Nu Flow understands that building owners are legally responsible for the health and safety of residents and the need for pipe renewal solutions that are certified and safe for the public. Nu Flow Technologies proudly manufactures our products in North America, which allows us greater quality control, timely manufacturing of products to meet project requirements and deadlines, as well as the ability to continue R&D improvements. Please read more about the Nu Line epoxy barrier coating solution below to see the advantage.
Nu Line technology provides the prevention and transmission of diseases like legionella, which is a major cause for concern with pipe corrosion and water temperatures.
Nu Flow Technologies has nearly 30 years experience restoring systems with blown-in epoxy barrier coatings (Nu Line). The system is applicable for use in host pipes consisting of metal, iron, steel and concrete with diameters ranging from 1/2″ to 10 and above.
Established in 1987, American Pipe Lining (acquired by Nu Flow Technologies in 2005) began employing its epoxy pipe lining technology as a sole source contractor to the United States Navy aboard its carrier vessels. The ships’ copper-nickel waste transfer and discharge piping systems were subjected daily to extremely corrosive salt water and chemical environments. Piping showed significant deterioration after only a few years of being replaced with new pipe. In shared efforts with the Naval Research Laboratory (VA), American Pipe Lining developed a suitable epoxy system
The Nu Flow Technologies Nu Line process sandblasts the pipe system to eliminate all scale, corrosion, and buildup in the pipe, which is a harbor for organisms such as legionella to multiply. Without fully removing the nebulas, the likelihood of biofilm forming and organisms returning is very likely.
After cleaning the system, the Nu Line then coats the entire pipework with a barrier coating that has received all necessary testing and approvals and does not allow for scale, tuberculation and consequently organisms to find a safe harboring for growth.
Although all strains of the legionella bacteria can be killed easily and quickly within 3 minutes by exposure to temperatures of 70°C (158°F), the Nu Line process avoids the need to spike water temperatures to unsafe levels.
According to Parachute Canada, a national organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives, there is a major cause for concern when dealing with water at 140°F (60°C) as it can cause third-degree burns in children in one second and adults in five seconds.
High temperatures may seem like the best solution but the consequences may do more harm than good. Another alternative can be to kill the organisms with bactericidal compounds containing silver and copper.
Nu Flow Technologies understands the responsibilities building owners and organizations have with regards to ensuring clean and safe water, which is why we work closely with property owners, engineers, and municipalities to offer specialized technologies to renew systems.