Pipe Restoration Services (PRS), a joint venture between Morrison Utility Services and US-based Pipe Restoration Technologies LLC, has been named winner in the category of ‘Best Innovation Implemented or Adopted by a Contractor’ at the 2013 UK Energy Innovation Awards.
The award was presented to PRS for adapting ePIPE®, a technology initially introduced to the UK to eliminate lead contamination and leaks in water services and now being developed to extend asset life for gas riser systems.
Organized by the Energy Innovation Centre to celebrate technologies working to deliver a low carbon, sustainable and energy efficient future, this year’s awards received a record number of entries from across the UK and overseas.
“We are so pleased to offer ‘ePIPE®’ technology to our customers,” says John Seaver, owner of New Mexico’s American Leak Detection franchise. “So often re-piping a home or business requires significant structural damage that then has to be repaired. With this technology, the pipes are treated without tearing into drywall, it is just as effective, and much less expensive.”
Pipes are first cleaned and then dried with special equipment from ALD, then a special polymer epoxy seal is applied to the interior of the pipes. This seals the pipes, so they can no longer seep lead or copper contaminants into drinking water. The process also serves to seal the pipes completely, eliminating existing leaks, and preventing future leaks. It can be applied to both copper and galvanized pipes in both residential and commercial buildings. The color, taste and smell of the drinking water is completely protected from the original piping.
The technology is applied through the pipes at existing openings and prevents costly demolition and construction required with traditional re-piping methods. The ePIPE® system takes less time, and provides a superior and non-invasive pipe restoration.
This service is available through ALD, which also offers ePIPE® services to area plumbers on a sub-contracting basis. Before you re-pipe, contact your plumber and make sure he or she knows about ALD’s ePIPE® restoration technology. For ePIPE® professionals near you call 505-216-2488.