Interflow hosts Townsville Mayor at successful spiral-wound liner demonstration

Innovation took centre stage on Monday 10 May, as leading pipeline infrastructure company, Interflow, hosted the City’s Mayor, Cr Jenny Hill, and members of Council, for a demonstration of its industry-leading spiral-wound liner – a ground-breaking trenchless solution for pipeline renewal.

The demonstration took place prior to the renewal works that Interflow is delivering on Nathan Street in the heart of Townsville, enabling Council members to get up close and personal with the technology.

The pipeline infrastructure delivery partner was engaged to renew a 1km section of sewerage main running beneath one of Townsville’s busiest residential streets, Nathan Street in Aitkenvale.

The upgrade will ensure that the critical wastewater asset will safeguard the surrounding environment by preventing sewage exfiltration and will continue to service the growing needs of the community for generations to come.

The pipes will be relined with Interflow’s industry-leading Expanda® solution, a spiral-wound liner that can be installed from a single entry-point, eliminating the need for excavation. Townsville’s Mayor and members of Council attended a demonstration of this technology on 10 May, prior to the commencement of the project.

Interflow’s Business Development Manager – Queensland, John Adamo reported that the demonstration was a great success, and a fantastic opportunity for local council members to observe the community-driven benefits of Interflow’s innovative technology first-hand.

“We take great pride in our ability to provide robust solutions that balance the needs of our customer, the community and the environment,” he said.

“Our Expanda solution was the ideal fit for this project, as it would keep community disruption to a bare minimum, whilst providing our customer with time and cost savings by eliminating excavation.”

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill attended the demonstration ahead of relining commencing to see how the project would be completed with the pipes under the ground.

“This upgrade is extremely significant for improving the life of Townsville’s underground infrastructure, and Interflow’s technology makes this project feasible without replacing the pipes entirely,” Cr Hill said.

“It was great to meet the Interflow team and be shown how the relining work will be completed to renew the 1km worth of unlined pipes along Nathan Street.”

Effective and efficient asset management

Servicing the needs of local councils, water authorities and pipeline infrastructure asset owners for over 80 years, Interflow earned its premier position in the water industry when it pioneered trenchless technology in the early 1990’s.

By saving the time and costs associated with excavation, trenchless technologies such as Expanda have quickly become the preferred construction methods of choice for local councils and water authorities across Australia and New Zealand.

See how Expanda works

Dig and replace methods, particularly in urban areas, can be disruptive, impacting residents, commuters and the environment with dust, noise, and a hefty site footprint.

Trenchless technologies can minimise these impacts by reducing environmental disruption to a single point of entry, as well as minimise project time and costs. This presents valuable cost savings to local councils, who often look for the most efficient and effective ways to preserve their critical pipeline infrastructure, without compromising quality.

For more information on Interflow’s capabilities as an all-in-one service provider, request a quote today.

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