What is the history of Omega Liner Company?
Omega Liner Company was incorporated in 2017 and is centrally located in Canton, South Dakota. Today, Omega continues to grow and expand its markets, providing premium quality UV-CIPP liner products and installation equipment to contractors who demand only the highest performing materials available. Omega also has expanded into the development of proprietary equipment and process technologies that not only optimize their own liner product performance, but also eases the installation for their contractor customers and provides confidence in the long-term efficiency of the installed product.
Does the company have a mission statement?
Omega Liner company, Inc. exists to offer responsive, environmentally conscious ultraviolet cured-in-place pipe (UV-CIPP) liner installation solutions of the highest quality.
Where Is Omega located?
Omega’s manufacturing facility is located at 515 Noid Road in Canton, South Dakota, USA. We are proud to be an American-owned company that offers an American-made product.
Can I visit the factory?
We welcome visitors to our plant with some restrictions and limitations. We are proud to provide guided tours of our state-of-the-art facility with full testing laboratory, packaging department and liner impregnation equipment. We ask only that you contact us ahead of time so that we can make sure someone is available to accompany and guide you on the manufacturing floor. Prior to each tour we will ask you to sign an NDA.
What makes Omega different than other liner manufacturers?
Centrally located in the Midwest, shipping from our plant to all parts of the USA, Canada and Mexico is quick and seamless. The contracting background of Omega’s founders means that we know what it takes to get the liner in the ground. We understand the importance of scheduling and on-time delivery of materials to site locations, and the cost of shipping delays. For this reason, we ensure that Omega has a large inventory of dry liner on hand, waiting to be impregnated and shipped. We understand the importance of making competent technical support available and providing proper training for our customers’ installers. Therefore, we have the capability to offer next-day, onsite support.
What kind of pipe can I install an Omega liner into?
Omega liners can be installed in a variety of different pipes made from commonly available, commercial grade materials and in common profiles. From circular pipes or egg/arch shaped, to box culverts, ect. Omega liner can be used in hand-laid brick and stone-laid pipe, as well. Regardless of shape, our liners will form rounded edges when used in square profile pipes.
What inflation pressures/pull speeds are required?
This information is available from Omega and may be found in the Resources section of our website.
Do you have a manual or instructions on how best to work with Omega liners?
Yes. Please request a copy from our sales or customer service department.
We have a problem with our installation, and we are not sure how to proceed. Can Omega help?
Yes, you will have multiple technical contacts but our Technical Director, Jason Homrighaus, is ready to lend his considerable technical expertise to the expeditious solution of your installation challenges. Simply call him at 518-332-7210, or email him with an explanation of your issue. He will immediately begin working with you to get your crew moving again.
There is a gap between the pipe and the manhole. Can we still use an Omega liner?
Yes. Omega liners are a fully structural replacement pipe, and as such, does not require a host pipe for proper calibration or structure. However, with instances like this safety caps will be required to bridge the void.
There is a change in diameter in the pipe run we must line. Can we still use an Omega liner?
Yes, but the diameter changes must be accurately measured and evaluated to ensure a satisfactory result will be obtained. Consult our representatives, who are happy to work with you to determine those critical measurements.
I have a job that can only be done in the winter. Can I still use an Omega liner?
Yes. The UV curing process is not dependent on temperature in any way. Liners should be protected from freezing during storage but can be sufficiently worked in the field under extreme conditions.
My installation dates got delayed but I already took delivery of the liner. Will I need a new liner?
No. Omega liners are warranted for installation up to 6 months from time of delivery. They generally can be used up to 1 year after delivery, but in such cases, we suggest viability to be checked before proceeding.
I have an installation in a sensitive environmental area. Can I use an Omega liner?
Yes. One of the strongest characteristics of Omega liners is that the UV curing process has a very high-quality control and fugitive emission performance level. This means that all the liner material is cured at time of installation, the curing process eliminates long-term leaching potential. Curing is a closed process that exhibits very low levels of styrene emissions.
For the ultimate protection of the environment, Omega offers vinyl ester resins, which is non-hazardous and effectively emission-free. However, this more inert material does come at a price premium.
How do I place an order?
You may place an order for our services or products by contacting one of our sales representatives at 605-558-1020. If you’re not sure which of our salespeople cover your territory, please call our office and speak to a customer service representative, who will direct your inquiry to the appropriate person.
What do I need to know to order the right liner?
In order for us to properly fulfill your liner order, we will need to know the diameter size and length of the pipe you will be lining. We ask that you make your measurement in feet and inches.
Do you offer credit/payment terms?
Our customer service representative will be happy to explain our payment and credit terms. We make every effort to work with you to make each transaction as easy as possible.
Who do I call if I have any questions?
Our first suggestion would be to call the sales contact that you have been working with until this point. If that is not an option, please call our main line at 605-558-1020 and our customer service representative can help direct your question appropriately. IWe will put a priority on expediting your order so that you have what you need, when you need it.
How long does it take to get a liner?
Shipping times will vary according to your project’s location, but under normal circumstances, on-site delivery happens within 12-24 business days after the finalization of your order.
I have an emergency job. How quickly can I get a liner?
The physical reality of distance will dictate how quickly we can expedite your order’s delivery. However, we are willing to work within the limitations of available transportation options to get your product to your jobsite as early as possible. Should there be any concerns, please contact your salesperson.
How are Omega UV Liners made?
Our liners are built with the highest quality E-CR-Glass fiberglass and UV cure resins, in a state-of-the-art facility. Our digital camera Quality Assurance/Quality Control system ensures uniform impregnation and thickness. Our resins are gelled/thickened, so there’s no runny mess on site, which adds safety for the installation crew. Our quick-cure formula offers better production rates for the contractor.
What are the material properties of Omega Liners?
Our liners are constructed with a puncture-resistant, removable inner foil, and tough UV-protective outer foil. This offers tough construction for safe and easy handling and installation by the contractor.
Do you have chemical resistant resins?
Omega Liner offers polyester resin, which is resistant to a wide variety of common chemicals. For additional chemical and solvent resistance, we also offer a vinyl ester resin.
What is the longest liner I can get?
We supply liner lengths up to 820 feet to 1200 feet, depending on diameter size. Beyond that, the liner would become physically unwieldy to install. Please refer back to your sales contact with exact lengths for your project should there be specific concerns.
What size/thickness of liners are available?
Omega liners are available in diameters from 6 inches (150mm) to 66 inches (1575mm). They come in thicknesses from 2.4mm to 15.6mm, in 1.2 mm increments. Liner thickness will depend on geological details of the host pipe.
How heavy are Omega Liners?
The weight of our liners depends on a variety of factors. Because each installation differs in location, site conditions and application function, we assign one of our sales or customer service representatives to help you determine the ideal weight for your particular project. If you need final shipping weight to make arrangements, our shipping department will be able to provide those upon completion of your order.
Do you offer environmentally friendly materials?
Omega liner impregnation is available in polyester (styrenated) and vinylester VOC-free resins.
How are liners shipped?
Most of our liners are shipped via over-the-road flatbed truck. We can also ship smaller liners LTL, if desired.
Do Omega liners carry a warranty?
Omega Liners carry a 6-month Installation Warranty after delivery, and a 1-year Final Product Warranty after proper installation. Contact a customer service representative for our complete Terms and Conditions.
I need a custom or odd-sized liner. Can Omega help me with this?
Omega is proud to be capable of creating odd and unusual liner sizes. Because custom work must take place outside our usual production process, please be aware that additional time will be required to accommodate these orders.
What applications are appropriate for Omega Liners?
Omega liners are applicable to most main line sewer rehabilitation situations. They are also appropriate for the repair of culverts and other drainage structures. However, please keep in mind the some of the below considerations:
The following end kit tools are recommended for proper installation of Omega Liners. Two kits should be available for efficient installation.
Do you rent or loan equipment?
Yes. Not only do we rent most routine equipment, but we also offer a number of patented solutions not available anywhere else. Rental Agreement terms will apply. Please call us to discuss your specific needs.
We are new to UV-CIPP. Can you help us with our installation?
Our rental services include technical support who will assist with crews as well as provide future training opportunities. We can offer technical support and solutions for your installation challenges. Please call our office at 605-558-1020 to speak with our sales and support team.
I got a contract for a much bigger liner than my crew has ever worked with. Can Omega help us with this?
Our engineers, designers, sales team and installers are available to consult with you to plan and execute successful UV CIPP liner installations of any size. Please call our office at 605-558-1020 to speak with our sales and support team or, if time allows, feel free to send us an inquiry via our website.
I have an opportunity to bid on a large UV project. Can Omega help me figure this out?
Our experienced team is ready to provide contracting experience to increase your new business opportunity. Please call our office at 605-558-1020 to speak with our sales and support team.
How are UV liners different than felt liners?
UV liners use fiber-reinforced carriers that are much tougher and lighter than felt liners used in steam-cure applications. The higher strength properties of the fiberglass carrier mean the liner will have a thinner wall that reduces the amount of resin needed to form it, while maximizing the finished liner’s hydraulic carrying capacity. UV liners also do not require refrigeration, increasing potential transport options and reducing shipping costs. The resins that impregnate these fiber carrier materials are subject to a different type of curing process, as well.
Why are they called UV liners, and how do they cure?
They’re called UV liners because the resins that impregnate their fiber-reinforced carriers are cured using ultraviolet lights instead of steam. Not only does this make for a far safer worksite, avoiding the toxic vapors created by steam-curing, it also forms a tougher, longer-lasting liner.
What is a light train?
A light train is the transporter that carries a series of ultraviolet lights through the liner once it’s positioned in the pipe. A polymeric inner film isolates the wet resin from the light train, allowing the light train to be pulled easily through the pipeline to cure its entire length. A pre-cure quality assurance inspection of the liner is accomplished by a digital camera on the light train, while other instruments record data on travel rate, pressure and temperature during the cure cycle.
Do UV liners produce odor and chemical emissions?
A polymeric inner film encapsulates the resin, lessening exposure of any odor or chemical emissions from the cured resin, which are minimal.