMO mainline inspection system or is available in a stand-alone version. It allows a crew to inspect more than 50 manholes per workday. 800-656-4225;

13 // Subsite Electronics lateral and mainline inspection system 
The lateral and mainline inspection system from Subsite Electronics is a fully integrated single-conductor-technology lateral launch system that performs mainline and lateral pipeline inspections simultaneously. This second-generation system uses picture-in-picture or dual video monitors and can inspect mainlines up to 500 feet in length and laterals of up to 200 feet. It can be used to inspect mainlines from 6 to 24 inches and lateral lines from 4 to 8 inches in diameter. It has a 40:1 zoom, pan-and-rotate mainline camera with auto iris and autofocus, a color rear-view camera, tilt connector for easy deployment, and a high-resolution RodStar lateral camera. It offers a dual video monitor view format that lets the user view the mainline and lateral simultaneously. The six-wheel-drive tractor has three forward speeds, reverse and freewheel. 800-846-2713;

Manhole Liners

14 // Applied Felts AquaCure
The AquaCure TPO/PP, multilayer felt liner from Applied Felts has a stitched seam and a durable polypropylene coating that can withstand tougher on-site conditions and steam cure processing. This quality manufactured liner conforms to ASTM-1216 and can accommodate pipes from 6 to 80 inches in diameter with wall thickness from 3 to 42 mm. It is manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001:2015. Understanding unique project requirements and cultural, geographic and installation challenges, the technical support team works with customers in the lab, throughout the manufacturing process and on the job site to ensure each and every product stands the test of time. 276-656-1904;

15 // Sprayroq SprayWall
SprayWall from Sprayroq is a rigid polyurethane material that provides structural integrity and infiltration control to underground infrastructure assets. It is a 2-1 ratio product that is applied via a heated, plural component spray system. It begins to gel in about eight seconds and is tack free after two minutes. Within 30 to 60 minutes, the initial cure is complete and the structure is capable of accepting flow. The benefits include its structural capacity, which provides for protection against multiple load components within an underground asset including water, soil and traffic loads. In addition, it allows an asset owner to return a structure to service quickly, creating a huge savings on bypass cost, as well as decreasing the overall downtime for a given structure. It is also third-party tested and most recently has undergone significant successful evaluations through AASHTO. 205-957-0020;

16 // The Strong Company Strong-Seal MS-2A, MS-2C and High Performance Mix
Strong-Seal MS-2A and MS-2C from The Strong Company are designed to rehabilitate municipal concrete and masonry structures, and effectively stop inflow, infiltration and exfiltration. When spray-applied to a minimum of a 1/2-inch thickness, the cementitious mortars are impervious monolithic liners with compressive and flexural strengths exceeding that of the original structure. Made with Portland cement, MS-2A is the most cost-effective solution for stopping infiltration and restoring structural integrity. MS-2C is made with calcium aluminate cement and high early strengths and added corrosion protection in mild sulfide environments. High Performance Mix is a pure-fused calcium aluminate mortar that stops infiltration, restores structural integrity, and protects against microbiologically induced corrosion in sanitary sewer systems with harsh sulfide conditions. 800-982-8009;

Manhole Parts and Components

17 // Prime Resins Primecell Kit
The Primecell Kit from Prime Resins is composed of Soakem Oakum (a dry oakum) soaked in a hydrophilic polymer solution. When wet and either packed or worked into a joint or crack, the resin will foam to form a flexible and tight joint to stop groundwater infiltration. It reacts with water and becomes a watertight rubber-like nontoxic composite. The oakum cord gives strength and density to the composite and makes the application of the resin easier, especially when gushers are present. Primary applications include manholes, culverts and stormwater structures. The kit includes one 10-foot strip of Soakem Oakum, 48 ounces of resin, two insertion sticks, and eight pairs of vinyl gloves. 800-321-7212;

18 // RELINER/Duran Modular Manhole Invert Channel System
RELINER/Duran Modular Manhole Invert Channel Systems use molded fiberglass flumes with smooth sewer pipe interfaces to rehabilitate inverts without flow interruption. The field-installed modular components bolt together inside the manhole and serve as the form for a new concrete bench. They eliminate the inconsistencies associated with field-formed concrete channels. The full-depth lined channels are high-flow and easy to clean and maintain. Standard 8- and 12-inch-depth channel sections fit through a 24-inch manhole frame and will accommodate 6- through 12-inch pipes. Larger sizes are available. Parts are selected based on the unique configuration of each manhole. 800-508-6001;

Safety Equipment

19 // Perma-Liner Industries Manhole Edge Protector
The Manhole Edge Protector from Perma-Liner Industries is made with a highly visible safety orange that helps identify the site and the open manhole, eliminating potential hazards. The 360-degree edge protection also eliminates the top-edge roller and top-wide tiger tail that can allow the cable to slip off the roller. The interior 3.5-inch flange holds back debris and any loose infrastructure from falling into the manhole. It is made with ABS 3/16 plastic, which is durable and withstands temperatures from 40 degrees below zero to 180 degrees F. The Manhole Edge Protector leaves the manhole completely open, providing accessibility and visibility while also protecting the camera and jetter lines. 866-336-2568;


20 // CCI Piping Systems WrapidSeal Manhole Encapsulation System
The WrapidSeal Manhole Encapsulation System from CCI Piping Systems consists of an engineered primer and a wraparound, heat-shrinkable sleeve designed to seal joints and prevent groundwater from entering a collections system. This material has a high-shrink membrane (70% stretch and 40% recovery) designed to shrink around any manhole profile. In addition, the high-tensile strength accommodates structural movement, while the tough backing resists soil stress and provides suitable abrasion resistance. It can be used for new construction or for the rehabilitation of existing manholes to control infiltration through joints and prevent deterioration, thus eliminating costly maintenance repairs and the added expense of treating groundwater. 800-867-2772;

21 // Cretex Specialty Products LSS Internal Manhole Chimney Seal 
The LSS Internal Manhole Chimney Seal from Cretex Specialty Products is a mechanical seal installed on the frame and grade ring sections of sanitary sewer manholes. These seals eliminate and prevent manhole frame-chimney inflow. During wet weather and snowmelt, clear water enters manholes through deteriorated or broken frame-chimney joints. This deterioration can be caused by frost heave, soil movement, traffic loading, thermal expansion and contraction of the surrounding pavement, and poor or antiquated construction methods. Each seal is made up of an EPDM sleeve and type 304 stainless steel expansion bands, and can be easily removed and reinstalled to allow for future manhole adjustments. It has a 50-year design life and is available in four widths, allowing complete chimney coverage of up to 24 vertical inches with a single seal. 800-345-3764;

22 // Sealing Systems Infi-Shield
Infi-Shield external seal from Sealing Systems prevents erosion and infiltration in manholes or catch basins. The one-piece molded seal is made from EPDM rubber, has a minimum of 460% elongation and has a reinforced, preformed, L-shaped corner. It can be combined with the Sealing Systems manhole insert to help stop unwanted inflow of rainwater through the manhole cover. The inserts are custom-sized to provide an enhanced fit and seal and are manufactured from ultra-high-density polyethylene. Both products are inexpensive and simple to install with in-house personnel. 800-478-2054; 


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