M. Tucker & Sons has continued its commitment to diversification of its trenchless capabilities, becoming the exclusive installer of Brandenburger’s BBS.8 maintenance hole liner in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
The contractor has already successfully applied the rehabilitation solution to badly deteriorated assets in Regional Victoria, in July.
Located in Melbourne, Victoria, M. Tucker & Sons is a family-owned civil and trenchless drainage specialist with strong focus on its customers and quality assurance. With more than 30 years experience in civil and trenchless rehabilitation, the company has a track record for delivering high quality pipe rehabilitation, asset management, relining and drain cleaning projects and is repeatedly called on in situations of high technical difficulty.
M. Tucker & Sons has a suite of trenchless products at its disposal, including options for trenchless maintenance hole rehabilitation; however, with a view to diversifying its capabilities, the contractor has secured the exclusive installation rights to Brandenburger’s BBS.8 in its home state of Victoria, as well as South Australia and Tasmania.
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An innovative shaft rehabilitation product, BBS.8 is the world’s first UV maintenance hole liner with the capacity to adapt to the shape of the asset, using only air pressure, without the need to pre-measure or laser scan the asset prior. This eliminates the time required to measure the dimensions inside the structure, ultimately reducing the cost of the rehabilitation project and lead time involved in planning.
With specific installations procedures, BBS.8 is able to rehabilitate the chosen asset entirely including the bench, chamber, taper and neck in one homogenous liner, free of joints or stitching.
Brandenburger liners have been used to successfully rehabilitate assets around the world in Germany, France, Switzerland and Finland. In June, BBS.8 liner was successfully demonstrated at the International Conference of Trenchless Engineers near Krakow, Poland.
Rehabilitating Regional assets
M. Tucker & Sons has already used BBS.8 on a project in Wangaratta where 2 maintenance holes on a rising main were in desperate need of rehabilitation. The structure had suffered an extensive hydrogen sulphide (H2S) attack, a form of corrosion which can occur in wet environments and results in the presence of a dangerous gas and bad odours.
After inspecting the state of the maintenance hole, the contractor ascertained that the structure was suitable for the application of the BBS.8 liner. The resulting rehabilitation delivered a cost-effective, structural solution for the client and extended the service life of the maintenance hole for another 50 years minimum.
Excitingly, the addition of the Brandenburger liner to its existing toolbox of trenchless solutions means that, in conjunction with UV GRP mainline liners, M. Tucker & Sons can supply a structural rehabilitation solution for an entire sewer system.
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This article appeared in the October edition of Trenchless Australasia. Access the digital copy of the magazine here.