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kwik-ZIP shares the details of a project in Western Australia where its spacers were installed to facilitate the slip-lining of a wastewater pressure main.

kwik-ZIP’s products DNA is made up of versatility, simple installation and ease of use for contractors. It was these traits in which Rob Carr turned to kwik-ZIP for its project in Gosnells, Western Australia.

The kwik-ZIP HDXT-103 spacers were installed to facilitate the slip-lining of a mild steel cement mortar lined (MSCL) wastewater pressure main into a RC Jacking pipe, running under a rail line for the Gosnells Main Pumping Station Wastewater Pressure Main Realignment project. 

Rob Carr project manager Marie Piette saluted kwik-ZIP’s and its innovative spacers.

“The MSCL pipes insertion is making good progress despite a challenging environment, with production efficiency notably enhanced by the simplicity of installation of the Kwik-Zip spacers,” she said.

The simple and efficient installation process did not require any special tools or any requirement to pre-wrap the pipe.  

kwik-ZIP spacers have no metal parts and are made from the company’s engineered thermoplastic blend with high flexural strength, high temperature resistance, low co-efficient of friction, abrasion resistance and outstanding chemical resistance.

Integrated rubber grip pads under collars to help prevent slippage as well as kwik-ZIP’s spacers load sharing suspension system allow heavy loads to be shared across multiple runners reducing point loading and increasing the overall load capacity of the spacer.

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kwik-ZIP spacers are versatile and easy to use, which makes them a product of choice on the market. Image: kwik-ZIP

kwik-ZIP’s series of spacers caters to a range of carrier and casing pipe size combinations. It also provides contractors and installers flexibility to deal with project alterations. 

In Australia, kwik-ZIP’s HDXT and HDX Series spacers have been appraised by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) against the requirements of WSAA product specification number PS-324 (casing spacers).

The WSA PS-324 product specification prescribes casings spacer requirements for correct protection of carrier pipes when installed inside casings.

The spacer and centraliser manufacturer and supplier was established in 2000 following the development of the industry’s first patented non-metallic plastic bow spring centralisers.

Since then kwik-ZIP spacers have been making waves in the industry, and the company has been producing and marketing centraliser and spacer products for wider use.

Over the years, the kwik-ZIP team has developed and been awarded patents on various other centraliser and spacer products for applications in many industries including production drilling, trenchless pipeline installations and ground engineering just to name a few.

Today, kwik-ZIP manufactures and supplies a centraliser and spacer system for a wide range of industry sectors including production well drilling, trenchless pipeline, horizontal directional drilling, ground engineering and the general civil and construction markets.

Like all of kwik-ZIP’s products, the HDX/HDXT spacer system series are aligned with the company’s ethos to provide simple, cost-effective, and high-quality solutions.

kwik-ZIP General Manager Paul Jeffreys said that it was an honor for the company to be part of such major projects.

“kwik-ZIP is proud to be supplying products to such a well-respected Australian business in Rob Carr, who are considered one of the pioneers in microtunnelling in Australia and a leader in utilities infrastructure construction,” he said.

For more information, visit kwik-ZIP’s website.

This article featured in the April edition of Trenchless Australasia. 

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