Dec 05, 2013

PVC Well Casing Launched at NGWA Conference

NASP introduced the industry’s first 24-in., restrained-joint, PVC well casing

North American Specialty Products (NASP) introduced the industry’s first 24-in. restrained-joint PVC well casing at the annual National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) conference Dec. 4 in Nashville, Tenn. The new offering further expands NASP's line of well casing and drop pipe featuring the Certa-Lok mechanical restrained-joint system.

Certa-Lok PVC well casing is designed for lining potable drinking water wells. Certa-Lok utilizes a proprietary spline-locking design to form a full-strength joint instantly in all weather conditions without the use of solvents, arc welding or reinforcement screw attachments.

In addition to its ease of installation, the well casing is smooth and corrosion proof, which lowers friction loss compared to other casing materials and reduces energy costs. The new 24-in. well casing comes in standard 20-ft lengths and is available with a PVC or fiberglass coupling to extend installation depth.

At the NGWA conference, NASP also was recognized as part of the association's annual awards program, with Well Products National Sales Manager Mike Benet receiving the Manufacturer's Division Special Recognition Award. The award is given annually to honor an individual’s accomplishments in the groundwater manufacturing industry, including industry improvements, special education contributions, and patents and technology.

"Mike is known throughout the well industry as a person of integrity, with a deep commitment to providing top-notch technical service and advice to drillers and pump setters," said Joseph Bondi, vice president and general manager of NASP. "He was the person who was most instrumental in the growth and acceptance of modern mechanical spline-lock PVC well products in the industry and has worked tirelessly over the last 20 years to provide training and guidance to new and existing users."