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HydraTech Adds to its Houston Office

When he's not working, HydraTech's new Area Manager can be found backpacking, hunting, camping or wake boarding. On the job, Tim Santikos also spends a lot of time outside – thinking outside the box, that is. He's a self proclaimed efficiency expert, always looking for better ways to do things.

Tim has worked in the energy services for 15 years, and in carbon fiber reinforcement for 10 years. Previously, Tim was the Operations Manager for Energy Maintenance Services, USA, and Field Services Supervisor for Energy Facility Services, Inc.

Tim's focus is on the sales, distribution and technical support of the HydraWrap carbon fiber composites. Tim will also provide oversight of the HydraWrap inventory as well as coordination with HydraTech's Cincinnati office.

Tim's background in Project Management, Project Estimation and Logistics are key factors in providing solid, detailed customer support.

At HydraTech, Tim will turn his efficiency expertise to Midstream/Downstream Services and Power Generation. To reach him, call (281) 282-9073 or email

Texas Case Study:
HydraWrap Cost-Effectively Restores Gas Transmission Pipe to Original Specs

HydraWrap RepairA customer was experiencing external corrosion on a buried transmission pipe as a result of coating failure. A long term solution was requested to remediate corrosion anomalies at seventy-one dig site locations. This process would include structural rehabilitation of the pipeline from its current condition to the original design specifications, by using the HydraWrap system.

The HdyraWrap repair system is an engineered product that provides a cost effective repair solution with a proven history of quality repairs.

Each location was media blasted to SSPC-SP10/NACE 2 near white specifications. Individual assessments were performed on each anomalies. The pipeline was repaired according to the direction provided by HydraTech engineers. The HydraWrap system utilized bidirectional carbon fiber fabric and proprietary 100% solid epoxies which provide a long term cost effective solution for the client's pipeline repairs.

Case Study:
HydraTite Seal for a Square Conduit 

Last fall, a Western Ohio water treatment plant suspected leaks prior to an underwater inspection of their 60x60" and 54x54" conduits and clear wells. The inspection confirmed that five deteriorated conduit joints were the primary cause of the expensive treated water leaks. The solution was HydraTite EPDM internal joint seals, custom designed to accommodate the square cross section of the concrete conduits.

Constructed at various times from 1941 to 1976, the conduits conveyed treated water from the treatment plant to the clear wells and the high-service pump building. The water treatment plant suspected leaks, as the grounds above the path of the conduit often remained saturated during dry periods.

The engineering firm contracted by the city decided to install HydraTite EPDM internal joint seals. Often a choice for repairing joint leaks in pressurized pipe and eliminating 1&1 in gravity flow applications, the HydraTite seal was custom designed to accommodate the square cross section of the concrete conduits.

Prefabricated stainless steel corner forms were designed to provide the required radius in the corners of the conduit, and anchor clips were utilized along the straight runs of the HydraTite seal to provide necessary compression.

Adding to the difficulties of sealing a square cross section, the repairs had to be conducted while the conduits were full, as the city could not drain the transfer tunnels to accommodate "dry" repairs.

HydraTech provided the diving crew with installation and an onsite "dry run" was performed topside by the diving crew before installation.

Case Study:
PolySpray Rescues a 214ft. Culvert Under I-70 

PolySpray I-70When a Northwest Ohio 11'7" x 7'5" structural plate storm culvert under I-70 needed repair and rehabilitation, replacement was not an option. The selected repair system or lining had to be applied in situ, and was required to eliminate corrosion, maintain hydraulics and preserve the existing structural integrity. ODOT decided to repair the storm culvert using PolySpray SS-100, a spray applied resin system.

The scope required the rehabilitation of approximately 214 feet of pipe arch. The contractor removed all debris, prepared the surface with an abrasive blast, and sprayed the pipe arch with PolySpray SS-100.

The rapid-setting, semi-structural, monolithic coating provides moderate structural support to host the structure, as well as excellent resistance to incidental chemical exposure. This lining system will extend the life of the pipe arch, did not impede any highway traffic, and will not hinder hydraulic performances.

Visit Us at These
Fall 2015 Trade Shows: 

McCormick Place - Chicago, IL
September 26 - 30, Booth 628

Greater Columbus Convention Center - Columbus, OH
October 27 - 28, Booth 542

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