Cure-in-Place Pipelining Explained
Cracked and crushed pipes are not a laughing matter. Crumbling water, sewer, or gas pipes require immediate attention. For major repairs, the pipe is dug out and replaced, but normal and minimal pipeline repairs benefit from cure-in-place pipelining (CIPP).
The process of installing cure-in-place is relatively simple. Removing the failing pipe from service so that no water or sewage passes through it is the first step. Once the inside is clean and void of debris, the liner is winched into place and inflated. Curing the liner requires hot water or steam and time. The last step is cutting the ends of the liner making them flush with the pipe and sealing it.
The lining material is a resin saturated polyester that hardens and forms a resilient pipe inside the failing pipe. The CIPP material is rigid and very durable once cured.
“The CIPP liner is made of a non-woven polyester needle felt or glass fibre…” ~UKSTT
The benefits of cure-in-place pipelining extend from quick installation to corrosion prevention. CIPP is an efficient pipe repair technique. Here are five benefits of CIPP:
- Jointless installation accommodates pipes of various shapes and sizes.
- Corrosion proof lining protects pipes from crumbling.
- Fast single day installation makes CIPP repairs convenient.
- Traffic is not disrupted by large trench digging machinery.
- Quick installation and minimal equipment make it cost-effective.
Choosing to repair a pipe with a rigid liner is a smart decision. Resin saturated liners add corrosion protection and support to water, sewer, and gas pipes. Learn more about our pipelining services or Contact us for more information on cure-in-place pipelining and repairs.
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