LAS VEGAS — Pipe Restoration Technologies LLC (PRT), makers of the ePIPE in-place pipe lining system, announced that its LeadSmart™ 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 ePIPE pipe lining process.

The company said ePIPE is effective at reducing dangerous lead leaching levels from water piping systems to below the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 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,” said Larry Gillanders, Pipe Restoration Technologies CEO. “ePIPE applicators save time and money and our customers enjoy the benefits of minimal downtime 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 a 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 water pipes from leaks, and lead and copper leaching, among other common problems.

Pipes from ½ inch up to 6 inches are treatable using the ePIPE system. It 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.

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Publication date: 10/11/2016

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