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ePIPE® Team Awarded US Patent for Equipment and Methods Used for In-place Pipe Restoration

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ePIPE® Team Awarded US Patent for Equipment and Methods Used for In-place Pipe Restoration

 

December 9, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), announced today that they have been awarded US Patent #8895905 by the US Patent Office.

This patent is focused on the development of a novel portable heating apparatus and methods used as part of the patented ePipe® process of in-place restoration of small diameter piping systems.

The development of a portable heat source that can be used inside buildings and in close proximity to pipes being lined, in-place, has been a challenge to the industry. Traditional heating methods relied on the use of expensive heat generators that could not be placed inside buildings and/or in close proximity to the area of work. This often resulted in costly energy inefficiencies.

“Our research and development team are proud of our ongoing innovation program and this accomplishment, this being our 13th US Patent in our pipe lining program. Added to our 2 hour cure resin, approved for use with potable water systems, this latest improvement compliments the overall ePipe® opportunity. “Projects involving ePipe® lining for in-place leak protection or prevention of lead leaching can be accomplished in a matter of hours rather than days,” said Larry Gillanders, CEO.

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 a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes for both commercial and residential piping systems.

 

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ePIPE® Team Awarded US Systems Patent for Barrier Coating Corrosion Control Methods and Systems for Interior Piping Systems

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ePIPE® Team Awarded US Systems Patent for Barrier Coating Corrosion Control Methods and Systems for Interior Piping Systems

 

November 18, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

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.

“ePipe® is approved for application to drinking water pipes from as small as ∏” 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.

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 slab leaks, pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes.

 

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

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

 

January 23, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

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.

 

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ePipe® receives US Patent for Reducing Lead Leaching into Drinking Water, eliminates the need to add lead inhibitors to water supply.

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ePIPE® receives US Patent
for Reducing Lead Leaching
into Drinking Water, eliminates
the need to add lead inhibitors
to water supply. 

 

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.

 

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