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Phone 713 697 2088
Fax 713 695 3692

4918 Pinemont Drive Suite A
Houston, Texas 77092
Phone 713 697 2088
Fax 713 695 3692



ePIPE® Team Awarded Patent for Enhancements to In-place Pipe Restoration and Internal Leak Sealing System for Pipes.

A key element of any successful organization is the continued pursuit of excellence and product innovation.  TDT Plumbing is proud to be part of this dynamic team.  ACE DuraFlo continues their leadership in this technology by continuously researching and developing enhancements to their product line.

Houston, TX October 12th 2011 - Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), announced that they have been awarded Patent # 8033242 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

This patent is focused on enhancements to ePIPE technology that provides for an internal barrier coating and leak sealing process applied internally in pipes while the pipes remain in-place, preventing leaks without having to use conventional repair and repiping methods. This patent covers pipes used to carry potable water, natural gas, fire sprinkler systems and drains.

“Our research and development team are proud of our ongoing innovation program and this accomplishment. Focusing on commercializing smart innovative green solutions is part of our “Made in America” philosophy. This patent, added to our existing portfolio of patents and IP supports us in this pursuit” said Larry Gillanders, CEO.

In the US, Pipe Restoration Technologies licenses ePIPE technology programs through ACE DuraFlo Systems, LLC.

The ACE DuraFlo® , ePIPE® team has been twice nominated for the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the President of the United States on America's leading innovators.

Supporters of the ePIPE nomination for this honor included Dr. Marc Edwards, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Virginia Tech. Dr. Edwards has been honored by the White House with a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship.

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