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ePIPE® Team Awarded US PATENT – Bringing Lead Leaching from Water Pipes into Compliance

Las Vegas, NV – April 7, 2017

Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, (PRT) makers of the ePIPE, Lead Free-Leak Free™, and LeadSmart product lines, announced that it has been granted US patent, #9611973. This patent is related to its ePIPE System of “in-place” pipe restoration providing protection against leaks and harmful lead and copper leaching.

ePIPE is providing superior solutions in response to real time issues like lead pipes, leaky pipes, the leaching of excessive amounts of copper & lead from plumbing systems into drinking water.  ePIPE applicators save money and time with ePIPE’s fast installation.  Customers enjoy the benefits of minimal down time (many properties being restored in less than a day) using ACE DuraFlo’s plumbing innovations” said Larry Gillanders, CEO Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC.

Pipes can be protected “in-place” against leaks while reducing metallic toxins (lead and copper) leaching into the drinking water to below EPA cut-off levels. Pipes from as small as 1/2” in diameter can be protected “in-place” using the patented ePIPE system and materials.


ePIPE is approved by NSF for an immediate return to service in as little as 90 minutes.

ePIPE epoxy provides one of the fastest return to service epoxy lining products in the world. ePIPE is engineered and patented for protecting drinking water pipes from leaks and bringing lead and copper leaching into compliance.


About ePIPE® and LeadSmart®

The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The process provides for a solution for slab leaks, pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and reduction of lead leaching from pipes. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, the UK and Europe. ePIPE products are sold under the brand names PurPipe®, NuPipe® and ePIPE®.  For more information contact ACE DuraFlo® Systems at

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