3 Kinds of Curing Method
Trenchless pipe repairs are now very common and widely used pipe rehabilitation process. With the help of the technological advancement, a lot of curing methods have been conceived to make treating and damage pipe rehabilitation easier and more convenient. Pipe damage caused by root intrusion and other factors of pipe deterioration can now be easily restored with the help of these methods. Here are the top three curing methods most used by plumbers as a solution to every pipe dilemma at your household.
An ambient cure is oftentimes used by most professionals to cure pipes with a nominal diameter in a momentary period. This process would only require minimal equipment especially in the process of installing the pipe liners. In the repair systems and inversion liners, a resin is utilised. This procedure requires the usage of a portion of resin system to initiate the curing right after the elements are compacted together.
Homeowners have benefits when they utilise this curing method. This method is basically cost-effective and user-friendly. Aside from that, this method also leaves and presents only a small installation footprint. But this curing method has its own disadvantage as well. The mechanical components present in this method are not as satisfactory as that of the hot-cure and the UV cure. Aside from that, the products in this method are insufficient to the extent of its thermosetting resins.
This method would require the aid of warm water and the utilisation of a searing box to elevate the rapidity of the operation and to, as well, obtain substantial mechanical components so as to remove every possibility of a premature cure.
This type of curing method and procedure makes use of a water boiler or a steamer to aid in the curing. This is characteristically unified with the used liners and is specifically formulated to either coat with polypropylene or polyurethane for heat integrity.
For damaged pipes with huge diameter, most professionals prefer the conventional way of curing which is a steam cure or hot cure. This method can use varied types of thermosetting resin, either a vinyl ester epoxy or polyester system. Though they use various resins, it is ensured that they provide you with a sturdy liner with an elevated structural integrity.
What causes most homeowner to not opt for this method is its cost. This method can apparently be extremely expensive compared to the other curing method. A large volume of water is required during the operation though they are following the local authority’s installation guidelines.
This method, the UV curing method, is apparently the best alternative, especially when dealing with pipes reaching 1200mm diameter. The UV liners, during installation, are oftentimes tugged into its place and inflated afterwards with the use of a blower system. After that, the UV light will now be tugged in through the liner and the pipe will now be repaired with the rate of 3 meters per minute. Only a short time will be required to complete the procedure. Yet with all these advantages comes a great drawback. This operation would be very costly for you would need to invest in an UV equipment necessary in the procedure.