Environmental Pipe Successfully Carries Out Emergency Repair at Chemical Plant

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Company both met emergency concern and headed off future problems with careful inspections and repairs.

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Environmental Pipe shared this month that the company was able to perform an emergency relining of a storm drain at a Central Virginia chemical plant last month.

“The interior of the 18-inch storm drain pipe had burst, and it was requiring emergency repair to be done at a moment’s notice,” explained Dave Hawes, owner of Environmental Pipe.

The chemical plant (which the company is unable to name due to privacy concerns) called Environmental Pipe for the job, Hawes said, because the company’s workers are experts in this type of repair.

Environmental Pipe was able to diagnose the problem and shut off the water flow upstream so as to isolate the pipe for a point repair. This means the workers were able to fix just a specific area of the pipe, rather than relining the entire thing.

Using this strategy allowed the company to get the repair done in under 24 hours -- and without shutting down the plant or disrupting it in any other way.

The company also went above and beyond to carefully inspect the entire pipe, determining that more extensive work was needed. They installed an epoxy pipe lining for 510 linear feet of a 4-inch force main. This rehabilitation of the pipe should ensure that there are no future disruptions to service for the chemical plant.

Environmental Pipe focuses on trenchless pipe repair, a method that involves using specialized strategies, materials and equipment so that subsurface pipes can be repaired without digging continuous trenches and disrupting surface activities. And beyond that, Environmental Pipe is committed to carrying out quality repairs that simultaneously serve their customers’ needs and minimize impact on the surrounding ecology.

“Our passion and technology is to not only repair pipe without excavation,” Hawes concluded, “but to protect the environment as well.”

About Environmental Pipe

Environmental Pipe Cleaning is a trenchless sewer pipe repair company that specializes in industrial, government, municipal, and large commercial pipe replacements, pipe cleaning, CCTV pipe inspections and more. To learn more about their services, visit http://www.environmentalpipe.com

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