Exceed the competition – Trenchless Australasia


Kwik-ZIP spacers are the only Australian spacers on the market and the only ones approved by the WSAA.

For seamless water pipe upgrades, spacers are essential to maintain the position of a carrier pipe with casing. They facilitate lining, increase ease of installation and protect the carrier pipe to reduce the risk of damage.

Using the kwik-ZIP box spacing and centralizer systems helps contractors comply with the many regulations that require pipe centralizers or box spacers / slippers, including sewage and sewer codes and water well construction standards.

With distributors in Australasia, USA and UK, kwik-ZIP is a specialty manufacturer used and trusted by industry professionals around the world.

kwik-ZIP is owned by Australians, giving entrepreneurs the option of dealing directly with the manufacturer. In fact, kwik-ZIP spacers are the only Australian owned product of its kind on the market.

Spacers were specified at 1.5m intervals for this project

The company said it was determined to produce a niche spacing system after it became apparent to industry drilling professionals that there was no such offering on the market.

kwik-ZIP has designed products that have not only solved common problems encountered by drilling and pipeline contractors, but have also revolutionized the pipe spacers market in Australia.

The company’s HDX spacers are currently the only spacers approved by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA).

The company manufactures and supplies centralization and spacing systems for many industrial sectors, including well drilling, trenchless pipeline construction, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and general civil engineering and construction markets. construction.

Kwik-ZIP spacers and centralizers were developed by Australian drilling professionals to solve and support challenges in the trench and pipelineless, vertical production drilling and ground engineering industries. Manufactured from high quality thermoplastic, kwik-ZIP products are used and recommended by a variety of utility operators.

Without metal parts, the thermoplastic blend is flexible, durable and has a low coefficient of friction (COF). Kwik-ZIP’s wide range of spacers accommodate a variety of carrier tube or casing size combinations and provide the flexibility to cope with project changes.

As part of a recent Rail Infrastructure Alliance project in Sunbury, HDD contractor Jelmac used kwik-ZIP HDX-90 spacers to facilitate the coating of 355 high density polyethylene (HDPE) carrier pipe. mm over a length of 66 m.

Spacers were specified at 1.5m intervals for this project in accordance with Melbourne Water Retailer Agency (MRWA) standards.

As the pipes were not grouted after installation, the spacers must also support the weight of the pipe and water for the life of the installation.

“Kwik-ZIP spacers are quick and easy to install and make the sliding process easier,” explains Mick Hemer, Jelmac’s director of operations.

The work was successfully completed overnight due to stakeholder requirements.

The HDX’s unique load sharing design maximizes the load capacity of each pad and reduces point load. The simple and efficient installation process does not require any special tools.

kwik-ZIP offers customers a simple and economical solution to their spacers and centralizers needs.

For more information, visit the kwik-ZIP website.

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