Case Study: IN-SERIES Install

A Series installation of 5 Smart Locks

Unable to close the road where it intersects with the main bridge crossing the Taruheru River. The Gisborne District Council needed a solution to reinstate their sewer asset and stop the road from collapse. After looking at all possible alternatives the engineers settled on the Smart Lock system.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

On the busy intersection of Pell Street in Gisborne, New Zealand where the bridge crossing the Taruheru River begins, a large section of DN525 sewer pipe was missing. This caused a substantial void underneath the roads surface, which would cause great risk if left unnoticed.

The council required a product that could urgently seal the void and return the strength and structual intergrity back to the pipe, with minimal disruption occuring to the roads and the local community.
Smart Lock was chosen to achive this goal, as the installation of its solution only required access to the manhole, allowing the bridge to remain open.

Five Smart Locks were placed in a series throughout the pipe before the steel road plates were removed. Smart Lock – working with Reline NZ – then filled the void and reinstated the road surface with confidence that the sewer retic was fully sealed, structually sound and back to its working order.

Numerous local council representatives, governments and road agencies attended the site to observe the projects process. Smart Lock is proud to have worked with Reline NZ and is pleased with the teams work and safety management during the project, which had to deal with the added challenge of an earthquake occuring during operations.

 

PROJECT DETAILS

Project: Seal and return the structual integrity to a DN525 sewer pipe.
End User:Gisborne District Council
Contractor:Reline NZ
Country:New Zealand
Construction area:Road
Installation period:May 2020
Area of application:Sewer Line
Number of seals:5
Nominal DN (mm):DN525
Challenge:Top of pipe missing/Busy Intersection

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