About Us

What is Nu Flow?

Nu Flow manufactures and installs innovative green technologies to rehabilitate the inner infrastructure of deteriorated or failing water piping systems using an array of cured-in-place epoxy pipe lining solutions. Nu Flow is the world leader in total inside infrastructure clean water solutions for small diameter pipes.
Pressurised water systems usually consist of potable and grey water systems, HVAC systems, Fire Suppression, Compressed air systems, Conduit piping, Water risers and water mains.
Non-Pressurised pipe systems are usually Mains, Horizontal Laterals, Vertical Stacks, Sanitary Systems, Storm/Roof Drains, Vent Systems, Processed/Industrial/Chemical Piping, and Other Waste Systems.

Pressurised Water Systems

Non-Pressurised Pipe Systems

History of the product

Epoxy pipe lining was brought to North America in 1987 by American Pipe Lining. The company began employing its epoxy lining technology as a sole source contractor to the United States Navy aboard its carrier vessels. American Pipe Lining’s success with the U.S. Navy brought immediate attention to land-based clients that required similar services in their buildings and underground piping installations. Following EPA approval of its coating in 1988, American Pipe Lining began providing in-place pipe restoration services to clients that faced aging potable water systems and poor water quality, including a variety of low and high-rise housing developments, schools, industries and water utilities.

In 2006, APL granted an exclusive license to Nu Flow to utilize all technologies and patent right, making Nu Flow the only pipe and drain Rehabilitation Company which both manufactures and installs combined technologies for pressurized water systems, as well as trenchless repair on non-pressurized systems. Nu Flow acquired APL in 2007, solidifying Nu Flow’s position as the industry leader in small diameter pipe lining.

What is in-place epoxy lining?

In-place epoxy pipe lining is a process that restores corroded or eroded piping systems without the costly expense and disruption of pipe replacement.

Pipe lining provides an efficient, effective alternative
  • Significant savings over repipe or pipe replacement
  • Increases life of piping
  • Very little disruption, if any
  • Preservation of building structure and surrounding landscape or hardscape
  • Little to no destruction to the property
Common issues with a repipe or replacement of pipes include
  • Destruction of existing walls, ceilings, floors and underground structures
  • Patching and repair of the damaged structure
  • Inconvenience and disruption to building/facility occupants or residents
  • Safety concerns where asbestos insulation or other contaminants are present
  • The need to temporarily vacate occupants and dwelling tenants High monetary cost
Common failures with pressurized water systems
  • Minerals leaching from pipes into drinking water
  • Mineral deposits that limit water flow
  • Corrosion of the pipes and discolored water
  • Pinhole leaks
  • Plugged fixtures and aerators
  • Joint Failures
  • Electrolysis
Why is pipe lining a better option than a repipe or replacing the pipes?

Pipe lining provides an efficient, effective alternative with many benefits, which include:

  • Significant savings over repipe or pipe replacement
  • Increases life of piping
  • Very little disruption, if any
  • Preservation of building structure and surrounding landscape or hardscape
  • Little to no destruction to the property
History of non-pressurised pipe lining (CIPP)

In the early 1970’s, Eric Wood developed the first cured-in-place pipe technology (CIPP) in England. He then named the CIPP process insitu form, meaning “form in place” in Latin. Wood received patent no. 4009063 for this technology on February 22, 1977 and was commercialised by Insituform Technologies on February 22, 1994 when CIPP entered the public domain.

During this time the CIPP market’s main focus was on large diameter pipes from 4” to 118” and geared towards the municipal sector. This process was called “inversion” and required large equipment and in most cases, would require digging pits for it to effectively work.

During the 1990’s in Toronto, Canada a new technology would emerge in the CIPP market. Cameron Manners, the founder of Nu Flow and inventor of the technology, saw a void in the CIPP market and developed a pull-in-place method that focus on the small diameter market of 2” to 12” pipes.

Nu Flow has received multiple patents for its pull-in-place structural lining process and methods and since its inception has licensed the technology to nearly 400 companies internationally with installation on 6 continents.

Nu Flow’s pull-in-place method has revolutionised the CIPP market by bringing the structural liner inside the building. Nu Flow has been the leader in inside infrastructure rehabilitation. The pull-in-place method requires the use of existing access points along with the flexibility in the product and how to apply it. The process allows for full control by pulling or pushing the liner into place, a perfect match for large projects within the building’s infrastructure.

What is Pull-in-Place pipe lining?

Pull in place pipe lining is an effective process that restores corroded or eroded drain, waste and vent piping systems without the costly expense and destruction required to replace pipes.

Pipe lining provides an efficient, effective alternative
  • Significant savings over repipe or pipe replacement
  • Increases life of piping
  • Very little disruption, if any
  • Preservation of building structure and surrounding landscape or hardscape
  • Little to no destruction to the property
Common failures with non-pressurised pipes
  • Clogged or backed up
  • Loss of structure and pipe is caving
  • Tree root intrusion of the pipe
Why is pipe lining a better than replacing the pipes?

Pipe replacement in aging facilities, the traditional alternative to pipe lining, comes with a host of concerns and issues that must be dealt with, some of which can render such work highly prohibitive. These include:

  • Destruction of existing walls, ceilings, floors and underground structures
  • Patching and repair of the damaged structure
  • Inconvenience and disruption to building/facility occupants or residents
  • Safety concerns where asbestos insulation or other contaminants are present
  • The need to temporarily vacate occupants and dwelling tenants
  • High monetary cost

Our Markets

Multifamily building owners and managers have to not only make decisions on what is the most cost effective way to fix a pipe problem; they also have to be mindful of the inconvenience this will cause the tenant.

Because Nu Flow has the ability to fix both pressurised piping systems and non-pressurised piping system using existing access points, Nu Flow offers the least disruptive and most viable option for pipe renewal.

Whether your piping issue is related to drain pipes failing from root intrusion, structural failure, copper pinhole leaks or even corroded galvanised pipes, Nu Flow’s proven track record and international installation experience will help you solve your piping concerns with minimal disruption to your daily operations.

Because of the 24/7, high demand nature of hospital settings, the decision to replace pipes or choose to repipe can mean a huge expense and potential down time in critical areas that cannot afford to be inaccessible or disruptive to patient care. For facilities such as these, Nu Flow’s solutions play an integral role in renewing pipe systems without disrupting the hospital’s daily critical functions.

Nu Flow is a leader in operating in these kind of conditions and is staffed with professionals who understand how critical these kind of projects are, not only to hospital but to the people and communities these hospitals serve.

Nu Flow regularly services universities and school building that require rehabilitation services, including the lining of water, drain and mechanical piping systems. In addition, Nu Flow also manufactures and installs complete interior infrastructure solutions for any commercial facility or structure including office buildings, multi-unit residential buildings, schools, restaurants, museums, hospitals and more.

Nu Flow specialises in offering solutions that minimize tenant displacement, demolition and renovation, all while reducing the amount of time required to complete a rehabilitation project.

From potable water (drinking water) and vertical applications to fire suppression and HVAC systems, Nu Flow has the right solution for your project.

Browse our selection of rehabilitation services to learn more about the systems and versatile products Nu Flow has to offer.

Due to the needs and health requirements of tenants, retirement & nursing facilities often operate more like a hospital than multifamily housing. For this reason, they also require a less disruptive and cost effective solution to leaking pipes or drain piping issues.

They need professionals who understand how critical this infrastructure is to the daily lives for the women and men who are cared for in these facilities. That’s why Nu Flow has been trusted by some of largest owners of retirement & nursing communities in the United States and around the globe.

Due to Nu Flow’s white glove service approach to handling these facilities, Nu Flow continues to be awarded projects in this segment of the market and is the vendor of choice for some of the largest ownership groups within the Retirement & Nursing sector.

For facility managers at hotels, resorts or casinos, the decision to continue generating revenue in rooms during a pipe renewal project can seem like a daunting task.

However convenient they may seem, “quick fix” repairs are not the answer. Nu Flow offers long-term solutions to pipe problems that feasible, non-destructive, and minimally disruptive to business operations.

With Nu Flow’s dual technology offerings and international resume, there is no project or scope of work we have not seen. At Nu Flow, our team of Account Managers and Operations Managers will not only create a cost-effective plan that is less destructive than traditional repair methods, but also allow you to continue to generate revenue in areas of the hotel we are not working in. Nu Flow has the ability to isolate areas and make sure while fixing the pipes with our structural liners or epoxy lining products that your hotel, resort or casino remains operational and you can continue to generate revenue while fixing your pipe problems.

The pipe lining industry has two segments:

  1. epoxy coating which focuses on pressurised systems
  2. structural lining which focuses on non-pressurised systems

For commercial building owners and managers, this segregation of services can leave them wondering who to call.

Since Nu Flow has both pipe lining technologies under one roof, clients can call and talk through their issues knowing that Nu Flow has the product to solve their pipe problem.

Armed with patented-protected technologies on both the epoxy coating for pressurised pipes and the structural liners, many have tried to copy but rarely live up to Nu Flow’s dominate position in the market.

Epoxy Coating Specialist – With over 7000 research hours from the US Naval Research Lab and 30 years experience with epoxy coating application in the pipe, including a large portion US Naval Fleet, Nu Flow is the industry leader in epoxy coatings. In 1984, the mission for the US Naval Research Lab was to design the best epoxy product and process that would last the longest once in the pipe.

The pipe lining industry has two segments:

  1. epoxy coating for pressurised systems
  2. structural liningfor non-pressurised systems

For industrial building owners and managers, this segregation of services can leave them wondering who to call.

Since Nu Flow has both pipe lining technologies under one roof, clients can call and talk through their issues knowing that Nu Flow has the product to solve their pipe problem.

Armed with patented-protected technologies on both the epoxy coating for pressurised pipes and the structural liners, many have tried to copy but rarely live up to Nu Flow’s dominate position in the market.

When homeowners are faced with plumbing problems, their first reaction may be to call a plumber to fix the issue, unaware that an alternative to replacing pipes or repiping their home is available.

Over the years, Nu Flow’s products has been installed in tens of thousands of homes all over the United States and internationally. With Nu Flow’s patented dual technologies for pressurised and non-pressurised pipes, the customer experience for homeowners is quick and effective.

When pipes fail, Nu Flow can help you avoid damage to your home—not always the case for a traditional repipe or pipe replacement.

Fire Suppression systems are the last line of defense once a fire breaks out in a building or structure. These piping systems stay dormant and are tested periodically to ensure the system will be operational in an emergency situation. During this testing period, issues can arise, including leaks, corrosion or tuberculation, leaving those who are charged with maintenancing these systems with some hard decisions about whether to repair the pipes, replace them, or completing repipe the system.

Replacing, repairing or repiping is not always an option, since some pipes are located behind or inside concrete.

When compared to other lining technologies in the CIPP industry, Nu Flow’s structural liner has the unique ability to access a pipe using only one access point, and then using it to push the liner into place. This technology allows us greater flexibility than other methods of CIPP, which allows us to pinpoint the exact sections that need to be renewed.

When looking at epoxy lining of pressurised pipes, our solutions shine with a dynamic resume of projects that still have our epoxy coating in place almost 30 years later.

It’s hard to imagine why anyone would choose older, more invasive technologies, when this non-invasive time-tested solution is widely available to the public.

Class A High Rise Buildings can be used for a multitude of functions. Yet regardless of usage, piping will eventually corrode, leak or simply fail. When that time comes, not only is a repipe and pipe replacement extremely costly, but it can prove highly destructive process to property.

These projects are a prime example of how Nu Flow technology offers an exceptional alternative to traditional piping methods.

Thanks to Nu Flow’s dual technologies, engineers, property managers and owners are just a phone call away from a professional consultation, where a plan can be developed with one of our experienced Nu Flow Account Managers. This call will not only take into account the most cost effective solution, but also address what solution will best fit your needs.

Often, buildings need more than just less disruption and cost savings. They need a plan on how to execute the project with the day-to-day operations of the building taken into consideration. Our team of professional Account Managers and Operational Specialist can assist with developing a plan that is specific for your building, project and scope of work.


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