SANTA ANA, Calif. — Pipe Restoration Technologies LLC announced that it has been awarded Patent No. 8206783 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), its fifth U.S. patent for its ePIPE in-place pipe restoration system. This patent is focused on methods that provide enhanced cleaning and lining of smaller diameter pipes.

The new patent gives ePIPE, an ACE DuraFlo product, coverage for a 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 patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. For more information, visit

Publication date: 7/23/2012