ePIPE® and NU PIPE® are protected under US patents #7160574, #7517409, #7858149, #8033242, #8206783, #8343579, #8354140, #8399813, #8524320, #8696823, #8795768, #8887660, #8895905, #9273815, #9352357, #9446429, Canadian Patents #2707023, #2674439, and European Patent #2099581 with an ongoing international portfolio of improvements.
Patents #8524320 and #9273815 focus on the reduction of lead leaching into drinking water, and corresponding patent applications have also been filed in other geographies including the European Union.
Pinhole leaks are one of the nation's leading causes of water loss. The American Water Works Association estimates that approximately 5 to 10 percent of American homes have water leaks that can drip away 90 gallons a day or more. ePIPE patented leak protection technology restores piping in-place, preventing pinhole leaks from occurring, saving millions of gallons of water per year. In California alone, it is estimated the ePIPE installers save nearly 14.5 million gallons of water annually with the application of the ePIPE process and technology in potable water piping systems. To read more, click here.
The ACE Duraflo® ePIPE® team has been twice nominated for the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
The National Medal of Technology is the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the President of the United States on America's leading Innovators.
Supporters of the ePIPE® nomination for this honor included Dr. Marc Edwards, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Virginia Tech. Dr. Edwards has been honored by the White House with a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship.
Larry Gillanders has been qualified as a candidate for the 2013 and 2014 Manning Awards for Innovation. Since 1982, The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation has been recognizing and supporting Canadian innovators of all ages. Eligibility is based on Canadian resident citizens demonstrating recent innovative talent in developing and successfully marketing a new concept, process or procedure.
In December 2013, the EU will adopt the new World Health Organization (WHO) quality standard for lead in drinking water of 10 μg/l (ppb). Canada also follows the 10 μg/l (ppb) limit. The USEPA has adopted guidelines with a quality standard for lead in drinking water set at 15 μg/l.
ePIPE® has been engineered as an effective long term solution for preventing lead leaching into the drinking water supply from inline lead components such as lead pipes and fittings containing lead.
ePIPE® has gained approval from the UK Secretary of State under Regulation 31 of the Water Supply (Water Quality), in the US under NSF Std. 61, and Belgaqua in Belgium.
For more information on ePIPE® Lead-Free, Leak-Free™ Pipe Protection and lead remediation services, click here.
UK-WRAS and UK Secretary of State Approval. NSF/ANSI Standard 61 approved. A 2 hour service return is a breakthrough in the in-place restoration of small diameter drinking water pipes - making us a leader in fast water pipe repair services.
On April 25th, 2013, ePIPE was named winner in the category of ‘Best Innovation Implemented or Adopted by a Contractor’ at the 2013 UK Energy Innovation Awards in Manchester, UK. The award was received by Keith Walker on behalf of Pipe Restoration Services 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.
ePIPE was awarded 2nd place in the 'Selected Products' category at the Construmat Fair in Barcelona in 2013. This year, the Construmat fair, held at the Fira de Barcelona, was about new technological developments for building solutions. More than 140 national and international companies were selected for the awards. The patented ePIPE system received a special mention by the prestigious jury, who appreciated the ability to minimize the impact on time and cost by restoring pipes in-place.
Corrosion of military equipment and infrastructure costs approximately $20 billion every year, and the DoD is looking for new solutions for personnel who procure, use, and maintain military material, equipment, and facilties/infrastructure.
ePIPE has proudly restored piping systems for the US Navy, the Army Corp of Engineers and other branches of military.
For more information about our pipe restoration services, including slab leak and copper, corroded and water pipe repair in California, Texas, Washington DC and throughout the US, contact us or find an installer in your area.