Until the early 1960’s sewerage pipelines were predominantly jointed using tarred yarn with a cement mortar fillet. To be successful, these joints greatly depended on the skill and diligence of the installer and when completed were totally rigid with no flexibility to allow for subsequent ground movement.
With the late 1960’s came the change from rigid joints to ‘flexible’, designed to accommodate straight draw, angular deflection and transverse shear load without leakage or failure of the joint.
Examples of this philosophy are Integrated Seal Joints
The Trelleborg Pipe Seals integrated sealing system was the first and original sealing system whereby the rubber seal is cast into the socket during pipe manufacture. Advantages to the pipe layer include:
This philosophy also applies to Manhole joints where applying lubricant to the underside of a suspended load is an unnecessary risk.
Advanced seals are available incorporating an enclosed skin or mantle integrated onto the main sealing body, internally lubricated with silicone grease.
This makes centring the joint easier, removes the need for external lubrication, and reduces jointing force thus allowing assembly to be made under the self weight of the manhole elements.Our most advanced system, the Forsheda 171, includes an integrated ‘Load Distribution’ elements which prevent concrete to concrete point loading through the manhole section joints and removing the risk of structural failure.
Whatever your demand is, sealing systems for pipes, manholes and connectors or rehabilitation solutions for existing infrastructure, Trelleborg can help you to make leak-free hassle-free across the whole pipe cycle.
The F165 is a one-piece integrated seal for lowpressure concrete pipes and manholes. It is cast into the pipe socket during pipe manufacture. The seal can also be used for concrete pipe connections to manholes.