Hydrosave and SSI Services sign exclusivity deal with Curapipe Systems
Hydrosave and SSI Services (UK) Ltd have signed a long term exclusivity deal to operate the UK license for Curapipe's TALR (Trenchless Automated Leakage Repair) technology to meet the stringent requirements of the UK water industry along with the complexities of its established networks.
Originally developed in Israel, the TALR technology has been tested extensively to repair leaks by the Jerusalem Water Utility and it has been trialled in both Italy and South America.
TALR works by inserting a ‘gel type pig train’ into a section of isolated pipe using a special deployment station via an existing fire hydrant or tapping position. The ‘pig train’ moves under pressure along the pipe at a controlled velocity and instantaneously seals all types of leaks with a special material which then hardens becoming structurally integrated into the pipe. The pig train is removed from the pipe using a specially designed retrieval system.
The process is very effective for repairing all types of leaks, on all materials, including the numerous small leaks that may be proving difficult to detect and repair. Curapipe TALR will complement existing leak repair or mains replacement techniques, but it will also have some obvious significant advantages:
No need to pinpoint leaks, simplifying quantify leakage volume or verify leak locations before applying TALR.
No need to dig up busy roads, avoiding major customer disruption using TALR
Mains rehabilitation - An alternative and complementary solution to deliver more for less.
Repairs multiple leaks both on the mains network and on connection pipes in a single intervention.
Repairs bulk leakage, including leaks that cannot be detected.
Insertion is from an existing fire hydrant position or suitable tapping point.
Reduced environmental impact.
Health and Safety risk reduction.