When it comes to mainframe infrastructure, repairs are either extensive or highly limited. Thanks to CIPP for industrial pipes, you have the ability to better protect these infrastructures as opposed to having to avoid repairs. Stop letting the age and location of your infrastructure determine whether or not repairs can be made. With CIPP, the solution is far simpler.
How Is CIPP for Industrial Pipes Effective?
The difference between CIPP and traditional repairs is that you can use CIPP without having to excavate or trench to make those repairs. In terms of industrial infrastructure and mainframes, access is so much easier. These mainframes are often significantly further in the ground. They are aged and they are typically large-diameter pipelines.
None of that stops CIPP from being effective. In fact, you can use CIPP simply to be proactive against degradation of these pipes. You don’t always have to be reactive. Instead, as your infrastructures start to age, incorporate CIPP to prevent the need for repairs and give those lines 50 or more years of life extension.
The Application of CIPP for Industrial Pipes
So how does it work, really? When you use CIPP for infrastructure, you’re typically looking at large-diameter pipes. And if those pipelines are not large-diameter, that’s ok. The process is still very similar. With large-diameter pipelines, a robot is sent into the pipe using a utility hole access point. The robot has a camera to show us exactly what state the pipe is in. Then we make a plan.
If repairs need to be made, we determine where to insert the CIPP liner. If you are looking to be proactive against repairs, we will still complete the inspection to determine the best solution. In the event the diameter of the pipes isn’t large enough for a robot, we simply use a snake with a video camera for this step instead.
Once the plan of action is determined, a CIPP liner is inserted into the pipe. The liner is expanded to the pipe edges and then cured with a specialized epoxy material. As it cures, it hardens and becomes like a pipe within your pipe. Your flow will not be obstructed as the additional layer is minimal.
Once the CIPP has been allowed to cure completely, we complete a final inspection. This lets us make sure the repair was made effectively and that everything is in order.
The Benefits of CIPP for Repairs
When you compare solutions of CIPP for mainframe infrastructures, there are some clear benefits. The biggest of these is that you reduce excavation needs and downtime. Here are some other top benefits of the process.
- Make repairs to significant pipelines without excavating or digging
- Repairs last for 50+ years
- The downtime is reduced to the time needed for curing
- Far less invasive practices, which reduce labor costs
- Only a utility hole or access point is needed for repairs
- Efficient and reliable for even the toughest pipelines
Contact Us for Your Pipeline Repairs
Industrial CIPP is for all of your industrial pipeline repair needs. Our teams have years of experience working with pipelines just like yours. Contact us today to discuss your repair or project needs.