Hap Witmer, general manager of Abel Recon, part of the Abel Companies of Mountville, Pa., announced the formal expansion of its infrastructure rehabilitation services firm into Ohio. The company will provide structural rehabilitation services to Ohio municipalities, DOT agencies, utilities and industrial firms as licensed applicators of Sprayroq, spray-applied polyurethane liners and Reline America UV cured-in-place-pipeline (CIPP) products.
"As budgets get increasingly tighter, municipalities and various agencies are looking for more cost-effective means to deal with their aging infrastructure. They are becoming more and more open to trying innovative trenchless technology methods to solve their problems. With the great success we've had installing spray-applied polyurethanes and CIPP for our clients in the Mid Atlantic region we knew that our experience could be of great benefit to other nearby regions who are experiencing the burdens of fixing their assets but needing to do so in a highly efficient and minimally disruptive manner," says Witmer.
Asset owners of various water and wastewater infrastructure in Ohio will now be able to access some of the latest trenchless technology solutions that can provide up to a 50-year asset life extension, save time, money and disruption to the community and deliver an exceptional return on investment.
"The Blue-Tek system they utilize requires a minimal amount of equipment so there's significantly less impact to the community. But one of the biggest benefits to Abel Recon's CIPP technology is that the liner is made ready at the factory to spec and during the installation we have the ability to view the pipe rehabilitation before it cures. This helps insure a successful installation and the best possible outcome for our projects," says Kevin Penoza, civil engineer II, New Castle County, Del., Department of Special Services.
Since its expansion, the company has performed manhole and filter tank rehabilitation for Earnhardt Hill, Ohio to resolve extreme hydrogren sulfide deterioration and erosion common to wastewater structures by utilizing Spraywall by Sprayroq, a structural polyurethane.
They have demonstrated the Reline America UV CIPP technology for the City of Akron, Ohio, installing an 8-in. diameter liner in a VCP mainline that had structural defects. A culvert project near Alvada, Ohio, for the DOT enabled ABEL RECON to showcase a “green” solution with Sprayroq's Sprayshield Green II, a bio-based spray-applied polyurethane. The purpose of this installation was to provide a protective corrosion barrier to two, 90-ft long, 13-ft wide by 8-ft tall sheet plate culverts that are located underneath Ohio Route 23.
Source: Abel Recon