Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), makers of the ePIPE® Lead-Free, Leak-Free™ pipe restoration product line, announced today that it has been awarded Canadian Patent # 2674439 for the ePIPE in-place epoxy coating system.
This innovative pipe restoration technology effectively and safely seals leaks and protects pipes from lead leaching.
“Provincial governments are starting to address their concerns to current issues, such as water conservation and lead in water in schools, hospitals and government buildings, and our ePIPE technology is active in addressing these issues in multiple countries,” Pipe Restoration Technologies and ACE DuraFlo® CEO Larry Gillanders said. “Our ePIPE restoration system provides innovative, cost-effective solutions that homeowners, businesses and utility companies find as a better alternative to pipe replacements. Our customers also enjoy the benefits of minimal water system downtime, with most properties’ pipe systems coated and rehabilitated in less than one day.”
The patented, minimally-invasive ePIPE process restores pipes as small as 1/2'' in diameter in-place by protecting them from lead leaching and leakage. Potable water lines, natural gas lines, HVAC systems, drains and fire sprinkler pipes in homes, apartments, high-rise hotels, office buildings, skyscrapers, condominiums and schools can be treated.
ePIPE is approved by NSF for an immediate return to service in as little as 90 minutes. ePIPE epoxy coatings provide one of the fastest return to service epoxy lining products in the world, designed to protect drinking water pipes from leaks to enable water conservation, as well as reduce lead in water. Using ePIPE, lead and copper levels are reduced to below the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cut-off levels. The WHO cut-off level for lead is 10ppb.