The only fully structured pipe renewal lining process with UK drinking water approval

The self-contained Aqualiner equipment lines a water or sewerage pipe with a thin but extremely robust thermoplastic polymer composite.

The key benefits over existing methods are:

  • Trenchless – no major excavations required 
  • Long shelf life – no liquid resins mean that there are no shelf life concerns. 
  • Thin-walled (3mm) – to maintain the pipe’s hydraulic capacity 
  • Structural – same standalone integrity as the existing pressure pipe – 50+ bar burst pressure
  • Sustainability & Environmentally friendly – low carbon footprint 
  • Cost-effective  
  • Uses proprietary end seals, couplings and ferrules 
  • Minimal maintenance 
  • Minimise damage/disruption– to existing utility services 

One of the main reasons that a lot of pipe repair/renewal techniques are expensive is that they require a significant proportion of the surface (roads) to be dug up.  The alternatives are the so-called trenchless techniques.  These do not require a trench to be dug along the length of the pipe to replace the pipe; rather they re-line or replace the pipes from the inside. 

With the exception of expensive pipe-bursting techniques all existing techniques are either not structural or not compatible with drinking water.

Current Status 

  • Product approved in the UK under Regulation 31 of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000 for installation in UK drinking water pipes. 
  • Received NSF 61 Certification for its product to be used in the US (North America Inc. Canada) Drinking Water Infrastructure 
  • Undertaken a number of installations in the UK for Yorkshire Water, Anglian Water and Wessex Water.  
  • Live Installations in Sewer and Storm drains in the UK with Anglian Water & Wessex Water 
  • Undertaken over 300 test installations in its research and development workshops. 
  • Sold exclusive license to early adopters in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan & South Africa 
  • Independent long term (50 year) creep and strain corrosion tests have been completed at WRc (Water Research Centre). This has enabled the Company to gain WRc Approved status for sewers installations 
  • Working with Anglian Water, Yorkshire Water and Severn Trent Water – on the initial commercial installations in drinking water pipes