Helix Labs And TPS Versa-Max At BCWWA 2013 Show In Kelowna

 Matt Jones and Glenn Votkin with the Martech exhibit at BCWWA in Kelowna.

Matt Jones and Glenn Votkin with the Martech exhibit at BCWWA in Kelowna.

Matt Jones and Glenn Votkin talked with utility managers and operators at the BCWWA Conference earlier this week. Matt and Glenn were showing Helix Labs biological grease & odor management products and the new TPS Versa-Max pipe repair clamp/coupling.

If you work on sewer line, lift station or water line maintenance and repair – don’t wait for BCWWA’s next conference in 2014 to try Helix Labs grease & odor management or Versa-Max pipe repair clamp/coupling.

Contact us and ask Martech to hook you up with a trial order package!


ADDRESSING GREASE BUILDUP IN YOUR SEWER LINES

Grease. if it’s not treated as solid waste, it’s dumped into your water treatment system when home owners and commercial businesses rinse grease down their drains with hot water!

 Photo: Examples from Canada and the United States of grease, fats and oil buildup restricting the flow of wastewater in sewer lines.

Photo: Examples from Canada and the United States of grease, fats and oil buildup restricting the flow of wastewater in sewer lines.

Liquid grease solidifies at 13°C (55°F), floats on water and adheres to sewer lines. Grease buildup in sewer pipelines reduces the capacity of the line and restricts the flow of wastewater (increasing the risk of overflow). Grease layers that break off can create total plugs downstream (creating a sanitary overflow event!).

HELIX LABORATORIES

Helix Labs is a science-based company with an environmentally friendly philosophy.

Helix Labs produces biological alternatives to jetting, vacuuming and other mechanical grease removal methods. The Helix bacteria literally “eat the grease problem for breakfast”.

 Photo: Example of lift station BEFORE rapid grease buildup problem (12" of grease vacuumed off every week) and AFTER Helix Labs 'shock dosage' of grease eating bacteria.

Photo: Example of lift station BEFORE rapid grease buildup problem (12" of grease vacuumed off every week) and AFTER Helix Labs 'shock dosage' of grease eating bacteria.

WHAT IS BIO-AUGMENTATION?

Adding helpful bacteria to enhance the performance of biological systems in wastewater is called bio-augmentation. Typical areas where bio-augmentation is applied are:

  • Reducing and controlling F.O.G. build-up
  • Eliminating odors
  • Promoting biological stability in wastewater systems

Helix Labs bacteria consumes Fats, Oils, Grease (FOG) buildup in wastewater pipeline and lift stations. Using Helix Labs bacteria is similar to maintaining a swimming pool:

  1. An initial SHOCK dosage
  2. Ongoing MAINTENANCE dosage
  3. Delivering a subsequent SHOCK dosage if required

The result: dramatic reductions in grease buildup! On a typical sewer line or lift station, the time between jetting or vacuum service is increased from once every 30 days to once every 6 months.


VERSA-MAX PIPE REPAIR at BCWWA 2013

Versa-Max is an all-in-one product that does the job of a pipe coupling and a pipe repair clamp. Martech showed off the TPS Versa-Max repair clamp/coupling at the 2013 BCWWA Conference in Kelowna on April 20-24.

CONTEST: HOW FAST CAN YOU INSTALL A VERSA-MAX?

Visit our booth during the BCWWA trade show and try your hand installing a Versa-Max!

  1. Start with your VersaMax closed and nuts finger-tight.
  2. Loosen the nuts to the end of the bolts (removing the nuts is not necessary, doing that will only slow you down!)
  3. Open the clamp
  4. Position the Versa-Max on the pipe
  5. Make sure the end of the gasket slides into place under the internal positioning plate then close the clamp around the pipe
  6. Close the compression beam over the lug assembly
  7. Tighten all four nuts with your fingers.
  8. FINISHED!

Best installation time WINS THE PRIZE – a new Apple iPad 2 ($529 value) for the fastest Versa-Max installer!

Are you keen on pipe repair? Watch this Versa-Max installation video before you come to the BCWWA trade show and wow us with your speed and skill!


Visit Matt Jones from Martech at BCWWA Booth #810 for a hands-on demonstration of the Versa-Max coupling/clamp solution.