Versa-Max Fastest Clamp Contest Winner At AWWOA

Martech exhibited the TPS Versa-Max repair clamp/coupling at the 2013 AWWOA Conference in Banff on March 11-15. Call your Martech sales representative to arrange a lunch & learn session with a hands-on demonstration of the Versa-Max coupling/clamp solution.

 Versa-Max is an all-in-one product that does the job of a pipe coupling and a pipe repair clamp.

Versa-Max is an all-in-one product that does the job of a pipe coupling and a pipe repair clamp.

CONTEST RESULTS: WHO HAD the FASTEST VERSA-MAX TIME?

 Wayne Donald wins new Apple iPad 2 in the Versa-Max Fastest Clamp Contest at AWWOA.

Wayne Donald wins new Apple iPad 2 in the Versa-Max Fastest Clamp Contest at AWWOA.

With a blazingly fast install time of 14.0 seconds, Wayne Donald from Edson, Alberta proved his unassailable pipe-repair chops and won Martech’s Fastest Clamp Contest!

INTERVIEW:
 Wayne Donald and his winning Versa-Max time

We called Wayne to congratulate him on his victory and to ask him a few questions about his performance.

Q: “What did you do to prepare for your Versa-Max Fastest Clamp attempt?”
A: “Before my timed attempt started, I took a second to play with the rubber to see how it folds. I played with the bolts to see how the clamp action. Got a feel for the materials.”

Q: “As you were doing your Versa-Max install, what was going through your mind?”
A: “The biggest issue was getting the rubber in and the bolts. I didn’t rush myself, took it one step at a time. My coworker tried rush and fight with it and it slowed him down. I felt that I was doing better than the other times on the board, they seemed fairly slow to me. But I’m a younger guy, so a lot of the people there don’t have as much hands-on.”

Q: “How did it feel when Derek told you your time?”
A: “I felt pretty good to be that much faster than everyone else there. 14 seconds is fast, I was happy. I wasn’t holding my breath because I felt sure someone else would have a faster time. I could have done it faster if I did it a second time”.

Q: “Do you have any advice for new people working with a Versa-Max for the first time?”
A: “The biggest thing is: don’t fight the clamp. You don’t have to force anything, it doesn’t need a lot of physical strain. Just line up your bolts and get them lined up. I couldn’t do it that fast in a hole with a lot of mud (I don’t think I’d want to do it that fast in the mud). Definitely take your time in that situation.”

Martech would like to extend an honorable mention to Omar Safod from Syncrude. Omar placed second with a very quick Versa-Max installation time of 15.9 seconds.

Well done everyone! Thank you for testing the Versa-Max pipe repair clamp/coupling with us at AWWOA!

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

THANK YOU for YOUR SUPPORT

 Derek Traquair with Helix Labs and TPS Versa-Max at this year's AWWOA Show

Derek Traquair with Helix Labs and TPS Versa-Max at this year's AWWOA Show

Thank you for stopping by our booth to try out the new Versa-Max all-in-one repair clamp and coupling and learning about our new Helix Labs wastewater grease and odor management options.

MARTECH provides innovation for municipalities in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of their infrastructure.

We look forward to continuing our connection with you and assisting all Alberta Operators with infrastructure innovation in 2013 and beyond.

Derek Traquair (Southern Alberta) and Liang Yu (Northern Alberta) will be following up with you to advance the projects you discussed at this conference this week.

Feel free to contact Derek or Liang to arrange a meeting or learning session with you and your department.