Press Releases

Infra-Tect to Present At Water Infrastructure Industry Conferences

Uncategorized. 31 August, 2015 - (Phoenix, Arizona – August 25, 2015) – Infra-Tect, focused on delivering innovative solutions for the water and wastewater infrastructure industry, announced today that it will be attending and presenting at several upcoming industry conferences. • Rural Water Association of Arizona (RWAA) – Leadership Conference: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Prescott Arizona. • American Public Works Association […]

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Infra-Tect Selected as Semi-Finalist for the Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) Provided by the Arizona Commerce Authority – the AIC awards the most money in the country for a technology commercialization challenge at $3 million per year

Phoenix, Arizona. 12 May, 2015 - Infra-Tect, a water and wastewater underground infrastructure innovator in corrosion prevention methods and worker safety, has been selected as a semifinalist in the Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge. Infra-Tect has been selected as one of the top 25 companies from over 130 applicants for a grant awarded by the Arizona Commerce Authority for up to $250,000

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Infra-Tect Announces New Website Launch Providing Water Infrastructure Solutions Worldwide The world’s aging water infrastructure is a $1 trillion dollar issue and Infra-Tect has a solution to increase pipeline longevity, cut installation costs and reduce maintenance.

Phoenix, Arizona. 27 March, 2015 - (Phoenix, Arizona. March 27, 2015) – Today, from their headquarters in Tempe Arizona, Infra-Tect announces the launch of their new corporate website, which can be found at www.infra-tect.com. The website features Infra-Tect’s latest technology, information on its growing product line, and the various solutions they provide for the world’s water and wastewater infrastructure industry to increase pipe longevity, reduce installation and maintenance costs, and improve worker safety.

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Infra-Tect Named Semi-Finalist in 2013 Cleantech Open Business Competition and Accelerator Program

Phoenix, Arizona. 6 August, 2013 - Infra-Tect Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of the Semi-Finalists in the 2013 Cleantech Open Business Competition and Accelerator Program.
The Cleantech Open recognizes emerging green and sustainability-oriented companies and provides accelerated expansion opportunities. It also provides greater visibility to showcase products and services to those who could most benefit from advances in clean and sustainable technology in areas that include water management, infrastructure, and environmental technology. Infra-Tect was chosen as a Cleantech Open Semi-Finalist because the company has designed and patented the Bevel-Sert, a unique and easy-to-install isolation flange for ductile iron pipe (DIP).

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Could Bevel-Serts have Prevented a Disaster like this?

Phoenix, Arizona. 17 May, 2013 - “They were actually kayaking back and forth on the street here.” Last Sunday, a water main break in San Diego, CA caused significant damage to homes and apartments. The water pipe in question was installed in 1943.

  • This is just one of the more than 850 water main breaks that occur in North America every day.
  • According to Arian Collins, spokesman for the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, “the break was likely due to corrosion to an old cast iron water main.”

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Simple Electrical Testing Shows Efficacy of Bevel-Sert

Phoenix, Arizona. 19 April, 2013 - “…the Ductile Iron pipe most probably will collect stray current. This area needs to be electrically isolated from adjacent piping that will not be collecting stray current. One method of achieving this is installing insulating couplings.”
–(Richard W. Bonds, P.E., Stray Current Effects on Ductile Iron Pipe, Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association, Birmingham, Alabama)
“Insulated joints are used to break the metallic electrical connection between two pipelines, pipeline components or structures, thereby preventing the flow of electrical current between them.”
–(http://www.angelfire.com/pop/myfile/EXTDIPhtml.htm)
The Bevel-Sert isolation flange is made out of 3608/4710 NSF High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a dielectric material.

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Bevel-Serts and Snap-Serts

Phoenix, Arizona. 8 April, 2013 - “At the dawn of the 21st century, much of our drinking water infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life.”
–ASCE 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
“Capital investment needs for the nation’s wastewater and stormwater systems are estimated to total $298 billion over the next 20 years.”
–ASCE 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
“Drinking water systems alone require an investment of $334.8 billion over the next two decades.”
–EPA, 2011
Infra-Tect Inc. is now taking orders for its patented, unrivaled product, the Bevel-Sert, which is proven to address corrosion and safety issues while improving the quality of ductile iron pipe (DIP) underground water and wastewater infrastructure.

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Push-on Fittings Reduce Worker Injury in Ductile Iron Pipe Joints The Bevel-Sert Replaces Dangerous, OSHA-prohibited Practices

Phoenix, Arizona. 13 June, 2011 - In the world of underground piping, a mechanical joint fitting has been the status quo for connecting two pipes for as long as anyone can remember. When laying water pipes, crews have historically had to stop and install a mechanical joint fitting to complete the connection, which takes additional time and labor. A cost-effective and easy alternative to this option is to use a push-on fitting, which results in a significant reduction of worker injuries.
The Bevel-Sert, an HDPE edge that instantly creates a bevel to join two pipes, is a push-on fitting that nearly eliminates worker injuries and corrosion associated with electroconnectivity while extending pipe life up to 11 times.

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Bevel-Sert Reduces Corrosion by Making Underground Piping Electrically Discontinuous HDPE Beveled Edge Has the Potential to Save Municipalities Significant Infrastructure Repair Expenses

Phoenix, Arizona. 21 April, 2011 - If you were to look at the average water pipe running under the ground, you would inevitably find some level of corrosion, from a minimal amount to the pipe being on the verge of breaking. This corrosion can affect the quality of the water and the lifespan of the pipe. The Bevel-Sert, an HDPE beveled radius developed by Infra-Tect, connects two ductile iron pipes and reduces the corrosion potential by increasing the electrical discontinuity between the pipe segments to a level of no more than 9%.

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Using Cut-Off Saws to Bevel Edges on Ductile Iron Pipes Prohibited by OSHA Bevel-Sert, High-quality HDPE Beveled Edge, Adheres to Standards and Lowers Costs

Phoenix, Arizona. 24 March, 2011 - Many of us may not even think about how water comes through our pipes each day, but underground pipes are a necessity to pass that water from its source to our kitchens and bathrooms and from there, away. With the billions of gallons of water flowing through those pipes on a daily basis, it’s not surprising that corrosion can occur. Infra-Tect has created a new HDPE beveled edge that not only eliminates corrosion but also adheres to OSHA standards and reduces workers’ compensation claims.

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Awards

Infra-Tect was named a Semi-Finalist in the 2013 Cleantech Open Business Competition and Accelerator Program. The Cleantech Open is a not-for-profit organization that runs the world's largest accelerator for cleantech startups. Its mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today's most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. Since its founding in 2005 by leaders in Silicon Valley and Boston, the organization has established itself as the leading force for accelerating clean technology entrepreneurs. Of the over 700 companies it has have worked with in the United States alone, nearly half have gone on to raise external capital now totaling over $800 million.