3 Different Kinds of Curing Method
With the help of technological advancement, a lot of curing methods have been conceived to treat our crack pipes from root intrusion and other factors that result to a damaged pipe. Almost all of skilled plumbers have been using either of these top 3 curing methods as a solution to every pipe dilemma at your home. Here are the following:
- Ambient Cure
An ambient cure is a procedure used by professionals to cure nominal diameter lining in a momentary period. The operation only necessitates minimal equipage during the installation process of liners. A resin is utilised in repair systems and inversion liners. The procedure typically entails the use of a portion of resin system that starts to cure right after the elements come in contact altogether.
The benefit most clients get from this type of curing method is that it’s cost effective, presents small installation footprint and is user-friendly.
The mechanical components present in the ambient cure resin are not adequate compared to other alternative methods such as the hot cure of UV Cure. Also, the products are insufficient to the extent of operation because of its thermosetting resins.
To elevate the rapidity of the ambient cure operation and obtain substantial mechanical components, warm water should be introduced with the utilisation of a searing box to curtail the entire possibility of its premature cure. Also, using warm curing allows the contractor to decrease the manipulation of the accelerator and catalyst to take the liner on the deck carefully.
- Hot Cure
This type of curing method procedure uses a water boiler or a steamer that is typically integrated with the liner devised to either coat with polypropylene or polyurethane for heat integrity.
For huge diameter CIPP repair method, steam cure or hot cure is the conventional process to be used. The liner being utilised in this operation is being saturated with a thermosetting resin, typically a vinylester, epoxy or polyster system. Each of the aforementioned has different attributes. Despite the fact that it uses varied resins, each resin provides a sturdy liner with elevated structural integrity that last long more than the ambient cure method.
In one application, up to 500 metres can be situated, however, it still depends on the type of resin being used. The procedure leaves a minimal location footprint pertinent to the hot cure operation being performed. The good thing about this method is that the resins and liners can fit to any CIPP application making it the procedure immensely versatile.
The drawback of this method is that it will be extremely expensive compared to other curing method. During the operation, its requires a large volume of water to be discarded following the local authorities installation guidelines.
- UV Care
UV method can be an alternative to pipes reaching 1200mm diameter. UV liners are mostly hauled into its location and is inflated through the use of a blower system. Then, the LED/UV light is tugged through the pipe liner while in place and the liner is now repaired with the rate 3 metres every minute.
One of the advantages customer’s get from UV care is that it only takes a short period of time before the liners are cured. Unlike the Hot Cure, this method does not require a large amount of water in its installation process.
With all the advantages you could get from choosing this method comes with a huge stumbling back. The operation will cost you from investing in UV equipment needed. Also, the operation needs two access points and is only limited to layouts with displaced or bent joints.