Pipe rehabilitation without surface disruption
RHINO LININGS’ Cast- in- Place epoxy resin can re- line damaged and corroded pipes without digging up the infrastructure.
A mesh sleeve – like a large tube sock – is soaked in the resin and then pulled through a length of pipe. The sleeve is inflated with air or steam to conform to the contours of the pipe and allowed to cure, forming a new, smooth inner surface. The system can even contend with pipes that have bends up to 90 degrees in them.
Peter Morgan, Managing Director of Rhino Linings Australia said the CIPP method was increasingly being used by councils and utility companies to repair water and sewer pipes. “CIPP is ideal for both the structural and lateral water pipes in our cities,” he added. “Structural are the main pipes usually found under roads, while lateral are those that run from the street to a property.”
The resin and hardener system is designed to have a life span of a minimum of 50 years. This life span is dependent on using the system in accordance with Rhino Linings Product Data Sheet and following the methods of the relevant Standards. Morgan said that depending on the constraints and requirements of the project, there are a range of hardeners that essentially provide fast, medium or slow curing times. The fast- acting curing agent allows for a less invasive replacement procedure allowing projects to be completed on time and within budget.
The Gold Coast- based company promises provide a streamlined inventory model and prompt shipments to all locations across the Australasian region, regardless of quantities required.