LOS ANGELES UNION STATION
(LAUS) is the main railway station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. It opened in May 1939 as the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. Union Station became known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in the United States. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. California High-Speed Rail – Union Station is planned to be a major hub for the future California High-Speed Rail System. Upon completion, it’s projected that passengers will be able to get from Union Station to San Francisco in around 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Popular Filming Location
Movies that have featured Union Station as a filming location include: Blade Runner, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, Drag Me to Hell, Gable and Lombard, Pearl Harbor, In the Mood, Silver Streak, The Way We Were and Under the Rainbow.
ePIPE Chosen to Protect Union Station’s Piping System and Architecture
Given the backdrop of its historical nature and the significance in popular culture, preservation of the fabric of the building remains a prime consideration when issues such as piping repairs are considered.
ePIPE installers were called on to use the patented ePIPE system to seal leaks and to protect supply and return pipes that service the famous water fountain at Union Station. Leaky pipes embedded into the structure ruled out a traditional tear out, repair and replace. Pipes were restored “in-place” using the patented ePIPE system.
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 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, Mexico and Europe.