Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, (PRT) makers of the ePIPE product line, announced today that it has been granted its 12th US patent, #8887660 for its ePIPE System, coating and sealing inside piping systems using a barrier coating leak sealant.
This patent covers methods and process steps for mapping, cleaning and providing barrier coatings to interior walls of piping systems. Pipes can be cleaned in one single pass by dry particulates forced by air, and the pipes coated in one single pass. Pipes can be protected from water corrosion and lead leaching, improving water quality, water flow and sealing leaks in-place. Pipes from 1/2″ up to 6″ are treatable using the patented ePIPE system and materials. Potable water lines, natural gas lines, HVAC, drains, and fire sprinkler systems in homes, apartments, high-rise hotel/resorts, office towers, high-rise apartment, condominiums and schools, can be treated.
This latest patent demonstrates PRT’s commitment to product development and adds to its expanding patent portfolio with patent coverage in the US, Canada and Europe.
The ePIPE 2 hour return to service “in-place” lining material is approved by NSF in the US, Belgaqua in Belgium, OTEC in Spain, SABS in South Africa, UK’s WRAS and the UK’s Secretary of State for use with public water systems in the UK. ePIPE has an added benefit for both applicators and users, as pipes can be restored in-place with minimal down time.
The 2 hour cure ePIPE epoxy provides one of the fastest return to service epoxy lining products in the world, designed for protecting drinking water pipes from leaks, lead leaching and improving water flow.
“ePIPE is approved for application to drinking water pipes from as small as ½” ID. ePIPE applicators save time/money and their customers enjoy the benefits of minimal down time, with many properties being restored in less than a day,” said Larry Gillanders, CEO Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC.
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’ in the Innovation and Sustainability category at Barcelona’s Construmat Fair.
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 slab leaks, pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes.