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7 Basic Tools for Cured-In-Place-Pipe Relining

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Cured-In-Place pipe relining is one the most opted for methods of pipe rehabilitation and repair because of the advancement in technology that makes this process economical without having to sacrifice the quality of the result. Plumbers find it that this new pipe rehabilitation method lessens the expenses by at least 80%. This is done by completely excluding excavation and landscape repair budget for the project. This method creates a pipe-within-a-pipe effect that effectively reinforces the structural resolve of the old and possibly damaged pipe and it does all these without physically interfering and removing the pipe from the ground thus, lesser expenses and damage.

Because this method is fairly new to the market, it comes with gadgets and tools that were specifically made for this purpose alone. These gadgets may be foreign to a few people, justifying the need to introduce them. For that purpose, here are 7 of the most basic tools used for CIPP relining:

  1. CCTV Inspection Truck and Camera

Professional plumbers utilise CCTV Camera for sewer pipe inspection since through those drones, they can have live feeds with detailed visual of the interior of the pipelines. This will give the contractors an idea of what is really happening inside the pipe. CCTV Cameras and CCTV tricks help monitor obscurities inside the pipe to check the lining installation process to insure the effectiveness of the pipe as well as its durability.

  1. Sewer Cleaning Tool

The cleaning tool used for the interior of the pipes is best cleaned using a combined jetter and vacuum cleaner truck. This equipment can clear any build-up and obstruction inside the pipe. This tool uses high water pressure to unattached the build-ups and flush them out of the system. This happens before the actually lining process. The pipes also need cleaning after the entire process of relining to make sure that there are no possible blockages and other materials left inside the pipe.

  1. Robotic Cutter

This plumbing tool is necessary during the initial clean-up process. The host pipe can have intruding laterals that need reopening after the relining is done. This tool is strong enough to cut through the thick liners and open the connections again that were shut close during the relining process.

  1. Support Truck

A support truck serves as a warehouse that drags all equipment to and from the site of relining. This truck carries all the heavy relining tools and other consumable materials necessary to get a relining project underway. This equipment makes the work of every contractor easy and bearable.

  1. Air Inverter

An air inverter or shooter is an essential tool in pipe relining since it is responsible in inverting the reliner to adhere it to interior of the pipe. When the liner is inverted, steam is allowed to flow within the pipe to help it cure faster to the pipe.

  1. By-pass Pump

As the process of pipe relining is taking place, it is often the situation where the line is still operating. In order to control the sewage flow, by-pass pumps are necessary to avoid interruptions in the lining process.

  1. Steam Boiler

Steam is needed for curing a CIPP liner. For this purpose, steam boilers are installed inside the mobile trucks for easy transportation from one site to another.