The only fully structured pipe renewal lining process with UK drinking water approval
Since 2007 Aqualiner has developed a fourth generation of fully process controlled equipment capable of producing liners in water companies live infrastructure. During 2016 one of the key objectives was to file one or more patent applications on aspects of the design of a new heated pig, thereby providing a further 20 years’ patent protection.
Patented, installed technology that cuts water pipe replacement cost by up to 50% with an installation rate up to 10 times faster than open cut pipe replacement.
Uses advanced composite technology to substantially increase the speed of traditional pipe replacement. The process avoids the disruption of open cut trenching thereby minimising the risk to existing services, customers and highway users. Uses widely available third-party end seals, couplings and service connections.
Environmentally friendly materials/low carbon footprint, avoidance of spoil disposal to landfill and use of reinstatement aggregates.
Thin-walled to maintain and potentially enhance the pipe’s hydraulic capacity. Effectively line through bends. Fully Structural liner with the same standalone structural integrity as the existing pipe material. A patented process to renew pipes between 100mm and 300mm diameter.
Same day return to service – minimise disruption to customers and others affected by the work Target capability to renew 150+ metres/day.
UK (DWI Reg.31) and North America (NSF 61) Drinking Water Contact Approval. WRc PT /292/1109 approval for use in Sewers.
Managing and Finance Director
Director of Industrial Development
The patented process had been developed by Aqualiner with the involvement of Severn Trent Water, Anglian Water and Yorkshire Water.