The advantages of UV LED pipe lining

When you need to line or repair a buried pipeline, whether it is gravity-fed or driven by pressure, there is often no need to dig up the pipe and suffer all of the cost and inconvenience of excavating a trench.

Trenchless pipeline installation and trenchless repairs are made possible thanks to ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV LED) pipe patches and liners.

Instead of digging up the ground, laying a lined pipe and then burying it again, directional drilling is used to bore a hole under the surface without disturbing the top layer of earth.

This is an ideal solution where there is above-ground infrastructure that cannot be disturbed or which would be difficult or expensive to reinstate after the work is complete.

But it’s also a convenient and cost-effective way to carry out all kinds of pipeline installations, from water pipes and sewers to utility pipes, without excavation costs.

And it’s all made possible thanks to innovative UV LED pipe lining and cured-in-place pipes, known as CIPP for short.

How does CIPP work?

CIPP is possible because of UV LED pipe lining technology. Instead of lining the pipe before it is put in place, the pipe can be inserted below ground first, before it is sealed against any minor leaks.

After the pipeline is complete, a liquid resin is injected into the interior, coating the inner walls of the pipe.

The resin is applied very quickly with good control over where it is deposited inside the pipe, making CIPP a process that offers excellent efficiency and relatively easy management.

Once the interior of the pipe is coated in liquid resin, UV LED light is used to activate the curing process. Again, this gives excellent control over curing, making CIPP resin very easy to work with.

CIPP can be used to patch leaking pipes once the location of the leak is known, or it can be used to line new pipelines that have only just been laid.

It can even be used as part of an auger boring process to upsize existing sewers and other pipes to handle greater capacity, again with all the advantages of trenchless technology.

 

At hebs Group we use cutting edge technology for both, including Pipe Aid LED Patches for straight pipe repair and Sewertronics SpeedyLight+ UV LED Curing Technology for new pipe installations.

Find out more about hebs Group’s use of trenchless technology and UV LED pipe lining. You can call us on 0151 236 0707 or email info@hebs-group.co.uk.

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