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Lead Plumbing Leaching into Water, Leaks are a Thing of the Past. ePIPE's LeadSmart™ Team Wins 16th US Patent
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, (PRT) makers of the ePIPE, Lead-Free Leak-Free™ product line, announced today that its LeadSmartTM team has been granted its 16th U.S. patent, #9446429, for methods developed that address adhesion and cleaning standards in the installation of leak sealant barrier coatings used in the patented ePIPE pipe lining process.

A Solution to Lead Leaching

ePIPE is effective at reducing dangerous lead leaching levels from plumbing systems to below the World Health Orginization's (WHO) 10 µg/l (10ppb) recommended level.

“We are providing solutions in response to real time issues like lead leaching and water loss from water piping systems,” Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, CEO Larry Gillanders said.  “ePIPE applicators save time and money and our customers enjoy the benefits of minimal down time using our products, with many properties being restored in less than a day.”

This patent ties into PRT’s ability to efficiently provide a protective barrier coating to the inside of pipes bringing lead leaching into compliance while the pipes remain in-place. 

ePIPE is approved by NSF for an immediate return to service in as little as 90 minutes. ePIPE provides one of the fastest return to service epoxy lining products in the world, designed for protecting drinking water pipes from leaks, lead and copper leaching, among many other common problems.

Pipes from 1/2'' up to 6'' are treatable using the patented ePIPE LeadSmart system and materials. ePIPE is used to rehabilitate potable water lines, including lead service lines, natural gas lines, HVAC, drains and fire sprinkler systems in homes, apartments, high-rise hotel/resorts, office towers, high-rise apartments, condominiums and schools without the disadvantages of traditional pipe replacement projects.

About Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC:
PRT is the parent company of the ePIPE product and worldwide group of installers that utilize the patented ePIPE process to restore pipes in-place. An alternative to a destructive repipe, this process is achieved using an application of an epoxy barrier coating, which results in a restored, epoxy lined piping system. The process provides a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes without the destruction or disruption encountered by pipe replacements. PRT and its affiliated LeadSmart Service Providers have locations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Mexico and Hong Kong. For more information, contact PRT at www.epipeinfo.com or (888) 775-0220.

JUNE 10, 2016 - VANCOUVER, BC

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), makers of the ePIPE® Lead-Free, Leak-Free™ pipe restoration product line, announced today that it has been awarded Canadian Patent # 2674439 for the ePIPE in-place epoxy coating system. This innovative pipe restoration technology effectively and safely seals leaks and protects pipes from lead leaching.

“Provincial governments are starting to address their concerns to current issues, such as water conservation and lead in water in schools, hospitals and government buildings, and our ePIPE technology is active in addressing these issues in multiple countries,” Pipe Restoration Technologies and ACE DuraFlo® CEO Larry Gillanders said. “Our ePIPE restoration system provides innovative, cost-effective solutions that homeowners, businesses and utility companies find as a better alternative to pipe replacements. Our customers also enjoy the benefits of minimal water system downtime, with most properties’ pipe systems coated and rehabilitated in less than one day.”

The patented, minimally-invasive ePIPE process restores pipes as small as 1/2'' in diameter in-place by protecting them from lead leaching and leakage. Potable water lines, natural gas lines, HVAC systems, drains and fire sprinkler pipes in homes, apartments, high-rise hotels, office buildings, skyscrapers, condominiums and schools can be treated.

ePIPE is approved by NSF for an immediate return to service in as little as 90 minutes. ePIPE epoxy coatings provide one of the fastest return to service epoxy lining products in the world, designed to protect drinking water pipes from leaks to enable water conservation, as well as reduce lead in water.  Using ePIPE, lead and copper levels are reduced to below the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cut-off levels.  The WHO cut-off level for lead is 10ppb.

About Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC:
PRT is the parent company of the ePIPE product and worldwide group of installers that utilize the patented ePIPE process to restore pipes in-place. An alternative to a destructive repipe, this process is achieved using an application of an epoxy barrier coating, which results in a restored, epoxy lined piping system. The process provides a solution for pinhole leaks, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes without the destruction or disruption encountered by pipe replacements. PRT and its affiliated companies have locations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Mexico and Hong Kong. For more information, contact PRT at www.epipeinfo.com or (888) 775-0220.

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EPIPE®’S NEWEST PATENT: A PROVEN SOLUTION FOR WATER CONSERVATION AND REDUCING LEAD LEACHING IN DRINKING WATER PIPES
MAY 31, 2016 - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), makers of the ePIPE® Lead-Free, Leak-Free™ pipe restoration product line, announced today that it has been granted its 15th U.S. patent, #9352357, for the ePIPE epoxy coating system. The ePIPE system effectively and safely seals leaks and protects pipes from lead leaching.

“We are providing innovative, cost-effective solutions in response to current issues, such as water conservation and lead in water,” Pipe Restoration Technologies and ACE DuraFlo® CEO Larry Gillanders said. “ePIPE restoration applications save homeowners, businesses and utility companies money and time, compared to pipe replacements. Our customers also enjoy the benefits of minimal water system downtime, with most properties’ pipe systems coated and rehabilitated in less than one day.”

Pipes as small as 1/2'' in diameter can be protected from lead leaching and restored by sealing leaks in-place using the patented, minimally-invasive ePIPE process. Potable water lines, natural gas lines, HVAC systems, drains and fire sprinkler pipes in homes, apartments, high-rise hotels, office buildings, skyscrapers, condominiums and schools can be treated.

ePIPE is approved by NSF for an immediate return to service in as little as 90 minutes. ePIPE epoxy coatings provide one of the fastest return to service epoxy lining products in the world, designed to protect drinking water pipes from leaks to enable water conservation, as well as reduce lead in water.  Using ePIPE, lead and copper levels are reduced to below the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cut-off levels.  The WHO cut-off level for lead is 10ppb. The United States EPA cut-off level is 15ppb.

About Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC:
PRT is the parent company of the ePIPE product and worldwide group of installers that utilize the patented ePIPE process to restore pipes in-place. An alternative to a destructive repipe, this process is achieved using an application of an epoxy barrier coating, which results in a restored, epoxy lined piping system. The process provides a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes without the destruction or disruption encountered by pipe replacements. PRT and its affiliated companies have locations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Mexico and Hong Kong. For more information, contact PRT at www.epipeinfo.com or (888) 775-0220.

 

MARCH 15, 2016 - SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Pipe Restoration Inc., Technologies, LLC, (PRT), a world-leading pipe lining innovator and manufacturer of the patented, proven ePIPE pipe restoration technology, offers the fastest, 2 hour return to service barrier coating that prevents water pipe leaks, as well as bringing lead leaching into compliance. In honor of the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency’s national Fix a Leak Week and United Nations’ World Water Day on March 22, PRT announces that it is helping to combat the global issue of water conservation and access to clean water with the ePIPE patented leak protection process.

With PRT’s several leak sealing patents and the addition of its latest patent granted by the USPTO, covering the in-place coating of metallic pipes curing the resin in at least one hour, the patented ePIPE technology is proven to be the industry’s fastest and most effective in-place pipe lining process that prevents leaks and greatly reduces lead and metals from leaching into the clean drinking water supply.

“We are constantly innovating to tackle water conservation and lead leaching, thereby enhancing the process of providing clean water to homes and buildings,” ACE DuraFlo CEO Larry Gillanders said. “These are global and national crises. Wasted water through leaks and lead leaching must be addressed at city and national government levels. We are proud to offer a technology that combats both problems, while also being more economical, less disruptive and less destructive than pipe replacements.”

The Flint, MI, water crisis has brought major attention to the cumulative effects of lead exposure, especially in pregnant women and small children. Lead is a dangerous toxin, poisoning drinking water, with medical experts agreeing there is no amount of lead deemed safe for consumption.

Pinhole leaks are one of the leading causes of water loss in the United States. It is estimated that 10 percent of homes have pipe leaks, which contributes to more than 1 trillion gallons of water that leaks from American homes every year. Approximately 1/6 of the U.S.’s clean water is believed to be lost each year due to pipe leaks, including billions of gallons of clean water in Southern California.

PRT’s patented, in-place epoxy lining solution, ePIPE, restores the pipes from the inside and prevents pinhole leaks from occurring. This minimally-invasive method is preferred over traditional pipe replacement techniques, which are extremely expensive, disruptive, destructive, time-consuming and harmful to the environment.

About Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC:
PRT is the parent company of the ePIPE product and worldwide group of installers that utilize the patented ePIPE process to restore pipes in-place. An alternative to a destructive repipe, this process is achieved using an application of an epoxy barrier coating, which results in a restored, epoxy lined piping system. The process provides a remedy for pinhole leaks, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes without the destruction or disruption encountered by pipe replacements. PRT and its affiliated companies have locations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Mexico and Hong Kong. For more information, contact PRT at www.epipeinfo.com or (888) 775-0220.

Contact:
Virginia Steverson
Director of Marketing
Office: 888-775-0220

 

 

U.S. Patent Makes ePIPE the Fastest and Most Effective Pipe Lining Process to Reduce Lead Leaching and Save Cities Like Flint

MARCH 1, 2016 - SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA - Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, (PRT), a world-leading pipe lining innovator and manufacturer, announced today that it has been awarded its 14th U.S. patent, Patent #9273815, titled, "Process for Coating the Interior Surface of Water Service Lines.” Granted by the USPTO, this patent covers the in-place coating of metallic pipes, including lead, copper and steel pipes, curing the resin in at least one hour. ePIPE® in-place lining technology reduces lead leaching from lead pipes and other in-line lead contributors, such as lead solder from leaching into the drinking water supply. Using the ePIPE process, lead levels are reduced to well below the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cut-off guidelines for lead, at 10 ug/l (10ppb). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cut-off levels for lead, at 15 ug/l (15ppb), are 50 percent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization.

The ePIPE technology is completed to pipes “in-place,” reducing the need for excessive digging or tearing up roads or buildings’ foundation or walls. ePIPE is a long-term solution that does not require the addition of expensive and questionable water treatment chemicals.

“Relying on chemical treatment of the drinking water and getting it wrong was a major contributor to the Flint poison pipe problem,” Pipe Restoration Technologies and ACE DuraFlo® CEO Larry Gillanders said. “Hands down, we offer the best solution to protect drinking water from lead leaching.”

ePIPE technology is the industry’s fastest and most effective in-place pipe lining process preventing leaks and greatly reducing lead and metals from leaching into the drinking water supply.

The Flint, MI, water crisis has brought major attention to the cumulative effects of lead consumption, especially in pregnant women and small children. Lead is a dangerous toxin, poisoning drinking water, with medical experts agreeing there is no amount of lead deemed safe for consumption. Lead exposure can impair a child's IQ and cognitive function and can lead to behavioral problems. High-profile environmental activists, such as Erin Brockovich and Former First Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton, are getting involved in raising awareness and attempting to find a solution.

“We are already providing our ePIPE technology as a solution to lead leaching in England and we have already provided the ePIPE solution to thousands of properties in the U.S.,” said Gillanders. “We are prepared to help cities like Flint to bring their water pipes into lead leaching compliance, using this efficient, effective and proven solution. With our licensed network of plumbing companies across the country that use ePIPE, we are asking all cities and building owners who are dealing with lead compliance issues to contact us so that we can protect their drinking water. Our non-invasive epoxy coating system can bring lead contaminated water systems into compliance within hours, without causing destruction or closing down streets. This is a win-win for cities and their citizens.”

Lead service pipes are not the only contributor to lead in drinking water.  Lead solder, which was used on copper piping systems is a lead contributor and as seen recently in the Hong Kong Lead Crisis, can elevate lead levels from 10 to 60 times the allowable limit.  Prior to 1988, lead solder was a commonly installed material used with the installation of copper piping systems in the U.S. and Canada.

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About Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC:
PRT is the parent company of the ePIPE product and worldwide group of installers that utilize the patented ePIPE process to restore pipes in-place. An alternative to a destructive repipe, this process is achieved using an application of an epoxy barrier coating, which results in a restored, epoxy lined piping system. The process provides a remedy for pinhole leaks, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes without the destruction or disruption encountered by pipe replacements. PRT and its affiliated companies have locations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Mexico and Hong Kong. For more information, contact PRT at www.epipeinfo.com or (888) 775-0220.

Contact:
Virginia Steverson
Director of Marketing
Office: 888-775-0220
Email: vsteverson@aceduraflo.com

 

JANUARY 19, 2016 - SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Pipe Restoration Technologies (PRT), a world-leading pipe lining innovator and manufacturer, announced today that its patented ePIPE® epoxy coating technology has been provided as a positive solution to solve Hong Kong’s toxic lead contamination of parts of its clean water distribution system. This decision prompted the deployment of an ePIPE team in Hong Kong as the newest ePIPE licensee.

Hong Kong made international headlines in 2015 when it was discovered that approximately 30,000 units of public housing, an undisclosed number of private houses and schools showed excessively dangerous levels of lead in the drinking water when tested at the tap. These tests showed that lead levels ranged from 15 to 60 times the limit deemed safe by the government (10 ug/l).

The Hong Kong government immediately searched for solutions to bring the harmful lead leaching process into compliance. It was commonly reported that Hong Kong’s Housing Chief said in November that it would take more than a year to replace all of the drinking water pipes that were causing the lead contamination.
“A government cannot afford to wait years to solve a lead contamination crisis, especially when there is a global public outcry for an immediate fix,” Pipe Restoration Technologies CEO Larry Gillanders said. “Lead is a dangerous toxin and no amount of lead is safe for human consumption. Hong Kong’s Water Supplies Department reached out to their construction contractors for an answer, and they suggested the ePIPE in-place pipe lining technology.”

Gillanders traveled to Hong Kong to meet with the water department and its construction contractors and discuss the ePIPE technology and how it could solve the region’s lead contamination problems. The ePIPE process creates a protective epoxy barrier coating within water pipe systems that prevents water from touching the pipes, preventing lead leaching. Mock ups were created and a demo was conducted in Hong Kong. A Hong Kong ePIPE licensee was recently created and stocked with a trained crew and the latest equipment.

About Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC:

PRT is the parent company of the ePIPE product and worldwide group of installers that utilize the patented ePIPE process to restore pipes in-place. An alternative to a destructive repipe, this process is achieved using an application of an epoxy barrier coating, which results in a restored, epoxy lined piping system. The process provides a remedy for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes without the destruction or disruption encountered by pipe replacements. PRT and its affiliated companies have locations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Mexico and Hong Kong. For more information, contact PRT at www.epipeinfo.com or (888) 775-0220.

Contact: Amanda Strouse
ACE DuraFlo Public Relations
Email: pr@aceduraflo.com

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, makers of the ePIPE pipe restoration product line, announced today that it has been granted its 10th US patent, #8696823, which covers methods used in abrasive cleaning inside small diameter pipes, 2" ID and smaller, such as water supply pipes.

This patent focuses on methods where intermittent bursts of abrasive particles are injected into the piping system for cleaning the interior walls of the pipes reducing burrs and interior lips which can cause unnecessary and unwanted erosion inside the pipe. Such erosion can lead to early wear and potential leaks such as those commonly referred to as slab leaks, when the leak occurs under a concrete slab. This patented process gives the operator greater control and efficiencies when compared to alternative methods.

ePIPE CEO, Larry Gillanders commented: "We recently rolled out a 2 hour return to service "in-place" lining material certified by NSF in the US, Belgaqua in Belgium, SABS in South Africa and by the UK's Secretary of State (Drinking Water Inspectorate) for use in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for use in protecting drinking water systems."

Recently, ePIPE technology was named winner in 'Best Innovation Adopted' Category at UK Energy Innovation Awards for developments in protecting natural gas lines and the Spanish ePIPE team was awarded 2nd place in the 'Selected Products' category at the Construmat Fair for Innovation and Sustainability in Barcelona. ePIPE has also been recognized by National Grid, UK for its contribution the Circular Economy, where intelligent design of products and supply are used in order to reduce waste and retain resource value.

In Canada, Mr. Gillanders is a qualified nominee for the 2014 Manning Awards for Innovation. The ACE DuraFlo®, ePIPE® team has been twice nominated for the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

About ePIPE
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, and Europe. ePIPE products are sold under the brand names PurPipe®, Nu Pipe® and ePIPE®. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at www.epipeinfo.com or (888) 775-0220.

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, (PRT) today announced that it has been awarded US patent #8,524,320 for its innovative ePIPE® in-place lining technology, which reduces lead, from lead pipes and other in-line lead contributors from leaching into the drinking water supply. Using the ePIPE process, lead levels are reduced to below the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines for lead of 10 ug/l (10ppb).

The patent, "Process for Coating the Interior Surface of Water Service Lines” was granted by the USPTO, which covers the in-place coating of lead pipes, curing the resin, in at least 1 hour and when cured reduces lead in the water supply to less than 10 ug/l (10 ppb). The process is completed to pipes “in-place” reducing the need for excessive digging or tearing up a buildings foundation or walls, as is common using conventional pipe replacement methods.

ePIPE protected pipes and fittings allow water suppliers to discontinue the use of lead inhibitors.

It is estimated that 25% of domestic dwellings in the EU have a lead pipe, either as a connection to the water main, or as part of the internal plumbing, or both, potentially putting 120 million people at risk from lead in drinking water within the EU.

An estimated 38 million properties in the US are affected by lead leaching into the water supply.

Lead is a cumulative poison, and exposure can affect nearly every system in the body. Children under 6 and pregnant women are the most susceptible to the negative health effects of lead exposure.

“With the application of our patented ePIPE technology we are contributing to a healthier delivery of drinking water especially to those most at risk to exposure to lead, children under 6 and expecting mothers”, says CEO, Larry Gillanders.

With the ePIPE product and process, water supply pipes can be restored “in-place” in a matter of a few hours per property.

“We have already completed lead reduction programs with several proactive Water Utilities and Housing Councils in the UK, and with the US Department of Defense in the United States. In all cases, after the ePIPE process, a first draw of standing water, tested at the kitchen tap for lead, was found to be in compliance with new WHO/EU guidelines”, added Larry.

Corresponding patent applications have also been filed in other countries including the European Union.

About ePIPE
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico, Russia and Europe. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at www.epipeinfo.com

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, makers of the ePIPE® product line, announced today that it has been granted European patent, EP 2099581, for methods and systems for relining and sealing piping systems, in-place.

“This patent helps solidify the global reputation of our company and our ePIPE brand. Our team has once again proven its ability to invent responsive technologies aimed at the pipe rehabilitation industry. Water loss through leaks in supply pipes and the delivery of wholesome water in light of the new EU regulations covering lead leaching were important drivers in developing this technology” said Larry Gillanders, CEO, Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT).

This latest patent adds to PRT’s expanding patent portfolio in which it has patent coverage in the US, Canada and Europe.

Gillanders added: “We recently added a 2 hour return to service “in-place” lining material approved by NSF in the US and by the UK’s Secretary of State (Drinking Water Inspectorate) for use in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for use in protecting drinking water systems. In the UK, ePIPE technology has been applied to service line projects as well as in-building services where leaks and lead leaching were of a concern.

Recently, ePIPE technology was named winner in ‘Best Innovation Adopted’ Category at UK Energy Innovation Awards for developments in protecting natural gas lines and the Spanish ePIPE team was awarded 2nd place in the ‘Selected Products’ category at the Construmat Fair for Innovation and Sustainability in Barcelona.

In Canada, Mr. Gillanders is a qualified nominee for the 2013 Manning Awards for Innovation. The ACE DuraFlo®, ePIPE® team has been twice nominated for the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

About ePIPE
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico, Russia and Europe. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at www.epipeinfo.com

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, (PRT) today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on its innovative ePIPE® in-place lining technology, which reduces lead, from lead pipes and other in-line lead contributors from leaching into the drinking water supply. Using the ePIPE process, lead levels are reduced to below the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines for lead of 10 ug/l (10ppb).

The Patent Application (No. 13/566377), "Process for Coating the Interior Surface of Water Service Lines” was allowed by the USPTO, which covers the in-place coating of lead pipes, curing the resin, in at least 1 hour and when cured reduces lead in the water supply to less than 10 ug/l (10 ppb). The process is completed to pipes “in-place” reducing the need for excessive digging or tearing up a buildings foundation or walls as is common using conventional pipe replacement methods. ePIPE protected pipes and fittings allow water suppliers to discontinue the use of lead inhibitors such as phosphate dosing.

It is estimated that 25% of domestic dwellings in the EU have a lead pipe, either as a connection to the water main, or as part of the internal plumbing, or both, potentially putting 120 million people at risk from lead in drinking water within the EU. An estimated 38 million properties in the US are affected by lead leaching into the water supply.

Lead is a cumulative poison, and exposure can affect nearly every system in the body. Children under 6 and pregnant women are the most susceptible to the negative health effects of lead exposure.

With the ePIPE product and process, water supply pipes running from the water main to the kitchen tap can be restored “in-place” in a matter of a few hours per property.

“We have already completed lead reduction programs with several proactive Water Utilities and Housing Councils in the UK. In all cases, after the ePIPE process, a first draw of standing water, tested at the kitchen tap for lead, was found to be in compliance with new WHO/EU guidelines”, commented CEO, Larry Gillanders.

Corresponding patent applications have also been filed in other geographies including the European Union.

About ePIPE
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico, Russia and Europe. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at www.epipeinfo.com

June 25, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), announced they have been awarded Canadian Patent, Brevet Canadien #2707023 by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

This patent is focused on methods and systems of the ePIPE technology that provides for an abrasive cleaning method and the placement of an internal barrier coating and leak sealing process which is applied internally in pipes while the pipes remain in-place, preventing leaks without having to use conventional repair and repiping methods. This patent covers pipes used to carry potable water, natural gas, fire sprinkler systems and drains.

“This patent, added to our existing and evolving portfolio of patents and IP supports the on-going enhancements to our technology platform both nationally and internationally” said Larry Gillanders, CEO.

Gillanders added: “We recently added a 2 hour return to service “in-place” lining material approved by NSF in the US and by the UK’s Secretary of State (Drinking Water Inspectorate) for use in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for use in protecting drinking water systems.

In the US and Canada, Pipe Restoration Technologies licenses ePIPE technology programs through ACE DuraFlo Systems, LLC.

In Canada, Mr. Gillanders is a qualified nominee for the 2013 Manning Awards for Innovation. The ACE DuraFlo®, ePIPE® team has been twice nominated for the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

About ePIPE
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico, Russia and Europe. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at www.epipeinfo.com

ePIPE technology named winner in ‘Best Innovation Adopted’ Category at UK Energy Innovation Awards
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--


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.

Collecting the award, Keith Walker, General Manager, PRS, commented: “We’re delighted to have been chosen as the winner of this prestigious award. Replacing gas riser systems is expensive, particularly for high structures, but ePIPE represents an effective and affordable solution to increase intervention levels and enable complete systems to be sealed rather than simply the points of repair. As well as being far less expensive than replacement, the technology provides a number of benefits including increased asset intervention, increased asset life, reduced carbon footprint and reduced customer impact.”

The 2013 UK Energy Innovation Awards were presented on Thursday 25 April at The Radisson Edwardian in Manchester, UK.

About ePIPE and Pipe Restoration Services
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes for both commercial and residential piping systems. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. ePIPE products are sold under the brand names ACE DuraFlo ®PurPipe®, Nu Pipe® and ePIPE®. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems in the US at (800) 359-6369 or at www.epipeinfo.com, or Pipe Restoration Services in the UK at www.piperestorationservices.co.uk

About Morrison Utility Services
Morrison Utility Services is the UK’s leading utility service provider. They work with utility company clients in the electricity, gas, water and telecommunications sectors helping them renew, refurbish and maintain their infrastructure and networks. Their vision is to be the leading utility service provider delivering a cost effective, quality service to their clients and achieving acceptable financial returns. In simple terms this means ‘delivering what we promise’ with safety as our number one business driver.

January 23, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), announced today that they have been awarded Patent #’s 8343579 and 8354140 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

These patents are focused on improvements to ePIPE technology that provides for an internal barrier coating and leak sealing process which is applied internally in pipes while the pipes remain in-place, preventing leaks and reducing the effects of lead leaching without having to use conventional repair and repiping methods. This patent covers pipes used to carry potable water, natural gas, fire sprinkler systems and drains.

“Our research and development team are proud of our ongoing innovation program and this accomplishment. Focusing on commercializing smart innovative green solutions is part of our “Made in America” philosophy. These patents, added to our existing and evolving portfolio of patents and IP supports us in this pursuit”, said Larry Gillanders, CEO.

Gillanders added: “We recently added a 2 hour return to service “in-place” lining material approved by NSF in the US and by the UK’s Secretary of State (Drinking Water Inspectorate) for use in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland as a solution for protecting drinking water systems.

In the US, Pipe Restoration Technologies licenses ePIPE technology programs through ACE DuraFlo Systems, LLC.

The ACE DuraFlo®, ePIPE team has been twice nominated for the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation. In Canada, Mr. Gillanders is a qualified nominee for the 2013 Manning Awards for Innovation.

About ePIPE
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes for both commercial and residential piping systems. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Europe and Russia. ePIPE products are sold under the brand names PurPipe®, Nu Pipe® and ePIPE®. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at (800) 359-6369 or at www.epipeinfo.com

ePIPE® Lead Pipe Remediation Technology Approved by UK's Secretary of State

UK’s Secretary of State has approved the use of ePIPE, a high performing epoxy resin lining developed by Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, for in-situ application to public water supplies. Water pipes having an internal bore, as small as 12mm (1/2”), can be restored, in-place, with a 2 hour ready to return to service time using the patented ePIPE system.

In December 2013 the EU will adopt the new World Health Organization (WHO) quality standard for lead in drinking water of 10 μg/l (10 ppb). The ePIPE lining and system of application provides an effective answer to water pipe communication or supply line replacement for either lead or leakage programmes. Lining the entire service supply lines from the water main to the customers tap, the ePIPE process provides a more comprehensive and robust solution to tackling the dissolved lead issue within the drinking water supply.

ePIPE Lead-Free, Leak-Free™ Pipe Protection is the first lining material and process of its kind to meet the stringent requirements of both UK’s Water Regulatory Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and the UK’s Drinking Water Regulation 31 program.

It is estimated that some 8 to 10 million properties in the UK may have lead pipes, and that overall 25% of properties in the EU may have lead pipes, affecting an estimated 120 million people in the EU. It is estimated that some 38 million properties in the US are affected by lead in piping systems.

About ePIPE
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes for both commercial and residential piping systems. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Europe and Russia. ePIPE products are sold under the brand names PurPipe®, Nu Pipe™ and ePIPE®. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at (800) 359-6369 or at www.epipeinfo.com

ePIPE Team Awarded 5th US Patent for Enhancements to In-place Pipe Restoration. 

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), announced today that they have been awarded Patent #8206783 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

This patent is focused on methods that provide enhanced cleaning and lining of smaller diameter pipes.   The patent gives ePIPE coverage for the use of their system which provides enhanced evacuation of dust and other debris when cleaning, allowing the pipe to be lined in a more consistent manner.  Enhanced dust and debris removal assists in obtaining better adhesion of the lining to the pipe wall.  This patent covers pipes used to carry potable water, natural gas, fire sprinkler systems and drains.

“Our research and development team are proud of our ongoing innovation program and this accomplishment. Focusing on commercializing smart innovative green solutions is part of our “Made in America” philosophy. This patent, added to our existing portfolio of patents and IP supports us in this pursuit” said Larry Gillanders, CEO.      

The ACE DuraFlo®, ePIPE® team has been twice nominated for the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the President of the United States on America's leading innovators.  

Supporters of the ePIPE nomination for this honor included Dr. Marc Edwards, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Virginia Tech. Dr. Edwards has been honored by the White House with a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship.

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About ePIPE

The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. ePIPE is a proven solution for preventing pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from drinking water pipes for both commercial and residential piping systems.  ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Europe and Russia. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at (800) 359-6369 or at www.epipeinfo.com

LAGUNA NIGUEL - Many Southern California homeowners have experienced the plague of pinhole leaks in their copper piping systems.  Traditional methods of leak repair are destructive, can cost home owners thousands of dollars, and do not provide any permanent relief. 

Recently, several high profile home builders in California have taken legal action in an effort to resolve the costs associated with the problem of early pipe failure.  The focus of the case was changes in water treatment methods, water chemistry and the water companies’ involvement.  The Orange County Register recently reported that some of the changes made by water companies to improve the quality of the drinking water may be contributing the epidemic of pinhole leaks in copper pipes.  To read the full article, click here.

One Home Owners Association in Laguna Niguel has taken a proactive approach, and chosen the industry leader, ePIPE® to protect their pipes before the leaky pipe problem spread even further in their community.  ePIPE is a patented in-place pipe restoration technology, that restores and protects pipes, in-place.

The HOA consists of 105 individual townhome style residences. The HOA was initially spending in excess of $10,000 per month in costs associated with repairing slab leaks using traditional cut up and repair methods. With ePIPE, the homeowners can now rest assured that their pipes are protected from future corrosion and leaks.

ePIPE in-place pipe restoration is the modern solution for prevention of leaking and failing piping systems. 

About ePIPE
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system.  ePIPE is a proven solution for preventing  pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from drinking water pipes for both commercial and residential piping systems. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at (800) 359-6369 or at www.epipeinfo.com.

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