Finding a suitable solution
Not every day is the same in drainage!
Sometimes fascinating things can happen, and DALROD Bath & Swindon know this too well. The team recently had a day of spectacular firsts, which started ordinarily enough when we went to help a customer with their drainage pipes.
The commercial property had experienced some recent flooding and required some urgent repairs. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the issue was caused by a 4-inch cast iron pipe underneath the shop, which had sprung a leak. The predictable April showers and heavy rainfall had quickly brought the problem to the surface.
From the customer's perspective, the last option would be to dig up his shop floor, putting his business out of action. So, a range of choices were assessed. Restricted access into the pipe meant that no dig patch lining or a complete liner would not be suitable without extensive challenges. However, having a close supplier relationship can prove highly beneficial. We contacted our supplier CJ Kelly International for advice, and it became apparent this job was a perfect fit for a new product on the market.
Martyn Kelly commented, "We have worked closely with James from DALROD for a couple of years now, and when this came up, it was something great to get our teeth into together. Using advancing technology within the drainage field is something we promote quite strongly, which is why we enjoy our relationship with the Relining Group. You cannot beat the excitement of a new product and the chance to use it practically within the field!”
New opportunities for innovative technology.
Excitement gathered as we realised we would be the first to use the brand new S System for brush coating from the Relining Group in the UK in the field.
James Kelly from DALROD Bath & Swindon said, “We felt privileged to be allowed to use this technology for the first time. Having products come to the market that makes our lives as engineers easier and causes less disruption to the customer will always be winners!”
“It was a pleasure to go through the training together with James, who is such a professional and has long experience in the industry. As well as getting positive feedback and “approval” of our system. We are very pleased to work with Martyn and John from C J Kelly Int. Ltd. because we know they can provide technical support for contractors in the UK. As always, choosing the right partners when implementing a new market and product is essential,” said Kaarlo Bergdahl, Sales Manager from Relining Group Int. Oy”
How does it work?
This impressive system works by brushing the inside of the pipe with layers of resin, allowing the operator to build up layers inside the pipe gradually. The resin application seals the pipe and provides a smooth finish, and with an average curing time of only five short minutes between coats, this system allows multiple applications in a short time. After thoroughly cleaning the pipes using chains and high-pressure water jets, the pipe can be carefully dried using a hot air blower to remove any remaining moisture. The result means that using the S System technology, the pipe can be coated, finished and put back into use quickly.
The restricted access points still proved challenging, but the small pipes delivering the resin to the brushes were ideal for delivering a new sealed pipe coating for the customer. Even better, he was able to keep his floor!
The product was so successful that we are already looking ahead to the next project for the S System. Challenging access is once again the key driver, plus short sections of pipe requiring coating to seal them off from holes in the pipework make this the natural choice.
If you want to know more about the technology involved or to discuss any drainage requirements with us, don't hesitate to contact our team at DALROD on 01225 984195.