Cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) or better known as pipe lining/relining is one of the most used and widely accepted methods of repairing sewer pipes and other types of pipelines. One of the benefits of using the CIPP method is the minimal turmoil and damage to landscapes and properties. This type of benefit is heavensent for homeowners and building owners since they don’t have to deal with the cleaning and property damage concerns.
The reason why pipe lining does so little damage is because of little excavation. Digging and extraction of the pipe lining is the number one cause of property and landscape damage but it’s needed for restoring the pipes; but this is only applicable to conventional ways of repairing pipelines. Various tools and materials are needed for the proper and successful of a cured-in-place-pipe operation. Take a look at the most integral equipment and supplies of cured-in-place-pipe below.
1. CCTV Sewer Pipe Camera
Pipe cameras are very important not just in pipe lining but all types of modern pipe repair or replacement. There are certain conditions that can affect the whole operation which is why the contractors must be able to know what’s happening in the pipeline and the state of the pipes. This is when a sewer pipe camera is used to examine the whole sewer lining. The pipe survey will also help identify certain areas that may have problems during the process; like cracking or collapsing pipe interiors.
2. Clearing tools
The clearing tools are used for taking out obstructions found in the sewer line. These tools are basically the same which is why it’s under the same category in this list. Hydro jet equipment is probably the most used due to its effectiveness in clearing a pipeline. Thousands of psi of water pressure surges through the pipe connections; removing any clogs and other forms of blockage with ease. However, contractors are a cautious when using a hydro jet since its immense water pressure might further collapse some fragile or sensitive pipe sections. Another tool used is a mechanical auger. This is more catered to removing roots that have intruded the pipeline. For cases in which the pipes have already broken; then the contractors must extract the damaged pipe section. Otherwise they won’t be able to proceed with the process.
3. Resin Liner
Resin liners are plugged into the sewer system and then bonded with the old pipes. Essentially, the resin liner envelops the destroyed pipeline and becomes the main pathway of the sewer wastes. A great thing about resin liners is that it can compete with most materials used in pipes today in terms of durability, longevity, and safety in use.
Resin liners can’t hold the position on their own since they’re not cured it which is why it’s placed upon a bladder. The bladder tool keeps the resin liner in place so that it can bond to the old pipes perfectly. Contractors inflate the bladder to allow the resin liner to stick.