Clancy using new trenchless innovation on Anglian contract
Clancy has invested in a new trenchless pipe-lining innovation capable of repairing faults up to five times more quickly than traditional solutions.
The compact no-dig system uses an integrated keyhole camera to identify defects within wastewater pipes. Operatives then remotely guide a resin-impregnated liner into place to patch the fault, before curing the material with LED technology.
The LED system uses the wavelength of blue light (450nm) to rapidly harden the vinylester repair patch at a rate of one meter per minute. Using the technology through its contracting partnership with Anglian Water, Clancy’s teams can complete repairs that would have previously taken 12 hours in as little as two hours.
As well as enabling Clancy to undertake multiple repairs daily, it also eliminates the risk of utility strikes during digging and the need for reinstatement.
Ronan Clancy, associate director at Clancy, said: “Our ‘keyhole surgery’ for pipes is a perfect example of innovation applied meaningfully to deliver real benefits, not only for Anglian Water’s customers but to members of the public who experience less disruption.
“It’s currently revolutionising our productivity in treating wastewater pipes, but we’re also supporting its approval for use on the water network where it has huge potential to increase resilience and tackle leakage.”
Paul Gibbs, director of water recycling at Anglian Water, added: “While our customers may not be able to see the trenchless pipe-lining system in action, they are certainly reaping the rewards of this latest innovation. We will continue to collaborate with Clancy to embrace technologies that are transforming the modern water industry by unlocking smarter, more efficient services.”
Read our WWT Explains report on trenchless pipe repair and renovation here
- MP Field writes to Ofwat to question companies' pension cuts Frank Field, the chairman of parliament's Work and Pensions Committee, has written to Ofwat to question Anglian Water and... Read More >
- Anglian Water and farmers join forces for Slug It Out campaign A campaign to help farmers reduce the amount of pesticides that end up in reservoirs has been launched by Anglian Water.... Read More >
- Anglian Water reacts to Ofwat and Government challenges Anglian Water has announced moves to boost transparency and customer confidence in response to recent warnings to the... Read More >
- Is it time for trenchless? Could the regulator's leakage and customer experience challenges lead water companies to fully embrace trenchless... Read More >
- Making the case for trenchless pipe pulling Simon Drain, managing director of Kobus Services Ltd, shines a spotlight on the scale of the pipe repair problem in the UK... Read More >
- Specifying the right trenchless products Innovative new products, systems and methods of trenchless repair are being launched all the time. Glenn Cartledge,... Read More >
- Pipe liner does the trick for mending rising main A trenchless solution was found for a rising main sewer in Norfolk which had suffered from repeated bursts Read More >
- Project Focus: Trenchless sewer rehab at Wessex Water Trenchless techniques are being used by Wessex Water and its contractors for both large scale operations and small... Read More >