Epoxy vinyl ester resin brings many advantages to CIPP industry

Jul 09

Epoxy vinyl ester resin brings many advantages to CIPP industry

Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. (“Perma-Liner”), the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America, is introducing a new high-performance epoxy vinyl ester resin called Perma-Liner™ Vinyl Ester. The resin is Bisphenol-A Epoxy-based dissolved in styrene and is available now for purchase. “We are excited to introduce our newest resin into our already broad spectrum of products,” said Jerry D’Hulster, president of Perma-Liner Industries, LLC. “The high-performance epoxy vinyl ester resin offers an excellent balance of corrosion and performance properties. It will allow Perma-Liner to expand to new markets with its unique capabilities.” The new resin provides the corrosion resistance, durability and toughness that is required within the CIPP industry. When it comes to certain specific applications where fluid temperature is relatively higher, the resin has an advantage over epoxy. The demanding needs of many applications including high pressure and/or corrosive environments are also met with the Perma-Liner™ Vinyl Ester. Perma-Liner’s newest product’s molecular architecture delivers a number of benefits, including superior mechanical properties, excellent catalyzed pot life, and meets the requirements of California Greenbook Pickle Jar Test. There is another key benefit of the new resin: less expensive than the Epoxy...

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America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

Jun 06

America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

There are many variables threatening America’s water from pollution issues and aging infrastructure to raising costs and droughts and rainfall patterns as the climate changes. The U.S. used to be a leader when it came to water infrastructure and management. Now, the U.S. is lagging behind receiving D ratings for dams, drinking water and wastewater. It’s time to start focuses on possible solutions to curb these issues – the U.S. can get A ratings and below are some of the solutions that may get the nation where it needs to be. It starts with creating a national-level governance. Water technically has no boundaries and is very good at sometimes ignoring the municipal boundaries it does have. So what does this mean? One town’s water use or sewage can affect other cities or states that rely on the same water supply. That’s why many countries have a national water authority or commission that oversees water management across the country. The U.S. does not and we’re exactly the opposite. Our nation’s water supply is managed by individual municipalities each doing their own thing. This creates numerous hurdles to climb and makes it difficult to initiate and complete regional projects. To do almost anything, there needs to be a budget and that’s the case with water infrastructure. The government spends only two percent of its GDP on infrastructure, and water infrastructure makes up just a part of that. The U.S. is spending less than Vietnam, Mexico, and Chile. If the U.S. wants nice things, like a water infrastructure that does not fail us, then the U.S. has to be willing to pay for them. One possible solution that most do not consider is the private investor sector. Many investors are interested in investing in water-related issues, but they want to know more about the social and environmental effects their investments will have. The problem is that there are a lot of inconsistencies in how companies report these estimates. It has been suggested that investors, academics and regulators need to team up to create a standardized system of evaluating the impacts of sustainable investments. Another challenge is getting investors to understand how complex and important water is, since it affects agriculture and many...

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Duncanville’s Cross Connection Control program

Sep 29

Duncanville’s Cross Connection Control program

The purpose of a Cross Connection Control Program is to identify potential cross connections on the public water system and require that the proper backflow prevention device is installed at the potential source.  Duncanville requires Backflow Prevention Devices to be installed by a registered plumber or backflow installer and then tested by certified backflow tester who is registered with the Cross Connection Department. The original test report must be turned into the Cross Connection Department within one business day.  There is also a list of acceptable backflow prevention devices on the USC Foundation website (www.usclist.com). Devices must be approved by the University of Southern California Foundation for Cross Connection Control and Hydraulic Research.  Something to also keep in mind when reviewing the backflow prevention criteria, assemblies shown on the list have been evaluated with a specific set of shutoff valves as an integral part of the assembly. The specific shutoff valves are coded by a parenthetic code shown with each assembly. The coding of shutoff valves is defined specifically. Other shutoff valves having similar performance characteristics which permit the assembly to comply with the standards are also shown immediately after the original shutoff valves. The use of any shutoff valve on a specific assembly, other than those listed for that specific assembly invalidates the approval.  In addition, all commercial backflow devices will be determined based on the type of application and degree of hazard. These devices are required to be tested every year. Looking for a highly recommended plumber?  We’ve got you covered!  Perma-Liner Industries has partnered with the best plumbers in your area to provide you with outstanding service.  We provide only the best referrals for licensed and certified professionals.  Call us or go online to see how we can help.  1-866-336-2568 or...

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New Braunfels Sewer Construction Advisory

Sep 16

New Braunfels Sewer Construction Advisory

New Braunfels Utility crews is in the process of rehabilitating the city’s sewer lines this month. Please be advised that if you’re travelling near Post Road, thru-traffic will be re-routed between Gruene Road and Richter Lane during business hours 8am-5pm.  The alternate routes will be accessible and in use for up to a week.  This will allow the workers on the project to have the adequate space to navigate heavy equipment.  The trenchless method of installation used for this enhancement project will be CIPP (cured in place pipeline).  With the use of this technology, the NBU crews are able to invert a resin-saturated felt tube into a damaged pipe and use equipment to cure or harden it in place. Did you know that NBU has many community service initiatives working on your behalf?  This month, on September 26th, residents will be offered an opportunity to properly dispose of medications that are expired or unused. This program is called Operation MedSafe.  This year an additional drop off location will also be available.  The only thing that will not be accepted are disposals in liquid form.  This program helps to reduce the amount of pharmaceuticals that are found in the water systems. Dallas and Houston, SAVE THE DATE!!  Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this!  On September 23rd Perma-Liner Industries is hosting a very special event and we’d love to see you!!  We’re having our Open House at our facility in Plainfield, Illinois and it’s sure to be a great time.  We’ll have our excellent staff here to answer all of your questions about Cured-in-Place Pipeline products and our state of the art trenchless technology.  Come out and see live demonstrations, share friendly conversations and gain information.  Meals will be provided.  Please register at no cost: info@perma-liner.com or 1-866-336-2568. Click Here to...

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Lubbock is Entering Phase II of Sewer Enhancements

Aug 10

Lubbock is Entering Phase II of Sewer Enhancements

The City of Lubbock is entering its second phase of a sewer renewal project which began in the spring. Residents near Indiana Ave., south of FM 1585, please be advised that beginning this week until mid-August, there will be partial closures when travelling in this area. The sewer advancement is to expand a large diameter sewer line approximately 23,000 feet in South Lubbock. After the completion of the project the pipeline will be from 98th street and University Ave. going South and then West along FM 1585 to Indiana Ave. and finally West to Quaker Ave. The main goal is to extend sanitary sewer service to annexed areas of Lubbock. Your patience during this construction is appreciated. Perma-Liner Industries can help! Since 1999, we have developed and designed Cured in Place Pipelining Systems using trenchless and top of the line equipment. We are pleased to offer you our best and encourage you to call us or go online to www.perma-liner.com to find out how we can save you money now before a costly pipeline repair is needed.   Dallas, SAVE THE DATE!! Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this! On Sept. 23rd Perma-Liner Industries is hosting a very special event and we’d love to see you!! We’re having our Open House at our facility in Plainfield, Illinois and it’s sure to be a great time. We’ll have our excellent staff here to answer all of your questions about Cured-in-Place Pipeline products and our state of the art trenchless technology. Come out and see live demonstrations, share friendly conversations and gain information. Meals will be provided! Please register at no cost: info@perma-liner.com or 1-866-336-2568. Click Here to...

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