Product Focus: CIPP Lining Methods and Projects

Product Focus: CIPP Lining Methods and Projects

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CIPP Equipment and Materials

Applied Felts EnviroCure

EnviroCure from Applied Felts is a heat-cured, styrene-impermeable, polymer-coated, multilayer all-felt or felt/fiberglass hybrid fabric that vastly reduces if not eliminates styrene emissions and odor on the job site before, during and after installations while also taking away the significant cost and unpredictability of styrene-free resin systems. According to an independent study conducted by IUPUI in October 2021, it reduces on-site styrene emissions to less than 1 part per million. Job sites report no detectable odors in trucks when doors are opened, or in steam flumes or manholes. It provides a safe and less expensive option for all mainline CIPP installations, providing a solution to job site styrene emissions. 276-656-1904;

Emagineered Solutions THE SHOOTER

THE SHOOTER from Emagineered Solutions is a continuous air-inverter for CIPP. THE SHOOTER 12 has a range of 4 to 12 inches and up to 15 inches with the conversion kit, and a knife gate for after the liner tail passes. It comes with either the self-lubricating hand truck or basic non-oiler cart. THE SHOOTER 24 for 15 to 24 inches is trailer-mounted and comes with a knife gate and remote operating station on the fender. An optional conversion kit expands its range from 6 to 24 inches. Additional equipment offered includes full steam packages with portable dry-steam generators, steam hose, A and B stations, water cure flanges, and LED UV Y adapters. 541-504-0416;

FORMADRAIN Formapox 101

Formapox 101 from FORMADRAIN is a durable steam-cured liner that eliminates the mess and cost of traditional dig-and-replace methods. It is made from a watertight, thin, yet extremely strong composite material and a specially formulated resin. The liner is bright blue in color. It is the mainstay of the company’s pushed- or pulled-in-place, steam-cured, fiberglass and epoxy underground pipe repair system. It can be used in line sizes from 2 to 48 inches. The repair is so thin that pipes sustain their original flow capacities, even with a liner installed in such small diameters. 888-337-6764;

MaxLiner WovoGlass

WovoGlass from MaxLiner has the ability to line multiple 90-degree turns. It is now available with increased physical properties, a thinner profile capable of more transitions, multiple uses, including inversion, pull-in-place and spot repairs, greater flexibility, less resin needed, and heat, light and ambient cure. The system helps installers looking to add in-building lining to their repertoire with products capable of lining around multiple bends easily and with a quality finish. 877-426-5948;

Source One Environmental Thunder Drum 800

For high-capacity pipe lining repairs, Source One Environmental offers the Thunder Drum 800 — a versatile CIPP inversion lining drum that rehabilitates pipe diameters 12 inches and below. This range in sizing makes it ideal for sewer laterals or in-home residential repairs. Suitable for ambient, hot water, steam and UV light curing, it is also hand wheel-mountable on both sides, Storz compatible to quickly swap accessories, and has multiple windows to allow for maximum visibility of in-unit liner movement. Built from stainless steel and with premium fittings, it is made for a long service life. In addition, it provides efficient and uniform inversion of the liner into the pipe, ensuring a smooth and consistent installation. 877-450-3701;

Warrior Trenchless Solutions Thermoform

Thermoform from Warrior Trenchless Solutions is a PVC-alloy structural pipe lining system designed for the trenchless rehabilitation of failing sewer and culvert pipes. It is an environmentally friendly, styrene-free thermoplastic. There are no harmful emissions, and it does not rely on any chemical reaction during installation. Factory-controlled production with rigorous material testing ensures a consistent quality product that conforms to and exceeds the expected standards. The material is highly flexible, allowing it to expand and fit tightly to the host pipe, including changes in shape and dimensions. It is produced in sizes ranging from 4 to 36 inches in diameter, and the wall thickness can be varied according to the application. All installers must be accredited and audited to ensure the highest quality work possible. 716-601-7760;

Excavation Equipment

Mr. Manhole Cookie Cutter 

Using the Cookie Cutter system from Mr. Manhole, the contractor simply drills a 1.25-inch-diameter hole over the affected utility using the included battery-powered drill. They then cut a 74-inch “cookie” through asphalt or concrete in minutes with the cutter that mounts on a skid loader. The operator is protected from silica via the Mr. Mister included on the cutter. The cookie is lifted directly on a waiting truck via the lifter included in the package. A round personnel protection cage is placed in the excavation and vacuum excavating begins. The protective cage slides into place as the excavation is deepened and holds adjacent fill in place. The utility is exposed and repaired as needed. The system is complete with an engineering specification that includes backfill reinstatement guaranteeing a high quality repair of the road. 833-242-2221;


Ditch Witch Warlock Series W12 Hydrovac

The Warlock Series W12 Hydrovac from Ditch Witch boasts an impressive 12-by-8.5-by-360-foot build, making it large enough to take on big jobs yet compact enough to work curbside across neighborhoods and right-of-ways. It was designed to excavate with maximum efficiency utilizing a 2,800 psi water system that features two 10 gpm wands and a 5,000 cfm vac system with a lift of 27 inches Hg. It can efficiently take down both large-scale and soft excavation jobs while removing massive amounts of material with ease. Moreover, the debris tank has a capacity of 12 cubic yards, enabling the crew to minimize time spent offloading and maximize time spent working. 580-336-4402;

Dynablast HV420F-12VRED

The Dynablast HV420F-12VRED hydrovac water heater produces 420,000 Btu with an output temperature of 175 degrees F at 5 gpm, making it suitable for colder climates and improved digging in clay-filled areas. All models come with ETL certification for safety, which also includes certification on the coil for higher efficiency and heat transfer, a stainless steel target plate for increased coil life and a design with serviceability in mind utilizing momentary override control. A 19-by-19-inch footprint makes it suitable for compact installations. 905-867-4642;

Enz USA Hydro X

The Hydro X from Enz USA is available in 3/8- or 1/2-inch NPT connecting threads and can function up to 5,000 psi with flow as low as 8 gpm. It combines a powerful, oscillating water jet with the high removal rate of debris. The tungsten carbide front jet ensures a long life. For quick and easy maintenance, a repair kit is available. Due to the simplicity of the nozzle, a repair can be made quickly and efficiently in the field with little downtime. A plastic cover provides protection against harsh and sensitive environments. 877-369-8721;

GapVax HV33

Designed to safely transport water and debris in urban areas, the GapVax HV33 is shorter, smaller and more compact than its predecessor. It is 30 feet long overall on a medium-duty chassis and includes a 600-gallon water tank, 6-cubic-yard debris body, 6- or 8-inch top-mounted telescoping boom with a 14- to 17.5-foot reach, 4,000 cfm power and an inverted, full-opening tailgate. 888-442-7829;

Hi-Vac X-13

Contractors, municipalities and utility service providers depend on Hi-Vac X-13 hydroexcavators to safely and efficiently trench for new sewer and wastewater lines with minimal disturbance to surrounding areas. They combine surgically precise hydroexcavating power with low-maintenance components that help minimize downtime. Simple, intuitive controls and quick access to all critical systems mean jobs get done faster. A 13-cubic-yard debris tank, up to 24,500-pound payload capacity and 1,140-gallon freshwater capacity help reduce the number of costly job site returns. Power is provided by a 5,800 cfm, 27-inch Hg high-performance blower and a run-dry water pump that delivers 20 gpm at 2,500 psi. The 360-degree, top-mounted boom provides full accessibility in every direction, and a heavy-duty hydraulic vibrator provides fast and efficient unloading of the debris body. Designed for safe and easy operation, it only requires a short learning curve. 800-752-2400;

HotJet USA Vac’n Jet Series

The HotJet USA Vac’n Jet Series of vacuum trailer jetters are compact and specially engineered to haul equipment and the spoils load, perform hydroexcavation, and clean valve boxes, storm drains and drain/sewer lines. They feature hot and/or cold water operation with a choice of engine options ranging from 23 to 70 hp and gas or diesel operation. They are equipped with premium triplex pumps, a 500-gallon spoils tank, up to 440-gallon water tanks, Gardner Denver vac/blowers, a 4-ton hydraulic dump and a dual filter centriclean filter system. They can also be custom engineered and designed to meet specifications. 800-624-8186;

Hydra-Flex Switchblade

The Switchblade from Hydra-Flex was designed specifically for trenching and precision digging applications with its long, linear flow pattern. Choose from one, two or four solid (0-degree) streams that provide greater impingement and allow you to cut through soil faster — at different widths — while using dramatically less water. Use the single stream for extremely accurate and precise digging and the four-stream option to optimize your efficiency. Each nozzle can be customized with individual and replaceable pills to change the flow rate on the fly. These heavy-duty, high-impact nozzles are constructed with stainless steel housings and tungsten carbide wear surfaces to withstand harsh environments and last longer. The nonconductive Hytrel coating on the nozzle body protects both the operator and sensitive underground utilities. 952-808-3640;

Rival Hydrovac T7 Tandem

The T7 Tandem from Rival Hydrovac was designed primarily to be loaded with debris and drive within legislated road limits with most types of debris on board. Standard is a scale that reads real-time weights both in the cab and on the wireless remote to confirm weights prior to travel. The operating system is engaged through one PTO switch. The remainder of the operation occurs from the rear panel or the wireless remote. The truck uses high-performance components and will dig at levels competitive to large units, according to the maker. 403-550-7997;

Super Products Mud Dog 700

Mud Dog 700 vacuum excavators from Super Products are designed to meet the challenges of compact, urban projects as well as large-scale excavation projects. They offer a compact footprint for excavation in urban environments while maximizing payload and maintaining the power and precision that larger units offer. The unit features a 7-yard debris body and 600-gallon water tank. This model comes standard as a dump body with an electric vibrator offering a 50-degree dump angle with the capability of dumping into a 48-inch container. Additionally, it is equipped with a rear-mounted, extendable, 8-inch-diameter boom that reaches 18 feet, has 270-degree rotation and pivots 10 degrees downward, which minimizes job site restoration and eliminates traffic congestion near roads. 800-837-9711;

Vac-Con Mudslinger MS800

The Mudslinger MS800 trailer-mounted hydrovac from Vac-Con is designed to provide the same power, suction and capacity of a truck hydroexcavator on a portable, pull-behind trailer. It includes the choice of Tier 4 diesel or gas engine options providing up to 1,190 cfm and 16 inches Hg with a PD blower and 325 gallons of water. It has an 845-gallon debris tank and a 9-foot boom with 24 inches of hydraulic extension providing a full range of motion. It is designed to be a standalone unit, but can also provide support to construction, HDD and public utility fleets. A variety of applications includes daylighting, potholing, culvert and manhole cleaning and utility locating. 904-284-4200;

Vacall AllExcavate and AllExcavate2

Vacall AllExcavate and AllExcavate2 machines feature standard intelligent controls and easy startup operation. Both models are designed to efficiently remove dirt around utility lines and foundations. Water pumps generate 24.5 to 120 gpm and pressures to 3,000 psi. The AE2 model adds air excavation at 185 cfm and dual psi of 110 and 150. Water system, wand, control panel, tools and worker apparel are protected in a heated compartment. An AllSmartFlow CAN bus control system features a programmable LCD display that monitors engine, water flow, air pressure and vacuum performance for precise boom and reel adjustments. Aluminum water tanks with lifetime warranty carry 1,000 to 1,300 gallons. Galvanized debris tanks have a supreme finish, and are available with 8-, 10- and 13-cubic-yard capacities. They use one engine to power the chassis and excavation functions, designed to reduce service and operation costs. 800-382-8302;

Vermeer VXT300

Vermeer’s VXT300 truck vac is outfitted with an 8-cubic-yard spoils tank, 6-inch dig tube and the ability to carry up to 800 gallons of water so crews can maximize productivity on the job. It is designed with a low overall height of 11.5 feet to efficiently transport spoils from the job site to the dump site. The vac truck is built on a Kenworth T370 truck chassis with a 350 hp diesel engine and a six-speed automatic 3,000 RDS Allison transmission. The truck’s PTO drive powers its Roots 624 vacuum blower with a maximum flow of 3,500 cfm and maximum suction of 18 inches Hg. The water pump is capable of producing 10 gpm at 3,000 psi for productivity on large jobs as well as when digging at deeper depths. 800-837-6337;

Pipeline Rehabilitation/Lining

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 for 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;

Avanti International AV-100

AV-100 chemical grout from Avanti International is used to rehabilitate storm and sanitary sewer systems by eliminating infiltration in manholes, mainlines, joints, laterals, lateral connections, and before or after various forms of CIPP lining. It is injected after lining in the annular space between host pipe/liner, and after lateral reinstatement, which are the primary sources of infiltration. It is an ultralow viscosity, chemically reactive gel with a similar viscosity to water. It can permeate anywhere water can travel and has adjustable cure times from seconds to hours, creating an effective, long-lasting water barrier while providing soil stabilization. 800-877-2570;

Flow-Liner Systems Neofit+Plus Expandable Pressure Pipe

Neofit+Plus Expandable Pressure Pipe from Flow-Liner Systems is a trenchless technology that creates an impenetrable barrier between drinking water and the existing host pipe. Host pipes (like lead and copper) can leach dangerous levels of toxic materials into drinking water. The Neofit+Plus EPP structural material has been scientifically proven by examining extensive hydrolysis testing, indicating it will last well over 100 years. It often only requires a single small access pit, saving yards, trees, sidewalks and floors from demolition. The speedy process allows for many installations a day and immediate return to service. 800-348-0020;

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 tested, safe and environmentally friendly. 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;

Prime Resins PR10

PR10 acrylamide from Prime Resins is a low-viscosity permeation liquid chemical grout that is injected from within the manhole, wicking into the soil outside or used to curtain-grout the exterior. A high-pressure pump injects grout through the manhole wall into the surrounding soil or is injected directly into the surrounding soil, creating an impermeable barrier. The permeation grout doesn’t expand, but rather saturates the soil immediately outside of the manhole (with a desired gel time) that permanently stabilizes the soil and prevents further groundwater penetration. 800-321-7212;

Reinstatement Cutters

CUES Currahee Cutters

Small and large Currahee Cutters from CUES are designed to reinstate wastewater service laterals, remove protruding taps, and brush-finish existing cuts. The cutters function in a range of 5.25- through 36-inch pipe, are equally effective in CIPP or fold and form liners, and can be installed on a CUES K2 truck-mounted cutter system. A 1.9 hp air motor for the small cutter line provides more power, increased productivity, and a smoother cut when operating in 6- to 12-inch relined pipe. Kits are available to retro-fit cutters for use with Kangaroo air-motors, and service kits can be purchased for regular maintenance intervals on existing motors. 800-327-7791;

RapidView IBAK MicroGator 2.0 and MicroGator AIR 

Air or electric? RapidView IBAK offers both when it comes to rehabilitation cutters and grinders. The MicroGator 2.0 is a single-point electric reinstatement cutter equipped with a powerful motor. The MicroGator AIR is a powerful pneumatic cutter and compatible with the IBAK MainLite, making it a complete cutting and inspection system with the addition of an IBAK camera and tractor. The MicroGator 2.0 and MicroGator AIR share fourth-axis articulation, which allows the user ultimate control during advanced cutting operations. The IBAK CutterCam is also compatible with both cutters and provides the best possible view of the cutting area. Air-curtain technology and a remote wiper system will keep the camera lens clean with the push of a button. 800-656-4225;



Magnavity SX from BRAWO SYSTEMS offers unique light curing. The compact system has a range of 197 feet. The two LED heads — Nano and Mega — enable the rehabilitation of diameters from DN 100 to DN 300 using BRAWOLINER and the vinyl ester resin BRAWO LR. The curing process is automated and the entire rehabilitation process is documented. It can rehabilitate longer pipes with bends with only one access point. The system is distributed in the U.S. through APEX CIPP Solutions. 941-300-0441;

HammerHead Trenchless Bluelight LED

The redesigned Bluelight LED CIPP lining system for laterals and small drainpipes from HammerHead Trenchless uses a specially formulated resin that only cures under light in the “blue” wavelength, giving installers a significantly longer working time between liner wet-out and curing. Once installed, the automated curing system pulls the LED light head through the liner, curing the resin almost instantly — up to five times faster than other methods. Instead of waiting hours for the liner to cure, a 50-foot sewer line could be fully cured in under 10 minutes. 800-331-6653;

Omega Liner

Omega Liner is a high-strength GRP UV-cured liner for trenchless rehabilitation of water, wastewater and stormwater piping systems. It is constructed with ECR (corrosion-resistant) fiberglass and advanced UV resins, and uses unsaturated polyester or vinyl ester resins for environmentally conscious projects. It is offered for both circular and noncircular pipes from 6 to 66 inches, has a six-month shelf life, conforms to ASTM F-2019, and meets and exceeds ASTM F-1216. Factory training and support is available, with a small equipment footprint and increased efficiencies. 605-558-1020;

Waterline Renewal Technologies LightRay LR3 LED UV

The LightRay LR3 LED UV system from Waterline Renewal Technologies is an advanced UV cast-in-place pipe technology allowing complete operator control of the casting process. It is both a push- and pull-in-place spot repair system, providing the flexibility to perform both operations by only changing the cold LED repair packer. The non-VOC resin is pre-impregnated into the high-performance fiberglass liner and shipped ready to install for no-dig pipe infrastructure repairs. Once the install site is prepped, casting times in under 10 minutes can be achieved, eliminating the risk of premature or prolonged casting times due to temperature variations. It repairs pipe diameters of 3 to 12 inches, including transitions. 847-457-1810; 


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