The Advantages of UV Cured-In-Place Pipe Lining

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Evan Mowbray

Cured in place pipe lining (CIPP) is an increasingly popular method for trenchless pipe repair. Rather than excavating and digging to replace an entire pipe, this method involves inserting a flexible liner into a damaged pipe, which is then inflated and cured to form a new pipe within the old one. There are, however, various CIPP methods available, including steam CIPP and UV cured in place lining (UV-CIPP). Trinity Subsurface LLC offers UV-CIPP as one of our trenchless pipe repair methods, and we believe it has several important advantages over traditional steam CIPP.

Image of three Trinity Subsurface employees preparing UV pipe lining as part of a training course.

First and foremost, UV cured in place pipe is a more efficient and faster solution compared to steam based curing. As the name implies, steam is used to cure the liner in steam CIPP, which can take several hours or even a full day. This can take time and cause significant disruption to any job site or property. UV-CIPP uses a specialized UV light to cure the liner, which can be done in a matter of minutes. This means that your pipes will be repaired and operational again in no time without trenching.

Another advantage of UV-CIPP is that it is more environmentally friendly. Large amounts of steam are required to cure the liner in steam CIPP. This steam can be a significant source of emissions and fumes while also causing significant noise and disruption in the surrounding area. UV-CIPP produces no emissions and is relatively quiet, making it a more environmentally friendly option.

UV-CIPP is a more precise solution as well. There is always the risk of over- or under-curing the liner with steam CIPP, which can result in additional damage or a suboptimal repair. The UV light can be precisely controlled using light curing equipment with UV-CIPP, ensuring that the liner is cured evenly and completely. As a result, the repair is more precise and effective.

An image of the UV pipe lining curing equipment used by Trinity Subsurface.

UV lining can also be a more long-lasting solution. The UV curing process bonds the liner to the existing pipe, resulting in a stronger, more durable, and long-lasting repair. This means you can rest easy knowing that your pipes have been properly repaired and will continue to function properly for years to come.

UV-CIPP is also a more secure solution for safety purposes. There is always the risk of heat or steam burns or other injuries to workers or individuals in the surrounding area when using steam CIPP. There is no heat or steam involved with UV-CIPP, making it a safer and less risky option for everyone involved.

Trinity Subsurface, LLC believes that UV-CIPP has several advantages over steam CIPP. It is faster, more precise, more durable, and safer, making it an excellent choice for trenchless pipe repair. If you're having pipe problems and require pipe lining, contact us today to learn more about our UV-CIPP services and how we can assist you with your pipe repair needs. If you need to know what you need to repair, we also offer video pipe inspection and cleaning services. Check out our website for more information.

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