22 Nov CIP cured manhole liners – Latest Technology in UV Lining
Wilmot Pipelining is now providing its clients with a practical rehabilitation method for manholes through a UV curing method that can restore manholes and pits in a matter of hours.
Wilmot Pipelining conducts rehabilitations of pipelines of all sizes and shapes to upgrade asset owner’s infrastructure and keep it operational. By using trenchless technologies, Wilmot can transform ageing and failing infrastructure with minimal disturbance.
The company says it provides many different pipeline rehabilitation methods to its clients and prides itself on finding a suitable solution for any and all situations. With a strong background in pipeline construction and hydraulic services, the Wilmot team says it has a “good understanding of the way pipelines are constructed”.
With most of its infrastructure upgrades carried out on municipal assets such as water, energy providers, wastewater, industrial facilities and refineries, Wilmot says it is now offering clients the rehabilitation of pits and manholes using its UV curing method that can complete a restoration in a matter of hours.
The company ensures that similar to its other trenchless offerings, its new liners are installed quickly and with no impact on the network while carrying out the renewal procedure.
World first – CIP cured manhole liners
Wilmot Managing Director Andrew Wilmot says manufacturer Brandenburger Germany has created one of the first pioneered CIP cured manhole liners, which the company is now proud to be installing for its Australian clients. By using the innovative system, manholes and pits are transformed back to fully operational with a 50-year warranty on the asset.
“As a pioneer and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of UV CIPP, Brandenburger Liner has used its experience to develop an innovative method for manhole rehabilitation,” says Mr Wilmot.
“The Brandenburger Manhole Liner BBS.8 reduces logistical effort for our customers at the job site and allows an efficient, as well as holistic rehabilitation of the sewer network including manholes and sewers.”
Mr Wilmot says the UV manhole liner adapts to the shape of the manhole solely by air pressure, which prevents any time-consuming measurements of the manhole in the lead up to the rehabilitation.
“The specially designed stretchable GFR laminate generates three important advantages,” says Mr Wilmot.
“Beforehand, no measurements of the old manhole are necessary, only the size of the manhole opening and the size of the manhole itself are needed. Secondly, there is endless production – with the special production technology, Brandenburger is able to produce all manhole liners at a stretch for diameters between 800-1,000 mm.”
Mr Wilmot says the third advantage is rehabilitation can now occur from the bottom of the manhole up to the sewer pipe.
“With a special installation procedure, it is also possible to rehabilitate the bottom of the manhole with the Brandenburger BBS.8 material.”
The Wilmot main office and depot is located in Newcastle, New South Wales, although the company can service all areas of Australia, offering homeowners and municipal asset and infrastructure organisations rehabilitation services using trenchless methods.
As a Hunter Water Accredited Hydraulic services provider, Wilmot can construct new sewer and water mains. The team says its knowledge and experience gained from working on large-scale projects for more than 20 years has provided the confidence to deliver projects on time and within budget.
Wilmot says it also has a diverse range of robotic cutters, including down the branch cutters, HSL cutters, reticulation cutters and beast cutters for medium to large bore pipelines, adding it can open up newly relined junctions and connections or remove large concrete deposits from pipelines.
Additionally, the company produces high quality CCTV reports and assessments for its clients with the industry standard report system ‘Wincan’ to provide condition assessment and pre-and post-relining reports.
Wilmot says it provides a complete pipeline rehabilitation service to its clients by including pipeline cleaning and waste disposal in its offerings, and completes this service using many different sized high-pressure water jetting and non-destructive digging units.
“The Wilmot team pride themselves on having a cost effect and most non-destructive solution for any situation,” the company says, adding that it is an Australian family-owned company based on traditional values.
“We pride ourselves on service, stability and reliability in providing pipeline rehabilitation solutions to our customers.”
This article was featured in the December 2020 edition of Trenchless Australasia.