News | September 18, 2018

ePIPE Team Awarded Multiple U.S. Patents For In-Place Protection Of Non-Metallic Pipes

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, (PRT) makers of the ePIPE, Lead-Free, Leak-Free and LeadSmart product lines, announced that it has been granted U.S. patents #10076769 and #10076770.

These new patents relate to the ePIPE system of in-place pipe restoration where non-metallic pipes can be protected in-place. Non-metallic or plastic pipes include at least those made of PEX, Polybutylene and PVC.

PRT has a portfolio of over 40 US and International patents for methods, systems and apparatus which are focused on in-place restoration of underground and in-building piping systems.

“We continue advancing solutions aimed at protecting metallic and non-metallic piping systems. In addition to failing metallic pipes, we also encounter failing pipes from the PEX, Polybutylene and PVC families of materials. As a result of piping failures, building owners are often faced with damages to their property from leaks and water loss and are left dealing with the high cost of repair or pipe replacement. Depending on the scope of works, using the patented ePIPE solution, pipes can be restored in-place, in a matter of a few hours” said Larry Gillanders, CEO, Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC.

ePIPE is an epoxy based protective barrier coating material listed by the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), for use on both metallic and non-metallic piping systems.

ePIPE is a NSF 61.5 approved barrier coating, with a 90-minute return to service, for use in potable water pipes and in fire suppression systems.

About ePIPE and LeadSmart
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored and protected epoxy lined piping system. The process provides a solution for slab leaks, pinhole leaks, and the reduction of lead leaching from lead pipes and lead contributors. LeadSmart is an on-site lead testing and lead remediation service, leading to a property being LeadSmart Certified. Service providers are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, UK and Europe. For more information, visit

Source: Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC