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Eastland, Texas – March 9th, 2016 – EBAA Iron, Inc. announces the 1100 Series MEGALUG® Mechanical Joint Restraint is now available for restraining plain-end or spigot end of 54 inch Ductile Iron Pipe (DIP) at Mechanical Joint (MJ) fittings or other MJ appurtenances with a 200 PSI pressure rating which includes a 2:1 safety factor.
EBAA Iron, Inc., the original and only manufacturer of the MEGALUG has broadened the size range spectrum of the MEGALUG to restrain fifty-four (54) inch ductile iron plain-end pipe to ductile iron MJ pipes, MJ fittings or other pipeline MJ appurtenances. The new 54 inch MEGALUG, like all MEGALUGS from EBAA Iron are 100% Made in the United States of America and meets all applicable AIS requirements for state and federal funded water and or wastewater pipeline projects.
For additional information, refer to EBAA Iron’s website (www.ebaa.com) or contact the EBAA Iron Representative near you (www.ebaa.com/map/). You may also contact EBAA Iron Engineering direct at 800.633.9190, and ask for “Engineering”.
EBAA Iron after completing several rigorous third party testing obtained FM Approvals for the Force Balanced FLEX-TEND Flexible Expansion Joint and the complete family of the Series 1900 Restraints, including the Series 1900 Restraint Harness for AWWA C900 PVC Pipe Joints, Series 19MJ00 Restraint for AWWA C900 PVC with Mechanical Joint Follower Gland and the Series 19PF00 Restraint for AWWA C900 PVC at Ductile Iron Fittings Supplied with Restraining Ears.
For additional information regarding these products refer to the linked product brochures above see their FM Approvals on the FM Approval Guide.
In regards to the American Iron and Steel (AIS) requirements, EBAA Iron joint restraints such as, but not limited to the MEGALUG®, MEGAFLANGE®, MEGA-COUPLING® and Tru-Dual® are in full compliance with "use of American iron & steel" requirements as stipulated in section 436 of H.R. 3547 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 when using any federal funds appropriated for the Clean Water and/or Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs as administered by the U.S. EPA – Department of Water
For additional EBAA Iron products with AIS or LEED compliances please see EBAA Iron's letters of compliance found here.
EBAA Iron will be exhibiting at WEFTEC 2014. A large array of EBAA Iron pipeline restraint products as well as flexible and expansion joint products will be on display. Visit us at Booth Number 4343!
EBAA Iron Will be exhibiting at the AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition - ACE in Boston.
Visit us and see what's new at booth number 2400
EBAA Iron is proud to announce and present our new website. The new site, allows for product and product information to be found easier and faster along with supportive technical data. Please look around at www.ebaa.com
EBAA Iron has released a revised List Price Sheet that corrected an error found in Revision “Q”. Please disregard Revision “Q” and utilize the corrected List Price Sheet Revision “R”. Revision “R” may be found on EBAA Iron’s website and does not go into effect until March 3, 2014.
Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Link To List Price Sheets
EBAA Iron, Inc. has released version 7.0 of its popular and easy to use Restraint Length Calculator (RLC) program.
The EBAA™ developed version of a RLC program has been broadly used by water and wastewater pipeline designers for years in order to properly and quickly calculate the restraint length values necessary for restraining various fittings and other pipeline appurtenances wherever a change of direction or size in a pipeline occurs. The designer merely inputs design criteria parameters such as (but not limited to) the pipe size, test pressure, depth of bury and fitting type. Once inputted, the RLC program returns the restraint length value required to properly restrain the noted fitting utilizing "engineered" pipe joint restraint devices, such as the MEGALUG® by EBAA, without the use of cumbersome and expensive thrust blocks.
Version 7.0 of the RLC is now 100% web-based – so, there is no longer any need to download and install third-party software or manage software license agreements. The EBAA RLC program works in all mainstream contemporary browsers no matter the platform, e.g.: PCs, Macs or Tablets. Pipeline designers can still save their project files for future reference and v7.0 can import previous versions of the project file for continuation of use. In addition, v7.0 can also generate Comma Separated Value (CSV) files for ease of importation into Excel for tabular manipulation as well as generating PDF documents of each fitting type in the project – along with the values and equations used to generate the restraint length value.
Access to the new version is simple via the EBAA website at www.ebaa.com or directly at rlc.ebaa.com. NOTE: All previous versions of the RLC are no longer supported and are considered legacy software.
EBAA Iron, Inc. has expanded the available sizes of their MEGA-COUPLING Restrained Coupling to include nominal pipe sizes 14 inch through 36 inch.
The MEGA-COUPLING Series 3800 Restrained Coupling by EBAA is designed and manufactured to economically and efficiently couple and restrain similar or dissimilar pipe materials without the need for a standalone coupling and a separate restraint harness. The MEGA-COUPLING utilizes a unique coupling body to easily couple two plain ends of pipe and restrain them with two "time proven" MEGALUG(R) Restraints.
The 4 inch through 12 inch size range has for years successfully restrained: Ductile Iron Pipe (DIP), C900 PVC Pipe, ASTM 2241 PVC Pipe (IPS), Carbon Steel Pipe, HDPE Pipe or any combination thereof. EBAA has now expanded their size range to include 14 inch through 36 inch for Ductile Iron Pipe, C905 PVC Pipe or both.
See the new sizes at EBAA's booth (# 4001) at this year's AWWA ACE'13 in Denver, CO June 9th through the 12th. Contact an EBAA Representative near you for additional information or call EBAA at 800.433.1716. All of these enhancements are reflected in EBAA Iron's latest MEGA-COUPLING Product Brochure found at www.ebaa.com.
As with all of EBAA's restraints the MEGA-COUPLING is Made In USA.
EBAA Iron, Inc. has enhanced their FLEX-TEND Flexible Expansion joint designs with two separate improvements.
In the nominal pipe sizes 4 inch through 12 inch EBAA Iron has incorporated a new socket design to replace their previous design for the socket connection of the ball joint. This new design is more compact and allows for a smaller outside diameter of the overall unit. By incorporating this new robust socket EBAA Iron has been able to decrease the total number of fasteners needed for the assembly of the FLEX-TEND Flexible Expansion Joints and FLEX-900® Flexible Ball Joints.
EBAA Iron also has modified their Expansion/Contraction travel presets of all sizes of the FLEX-TEND from 75% / 25% to a more installer friendlier 50% / 50% factory preset. 50% of the total expansion capability of the FLEX-TEND will be reserved for Expansion travel and the remaining 50% reserved for Contraction travel. This change will allow design engineers to make their installation specifications easier understood and help the installer better understand and calculate the travel requirements at the time installation.
All of these enhancements are reflected in EBAA Iron’s latest FLEX-TEND Product Brochure found at www.ebaa.com. Please refer to brochure revision “T” found in the lower left hand corner of the first page.
Since the implementation of our previously announced price increase that went into effect on 2/13/2012, we have discovered some unfortunate errors with a select few product items that need to be corrected. In addition, since the 2/13/2012-dated LIST Price sheets were made available, we have incurred some unanticipated cost increases on a very select few product items – which will need to be passed along at this time by adjusting the LIST Prices on those particular items upward. However, based on our ongoing cost improvement efforts, we have also uncovered some substantial cost improvements on a very select few product items – which will be passed along at this time as well by adjusting the LIST Prices on those particular items downward.
Effective February 13, 2012 a List Price increase will be implemented. For more details and the official announcement please download the announcement letter found HERE.
In response to call volume requests EBAA has released a new product brochure for the Series 65MJ00. A split serrated restraint designed to restrain mechanical joint follower glands on Iron Pipe Size (IPS) or class PVC Pipe.
The series 1100TDM Tandem MEGALUG Restraint restrains high pressure Ductile Iron Pipe. EBAA has updated the product with a new bolt package and is reflected in the updated product brochure.
Two new products have been introduced this summer by EBAA Iron and can be seen first hand at the AWWA ACE11 Exhibition and Conference: The MEGA-STOP™ PVC Bell Protection System and the Series 1900 PVC Restraint Systems.
The Mega-Stop bell protection device, in conjunction with the use of its innovative Expansion Retention Spring (ERS), easily installs on the spigot end of the pipe before the pipe is put in the trench. When properly assembled at the reference line, the Mega-Stop enables the pipe joint to maintain its ability to expand, contract and deflect as the pipe manufacturer intended. For more information refer to the product brochure.
Now readily available, the "new" EBAA 1900 series split serrated restraint ring product can effectively and economically restrain C900 & C909 PVC pipe for water and wastewater applications - whether above or below ground, and in residential or industrial piping applications. The 1900 family series has been tested and approved to meet the new AWWA PVC pipe pressure rating requirements. For more information refer to the product brochure: For C909 PVC and C900 PVC
Come visit us at ACE11 and see these new products first hand. Booth 827
A Mobile Edition of the Restraint Length Calculator (RLC) has been released by EBAA Iron, Inc. The Mobile RLC has been developed specifically for mobile devices such as the iPhone® and Blackberry®, allowing for quick pipeline restraint lengths to be calculated in the field, on the go or anywhere where there is a wireless data connection. The Mobile RLC can be found at rcp.ebaa.com along with our existing RLC for Windows PCs and our Web Edition for web browsers.
Restraint Length Calculator v6 RLC v6 has been released! Easy to use, RLC v6 generates restraint length values for properly restraining water and wastewater fittings and pipelines for ductile iron, poly-wrapped ductile iron, or PVC pipes. RLC v6 is compatible with Windows® XP, Vista and Windows 7. In addition it has a fresh new look including pipe material and bend angle representative images.
EBAA proudly introduces two new product lines to its extensive list of quality pipe joint restraints and flexible expansion joints: EBAA-Covers™ Ductile Iron Meter Covers and EBAA-Wedge™ Adjustable Flange Deflection Filler Gaskets. The EBAA-Cover is a meter cover made from ASTM A536 ductile iron and can be supplied with or without a meter reading access lid (door). The EBAA-Wedge is the world's first deflection adjustable flange gasket that allows for making up deflection angles between mating flange faces. For more information refer to the product links below.
Excerpt from Letter Linked Below
All joint restraint products manufactured by EBAA Iron, Inc. are manufactured in the United States of America and are fully compliant with the "buy American" requirement of §1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
All joint restraint products manufactured by EBAA Iron, Inc. are cast of ductile iron created from a minimum of 90% post-industrial recycled steel procured within the United States and within a 500 mile radius of the EBAA foundries located in Eastland and Albany, Texas.
EBAA Manufacturing Statement and additional information can be found HERE.
EPA - Implementation of Buy American provisions of P.L. 111-5, the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009"
Read the April 28 implementation memorandum.
We at EBAA in response to customer request have changed the color of our Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) from a reddish orange to black.
Products affected: FLEX-TEND®, FLEX-900®, EX-TEND®, MEGA-FLANGE® (gasket ring only), and the MEGA-COUPLING® (sleeve only).
On April 3, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Recovery Act"). This is the second installment of detailed government-wide guidance for carrying out programs and activities enacted in the Recovery Act. This updated guidance supplements, amends and clarifies the initial guidance issued by OMB on February 18, 2009 (Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, M-09-10). Updates to the guidance are based on ongoing input received from the public, Congress, state and local government officials, grant and contract recipients and federal personnel.
Read the April 3 detailed guidance memorandum.
The letter mentioned below has been superseded by a more recent EBAA Manufacturer's Statement found HERE
Excerpt from Linked Letter
"All pipe joint restraint products manufactured by EBAA Iron, Inc., including MEGALUG®, MEGAFLANGE®, Tru-Dual®, and MEGA-COUPLING® are made in the United States of America."
See the Original Release Here
Edited on 05.21.09
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (a.k.a. the "Stimulus Bill") was enacted on February 17, 2009. The purpose of the Act - as noted in the opening sentence of its preface - is for "Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment ...etc..." To that end, we (along with many other observers) contend the Act is intended to stimulate the American economy by supporting American jobs, and more specifically, the "preservation and creation" of American manufacturing jobs. In support of this, Congress has included a very strong "Buy American" provision in the Act (Sec. 1605) whereby the language requires that, "None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by the Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States."
Even though there is strong language and an obvious preference for American made products in the Stimulus Bill, the American tax payer is protected with certain allowed exceptions that are included in this provision. For example, some of the "summarized" criteria for granting waivers to this provision would be in the event no domestic made product is available or where the use of domestic products would increase the overall total project cost by more than 25%.
As is well known throughout the water works industry, many of our joint restraint competitors import their products from China. Yet, given this fact, some of them are now making claims that their non-American produced products are eligible for use on these federally funded projects under the auspices of their unique interpretation to Buy American provision. They even offer to "certify" their products to this end - contending, that by doing so, this alone justifies a waiver to the "Buy American" provision - apparently due to how this provision should be "...applied in a manner consistent with United States obligations under international agreements."
Do not accept such certifications or claims. Per a 3/2/09-dated memorandum from the US EPA Office of Water, http://www.epa.gov/water/eparecovery/docs/2009-03-02_Final_ARRA_SRF_Guidance.pdf only the assigned EPA State Administrator who is monitoring the use of these ARRA funds can grant a waiver to any provision or requirement cited in the Stimulus Bill. Also, for transparency purposes, the memo further states that if a waiver is granted by the Administrator, EPA will publish such waiver, with a sufficient explanation, in the Federal Register. And furthermore, we believe the responsibility for developing and coordinating international trade falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of the US Trade Representative. http://www.ustr.gov/Who_We_Are/Mission_of_the_USTR.html
Thus, the "Buy American" provision in the Act is far reaching. Whether or not an exception or waiver to the "Buy American" provision would apply in any given instance will likely require detailed legislative interpretation as well as legal analysis. Furthermore, a potential violation of the Act by purchasing non-American made products is a very serious matter. As such, this is a matter in which we believe the opinion or certification from a foreign products producer will ultimately have no bearing.
In conclusion, we should remember that "produced in the United States" means just that. Products must be 100% manufactured, finished, coated and other activities related to the production of the product must have occurred in the United States. We would hope that the use of this simple logic and rationale would help clarify the inevitable claims to come, such as "packaged here" or "painted here."
The choice is clear. Either use domestic made products in compliance with the intent and the wording of the "Buy American" provision or risk involving yourself and your project in what will likely be a protracted legal battle over specific legislative interpretations of the wording and possible loopholes. Numerous legal precedents have always upheld your right to specify domestic made products on your water works projects prior to the implementation of the ARRA of 2009. Under the provisions of this recently enacted Stimulus Bill, we believe that it is now your obligation.
Our country needs a strong manufacturing base to ensure a viable and prosperous American economy. We, at EBAA Iron, appreciate your study and understanding of this important piece of the legislation. We stand ready to provide quality products at competitive prices on these as well as all of your future water work project needs.
See the original release here
The Adobe Reader Portable Document File (PDF) of EBAA's Product Price List Book has been updated with the latest and current EBAA Product Brochure Hyperlinks.
Due to the redesign and restructuring of our Website, the Price List Book PDF had out of date product brochure links. The new revision has corrected this issue. The new revision can be found on our website and below. There were no changes to pricing in this revision. This only affected digital copies of the PDF. If you had printed the PDF the links were not available.
EBAA releases a new and easier to use website for it's pipeline restraint products. The new EBAA.com has more products and product information than previous versions and now is even more easier to find the information you require.
The New Price List book is available for download below and is effective for 10-06-08. The new price list is available in both Adobe PDF and Excel Spreadsheet file formats.
All pricing for our Flex-Tend product line has been increased by approximately 10% along with our recent increase for the restraint product line. Please contact EBAA Iron Sales or your local EBAA Representative for current pricing.
N. American manufacturers - in virtually every industry sector - have seen their raw material costs rise dramatically during 2008. As evidenced of late, the waterworks industry has not been spared of these seemingly never-ending raw material cost increases. While EBAA IRON has been working diligently during 2008 to control these costs increases, invariably though, reality hits home for all of us. Ultimately, our only alternative is to pass along these costs in the form of a price increase.
Effective October 6, 2008 an across-the-board LIST price increase of approximately 8 - 10% will be applied to all standard EBAA product items. A completely "new" price booklet will be posted and available on the EBAA website. Please go to www.ebaa.com in the coming weeks to download, print and to begin utilizing these "new" LIST prices.
For More on this Subject, see the official Release HERE