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Picote gains WRc certification

Picote Solutions’ Brush Coating™ System, used to rehabilitate deteriorated pipelines, has been assessed and approved by WRc in the UK.

WRc is an Independent Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Growth, operating across the water, environment, gas and resource management sectors providing independent certification of products and services.

Picote was presented with the certification for the system at No-Dig Live 2018 in Peterborough, UK.

The brush coating system rehabilitates non-potable and wastewater lines for clay, concrete and cast-iron pipes in DN 50–300 and copper, steel and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes in DN 32–300.

The system uses a Picote milling machine and resin injection unit to coat the inside of the pipe with a dual colour 100 per cent solids epoxy two-part resin, DC1000E.

Brushes attached to the machine’s cable spread the resin coating, which is supplied in pre-batched cartridges, evenly over the pipe interior where it cures under ambient conditions.

Depending on the state of the host pipe, two or more layers of the resin coating can be applied to complete a full rehabilitation.

WRc said the system met all the requirements of the assessment schedule, including appearance, mechanical characteristics testing, resistance to high pressure water jetting, resistance to abrasion, product design, product, materials manufacturing and installation procedures.

“As we are growing globally, gaining WRc approved status is a major step forward for our Picote Brush Coating System as it has now been independently and successfully assessed by one of the World’s foremost wastewater systems assessment organisations,” said Picote CEO Katja Lindy-Wilkinson.

For more information visit the Picote website.

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