Better installation by design

During Pilot Tube Microtunneling Using Vitrified Clay Jacking Pipe (Sunday, Sept. 10, 2 to 2:50 p.m.), attendees will learn how to use this technique to install gravity sewer lines accurately, with no need for an excavated trench. Presenter Jeffrey Jacob Boschert, field engineer for the National Clay Pipe Institute, will outline the method's benefits, including reduced installation costs, elimination of traffic delays, and the ability to avoid typical engineering problems such as utility obstacles, poor soils, and high groundwater.

More education

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2 to 2:50 p.m.

Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP): Are You Getting What You Paid For?

Over the past 10 years, CIPP prices have dropped dramatically, but you can be tripped up by poor performance, and high repair and maintenance costs. Learn how to protect yourself against poor-quality products and apply appropriate rehab methods.

On the show floorPipeline repair

National Liner, Booth 1720

This cured-in-place pipe repair system consists of a non-woven, needled polyester felt liner, and a thermosetting resin to saturate the liner during the manufacturing process. The product strengthens pipe, stops groundwater infiltration, and resists effluent corrosion and abrasion. www.nationalliner.com.

Polymer mortar pipes

HOBAS Pipe USA, Booth 2618

The company offers centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar pipes for pressure or non-pressure service. Pipes are available with diameters from 18 to 100 inches, and pressure ratings up to 250 psi. www.hobaspipe.com.