WHERE TO USE SMART LOCK

The ultimate no
dig pipe repair.

A permanent point repair that has no rival in restoring back the pipe structure. Left with a smooth bore stainless steel internal surface that is free of tooth rails and bulky locking mechanisms. The Smart Lock is the ultimate repair.

WHERE TO USE SMART LOCK

The ultimate no
dig pipe repair

A permanent point repair that has no rival in restoring back the pipe structure. Left with a smooth bore stainless steel internal surface that is free of tooth rails and bulky locking mechanisms. The Smart Lock is the ultimate repair.

Fast fixes in difficult
circumstances.

CRACKED AND BROKEN PIPES.
Sealing off pipe areas that are compromised or in a state of progressing pipe failure in 20 minutes. Full pipe rehabilitation is achieved, alleviating on-going infiltration and exfiltration with the pipe structure and integrity restored.

ROOT INFILTRATION.
After the tree roots are removed by a water jet or robotic cutter, they are still required to be sealed off internally. Usually, a difficult situation to resolve however the unique silicate resin transfer capability applied to the fiberglass mating not only forms a hardened gasket when compressed but also fills in the cracks and voids, sealing the space around the tree roots.

ABANDONED JUNCTIONS.
The advantage of using a Smart Lock to seal off an unwanted branch is best in class as it leaves a smooth, uninterrupted internal stainless steel surface. Perfect for future relining. This method provides a no dig solution, sealing the branch internally, preventing the possible entry of concrete due to future construction works. It also is a structural barrier for tree roots that may grow inside the disused lateral preventing future root intrusions into the main line.

Fast fixes in difficult
circumstances.

CRACKED AND BROKEN PIPES
Sealing off pipe areas that are compromised or in a state of progressing pipe failure in 20 minutes. Full pipe rehabilitation is achieved alleviating on, going infiltration and exfiltration with the pipe structure and integrity restored.

ROOT INFILTRATION
After the tree roots are removed by a water jet or robotic cutter, they are still required to be sealed off internally. Usually, a difficult situation to resolve however the unique silicate resin transfer capability applied to the fiberglass mating not only forms a hardened gasket when compressed but also fills in the voids and space around the tree root voids.

ABANDONED JUNCTIONS
The advantage of the use of the Smart Lock to seal off on an unwanted branch is best in class. Providing a no dig solution sealing the branch internally prevents the entry of concrete due to future construction works. It also is a structural barrier for tree roots that may grow inside the disused lateral preventing future root intrusions into the main line.

When wouldn’t you
use a Smart Lock?

Introducing the Smart Patch

Whilst a Smart Lock is the gold standard in pipe repair, there are certain circumstances where it is not the right ‘tool for the job’. In these rare situations you might need to turn to our Smart Patch, or look to us for advice on the best way to achieve your repair.

Some situations require consideration for the use of a Smart Lock.

INSUFFICIENT ACCESS
The installation of a Smart Lock requires a pit or manhole large enough to accommodate the installation trolley. This includes the pit lid opening and sometimes the removal of a limited number of step ions. Where a concrete chase inhibits the placement of the installation trolley into the pipe opening, a small section of the concrete chase may be required to be removed. A decision to perform the process from the other end of the pipe may be a good option. This is common on a sewer junction manhole. Where the only access is an inspection shaft it is not possible to install a Smart Lock. A small section of the pipe may be removed to allow temporary trolley access. This is possible to achieve when a new larger branch is being installed on the main line and the old property junction is required to be closed off.

LARGE PIPE DISPLACEMENT
Excessive internal pipe alignment factors may cause travel issues to the pipe defect and the defect itself may be outside the Smart Lock ability to create an effective airtight seal. Contact the Smart Lock Group technical support for an effective solution.

HIGH FLOW LEVELS
If a pipe is running above 30% capacity it is recommended to reduce the flow or reschedule the installation away from peak flow periods.

Smart Patches.
The traditional pipe
patch, but smarter. 

THE SMART NEW FIBREGLASS PATCH
A Smart Patch is the perfect solution when you have insufficient access to manoeuvre the stainless steel Smart Lock, but still want a ‘no-dig’ solution.

The Smart Patch comprises of our specialist fiberglass patch and patented two part resin system. Patches are available from sizes DN100 through to DN1000. Designed for large displacements, cracks, infiltration and disconnected joints.

Usage Situations

SMART LOCK
SMART PATCH

ROLLED RUBBER RINGXX
MISSING LIFTING HOLE PLUGXX
SHORT PIPE ENGAGEMENTXX
CIRCUMFERENTIAL CRACKINGXX
DROPPED JOINT > 10MMX
FULL LONGITUDINAL CRACK > 1MMXX
ABANDONED PROPERTY JUNCTIONX
TREE ROOT INTRUSIONXX
LOCALISED BREAKS AND MISSING PIPEXX
LEAKING JOINTXX

Usage Situations

SMART LOCK
SMART LOCK

ROLLED RUBBER RINGXX
MISSING LIFTING HOLE PLUGXX
SHORT PIPE ENGAGEMENTXX
CIRCUMFERENTIAL CRACKINGXX
DROPPED JOINT > 10MMX
FULL LONGITUDINAL CRACK > 1MMXX
ABANDONED PROPERTY JUNCTIONX
TREE ROOT INTRUSIONXX
LOCALISED BREAKS AND MISSING PIPEXX
LEAKING JOINTXX

Usage Situations

Smart LockSmart Patch
ROLLED RUBBER RING
XX
MISSING LIFTING HOLE PLUG
XX
SHORT PLU ENGAGEMENT
XX
CIRCUMFERENTIAL CRACKING
XX
DROPPED JOINT > 10MM
X
FULL LONGITUDINAL CRACK > 1MM
XX
ABANDONED PROPERTY JUNCTION
X
TREE ROOT INTRUSION
XX
LOCALISED BREAKS AND MISSING PIPE
XX
LEAKING JOINT
XX

Case studies using Smart Lock Products

Here are some case studies from our Installation partners showing the way that Smart Locks can be used.

Need advice? We are happy to help you work out if Smart Lock is right for you.

Find out more

WHO CAN INSTALL SMART LOCK?

WHY DOES SMART LOCK SAVE MONEY?

WHERE IS A SMART LOCK SUITED TO?

Need advice? We
are happy to help
you work out if
Smart Lock is right
for you.

Find out more

WHO CAN INSTALL SMART LOCK?

WHY DOES SMART LOCK SAVE MONEY?

WHERE IS A SMART LOCK SUITED TO?

Need advice? We
are happy to help
you work out if
Smart Lock is right
for you.

Find out more

WHO CAN INSTALL A SMART LOCK?

WHY DOES SMART LOCK SAVE MONEY?

WHERE IS A SMART LOCK SUITED TO?