The North of England has long been famous for not just its wonderful landscapes, world renowned cities and the character of its people, it is also globally recognised as a major centre in the growth of the industrial economies we see today. Whilst like many parts of the UK the region has had its ups and downs alongside the vagaries of the economy it still boasts some of the UK’s largest industrial facilities.
Not least of these is a major soft drinks manufacturing plant which was recently the site of a challenging pipeline rehabilitation project undertaken by DALROD, a family run drainage industry service provider established in Peterborough in 1985. The project was completed using the BRAWOLINER® HT CIPP liner system, supplied by the UK Brawoliner distributor C.J. Kelly Associates of Peterborough. The project had apparently been looked at by other rehabilitation contractors but dismissed as not possible using currently available techniques.
The problem was that some 5 years ago pipeline survey works highlighted that ground movement has caused deterioration and cracking in sewers the vicinity of the cathedral, with the situation being carefully monitored by DALROD since. A more recent survey indicated that the sewers were now in need of relining, which is normally a straightforward procedure for the DALROD team. However, in this instance, one particular 225 mm (9 in) diameter sewer system, which was approximately 2.8 to 3.0 metres deep, had particularly difficult access problems. The access was tricky for various reasons including that the pipeline runs below a terrace of pre-war-built houses with no rodable access points from most of the lateral connections as well as poor access to most of the gardens of each individual property which made it difficult to reopen the lateral connections subsequent to the main line lining work. In addition to the access difficulties, most of the properties comprised 3-storey buildings that had live systems which could not be shut down adding to the general operational difficulties. All of this meant that Dal Rod had to reline the sewers whilst the system was live and over-pump where flows required it to make sure that no flooding occurred in the basements of any of the 3-storey buildings during the works. This was clearly a case for a trenchless lining or 'no-dig' solution. Having examined the options it was decided that Brawoliner was best suited to the work, a system which the DALROD team had previously utilised on similar jobs. Read More
The smallest BRAWOLINER® to date. For in-house rehabilitation
In the past, defective flush-mounted small diameter pipes had to be repaired in open cut replacement. BRAWOLINER® is proud to announce a special liner for the rehabilitation of DN 50 sanitary pipes; for example from the shower to the wash basin, drain pipelines in the kitchen or industrial areas can now be rehabilitated easily with BRAWOLINER® DN 50. The seamless liner has the same product characteristics as the proven BRAWOLINER. It can be installed with a minimum pressure and up to 90 ° bends. As usual, the installation takes place with the inversion drum and an additional reduction nozzle. Read More
Since 2004 Bell Services Ltd, the Dyno Rod franchise holder for the Channel Island of Jersey, has been using the German-manufactured Brawoliner® system, from KOB (Karl Otto Braun KG) of Wolfstein, for the lining of deteriorated pitch fibre and vitrified clayware foul and surface water pipes across the island.
Some 2,000 m of Brawoliner® has been installed over the last 3 years in either 100 mm (4”) diameter, 150 mm (6”) diameter, with some 200 mm (9”) diameter installations. Clients have included The States of Jersey Public Services, Education Sport & Culture (local schools), Health & Social Services (General Hospital) and Housing Departments as well as Public Houses and Residential Homes and numerous properties across the island.
The work has been undertaken in close association with CJ Kelly Associated Ltd, an independent specialist sewer renovation consultant and KOB’s technical representative the UK and Éire. Read More
Cambridgeshire-based drainage contractor Dal-Rod Cambridgeshire recently undertook its first ever lining operation with the BRAWOLINER® system on a project in Epping Forrest. Working for managing contractor AMEC, the project was required to renovate drains at the Epping Forest college campus. The local authority required rehabilitation of the sewer, which runs under a main highway between the college and a public walk way, to be completed using Brawoliner® as a preferred method of repair. The majority of the pipes comprised 225 mm or 150 mm diameter pipes which were suffering from numerous cracks, joint displacements and fibrous root intrusions, as well as egress & ingress of sewer and ground water flows. Read More
For over 20 years Ken Twydell has owned and operated a small, local drainage repair company, Draincure from offices in Paignton, Devon, covering a 30-mile working radius.
The company works generally on domestic projects and emergency works, such as blockage clearance, cleaning and survey works, with the company’s works being primarily in the 4 ” (100 mm) and 6 ” (150 mm) diameter pipe range, although other diameters are possible. The company’s client list includes everything from individual house owners and local surveyors seeking drainage reports, through Housing Associations and local councils to local and national property letting agencies, some in the very high value end of the market. Some eight years ago, Ken was joined in the business by his wife Julie who returned to work after raising the couple’s children. Read More
The 5 Star Dromoland Castle Hotel, located about 6 miles north of the town of Shannon in the west of Ireland, is renowned as a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture having been built in the 16th century and is recognised as one of Irelands premier castle resort hotels. Out of doors, the facility offers a championship golf course, fishing, horse riding, clay shooting, and many more active pursuits and the castle is often used as a base to explore the surrounding area from Bunratty to the Burrren or the Cliffs of Moher, all of which are within easy driving distance. Read More
MC Construction Chemicals, along with its UK representative CJ Kelly Associates Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of a new all-encompassing Manhole Renovation product range, ‘ombran’.
The most recent statistics, reported by some 27 countries across Europe, have shown that there are some 60 million manholes currently in operation. A further report showed that, of these manholes, around 12% (or 7.2 million) are in a state of deterioration to the point where renewal is required. Furthermore, cost estimates also showed that the average cost of fully rehabilitating one manhole is about €2,250. This equates to a total of around €16.2 billion for the 7.2 million manholes needing repair. Read More
For almost 20 years S&D Services, of Chard Junction, Somerset, has been clearing blockages from, removing root intrusions in, replacing and repairing drainage systems across Somerset and Dorset. Having started as a franchise for to one of the UK’s well known, country-wide operators, S&D now operates independently from its idylic rural setting, undertaking projects mainly for industrial and commercial clients with occasional smaller domestic works, primarily on insurance claim operations. Read More
CJ Kelly Associates Ltd is pleased to announce the completion of a new dealership agreement with Switzerland-based Terra AG whereby the company will exclusively represent the interests of Terra for its complete product range across the whole of the UK.
In a departure from its specialisation in renovation systems, CJ Kelly will distribute Terra AG’s range of HDD rigs, Mini HDD rigs, Hydraulic Pipebursting systems and Impact Hammers for new pipe installation, pipe ramming and pneumatic bursting operations and cable-based pipe pulling systems for pipe replacement works. Read More
Available online or direct from Sewer Centre, the PatchBox™ kit comprises an application system for 100 mm and 150 mm diameter pipes including (to order): a Glass Fibre mat cut to the customers specification and size; the appropriate resin requirements in two separate storage bottles; a 100/150mm by 1.5 m Sava lateral inflatable Packer; a Locking inflation coupling; a Heavy duty eye bolt and stainless steel extension with brass adapter to connect to drain rods; a Heavy duty hand pump; an Inflation Controller complete with safety valve and fail safe regulator; a 30 m inflation hose with locking self sealing couplings; and a Check Gauge to monitor pressure in the Packer whilst the repair is curing. Read More
In mid-February 2006, Thames Water plc, one of the United Kingdom’s main water companies, and Karl Otto Braun (KOB), along with its U.K. renovation technology consultant CJ Kelly Associates Ltd., undertook a strictly controlled test to establish Brawoliner’s capacity to handle installation conditions including significant infiltration.
The test, while being promoted by Thames Water, has been designed, in conjunction with most U.K. water companies, to establish the relative performance of different lining systems in resisting: Read More
The Channel Island of Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and lies in the Bay of Mont St. Michel off the coast of France.
Since 2000, Bell Services Ltd., the island’s Dyno Rod franchise holder, has been lining drains across the island, initially using polyester based resin liners on mains of 100- and 150-mm diameter along with a few pipes of 225-mm diameter and one of 400-mm diameter. The company undertakes drainage work for municipal, commercial and domestic customers. Read More