Insituform Expands Rehabilitation Capabilities for Drinking Water Pipelines

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Memphis, Tennessee-based <%=company%> announced recently that it has entered into an agreement with Angus Flexible Pipelines of Thame, Oxfordshire, England, whereby Insituform has acquired the exclusive right to offer the Thermopipe system in North America. The patented system is designed for use in the rehabilitation of water distribution mains up to six inches in diameter. Thermopipe, a polyethylene liner reinforced with circular woven polyester tube that is installed by the "fold-and-form" method, has been certified by NSF International for use in the United States under NSF/ANSI Standard 61.

The announcement follows the certification by NSF of the Insituform Paltem hose-lining system for use under the same Standard 61. Paltem is a trenchless method for extending the useful life of underground pipes, including water mains. Both systems can be installed with less surface disruption and frequently at a lower cost than conventional pipe replacement procedures.

J-P Richard, president and chief executive officer of lnsituform, described the Thermopipe approach to drinking water pipeline rehabilitation as cost-effective, and said that it will fill an important niche in the company's product line. It is already being used successfully in Europe to rehabilitate aging drinking water mains.

Angus Flexible Pipelines is a subsidiary of Kidde International, a Williams Holding Plc company and a leading manufacturer of fire hoses and related products. Insituform offers proprietary trenchless systems for rehabilitating and upgrading deteriorated wastewater, water, gas and industrial piping.

For more information contact Insituform at 314-532-6137

Edited by Ian Lisk