A cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is a trenchless rehabilitation method used to repair existing pipelines. CIPP is a jointless, seamless, pipe-within-a-pipe with the capability to rehabilitate pipes ranging in diameter from 0.1 to 2.8 meters (4–110 inches). As one of the most widely used rehabilitation methods CIPP has application in water, sewer, gas, and chemical pipelines.
Sewer and rainwater pipes can get damaged from a number of sources and become unfit for purpose, in some cases causing damage to the environment. Rather than replacing the pipe, which could involve digging trenches and all the inconvenience and expense that comes with it, the pipe can be relined by McBreen Environmental.
McBreen Environmental have successfully used UV Pipe Lining to repair, with minimum disruption or excavations, pipes and drains for many industrial clients with great results.
UV Pipe Relining is the process in which a pipe liner is installed within an existing damaged pipe with a GRP (glass reinforced plastic) type of material, which when cured, is actually stronger than original pipe it lines. The new pipe material is fed into the existing pipe from one opening and when cured, fits tight to the wall of the original pipe, creating a tough, strong and durable lining, dramatically increasing the life span of the pipe. Because the lining is cut to fit the pipe diameter prior to installation, the loss of cross section is as low as 5% in some cases, therefore not compromising the integrity of the original flow capacity.