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Insitu Rehabilitation of Water Pipes

Old pipe sticking out of ground3M™ Scotchkote™ innovative fast set insitu pipe linings have been specifically formulated to reduce time and cost when renovating existing potable water pipelines.

3M™ Scotchkote™ Pipe Renewal Liner 2400 , the latest addition to the range, is now approved under Regulation 31(4)(a), and when applied at the appropriate thickness, is suitable for use as a Class D Water Quality Lining, and exceeds the requirements of Class B as a structural enhancement lining, as defined in BS EN13689:2002 / BS EN ISO 11295: 2010, with a projected 50 year service life*.

With the addition of 3M™ Scotchkote™ Rapid Setting Lining 166L, an air vortex applied coating, 3M products can now be used to rehabilitate small diameter communication pipes, providing a much quicker and more cost effective solution – in fact, it has been shown in field trials that 20 properties per day can be lined compared to typically 15 per week with traditional rehabilitation techniques.

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Product Information

The 3M fast set insitu pipe linings are available in non structural or semi structural grades, depending on the diameter of the pipe to be refurbished.

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Contractors & Applicators

Scotchkote liquid coatings are designed to offer long term protection in in aggressive immersion situations. To ensure the longevity of the coating system, it must be applied in accordance with 3M System Recommendations and Instruction for Use documents.

Using a 3M experienced contractor is the best way to make sure that you will get the correct and the best result. Experienced contractors receive customised 3M training – and they can help support your unique business with personalised service and education which will help throughout your project.

The application of any coating for the internals of drinking water pipelines requires all applicators to have been independently assessed by an appropriate certification body.

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Green Benefits

Alternative processes of replacing water pipelines can involve significant disruption caused by the need to dig up existing pipe, leading to high costs associated with excavation products disposal. Processes are time consuming, labour intensive and cause major disruption to traffic, and play a major role in a high carbon footprint.

3M™ Scotchkote™ innovative rapid setting polymeric linings minimise the need for such costly excavation and the associated disposal costs. The 3M solution restores hydraulic capacity which can increase the flow therefore reducing the energy required to pump the water through the lined pipe. Reducing the water pressure can also minimise the level of leakage.

Particularly in urban areas, a process that can reduce traffic congestion and disruption, offers both environmental and cost savings, resulting in a lower carbon footprint.

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*3M used the following test methods to validate:
ASTM D638-08, ASTM D790-07, ASTM D543-06,
D2990-09 and ASTM D1599-99

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