When the Going Gets Tough …

Industrial effluent can be very hard on sewer pipes and on process piping.  Industries generate all manner of harsh products including acids, alkaline solutions, solvents, petroleum products, and organic and inorganic compounds.

Some commercial applications are likewise abundant in corrosive sewage.  Restaurants routinely discharge grease, food waste, and very hot water into their sewers.  Many laundry services discharge high temperature water and harsh detergent and chemicals, as do some car washes.

Such industrial and commercial applications call for a liner that will withstand extreme conditions.  Formadrain has such a liner.

Formadrain’s industrial liners are made with a bi-directional weave fiberglass specifically designed for use with Formapox 301.  

Formapox 301 is a proprietary epoxy resin specially formulated to withstand the most severe industrial and commercial applications, and at temperatures of up to 250°F/120°C.  It is used for spot repairs and for full-length rehabilitation of pipes ranging in diameter from 2 inches (50 mm) to 48 inches (1200 mm).  

Once in place, the liner is steam cured for two hours.  Unlike less severe applications where Formapox 101 or Durapox can be used, Formapox 301 requires a longer cure to ensure a chemically and structurally sound repair.  Steam curing assures a full cure to maximum hardness, regardless of the ambient temperature.  

The completed liner is thin yet extremely strong.  Formapox 301 liners are ICC-ES certified (PMG-1203) and they exceed ASTM 1216 flexion and tension standards by five times.  A 13,000-hour creep test conducted by CATT determined a 50-year modulus of flexural elasticity of Formadrain liners.

Because the liner conforms to the contours of the host pipe, transitions are seamless.  Even missing sections of pipe and offsets can be effortlessly handled with Formadrain liners.  The liners will easily negotiate Y’s, T’s, and bends of up to 90 degrees. The tapered ends bind to the host pipe to make the liner entirely watertight.  

Like all Formadrain resins, Formapox 301 is a green product containing zero VOCs.

Formapox 301 has been successfully used in a number of industrial applications such as:

Formadrain provides liners to meet even the toughest challenges.

To find out why more and more contractors and municipalities choose Formadrain’s no-dig solution for pipe rehabilitation, contact Bruce Stevenson, Business Development Manager, at 1-888-450-3986 or email Bruce@formadrain.com or download our free info pack.