Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP)
What is Cured-In-Place Pipe?
Cured, meaning hardened, is the key word in this phrase. You see, CIPP starts out flexible. We take a custom-fitted fabric tube (liner) and saturate it with epoxy. The tube is inserted into your existing pipeline – yes, the old faulty pipe – and navigated all the way through to the end. We then gently inflate the tube to the full diameter of the pipe and allow it to cure. Notice that word again – cure.
What started out as a floppy, gooey, tube is hardened by one of several means, ambient (natural, with time); UV light; steam; or other. In a nearly metamorphic way, the flexible liner transforms into a structural, sealed, solid form – essentially, a new pipe created within your old pipe!
By curing the pipe in place, there is no need to remove the old failed pipe. This eliminates the need for the destructive measures necessary to access the original pipe – trenches. Therefore, CIPP is considered to be part of trenchless technology.
Pipe Lining or CIPP
Pipe lining is cured-in-place pipe and CIPP is cured-in-place pipe. We use the terms interchangeably. At Pipelining Technologies, the vast majority of our pipe rehabilitation projects are installed via continuous inversion CIPP; this is structural pipe lining.
- Sprayed-in-place lining, Spray Coating
- Brushed-in-place lining, Brush Coating
The options above are both cured-in-place, but they are not necessarily structural. We find there are wonderful applications for these forms of coatings where we might not otherwise be able to reach with structural lining. These advancements have helped us service property owners that even a few years ago might not have had these long-lasting, minimally-invasive alternatives.
Advantages to Structural C.I.P.P.
The list of advantages to using CIPP (Pipe Lining) over conventional pipe repair methods is long. Some of our favorites are:
- No destructive trench digging
- No long-term water shutoff
- Cost Savings of up to 30%-40%
- 50-year life use expectancy
- Possible increased flow
- No displacement of residents (condos, businesses)
While this explanation has been simplified, there is a great deal of science and precision behind this technology. Here at Pipelining Technologies, Inc., We have sent our team members to multiple countries throughout Europe to obtain the highest level of training, the finest equipment, materials, and best practices available in order to serve our customers. Today, we continue to pursue excellence with a commitment to customer success and health safety precautions.
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Our process starts with an in-depth assessment of your existing pipes. We use advanced technology to capture detailed measurements and conditions of your property’s pipes and build a streamlined plan to repair any damaged sections. Our inspections are much more specific than a plumber’s video, but we are always happy to review any current videos you may have.
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View in-depth videos explaining how the trenchless sewer repair process works as well as project spotlights showcasing some of our past projects.
3-Steps to Trenchless Pipe Lining
We begin all pipe lining projects with a detailed forensic study of the existing pipe system by means of a HD video camera inspection. A digital copy of the video is yours to keep.
Sewer Pipe Cleaning
The sewer system is cleaned using hydro (water) jetting and/or a mechanical cleaning process that removes scale, buildup, debris, blockages and restores flow in the existing pipes.
Lining & Reinstatement
Your cleaned pipes are lined with an epoxy saturated tube (liner). The tube hardens and the new structural line becomes stronger than PVC. Robotic equipment is used to reopen branch lines.
We provide trenchless sewer repair throughout much of South Florida. Don’t see your specific area? Give us a call; it’s likely that we can help. Click on the map below to learn more about our local pipe lining projects. And be sure to book a sewer inspection to find out the condition of your drainage pipes.
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