February 2022 Vol. 77 No. 2

Rehab Technology

Rehab News

New ASTM Standard for Cleaning Vitrified Clay Sanitary Sewer Pipelines 

ASTM International has published C1920-21 Standard Practice for Cleaning of Vitrified Clay Sanitary Sewer Pipelines (C1920-21) – the first standard ever for cleaning municipal sanitary sewer lines. 

Scheduled cleaning increases the service life of any sewer, while ensuring design capacity is maintained. Vitrified clay is the only pipe material that has this type of standard. 

It works in accord with EPA guidelines and CMOM on reducing overflows and defines the Standard Operating Procedure for cleaning sewer pipelines. This standard helps assure system owners and contract managers that their pipelines are restored to a minimum of 95-percent operational design capacity. 

For a copy of the standard, visit the Publications page of the ASTM website. 

Defined and set by ASTM, over 12,800 of its standards operate globally, improving the lives of millions every day. Combined with ASTM’s innovative business services, these standards enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use. 


ASTM International, (610) 832-9500, astm.org 


Madewell Hosts Manhole Rehabilitation School 

Madewell Products Corporation is hosting a collaborative educational event with Prime Resins, Inc., dedicated to Manhole Rehabilitation. Planned for March 16–17, 2022, eight subject matter experts from the two companies will instruct the class for specifying engineers, municipal owners, and utility contractors. 

The morning of the first day will feature guest expert Tim Back, of Back Municipal Consulting, Cincinnati, Ohio. An authority on manhole rehabilitation and condition assessment, he will speak about the economic relevance of getting the assessment right for each individual structure, versus a project plan built on one-solution-fits-all. 

Back is a NASSCO Master Trainer, contributing author, and chair of NASSCO’s Manhole Rehabilitation Guideline Specification. 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will earn a Certificate of Accomplishment and 17 hours of pre-approved PDH credits (1.7 CEUs) from The University of Texas at Arlington/CUIRE. 

Based near Atlanta in Alpharetta, Ga., Madewell is the developer and manufacturer of restoration mortars and corrosion-resistant protective coatings under the branded Mainstay® process. A Madewell-exclusive, Mainstay involves an application technique of applying the epoxy layer directly to green mortar for a timesaving, single curing process that eliminates defects and extends the lifecycle of the structure. 


Madewell Products Corporation, (800) 741-8199, madewell.net 


PointMan Protects Pipes, the Public, and Penguins at Tulsa Zoo 

The Tulsa Zoo has adopted a product of ProStar, world leader in precision mapping solutions, to improve the management and maintenance of critical infrastructure and help protect over 3,000 animals living at the 85-acre zoo. 

ProStar’s flagship product, PointMan, is designed to significantly improve the workflow processes and business practices associated with the lifecycle management of critical infrastructure assets, both above and below the surface. Offered as Software as a Service (SaaS), PointMan seamlessly connects the field with the office and provides the ability to precisely capture, record, display, and manage critical infrastructure, including roads, railways, pipelines, and utilities. 

“We have a nearly 100-year-old facility that functions very much like a city within a city. It is dynamic, with over 3,000 animals and a spiderweb of buried pipes and utilities,” said Cody Dunkin, operations manager for the Tulsa Zoo. 

“The fact that all of our critical infrastructure data can now be stored in one place and is easily accessible when and where we need it provides a technology that we can’t afford to live without.” 

ProStar is a software development company specializing in patented cloud and mobile precision mapping solutions focused on the critical infrastructure industry. 


ProStar, (970) 683-5530, prostarcorp.com 


Jeremy Alexander Joins Sprayroq as President 

Jeremy Alexander was named the new president Sprayroq, a national industry leader in spray-applied resin technology for structural rehabilitation and corrosion protection of water, wastewater, and other industrial infrastructure assets. 

With an outstanding reputation for leadership development, process management, and strategic vision, he is uniquely qualified to provide hands-on support and the guidance necessary to maintain and build upon Sprayroq’s momentum. 

Previously, Jeremy was the director of marketing at Line-X, LLC, a global leader in polyurea, polyurethane, UV, and intumescent protective coatings development. There, he successfully led the planning and execution of all marketing efforts across retail, industrial, fleet services, and international sales channels. 

The addition of Alexander comes on the heels of the firm’s recent brand transformation, including an entirely new visual identity,  
launch of a new website, and relocation of its corporate headquarters. 

“We are confident that Jeremy’s strong business development focus will uncover new opportunities and accelerate the growth of Sprayroq’s ongoing evolution,” said Mark Corr, president and CEO of parent company, Signet LLC. 


Sprayroq Inc., (205) 957-0200, sprayroq.com 

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