ePIPE® Wins UK Energy Innovation Award

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ePIPE® technology named winner in ‘Best Innovation Adopted’ Category at UK Energy Innovation Awards

Pipe Restoration Services (PRS), a joint venture between Morrison Utility Services and US-based Pipe Restoration Technologies LLC, has been named winner in the category of ‘Best Innovation Implemented or Adopted by a Contractor’ at the 2013 UK Energy Innovation Awards.

The award was presented to PRS for adapting ePIPE®, a technology initially introduced to the UK to eliminate lead contamination and leaks in water services and now being developed to extend asset life for gas riser systems.

Organized by the Energy Innovation Centre to celebrate technologies working to deliver a low carbon, sustainable and energy efficient future, this year’s awards received a record number of entries from across the UK and overseas.

Collecting the award, Keith Walker, General Manager, PRS, commented: “We’re delighted to have been chosen as the winner of this prestigious award. Replacing gas riser systems is expensive, particularly for high structures, but ePIPE represents an effective and affordable solution to increase intervention levels and enable complete systems to be sealed rather than simply the points of repair. As well as being far less expensive than replacement, the technology provides a number of benefits including increased asset intervention, increased asset life, reduced carbon footprint and reduced customer impact.”

The 2013 UK Energy Innovation Awards were presented on Thursday 25 April at The Radisson Edwardian in Manchester, UK.

About ePIPE® and Pipe Restoration Services
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, 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 ACE DuraFlo ®PurPipe®, Nu Pipe® and ePIPE®. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems in the US at (800) 359-6369 or at www.epipeinfo.com, or Pipe Restoration Services in the UK at www.piperestorationservices.co.uk

About Morrison Utility Services
Morrison Utility Services is the UK’s leading utility service provider. They work with utility company clients in the electricity, gas, water and telecommunications sectors helping them renew, refurbish and maintain their infrastructure and networks. Their vision is to be the leading utility service provider delivering a cost effective, quality service to their clients and achieving acceptable financial returns. In simple terms this means ‘delivering what we promise’ with safety as our number one business driver.