Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation has launched a new online tool to enable pipe rehabilitation contractors to calculate the precise amount of resin and hardener needed to build a leak-free, hassle-free network of pipes. The Resin Calculator Tool equips contractors with the exact volume and weight of material required to repair pipes to the optimum performance, enabling more precise spending on materials whilst preventing additional repair work from incorrect calculations.
The tool can be used to determine the precise amounts of resin and hardener required for cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining technology. Contractors simply input material parameters such as the liner type, type of resin system used, pipe diameter, wall thickness, length of liner and preferred unit of measurement. The online tool then instantly calculates the precise amount of resin and hardener mix required in both volumetric and gravimetric sizes.
Bill Hagenberg, Business Unit President for Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation, commented; “In a market where funding is often diverted elsewhere, regulations are becoming more stringent and tender processes are becoming more complicated, precision calculation is key to remaining competitive. Contactors need to ensure they use the most suitable and cost effective products and applications to win the tender and meet, or even exceed, the requirements of a specific project.
“For example, failure to use the right amount of resin for the project can lead to insufficient liner impregnation which can lead to failure of the CIPP liner, resulting in additional repair work and cost.
“With our smart calculator, we want to arm our customers with intuitive tools that will ensure they have the correct amount of materials for right first time installation. By sharing our specialist knowledge, we can advise on the most appropriate solutions and quantities, enabling contractors to install cured-in-place solutions with the required mechanical properties with a minimum 50 year design life.”
Trelleborg has the most comprehensive range of pipe repair and rehabilitation systems on the market. From small diameter in-house pipes, to laterals and connection with the main sewer and mainline, Trelleborg has the leading products, global expertise and local service to ensure a leak-free, hassle-free network of pipes.