January 7, 2016 - Tomahawk Cleans 12" Watermain in New York City
The Tomahawk™ System successfully completed the cleaning of a 12” watermain in New York City on January 6, 2016. Following cleaning, the watermain was lined using an Insituform CIPP liner product.
The 12” underground watermain traversed an active railway bed. This crucial area requires the proper trenchless pipe rehab solution as digging and replacing this pipe is not an option. The Tomahawk uses airborne abrasive to clean the pipe instead of pulling mechanical scraping heads through the pipe under high force as with other cleaning alternatives. Thus, the Tomahawk process eliminates the potential for calamity that would result if the equipment were to becoming stuck in the pipe.
The Tomahawk™ System also uses little to no water during the cleaning process. This becomes a distinct advantage when working outdoors in January, in the colder regions of the country.
Tomahawk will be back in New York City soon for more watermain cleaning, this time under busy freeways, another critical location that demands the right solution. Stay tuned for details.
Above, Tomahawk cleaning a 12" watermain under a railway line, see rail cars in background. Above right, the clean and dry pipe ready for CIPP lining.