SIPP Pipe Lining Repair
Reline and repair aging underground situ pipes with minimal costs and system downtime
Cleaning and repairing deteriorated water or sewer pipelines helps improve system efficiency and protects both your community and the environment. The task can be daunting and expensive especially when excavation is required.
SUEZ provides an innovative spray in place pipe lining rehabilitation (SIPP) process that scrubs underground pipes clean before applying an epoxy lining for in-situ pipe repair. Designed by Warren Environmental, the 2-part component epoxy material is ANSI/NSF Standard 61 approved for potable water supply. Once cured, the epoxy lining provides long-lasting protection to your sewer or water pipes, which helps reduce the frequency of maintenance and pipe replacement. This no dig pipe repair rehabilitation technology minimizes maintenance costs, and system down-time.
How Do SUEZ’ SIPP Pipe Lining Technologies Work?
SUEZ’s spray in place pipe rehabilitation process consists of five steps:
- Pipeline system analysis that includes mapping, utilizing closed-circuit television (CCTV) to evaluate digitally recorded findings and then diagnose and identify a pipe restoration plan.
- Preparation of the pipe interior by drag scraping, power boring and/or hydro-jetting to create a clean, smooth dry surface. This is followed by a second CCTV inspection to determine if there are any leaks, infiltration, or repairs that are needed outside of the spray in place pipe lining scope of work.
- Preparation for the application of the sprayed-on epoxy pipe lining.
- Spray-on application of the epoxy pipe lining using state-of-the-art robotic rigs that are computer-controlled for more refined application and curing.
- Final inspection and SIPP coating analysis.
Once cured, the spray-applied epoxy pipe lining creates an internal seal that prevents leaks and helps protect against future corrosion and biological buildup in your water main. This extends the pipes’ service life, helps reduce the frequency of maintenance, and increases the flow capacity for greater system efficiency.
SIPP no dig pipe lining repair technology can yield an estimated cost saving of around 20 to 30% when compared to direct replacement - digging up the entire length of the pipe that needs attention and replacing it all. Another benefit that transcends cost: the ability to minimize inconvenience to consumers by relining water pipes rather than digging them up and replacing them.
How Long Does SIPP Pipe Lining Repair Take?
The SIPP pipe lining repair does not require road or sidewalk tear-ups often associated with water main replacement. With this no dig pipe repair process, it takes approximately 24 hours, to clean, camera, coat and cure a 500 foot section of pipe. Additional time may be needed for the disinfection process dependent upon these requirements. The epoxy pipe lining can cure within a 12-16-hour timeframe.
Value of SUEZ Spray-in-Place Pipe Repair & Relining Solutions:
- Extends service life of water or sewer pipelines
- Reduces frequency of maintenance, minimizes repair costs and system down-time
- Enhances flow capacity and system efficiency
- Prevents leaks and water contamination
- Protects against future corrosion and degradation, eliminates leaching of lead from soldered joints
Contact us to learn more about our pipe relining solutions directly from a representative.