Collex Nodig's New Pipe
AT the recent Pipes Wagga 2001 Collex NoDig Pty Ltd unveiled a new lining product to complement its existing range of rehabilitation technologies. This product, known as Berolina, is manufactured in Germany by BKP Berolina, a firm with over 35 years experience in the design and manufacture of GRP products.
BKP Berolina has supplied this product to many parts of Europe a number of years, though the field demonstration in Wagga was the first installation in Australia. Approximately 400m of 150mm diameter liner was installed during the show and the equipment and crew impressed a large delegation of suppliers, contractors and government bodies.
cured in place liners are expected to achieve wide market acceptance in
Australia if European trends are any indication. Although these systems
have been available for less than 10 years, they now hold roughly 50
percent of the German market and this figure is growing on the back of
high levels of quality and performance, despite the extremely competitive
nature of the market.
steps in the Berolina system are:
is possible for a crew of only three people to install up to two runs a
day, with a maximum length of more than 200m per run. In addition, it is
possible to line not only round but ovoid cross sections in diameters of
150-800mm. Each liner is delivered according to the stiffness class
specified for each individual project.
Berolina system offers a proven 50-year design life, structural integrity,
computer-controlled installation and data generation and minimal site
imprint. Collex No-Dig md and founder Trevor Groeneveld believes that the
Berolina significantly outperforms every other lining process on the
market today. He is confident that the high and increasing popularity of
this system on the global market will be echoed in the Australian market.
believes that the Berolina system is a significant addition to the range
of rehabilitation options offered by Collex NoDig in Australasia, as it is
important for a true rehabilitation specialist to offer a range of
solutions to suit different conditions and states of pipe deterioration.
The company has branches in Sydney and Melbourne, and is planning to open a branch in Brisbane within the next year.
Article published with permission
from Greg Keane of Construction Contractor.