Industry News - December 2022

Industry News - December 2022

HammerHead’s Kozman appointed to ISO position

Dave Kozman, HammerHead Trenchless senior applications engineer, was appointed in June as a technical expert representing the United States in ISO Technical Committee 138, Subcommittee 8: Rehabilitation of Pipeline Systems. Kozman joins Patrick Vibien, head of ANSI Technical Advisory Committee to ISO TC138 and technical director of the Plastic Pipe Institute, in representing the United States on ISO topics relating to water supply pipe and drainpipe rehabilitation. The appointment gives the United States a vote in ISO pipe rehabilitation standards again after more than a two-year absence.

NLB relocates Northwest branch facility

NLB Corporation relocated its branch facility in the northwestern United States to better serve customers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska and western Canada. The move from Kent, Washington, to Lakewood, Washington, puts the branch in the heart of the Tacoma business corridor, easily accessible from the I-5 expressway. As before, the new branch provides sales, service and rentals for NLB’s high-pressure water jet pumps and accessories, as well as spare parts and training.

PPI’s Municipal Advisory Board document update

The MAB Generic Electrofusion Procedure for Field Joining of 12-Inch and Smaller Polyethylene (PE) Pipe (MAB-01-2022) guide has been updated by the Municipal Advisory Board and is available as a free download from the MAB website. The updates focus on HDPE water piping systems that include new sections on electrofusion, safety and cleaning; the new requirement to use a minimum of 90% isopropyl alcohol; new tables on peel depth and cooling times for couplers and saddle fittings; improved questions in the sample test; emphasis on the use of peelers instead of scrapers in most locations; plus new inspection checklists have been added.  


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