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Plumbing Rehabilitation: Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP)

Updated: Sep 11, 2020

Commercial pipe rehabilitation is no easy undertaking. Contractors want to do things right. As such, deciding on the right solution is key. This is where we come in. IPP Solutions manufactures products for trenchless, noninvasive pipe repairs using the SIPP and CIPP methods. We’re here to explain everything plumbers specializing in internal pipe coating systems need to know about CIPP.



What Is Sprayed-in-Place Pipelining? SIPP repairs aging pipelines with limited excavation required. The process is simple: A spray head is inserted into the pipe then, as the hose retracts, the spray head releases a layer of epoxy or polyuria onto the interior pipe walls. SIPP solutions help to:

  • Lessen pipe degradation

  • Seal pinhole leaks

  • Prevent future leaks

Sprayed-in-place pipe repairs feature a number of benefits for commercial and industrial plumbers. They are faster and more affordable than traditional pipeline replacements, and SIPP is completely trenchless. In addition, this method is typically warrantied, reduces the need for pipe maintenance, and increases the life of the structure’s existing pipes. It’s worth noting, though, that the spray coating is relatively thin. Some pipes may still need to be replaced down the road. But with a meticulous installation process and the right products, SIPP pipelining can be an extremely effective rehabilitation method. What Is Cured-in-Place Pipelining? CIPP generally features a pipe coating or felt liner, installed into the existing pipe and left to cure for a designated time. After the curing process, the liner will attach to the inner walls of the pipe and act as a brand-new pipeline. The curing is then completed using water, steam, and ultraviolet (UV) light. Each liner is manufactured to the owner’s exact specifications in diameters from 6 to 100 inches depending on the project. CIPP solutions also help to:

  • Reduce pipe degradation

  • Address pinhole leaks

  • Eliminate future leaks

What’s the difference between CIPP and SIPP? Where sprayed-in-place pipelining uses spray heads inserted into the plumbing pipe, cured-in-place pipelining typically sends the epoxy into the pipe by way of a liner before inflating it. That said, both methods can seal leaks and restore pipe function. CIPP pipelining too offers a number of benefits for commercial plumbers. It’s more cost-effective and less time-consuming than traditional pipe replacement, and it requires only the minimal removal of drywall and other finishes. CIPP is typically warrantied as well. Plus, as trenchless technology, no excavation is needed to rehabilitate the structure. With the proper installation technique, CIPP is a win-win when it comes to extending the life of your commercial, municipal, or industrial plumbing pipes.  IPP Solutions: A Pipelining Manufacturer You Can Trust Plumbing contractors choose SIPP and CIPP solutions because these methods are non-invasive, require minimal drywall removal, and offer easy access to the plumbing pipes. SIPP and CIPP also enhance water quality, preventing heavy metals from leaching and increasing water flow. Again, this is where IPP Solutions comes in. We believe that by providing top-quality equipment and supplies, plumbers can work more efficiently and generate more business.  The truth is that we value strategic partnerships above transactional relationships—and our two-component, commercial pipe casting system and lining technology are just the tip of the iceberg.  In fact, by facilitating direct application, there’s no need to use liners the way you would in a traditional CIPP solution with our products. Our competitively-priced technology will help to repair mains swiftly and can be used through existing access points in the structure. Does this sound appealing? Look no further than IPP Solutions for noninvasive internal pipe coating products that make commercial contractors’ lives easier. Please contact us by calling 970-444-5655 or emailing info@ippsolutions.com for more information.

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