SECA leads the way in trenchless pipe rehab and repair needs

Sewer Equipment Company (Aust), better known as SECA, offers a comprehensive range of products from a simple plumber’s drain cleaning wand to the latest high tech CCTV inspection equipment and software to provide their customers with the very latest in pipe rehabilitation and repair tools .

As As a one stop shop for trenchless pipe repair solutions, SECA has one of the most successful point pipe repair systems to date.

The Quick-Lock system is a trenchless pipe repair solution that restores pipe integrity and seals off groundwater. Composed of a pneumatically expanding rehabilitation sleeve, Quick-Lock provides structural repairs to the inside of pipelines and is specifically designed for spot repairs, pre-liner stabilization work and as a liner end seal.

However, what sets Quick-Lock apart from other rehabilitation systems is its versatility and reliability. Not only is it suitable for all pipe materials, but its patented locking system and static capabilities allow the sleeve to remain permanently in place and accommodate the pipe’s natural tectonic movements.

Common applications of the Quick-Lock system are cracked systems, root collapses, leaks, pressure lines and joint displacements. Constructed from durable materials designed to outlast almost every other repair solution, Quick-Lock revolutionized sewer rehabilitation and is the ideal choice for long-term waterproof lining projects.

Normally positioned by a caterpillar and pneumatically expanded, the Quick-Lock remediation sleeve provides structural, trenchless pipe repair with heavy gauge 316 stainless steel and infiltration mitigation with an EPDM rubber gasket.

Mark Haebler, UHRIG International Sales and Development says that the Quick-Lock system has been used successfully as a repair method for closed sewer rehabilitation for many years, 30 years in 2023.

The UHRIG Quick-Lock System is much more than just a repair procedure. The patented quick-lock system based on compression and the durable materials stainless steel 1.4404/316L and EPDM or NBR or silicone and without any chemicals has proven itself in pipe rehabilitation for many years.

In addition to the classic application as a repair method in sewer rehabilitation, the Quick-Lock system is also used to connect pipe liner systems and to sanitize man-accessible sewers.

To further expand its rehabilitation and repair capabilities, SECA is also a supplier of Telleborg products. These include its trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions, which are eco-friendly technologies to service and maintain underground utilities in a less disruptive way than open trenches, which now have a tested 100-year lifespan.

One of the Telleborg products that SECA offers is the Telleborg Drain Packer. The drain packer method is suitable for the section-by-section rehabilitation of damaged underground gravity pipes and pipelines.

It can be applied to the following situations:

  • Leakage with or without groundwater infiltration or exfiltration at pipe joints, pipe walls, side branches.
  • Offset pipes, cracks and debris, fractures.
  • mechanical wear and tear.
  • Corrosion.

With many advantages, the Drain Packer repairs damage in the pipe and socket area over a length of 0.5 m to 5 m, even with heavy infiltration.

It also repairs pipes with nominal diameters from DN 50 to DN 1200 (WSA product report 1918).

“The Drain Packer can repair round and egg-shaped pipes made of concrete, asbestos cement, plastics (PVC, PP, HDPE), cast iron, ductile iron, reinforced concrete and stoneware,” says Haebler.

“For repair lengths in excess of 5 metres, the Epros Drain Packer method can be used with overlapping liners based on specific instructions to be followed in such applications.”

For spot repair systems, SECA can supply Cherne’s spot repair carriers, available for duct covers in multiple sizes with pipe sizes from 100mm to 900mm diameter and lengths up to 4.5m

Cherne luggage racks are known for both their durability and reliability. Maximum pipe routing and centerline ensures proper placement of repair media to minimize waste and increase productivity.

The beams have also been redesigned to incorporate a swivel wheel assembly and the bypass channel has been optimized for easier movement and improved sewer bypass.

SECA is constantly looking for ways to further improve its product line to ensure its customers have the best access to trenchless pipe repair solutions in Australia.

See SECA for more information.

This article appeared in the August issue of Trenchless Australasia

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