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Lateral Lateral Lining

Key Features:

The Performance Liner® Lateral System is a unique cured in-place process that allows the installer the freedom to position the liner anywhere in the pipe by inverting through a cleanout. The liner can be directed either upstream or downstream using LMK’s patented guide shoe. In addition, this versatile system is capable of being installed in pipes under foundations, inside walls or in vertical applications. LMK’s Lateral system is truly a no dig situation for renewing lateral pipes since the entire process can be completed through a cleanout. Gasket sealing O-rings are placed at the upstream and downstream ends of the liner providing a verifiable, non-leaking lateral liner that is compatible with all types of piping.

LMK’s lateral liners also include compressible material at the upstream end of the liner, producing a smooth tapered transition to the old pipe. This process renews laterals from 4-8 inches in diameter in continuous lengths up to 130 feet. Inversion tanks come in two sizes (36 inch or 18 inch) and are equipped with a camera port so the liner can be visually inspected under pressure for proper placement prior to the liner being cured.

    ASTM F1216

    Standard practice for rehabilitation of existing pipelines and conduits by the inversion and curing of a resin-impregnated tube.

    Significance and Use

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    This practice is for use by designers and specifiers, regulatory agencies, owners, and inspection organizations who are involved in the rehabilitation of conduits through the use of a resin-impregnated tube inverted through the existing conduit. As for any practice, modifications may be required for specific job conditions.

    1. Scope

    1. This practice describes the procedures for the reconstruction of pipelines and conduits (4 to 108-in. diameter) by the installation of a resin-impregnated, flexible tube which is inverted into the existing conduit by use of a hydrostatic head or air pressure. The resin is cured by circulating hot water or introducing controlled steam within the tube. When cured, the finished pipe will be continuous and tight-fitting. This reconstruction process can be used in a variety of gravity and pressure applications such as sanitary sewers, storm sewers, process piping, electrical conduits, and ventilation systems.
    2. The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
    3. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see 7.4.2.

    2. Referenced Documents

    ASTM Standards

    1. D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
    2. D3567 Practice for Determining Dimensions of Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting Resin) Pipe and Fittings
    3. D3839 Guide for Underground Installation of Fiberglass (Glass-FiberReinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
    4. D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
    5. D5813 Specification for Cured-In-Place Thermosetting Resin Sewer Piping Systems
    6. D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
    7. D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
    8. D903 Test Method for Peel or Stripping Strength of Adhesive Bonds
    9. E797 Practice for Measuring Thickness by Manual Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Contact Method
    10. F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    AWWA Standard

    1. ManualonCleaningandLiningWaterMains,M28

    NASSCO Standard

    1. RecommendedSpecificationsforSewerCollectionSystemRehabilitation

    Index Terms

    Resin-impregnated tube; Resins; Sewer pipe (thermoplastic); Thermosetting plastic pipe/tubing/fittings; Steel pipe; Styrene; Underground installation-water supply/distribution systems; Water supply/distribution systems; Bypassing; Conduit joining system; Conduits; Curing (in pipeline/conduit rehabilitation); Drainage materials/systems; Drain/waste/vent (DWV)-thermoplastics; Epoxy resin pipe fittings; Epoxy resins; Gravity sewer pipe; Inspection; Inversion; Land drainage piping systems; Nonpressure piping; Polybutylene (PB) pipe; Polyethylene (PE) conduit; Polyethylene (PE) pipe; Poly(vinyl chloride)(PVC) conduits; Pressure pipelines/piping systems; Rehabilitation-sewerlines; Reinforced thermosetting-resin pipe (RTRP); ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)



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    Case Studies and Articles

    Insignia Gasket Sealing Technology

    The Myth, the Fact and the Legend: Insignia Hydrophilic Sealing System
    Sahar Hasan, Applications Engineer and Kristina Kiest, Director of Marketing
    Published in Trenchless International Magazine, October 2012

    Gasket Sealing Technology: A Solution to Sealing Deficiencies in Cured in-Place Pipe Lining
    Kristina Kiest and John Vose
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig March 2012

    T-Liner Main-To-Lateral Connection And Vac-A-Tee Cleanout

    A Comprehensive Understanding of ASTM F3097-15 “Standard Practice for Installation of an Outside Sewer Service Cleanout through a Minimally Invasive Small Bore Vacuum Excavation”
    Rick Gage and Amana Arayan
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig March 2016

    Sealing the Connection for Large Diameter Pipes, Trenchlessly
    Mike Czipar and Amana Arayan
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig March 2016

    Rehabilitation of the Coral Gables Wastewater Collection System
    Sahar Hasan, Mark Gulyas, and Jorge Acevedo
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig April 2014

    A Technique for Renewing a Section of Mainline Pipe while Simultaneously Renewing Multiple Service Lateral Pipes through the Use of Continuous CIPP
    Larry Keist and Sahar Hasan
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig 2012

    Lining Laterals in Las Olas
    Kristina Kiest
    Published in Trenchless Technology Magazine, October 2010

    A Comprehensive Understanding of ASTM F2561-06 “The Standard Practice for Rehabilitation of a Sewer Service Lateral and its Connection to the Main Using a One-Piece Main and Lateral Cured-in-Place Liner.”
    Larry Kiest, Jr. and Rick Gage
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig March/April 2009

    Trenchless Technologies; Quicker, Cleaner, Greener and Cheaper Ways to Get the Job Done
    Kristina Breese
    Published in the Professional Engineer, Spring 2008

    Multiple Technologies – Maximum Flow Reduction
    Northcrest-Afton Sewer Rehabilitation Project, New Castle County, Delaware

    James W. Shelton and Michael T. Harmer
    Presented at Mediterranean No-Dig, September 2007

    The Lateral Lining Market Has Arrived: Lateral Work is Being Completed in All Corners of the World with More on the Way
    Joan Blythe
    Published in Trenchless Technology Magazine, April 2007

    Trenchless Rehab from the Engineer’s Perspective
    James W. Shelton
    Published in Trenchless Technology Magazine, October 2006

    Prince William County Service Authority Project Case Study
    Shaun Flannery and Larry Kiest, Jr.
    Published 2005

    Wisconsin Raises the Bar Utilizing T-Liner
    Shaun Flannery
    Published 2003

    Fighting the Tide; Installing and Rehabilitating Sewers Using Trenchless Techniques; Boston Water & Sewer Commission
    Irene McSweeney Woodfall, P.E. and Michael Oliveira
    Conference Proceedings, NASST No-Dig 2000

    A Case Study In Infiltration Reduction through Trenchless Technology
    South Palos Township Sanitary District, Cook County, Illinois

    Aaron E Fundich, P.E. and Larry W. Kiest, Jr.
    Published March 1999

    Lateral Lining

    Local Ordinances Dictate Lateral Renewal Technologies
    Larry Kiest and Rick Gage
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig 2010

    Portland BES Advances in Sewer Maintenance and Repairs by Operating Multiple CIPP Crews
    Joe Dvorak and Larry Kiest, Jr.
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig April 2007

    Criteria for an Effective Lateral Renewal Project Utilizing Trenchless Technology
    Larry Kiest
    Presented at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), New Pipeline Technologies, 2003

    Lateral Thinking
    Keith Gribbins
    Published in Trenchless Technology Magazine, April 2002

    Lined Main Tap

    Every Lateral in Dane County gets a new Connection Using the LMK Lined Main Tap
    Kristina Kiest and Larry Kiest
    Published February 2011


    The Most Cost Effective Method for Eliminating Inflow
    Larry Kiest
    Presented at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Pipelines, 2006


    The Inspector is the Gatekeeper to a Successful CIPP Installation
    Larry Kiest, Gerry Muenchmeyer, and Amana Arayan
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig 2015

    Protocols for the Quantification of Water-Tightness of a Rehabilitated Main/Lateral Sewer Connection
    Rick Gage
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig March 2011

    Making it Stick; Contractors repairing sewer laterals with CIPP linings need to consider multiple factors that affect the quality of the lateral-to-main connection
    Larry Kiest, Jr.
    Published at the Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International, February 2006

    Verifiable Non-Leaking Connection Where No Water Migrates
    Larry Kiest and Shaun Flanery
    Presented at NASTT No-Dig 2005

    Testing Top Hat Liners and Robotic Systems for Repair of Lateral Connections
    Dr. -Ing. Bert Bosseler and Dipl.-ing. Gunther Kaltenhauser
    IKT – Institute for Underground Infrastructure, Published June 2004

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 1 – Lateral Lining Launch Tank – Outer Launch Tank

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 2 – Lateral Launch Tank – Unique Safety Features

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 2, Part 2 – Lateral Launch Tank – Mounted Components

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 3 – Camera Port

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 3, Part 2 – Camera Port Accessories

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 4 – Interior Features

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 5 – Transporting and Maneuvering the Launch Tank

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 6, Part 1 – Accessories and Tools

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 6, Part 2 – Accessories and Tools

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 7 – Lateral Launch Tank Conclusion

    Tech Team Corner: Episode 8 – Power Cure Mini Steamer

    Tech Team Corner: Special Edition – Lateral Lining Post Installation with Fuquay Inc.