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Fast-Line PlusTM is an innovative, fast-setting spray-applied resin for the in-situ lining of drinking water mains.

Fast-Line PlusTM has existing National governmental approvals for use in drinking water mains in the UK, France and the USA.
The product can be applied as either a low-build (1mm thick) or a high build (3-5mm thick) lining in a single pass, using conventional
spray lining equipment for fast setting resins, in lengths of up to 650’ (200 metres). Pipe diameters from 3” bore and upwards can be treated with Fast-Line PlusTM. The result is a durable, hard, corrosion resistant barrier layer over the whole of the pipe bore.

Fast-Line PlusTM can be used to resolve water quality and internal corrosion problems in distribution and trunk mains when applied as a low-build lining, and can additionally help eliminate and prevent mains leakage when applied as a high build lining.

 

Benefits

  

Approvals

  • Lining complete and customer return to service within the working day
  • Low- and high-build lining application with the same resin
  • Ability to span corrosion holes and joint gaps
  • Excellent adhesion and no shrinkage
  • Enhances pipeline carrying capacity and assists in pressure reduction schemes
  • Bisphenol A-free formulation
USA
Approved by NSF International to NSF/ANSI 61 and all applicable requirements

UK
Approved by the Secretary of State under Regulation 31 of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000 for use in public water supplies.

France
Approved to the requirements of Ministère de la Santé
Regulations dated 29 May 1997 including modification
Documents DGS/VS4 No99/217 dated 12 April 1999 and DGS/VS4 No 2000/232 dated 27 April 2000

 

Mechanical Properties

TEST TEST METHOD Fast-Line Plus Unit
Tensile strength        
BS EN ISO 527 40.6 (5,887) MPa (psi)
Tensile strain at break       BS 2782:1005 3.83 %
Tensile modulus           3071 (445,295) MPa (psi)
Flexural strength            BS EN ISO 178 65.9 (9,555) MPa (psi)
Flexural strain       BS EN ISO 178 4.4 %
Flexural Modulus         BS EN ISO 178 2,838 (411,510) MPa (psi)
Adhesion         ASTM D4541 26 (3,770) MPa (psi)
Shrinkage      
Nil

 

 

 

Corroded and clogged pipes are first located, isolated and accessed. Access points are typically made at pipe fittings (valves, tees, hydrants, bends, etc.) in conformance with applicable authorities. The corroded low flow pipes are then cleaned using a choice of several cleaning methods to eliminate corrosion buildup and debris. A post cleaning CCTV inspection is then conducted to check for appropriate cleanliness, water coming back into the pipe from service connections, excessive surface protrusions or other issues. Once cleared for pipe re-lining, the epoxy pipe lining hoses are inserted into the pipe and pulled to an exit pit at the far end of the isolated section, where the epoxy spray head is attached. The pre-calibrated epoxy spray rig is engaged, epoxy pumps actuated and the hose extracted at the rate calibrated to the size of the pipe and desired thickness of the epoxy lining.

The epoxy coating spray head uses centrifugal force to spray the epoxy resin in a uniform 360° pattern onto the inside surface of the pipe creating a seamless, protective barrier. The epoxy pipe restoration system eliminates pipe corrosion, prevents its reoccurrence, restores carrying capacity, flow rate and water quality to optimal levels. A post lining CCTV inspection of the trenchless rehabilitated pipe ensures the application was done in accordance with requirements and expectations.

  • Less excavating and disturbance of buildings and utilities
  • No service connection digging or opening
  • No service connection plugging or blow back required, no
    damage to lining or slugs left in the main
  • pH is not affected
  • Potable water approved (certified to meet ANSI/NSF Standard 61)
  • No negative impact on water quality

Additional Benefits:

  • Long length installations
  • Improves hydraulic efficiency
  • Restores flow characteristics
  • Eliminates red or brown water
  • Prevents corrosion reoccurrence
 

Technical Aspects of Pressure Pipe Epoxy Spray Lining

Epoxy pipe lining resins are supplied as two-part solvent free systems consisting of resin or base material and hardener or activator. When properly mixed they will give a rapid cure, high-build, potable water certified material. The cured pipe lining material is inert and achieves pipe corrosion protection by providing an impermeable barrier, effectively separating the water from the pipe material, thereby preventing further corrosion.

The finished epoxy pipe coating is smooth and hard with excellent water resistance and hydraulic profile. The pipe lining will not impair the quality of potable water, nor will it affect the pH. The thin, smooth epoxy coating enhances pressurized pipe flow capacity of previously corroded water mains enabling operating pressure reduction to be readily achieved. The epoxy resin coatings are applied with the use of in-situ lining rigs equipped with heated materials storage tanks, umbilical hoses and application spray heads.

In the United Kingdom for example, there has been a complete transition from cement mortar pipe lining to the exclusive use of epoxy resin / polymeric pipe lining materials. The main reason for this change was the result of the development of water quality problems related to the lime composite of the cement mortar and the pH of soft water.

  • Application Surfaces: cast iron, steel, ductile iron, asbestos cement
  • Diameter range: 3 inches / 75 mm and larger
  • Lining thickness: 1 mm /40 mil as per code of practice
  • Lining lengths: up to 530 feet / 160 meters
  • Bends: up to a single long radius 45° for a 4 inches / 75 mm diameter
  • Advanced epoxy pipe restoration applications systems
  • Latest epoxy resin lining system technology
  • Flow metering / monitoring
  • ±5% controlled mix ratio
  • Heated umbilical hoses
  • Custom designed epoxy pipe coating application equipment
  • Durable, cost effective linings
  • Water main, fire hydrant suppression pipe and industrial process pipe applications
  • Certified to meet ANSI/NSF standard 61


Our proprietary Triton epoxy spray lining process was designed for non-structural and semi-structural renewal of 3” and larger pressurized water pipes and is one of the least disruptive pipelining rehabilitation technologies available. The process applies a potable water certified epoxy to rehabilitate deteriorated and corrosion clogged pipes. At the AWWA standard 1 mm thickness, most typical pipe pinhole leaks are sealed, water main and fire suppression flow ratings restored and the prevention of future water pipe corrosion is ensured.

 

Epoxy and polyurea spray pipe lining rehabilitates pressurized water, fire suppression and industrial pipes ranging from 3? and larger in diameter. The lining process rehabilitates pipes by centrifugally spraying a solvent-free, protective lining onto the inner surface of the pipe. The cleaning and pipe lining process removes corrosion and tuberculation. It also restores carrying capacity as well as flow requirements of the pipe.

This tough trenchless process can rehabilitate 530 feet of tuberculated or reistricted pipes at one time, and protects against future corrosion and buildup without the cost and disruption of excavation and replacement.

We have used this proprietary spray lining technology to line more than 500,000 feet of pipe throughout North America over the past 10 years.

Recent research by AWWA Research Foundation concluded that deteriorated old pipes lined utilizing this process and technology can expect an additional 50 year design life.

 

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Epoxy resins are supplied as two-part solvent free systems consisting of resin or base material and hardener or activator. When properly mixed they will give a rapid cure, high-build, potable water certified material. The cured material is inert and achieves corrosion protection by providing an impermeable barrier, effectively separating the water from the pipe material, thereby stopping further corrosion.

The finished coating is smooth and hard with excellent water resistance and hydraulic profile.

The lining will not impair the quality of potable water, nor will it affect the pH. The thin, smooth coating enhances flow capacity of previously corroded mains enabling pressure reduction to be readily achieved.

The epoxy resin coatings are applied with the use of in-situ lining rigs equipped with heated materials storage tanks and umbilical hoses and application spray heads.

In the United Kingdom, there has been a complete transition from cement mortar to the exclusive use of epoxy resin/polymeric materials. The main reason for this change was the result of the development of water quality issues associated with cement mortar lining.

 

Benefits

  

Technical Specs

  

Application Specs

  • Advanced applications systems
  • Latest resin system technology
  • Flow metering / monitoring
  • ±5% controlled mix ratio
  • Heated umbilical hoses
  • Custom designed application equipment
  • Durable and cost effective linings
  • Watermain, gas and industrial process applications
  • Certified to meet ANS/NSF standard 61
  • 100% Solids, Solvent Free Epoxy Resin
  • Typical DFT = 1- 2mm (40 – 80mils)
  • Cure to handle = 20 mins @ 75° F
  • Commercial Hot Certification (180 deg) *
  • Return to Service = 16 hours @ ambient temp.
  • 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1 ratio by volume (2,2.5 or 3 parts base, 1 part activator)
  • Application Surfaces: Cast iron, steel, ductile iron, asbestos cement
  • Diameter range: 3” - 24”
  • Lining thickness: 1 mm /40 mil as per code of practice, up to 2 mm
  • Lining lengths: up to 530 feet
  • Bends: up to a single long radius
  • 45 degrees /3” diameter
  • Lining speeds: 3 to 6 meters/min for 100 mm pipe/19 feet /min for 4” pipe, 1 to 2 meters/min for 600 mm pipe/6.5 feet /min for 24” pipe

 

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