Gold Coast pipe repair company launches new facility to meet international demand
Nuflow, a Gold Coast based pipe repair company, has developed a unique system of relining domestic and main pipes from the inside, eliminating the need for digging or excavation, saving time and money.
The company will quadruple its production space from 200m² to 800m², increasing its production tenfold, and will employ an extra eight people on top of the existing 30 strong workforce.
Nuflow recently won a two year contract with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in India to reline around 5km of pipe in the city which has spurred on some of the bigger developments in the company.
Nuflow managing director Ed Ahern says while the contract required the company to increase its size and output, it would also allow them to pursue more domestic council related work.
“Our in-house polymer engineers have custom designed a specific material and composite liner for the job that will repair a rising sewer main in Mumbai,” he says.
“It’s a very complex contract in a huge city with other factors such as a heavy wet season, so we are sending our own technicians over to manage the process and will train up local labour to complete the installation. This is a major coup for the company and will complement the increase in activity we already have on a national scale.”
The technology essentially creates a pipe within a pipe that structurally repairs all types of water and sewage pipes, from high pressure water service mains able to withstand long term pressure of up to 1,800kpa, as well as domestic sewage and water applications.
Ed says the usual way to fix broken pipes is to dig them up, but that can be costly and in some cases take weeks, causing all sorts of inconvenience and surface damage.
“Using the latest CCTV camera equipment we pinpoint the exact location of blocked, leaking or damaged pipes, clear them then use our innovative equipment and products to reline them,” he says.
“Relining can be carried out on all kinds of pipes, including clay pipes that are clogged by tree roots, even when a section of pipe is missing. It’s not only ideal for fixing problems that arise with ageing infrastructure as experienced by councils all over the world, but also for pre-house purchase and home renovation inspections.”
Established in 2004, the company is the only one in Australasia to manufacture all its own relining products and specialty installation equipment.
Ed says relining pipes makes them stronger than they were before and can even address difficult joins, bends and dead ends.
For more information visit www.nuflow.net or call 1800 683 569.