July 1, 2002
The EBAA Iron RS3800 restrained sleeve is an economical alternative to harnessing unrestrained repair type couplings.

Restrained sleeves

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The EBAA Iron RS3800 restrained sleeve is an economical alternative to harnessing unrestrained repair type couplings. It consists of a fusion-bonded epoxy sleeve body and a pair of restraint rings with integral gripping wedges. Corrosion resistant threaded connecting studs and nuts meet the requirements of ANSI/AWWA C111/A21.11. Gripping wedges with torque-limiting, twist-off nuts ensure proper actuating of the restraining devices. The sleeves can be used on ductile iron, steel and PVC pipe (AWWA C-900 & ASTM 2241) in sizes 3 through 12 inches.
EBAA Iron Sales Inc.
Eastland, TX
Tel: 800-433-1716
Web: www.ebaa.com

Pipe repair clamp

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The Dresser Style "360" pipe repair clamp offers simplicity and ease of installation. Just remove the ductile iron lugs, wrap the clamp around the pipe, re-insert the lugs and drop the bolts in place and tighten. Since the lugs are removed prior to installation, there's no need for extra excavation beneath the pipe for additional clearance.
Dresser Piping specialtiesBradford, PA
Tel: 814-363-9200
Web: www.dressercouplings.com

Pipeline inspection equipment

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Pearpoint is a source for CCTV inspection equipment and custom-built vehicles. Step, Hi-Cube and Utility vans, trailer and ATV configurations are available - each built to meet customer specifications and ergonomic comfort. A Hi-Cube van is shown with the P494 Pan & Tilt Camera and P448 Steerable tractor. The P494 camera features full 360° rotation, digital video processing and 1 lux capability with interchangeable tractors for inspection of pipes 6 in. and larger. Add flexidatatrademark pipe survey reporting software with the DVS (digital video survey) module to complete this state-of-the-art inspection solution.
Pearpoint, Inc.
Thousand Palms CA
Tel: 760-343-7350
Web: www.pearpoint.com

Plastic pipe cutters

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J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing now offers four sizes of its Plastic Pipe Ratchet Cutter within its Plumb-Pro Tool Division. The ratchet cutters cut 1 in. (stock #15), 1 1/4 in. (stock #127), 1 1/2 in. (stock #130), and 2 in. (stock #17) pipe. Each cutter has a built-in ratchet assembly and stainless heat treated alloy blade that cuts through PVC, CPVC, ABS, and PEX pipe. The razor sharp blade cuts without burring the pipe, offering a clean cut for solvent welding or heat fusion.
J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing
Wadsworth, OH
Tel: 800-321-8358

PE fusion machine

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McElroy Manufacturing has completed infield testing on the new TracStar No. 618 fusion machine for large diameter polyethylene pipe. The new unit enters the market on the heals of the successful campaign of the TracStar No. 28 and TracStar No. 412. The No. 618 shares several field proven components with other TracStars including diesel power and dual hydraulic pipe lifts. A robust, extra-wide track system handles heavy pipe up to 18 in. in diameter.
McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.
Tulsa, OK
Tel: 918-836-8611
Web: www.mcelroymfg.com

Cathodic protection

A line of platinum clad anodes for cathodic protection applications is available from Anomet Products. The anodes can be supplied as wire, rod or woven mesh. They are available as platinum clad niobium or platinum clad titanium; with or without a copper core. Applications include protection of storage tanks and pipelines.
Anomet Products Inc.
Shrewsbury, MA
Tel: 508-842-3069
Web: anometproducts.com

Smoke system

For over 40 years the SuperiortrademarkSmoke testing technique has been used to pinpoint sources of storm water inflow into sewage systems. The smoke can be used to trace uncapped or abandoned lines; illegal connections; odor problems; leaky manholes; line stoppages and more. The 30-L smoke system is designed to optimize dry smoke output. Its insulated heating chamber retains heat and maximizes smoke production, while the precision fluid injection orifice helps minimize the chance of "overloading" the heating chamber. The blower features a 5.0 horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine and a 10 blade fan.
Superior Signal Company, Inc.
Spotswood, NJ
Tel: 732-251-0800
Web: www.SuperiorSignal.com

Directional drilling

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The new Ditch WitchRegistered JT4020 All Terrain horizontal directional drilling system offers rock-drilling capabilities no other directional drilling unit in its size class can match. Using an exclusive mechanical dual-drive drilling system, the self-contained 40,000-pound pullback model permits effective drilling and steering through solid and broken rock, cobble, and soil and rock mixtures without a mud motor or auxiliary fluid system.
Ditch Witch
Perry, OK
Tel: 800-654-6481
Web: www.ditchwitch.com

Pipe plugging

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TDW Services Inc., a division of T.D. Williamson, offers the patented StoppleRegistered Plugging System. When used in conjunction with temporary bypass lines, the plugs serve as temporary block valves in pipe up to 120 inches, without interrupting service. In addition to its maintenance equipment, the company also offers its PointOne - Solutions Management service. The project management service can handle all aspects of pipeline projects - from inception to completion.
T.D. Williamson Inc.
Tulsa, OK
Tel: 888-839-6766
Web: www.tdwilliamson.com

Flexible connector

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The G3 Boot System from A-Lok Products is a flexible pipe to manhole connector for sanitary/stormwater systems, installed in a cored/cast hole of a concrete structure. The G3 band simplifies installation. Tightening the stainless steel bolt, the band expands, compressing the connector, creating a watertight seal. With structure in position, the pipe can be inserted into the O-Ring, eliminating rubber wrinkling and compensating for pipe irregularity. The new G3 Component Packaging keeps installation instructions, take-down clamp, boot and band secured together from factory to jobsite.
A-Lok Products Inc.
Tullytown, PA
Tel: 800-822-2565
Web: www.a-lok.com

Leak detection services

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Severn Trent Services offers specialized water distribution and sewer collection system analysis, specialty pipeline and structure rehabilitation and line stopping through its Pipeline Services group. Services include infiltration/inflow analysis, manhole inspection, smoke testing, flow monitoring, "C" factor testing, master meter tests, water audits, hydraulic modeling, line stopping, line tapping, valve insertion, and valve exercising.
Severn Trent Services
Dallas, TX
Tel: 800-375-0119
Web: www.severntrentservices.com

Squeeze-off tools

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Reed's PE Squeeze-Off Tools are designed for stopping flow in PE pipe sized 1/2 in. up to 8 in. Beneficial features include an affixed bottom bar which swings open to fit over any place on the pipe; some aluminum parts for light weight; a sliding bar handle for working in tight places; and fine pitch thread for controlled squeeze and effort. The new PES8M model fits 3 in. to 8 in. pipe with 13 Pipe/SDR stops. The tool is designed to use in line and there are no loose parts.
Reed Manufacturing Company
Erie, PA
Tel: 800-666-3691
Web: www.reedmfgco.com

Pipe joining

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Norma Connect Pipe Couplings join plain-ended pipes of like or different materials and require no pipe-end treatment to do so. No welding, grooving or fusing is required, with a typical installation time of less than 15 minutes in virtually any environment. Made of 304 & 316 SS ,these products are offered in Axial Restraint and Flexible Sealing types for metal to metal, metal to plastic and plastic to plastic pipe joining.
Norma Products, Inc.
Wixom, MI
Tel: 248-668-9510
E-mail: [email protected]

Electrical scale control

Scalewatchertrademark systems installed onto the cold water pipe of cooling towers have reduced the cleaning required and chemical usage. The patented technology works by producing a complex frequency modulated waveform. It creates an induced electric field inside the pipe that promotes scaling crystal growth in the water. The crystals remain in the flow of the water and no longer contribute to the build-up of hard pipewall deposits. Existing scale layers soften. System water flow removes the loosened scale crystals.
Scalewatcher of North America, Inc.
Oxford, PA
Tel: 610-932-6888
Web: www.scalewatcher.com

Tapping tool

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The new Ridgid® MLT 3401 mainline tapping tool from Ridge Tool is designed for direct tapping of pressurized pipe lines without shutting down the system. The tool allows users to direct tap and insert 3/4 in. to 1 in. corporation stops to branch pressurized water lines. It can also be converted to tap 3/4 in. through 2 in. saddle mounted corporation stops. The tool can be used on various pipe materials including cast iron, ductile iron, PVC and steel. The tool features an all-in-one valve for bleeding and pressure equalization. A gate valve is used for positive chamber containment.
Ridge Tool Co.
Elyria, OH
Tel: 800-769-7743
Web: www.ridgid.com

Pipes products

George Fischer designed its new corrosive waste piping system for handling a broad range of corrosive fluids at elevated temperatures. The new +GF+Fusealtrademark 25/50 PVDF Corrosive Waste Piping System offers flame and smoke retardant capabilities. Pipe and fittings are joined using the company's MSA 250SE electrofusion joining machine, which provides a seamless bond and a permanent, maintenance free joint.
George Fischer, Inc.
Tustin, CA
Tel: 800-854-4090
Web: www.us.piping.georgefischer.com

Pipe bevel inserts

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To help speed pipe installation projects, the Kerby Group has developed the "Bevel-Sert," an NSF Std. 61 certified bevel insert which creates a beveled end on a cut pipe without grinding. It consists of a ring of HDPE and a sleeve of stainless steel. Insert sizes currently range from 6 in. diameter to 12 in. diameter, and are manufactured for ductile iron pipe classes 52 through 54, and pressure class 350. They will work with C-900 PVC pipe class 150 and 250. The inserts save time, bringing installation down to under one minute from finishing the pipe cut.
Kerby Group Inc.
Gilbert, AZ
Tel: 480-633-3608

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