ePIPE team awarded U.S patent for equipment used for in-place pipe restoration

MARCH 19, 2013

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), announced today that they have been awarded Patent # 8,399,813 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

This patent is focused on the development of a novel portable heating apparatus used as part of the patented ePIPE® process of in-place restoration of small diameter piping systems.

“Our research and development team are proud of our ongoing innovation program and this accomplishment, this being our 8th US Patent. Focusing on commercializing smart innovative green solutions is part of our philosophy. This patent, added to our existing and evolving portfolio of patents and IP supports us in this pursuit”, said Larry Gillanders, CEO.

In the US, Pipe Restoration Technologies licenses ePIPE technology programs through ACE DuraFlo Systems, LLC.

The ACE DuraFlo®, ePIPE® team has been twice nominated for the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation. In Canada, Mr. Gillanders is a qualified nominee for the 2013 Manning Awards for Innovation.

About ePIPE

The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The lined pipe process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes for both commercial and residential piping systems. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. ePIPE products are sold under the brand names PurPipe®, Nu Pipe® and ePIPE®.