ePIPE® Team Awarded Canadian Patent for In-place Pipe Restoration

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June 25, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), announced they have been awarded Canadian Patent, Brevet Canadien #2707023 by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

This patent is focused on methods and systems of the ePIPE technology that provides for an abrasive cleaning method and the placement of an internal barrier coating and leak sealing process which is applied internally in pipes while the pipes remain in-place, preventing leaks without having to use conventional repair and repiping methods. This patent covers pipes used to carry potable water, natural gas, fire sprinkler systems and drains.

“This patent, added to our existing and evolving portfolio of patents and IP supports the on-going enhancements to our technology platform both nationally and internationally” said Larry Gillanders, CEO.

Gillanders added: “We recently added a 2 hour return to service “in-place” lining material NSF 61 approved in the US and by the UK’s Secretary of State (Drinking Water Inspectorate) for use in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for use in protecting drinking water systems.

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

In Canada, Mr. Gillanders is a qualified nominee for the 2013 Manning Awards for Innovation. The ACE DuraFlo®, ePIPE® team has been twice nominated for the US National Medal of Technology and 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 process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico, Russia and Europe. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at www.epipeinfo.com