February 1, 2024

Revolutionise Pipelines with CIPP Lining

Burst pipes can bring surrounding roads, railways, and even walkways to a complete standstill.

These pipes are often buried deep underground. Due to this reality identifying the damage and repairing or replacing the broken expanse of the pipe becomes a costly and time-consuming task.

What is CIPP lining?

CIPP lining is a pipe repair solution that uses an innovative felt lining to reseal an existing pipe rather than replace it.

To make pipe repair both more efficient and more cost-effective, the flagship product from Insituform is composed of a felt liner, embedded with a potent resin which is fed into the pipe and then activated. It then attaches itself to the inside walls of the pipe and reseals it. Not only does this process take hours as opposed to days and works of groundwork, but it also reinstates the stability of the existing pipe to an exceptionally high standard. So much so, that the strength of CIPP pipe liners has outlasted the product’s history to date!

More on that later in this article. For now, let us consider exactly what the process involves and whether it is the right option for your project.

How does CIPP lining come into play here?

This revolutionary approach to damaged and broken pipes was first brought to market in 1971. CIPP lining has become not just one of the most efficient solutions for local councils, governments, and engineers, but also by far the most effective.

Keep reading to find out exactly what CIPP lining does, how it works, and how it has revolutionised pipe repair all over the world.

Is pipe relining a good idea?

Consider for a moment what happens when a sewage pipe bursts or a drainage network starts to leak.

The infrastructure involved with digging up road surfaces and pavements to first identify and then isolate the source of the damage is extensive, causing great upheaval to the local community and costing the taxpayer thousands of pounds.

The environmental impact of the work involved in digging up and replacing vast expanses of pipe is huge. This has forced local councils to take significant steps back in their attempt to be more sustainable.

Let’s look at what changes when you opt for pipe relining as opposed to traditional pipe replacement.

CIPP pipe relining allows engineers who work on the issue to reseal and repair the pipe without digging. The felt liner is first fed into the affected section of the pipe, with the pipe then flooded with hot water or steam to activate the resin which is integrated into the felt. This resin melts onto the inner walls of the pipe where it quickly hardens. This process creates a new layer of wall within the pipe which seals over any cracks or breakages.

This can all be conducted in record time, without digging up expanses of road and paved surface, and without huge expense. Insituform is the original creator of CIPP lining. We offer comprehensive training courses and hands-on service.

What is the life expectancy of a CIPP sewer line?

The benefits of CIPP pipe liners from a process perspective may be obvious, but what about the results?

The very first CIPP pipe liner that was successfully installed is still very much in place and doing its job!

Despite being installed over 50 years ago, the product is so reliable that its history is genuinely outweighed by its quality. While we can not put an exact life expectancy figure on a CIPP pipe liner, we can say that a high-quality installation process will carry your pipe through the next generation.

Why is CIPP so revolutionary?

CIPP stands for ‘Cured-In-Place-Pipe’, a name which, in itself, highlights the revolutionary benefits of the product.

CIPP liners are revolutionary because they allow pipes to be repaired from the inside out – resealing rather than replacing vast expanses of pipe. Regardless of the diameter and size of the pipe, CIPP can secure the strength of a pipe so that it withstands pressure from both inside and outside of the pipe. It does so while supporting a more sustainable future for the engineering industry as well.

Not only do CIPP liners reduce waste and extensive damage to the environment, but the felt liners themselves are produced using recycled materials. Liners are made from 75% recycled material.

Finally, since inventing CIPP liners back in 1971, Insituform has become the authority on revolutionary pipe repair. It has focussed on rehabilitation rather than replacement. We are not just extending the life expectancy of pipes, we are redefining them, combining expert training and comprehensive support with products that withstand the test of time. 

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