IKT – Institute for Underground Infrastructure

IKT-LinerReport 2017: CIPP Liner Quality – The Need to Pass all Four Tests

Posted 20. March 2018
liner sample during three-point bending test

Too many liners still do not meet all four of the test criteria. They may pass individual criteria, but only those samples that pass all four can be considered really good. For the fourteenth year running, IKT ‑ Institute for Underground Infrastructure is pleased to present its annual LinerReport. This sets out the results from over 2,100 liner samples taken from rehabilitation sites for quality control purposes in 2017 and…

Invitation for IKT’s International Friends: Visit us in May!

Posted 19. March 2018
IKT's International Friends

For all of you who are coming over to Germany in May for IFAT 2018, the world’s largest trade fair on sewage, we are warmly inviting you to also use this opportunity to visit IKT on Friday, May 18 for our IKT International Day at our laboratory in Gelsenkirchen.

Large Diameter Pipes – repair or replace? Non-destructive testing with the MAC system

Posted 01. December 2017
MAC system in pipe

Non-destructive testing in sewers using the MAC system provides dependable data for structural assessment and, where necessary, selection of a rehabilitation method. by Martin Liebscher, Mark Klameth, Stefan Bretz and Henning Winter There is a need for rehabilitation of large interceptor sewers for three reasons: hydraulic capacity, leak tightness and stability.

Five major topics for further action identified by IKT’s new International Contact Group on sewerage issues

Posted 19. September 2017
web conference

At their first web conference members of IKT’s newly formed International Contact Group (ICG) met recently to make contact and to discuss current issues concerning sewer systems. The participants, from eleven countries on four continents, identified major topics for further action through more detailed exchange of ideas, seminars or joint projects.

IKT-LinerReport 2016: Five companies qualify for the ‘100% Club’

Posted 02. March 2017
Three-point bending test

There were excellent CIPP liner results for the individual test criteria, but only one in four of the rehabilitation contractors succeeded in a 100% pass on all tests conducted on their samples. However, five years ago this figure was only one in five, so the overall trend is upward.

IKT Master Course “Sewers and Pipelines – Construction, Operation and Maintenance”

Posted 28. February 2017
Pipeline networks

This Master Course is for international specialists, product and service providers who want to refresh their knowledge. It uses core elements from a university master course by Professor Bert Bosseler, Scientific Director of IKT, supported by case studies from international standardization at CEN and ISO. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with attendees coming from all industry sectors: clients, contractors, designers, consultants, suppliers and manufacturers.