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Novel Technology for Low Cost Re-lining of Pipe Infrastructure

Objectif

We are seeking FP7 funding towards the design and development of a trenchless pipe rehabilitation system capable of adaption to a wide range of pipe relining markets. Our aim is to meet the demands of these diverse markets providing a high performance, low maintenance solution with reduced energy usage and superior operational performance which our extensive market research has validated a significant commercial interest in our objectives.
EZ-Liner offers major advantages in trenchless relining for long runs of pipe in a single operation with associated reduced labour, reduced energy costs, reduced disruption and reduced time for pipe repairs. By utilising a thermoplastic liner, instead of traditional epoxy methods, the risk of contamination from such chemicals will be eliminated. The traditional methods are labour intensive and expensive, typically €300 to €350/m2. Our method will improve relining speed by 100% achieving a target cost of €230/m2 by minimising labour. By developing a novel liner delivery system that focuses the heating and consolidation of the pipe to a narrow band we aim to reduce energy consumption by at least15%. Uniquely our design will achieve consolidation, even in pipe work with surface defects.
The system will utilise a conformable thermoplastic liner drawn through the pipe by a novel consolidating head. This will clear debris in the pipe by water jets, form the liner in the pipe and consolidate with locally produced steam providing reduced energy usage and losses. Focusing steam into a localised area avoids escape into surroundings or damaged pipe, as is prevalent in traditional methods. The system we will deliver will be safer and more robust making it simpler to operate and easier to maintain; ideally suited for the harsh environment of the pipe relining market.
The system will be primarily validated in the drinking water pipe relining industry. This validation of our technology will be undertaken by our end user partners CEPA and Gadmon.

Appel à propositions

FP7-SME-2008-2
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Coordinateur

Italian Association for Trenchless Technology
Adresse
Via Ruggero Fiore 41
00136 Roma
Italie

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Type d’activité
Other
Contact administratif
Sergio Bianchi (Dr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 277 406

Participants (12)

POLSKA FUNDACJA TECHNIK BEZWYKOPOWYCH
Pologne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 116 114,40
Adresse
Skr. Poczt. 1453
PL - 25-001 Kielce

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Anna Parka (Ms.)
TECHNITEX FARADAY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 288 825
Adresse
Arch 30 Northern Campus Incubator Altrincham Street
M1 3NJ Manchester

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Brian Mccarthy (Mr.)
SIRRIS HET COLLECTIEF CENTRUM VAN DE TECHNOLOGISCHE INDUSTRIE
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 3 780
Adresse
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Raf Snoekx (Mr.)
THE UK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 8 365
Adresse
Middle Aston House
OX25 5PT Oxfordshire

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Paul Tranter (Mr.)
ELKEDE TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN CENTRE SA

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Grèce
Adresse
12km Athens - Lamia National Road (12 Chlm Ethnikis Odou Athinon)
14452 Metamorphosi, Athens

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Konstantinos Tomazis (Mr.)
CENTRO TESSILE COTONIERO E ABBIGLIAMENTO SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 740,80
Adresse
Piazza Sant Anna 2
21052 Busto Arsizio

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Alfonso Pianezza (Dr.)
Project Building Co Ltd / Gadmon
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 284 788
Adresse
Glengall Road 57
SE15 6NF London

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Leke Osibamowo (Mr.)
C.E.P.A.- Controllo Energia e protezione Ambiente Srl
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 281 069
Adresse
Via Alessandro Scarlatti 32
80129 Naples

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Maria Di Fenza (Ms.)
LONGROCK GROUND WORKS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 201 362,50
Adresse
Highfield Nancherrow St Just
TR19 9PW Penzance Cornwall

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Jim Lowe (Mr.)
Eurocarbon B.V.
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 127 520,42
Adresse
Dr. Nolenslaan 119c
6136GM Sittard

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Stephan Voskamp (Mr.)
MEDWORKS SRL
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 539
Adresse
Piazza Tre Martiri 43
47900 Rimini

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Sergio De Vita (Dr.)
TIMCO TOOLING LIMITED

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United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 55 543,93
Adresse
Hylton Road Trading Estate
WR2 5JS Worcester

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Darrell Hardiman (Mr.)