5 Basic Pipe Relining Tools and Equipment
Pipe relining has become a staple in pipe repairs all across the world. Old methods have become obsolete as trenchless rehabilitation proves to be more efficient, environment-friendly, less time-consuming, long-lasting, and more affordable in the long run. The classic pipe restoration involves a lot of digging and took forever to finish.
Pipe relining has revolutionised pipe restoration as it makes use of innovative engineering and subsurface construction. Aside from the cutting-edge process, the tools and equipment are also the backbone of this pipe rehabilitation method.
- Camera for Pipe Inspection
Before a pipe relining is started, the sewer pipes must first be inspected for any damage. This will help the plumbers assess the damage and come up with the right tools and supplies for the job. Another reason is that there may be blockage that needs to be removed in order for the pipe relining to be correctly positioned. With the help of a camera, plumbers can easily survey the pipes without having to excavate the ground.
- Water Jetter
A water jetter is a pretty basic plumbing equipment and commonly used in pipe relining. Its purpose is to clean up any debris and buildup in the pipes with the use of as strong water flow. This equipment also produces a powerful water pressure that can reach up to 25, 000 psi.
- Internal Coating Substance
There are a lot reconstruction methods in pipe relining and each of these methods has its own unique set of tools and equipment. Most of these pipe-relining methods makes use of an internal coating substance to repair the sewer. In this article, we’re going to focus more on a popular and frequently used trenchless rehabilitation called the cured-in-place pipe(CIPP). With CIPP, the internal coating substance used is an epoxy resin.
The process of applying epoxy resin is by implanting it into the inner lining of the sewer pipes through water or air inversion. In other trenchless repairs, fibre concrete is used instead of the epoxy resin. Generally, all the materials have the same features like water-resistant, able to withstand corrosion, etc. Some of these coatings actually enhance the water flow of the pipe system.
This tool helps support the liner or tubes used in pipe relining so that it can be properly positioned. The bladder is designed to be adaptable to the different shapes and structure of the pipes–so that the liners can easily push through. After the liner is in position, it can be pressed with the help of the bladder in order for the liner to be adhered.
- Calibration Roller
A calibration roller is needed to ensure that the epoxy resin is to be evenly distributed. It has two modes like the truck-mounted as well as standalone.
It’s important to know that each unique trenchless rehabilitation method requires different equipment and supplies to be properly executed. The plumbing company that will do the pipe relining for you should be equipped with the latest tools and have sufficient knowledge in using those items.