INTRODUCING THE ULTRAFLEX LINER
1 May 2015, News release from Jetchem Systems Ltd
Jetchem and Superjet bring you the Ultraflex and Middleflex liner
Collect Lining materials from your local depot
Jetchem and Superjet are one of the largest suppliers of water jetting machines and equipment in the UK and stock a range of lining equipment and materials supplied by their partners, Re-Tec, such as the Viking Lateral Cutter and the Liner Jet sluice. Lining materials, which include the Re-Tec Patch lining kits, which recently successfully passed the WRc long term hydrostatic test, are available to buy in kits or bulk from all Jetchem and Superjet depots. Depots are located across the country for ‘over the counter sales’ or by ordering for next day delivery. Jetchem and Superjet are now excited to bring to the UK a new range of liners from the Re-Tec brand.
Re-Tec – who we are
Re-Tec, who are a manufacturer and supplier of lining equipment and materials, with products having been tried, tested and proven for over 15 years in Sweden. Partnering with Jetchem and Superjet to become the exclusive dealers for the UK market in 2013. Jetchem and Superjet are ideally positioned in the marketplace with 6 nationwide trade counter depots located in London, South Wales, Midlands, South Yorkshire, North West and the North East. With the addition of an online shop and next day delivery options. Each Jetchem & Superjet branch carries a full range of Lining materials and equipment including the patch lining materials.
Introducing the Ultraflex Liner
There is a varied selection of liners available on the market, all designed to cope with different challenges the installer faces. Ultraflex is a dimension change liner and offers a solution to some of these challenges (see image liner jet).
The Ultraflex liner has a unique design, incorporating a stitched and welded seam which allows the liner to stretch from a smaller to a larger diameter using controlled pressure. The coating of the liner is polyeurythene (PU) and can withstand heat up to 80 degrees
Bends? Not a problem…
The complex design also means the Ultraflex liner is suitable for pipelines with bends of up to 90 degrees giving a smooth and wrinkle free finish (see image of Ultraflex 90 degree bend).
Three versions are available for pipe diameters from 70mm up to 225mm.
Also available to the UK market is the Re-Tec Middleflex liner, which has proved to be a trusted inversion liner across Scandinavia for a number of years. Incorporating a similar stitched and welded seam design to Ultraflex. The liner can be inverted at 0.5 bar to give a 4.5mm cured liner, with the ability to increase pressure to reduce the thickness. Middleflex also has a PU coating that can withstand heat.
Both liners are available now from any local Jetchem and Superjet depot or by ordering online or over the phone for convenient delivery.
The Re-Tec Liner Jet
Airtank or Water tower?
If the installer is looking to invert a long length of liner, an inversion tank can be used. The length of liner is dependent on the size of the tank and generally a length over 40m can be an issue as the tanks start to become too big to transport.
Inverting a long length of liner, say 80m of 150mm diameter is made simple by using the Liner Jet 150. The liner is wet out and pushed into the sluice and inverted straight into the pipe (see liner jet in use image).
For larger diameter pipes the installer may decide to build a water tower from scaffold. This has time scale and health & safety issues. The larger model, the Liner Jet 300 is designed to cope with liners up to 300mm diameter.
Both sizes of liner jet can be easily transported and are ideal for work-sites in tight places, whether the access is at the rear of a building or down a tight alley, the liner jet can be carried by one man.
If you are interested in seeing the Re-Tec Liner and equipment, come along to one of the local depots. Open workshops are held monthly and all the material is available to see. For more details contact your local branch.