Nu Flow relines at Barloworld’s ISO 9001 Test Laboratory
Barloworld, Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
In complex building structures, such as laboratories, it is important to keep disruption and construction to a minimum. Unique to other building types, laboratories have many networks of piping and other infrastructure systems, making construction costs higher than average. Nu Flow’s nondestructive pipe lining system rehabilitated this laboratory’s failing pipes in-place without causing excavation of the building or any disruption to normal operations.
The 75mm and 110mm diameter PVC drain pipes for Barloworld’s research and development ISO 9001 test laboratory’s test benches were leaking. The drain pipes run underground beneath the epoxy-coated floors, stainless steel equipment and electronic test equipment.
The customer knew that the underground pipe system was experiencing problems when they noticed that the building’s oil and water separator systems had contamination. Oils, chemicals and hot water that are discharged through the drain pipe system eventually eroded part of the PVC pipes and caused water infiltration at the joints
Barloworld takes environmental protection and sustainability very seriously, so when dealing with waste oil and other effluents, the business does not take chances, so they sought an immediate, proven solution and chose Nu Flow.
Skilled technicians installed the Nu Drain system into the laboratory’s underground drain pipes. This pipe lining process is completed using existing access points, which prevents the need for excavation of the building, and a patented Pull-in-Place process. An epoxy-saturated liner is pulled into place and then cures, forming a strong, protective, seamless pipe-within-a-pipe.
This structural liner can withstand oil, chemicals and hot water, greatly extending the useful life of this drain pipe system. The customer was extraordinarily pleased that normal operations were not disrupted during the work.