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IKT – Institute for Underground Infrastructure

Ten years of the IKT LinerReport:
Quality and transparency oblige

Posted 12. November 2014
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The IKT test centre has been publishing annual reports on the results of its CIPP liner tests since 2004. Are CIPP liners better today? What trends are apparent? And what is the current picture? There is cause for a small celebration: the IKT now presents its LinerReport, an annual overview of CIPP liner quality, for the tenth time in succession. An excellent occasion, therefore, to chance a look back at…


Repair of main drains and sewers

Posted 12. November 2014
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Operators of waste-water systems at all times aim to achieve their refurbishing targets effectively and at the lowest possible cost. The advantage is with those who judiciously combine the various renovation and repair methods. New measuring systems now permit “before/after” comparisons, allowing the rational selection and combination of such methods. The necessary preparatory work is frequently neglected during on-site implementation, however. Repair procedures tested by IKT proved to be differingly…


IKT test seal

Posted 15. January 2014
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IKT performs independent and impartial tests and analyses. The results make the overall market more transparent for buyers and users. IKT awards seals, which the manufacturing companies are entitled to use for their PR and advertising activities: Products, processes and methods are exhaustively tested in IKT’s Comparative Tests. Successful products are awarded a seal that testifies to their good performance. The IKT-approved seal is awarded to products, that have passed…


Testing of plastic material

Posted 15. January 2014
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The IKT Test Centre provides the following services in its climate-controlled plastics laboratory: Materials tests in accordance with the relevant standards Quality assurance product tests Initial and validation tests of products Tests for national technical approvals Individually tailored special tests read more


Concrete, component and method tests

Posted 15. January 2014
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Products subject to mandatory technical approval are required to undergo strict quality monitoring. IKT, as an officially designated test, monitoring and certification centre, validates the following, e.g. pipes, manholes, and special shapes in concrete, reinforced concrete and vitrified clay, including the associated pipe joints and sealing elements and agents. read more


Test Centre for CIPP liners

Posted 15. January 2014
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The IKT Test Centre is a supervisory body for CIPP liners and short-liners and is recognised by the German Institute for Construction Technology (DIBt). It is accredited to European Standards (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025) for selected mechanical and technical tests on polymeric components of pipe and CIPP liner systems and samples of GRP laminate, e.g. modulus of elasticity (short-term flexural modulus) flexural strength (flexural stress at rupture) wall thickness (mean…