Relining a Pipe with the PipeCaster Pro SIPP System to Make it Smooth Again and Stop Corrosion

Relining a Pipe with the PipeCaster Pro SIPP System to Make it Smooth Again and Stop Corrosion

Corrosion and rough inner surfaces are common issues affecting pipes over time, increasing the likeliness of blockages and leading to costly repairs. One innovative solution to restore pipes is relining a pipe with SIPP (Spray-In-Place Pipe), giving it back its original smooth finish and drastically improving its expected life expectancy. 


What Is SIPP (Spray-In-Place Pipe)?

Spray-In-Place Pipe (SIPP) is a pipe rehabilitation method involving a specialized spray lining material applied directly to the interior of an existing pipe. This lining forms a new, seamless, and corrosion-resistant surface that enhances the pipe's efficiency and longevity.


Benefits of Relining a Pipe with the PipeCaster Pro SIPP System

  1. Corrosion Prevention:
    The resin used with the PipeCaster Pro SIPP system creates a protective barrier that resists corrosion, extending the life of your pipes.

  2. Improved Flow Efficiency:
    A smoother pipe interior significantly reduces friction, increasing flow capacity.

  3. Cost-Effective Solution:
    Relining with the PipeCaster Pro SIPP system is typically less expensive than complete pipe replacement due to minimal excavation and reduced downtime.

  4. Environmentally Friendly:
    By rehabilitating existing infrastructure, the PipeCaster Pro SIPP system reduces waste and minimizes environmental disruption.

  5. Quick Installation:
    The SIPP process can often be completed within a few days, minimizing disruption to surrounding areas.


How Does Relining a Pipe with PipeCaster Pro Work?

  1. Preparation:
    Before the relining begins, the pipe is thoroughly inspected using a drain camera to assess the extent of damage and identify any blockages.

  2. Cleaning:
    High-pressure USB-USA nozzles and RENSSI drain cleaning tools are used to clean the pipe's interior, removing any debris, corrosion, and deposits.

  3. Application of Lining Material:
    The PipeCast Structural Polyurea Coating is sprayed evenly onto the cleaned pipe interior using a rotating spray head. This step forms a uniform, corrosion-resistant coating.

  4. Curing and Inspection:
    The newly applied liner is allowed to cure (harden). After curing, another drain camera inspection is performed to ensure proper application.


When to Consider Relining with SIPP

  • Corroded Pipes: If corrosion has compromised the structural integrity of your pipes, SIPP relining offers an effective solution.

  • Rough Interior Surfaces: If mineral deposits or corrosion have created a rough inner surface, the smooth lining of SIPP can enhance flow efficiency.

  • Aging Infrastructure: For pipes showing signs of age but still structurally sound, relining with SIPP can extend their lifespan.

  • Cost Concerns: SIPP is often more economical than replacing entire piping systems, especially when minimal excavation is desired.


Key Considerations for a Successful SIPP Relining

  1. Pipe Diameter:
    Ensure the pipe diameter is suitable for SIPP relining. Typically, SIPP is most effective for pipes between 3 and 24 inches.

  2. Pipe Preparation:
    Ensure that the pipe has been properly cleaned, sanded and dried in order for the resin to properly bond with the base material.

  3. Environmental Factors:
    Consider temperature and humidity during application, as they can affect curing times and lining adhesion.



Relining a pipe with the PipeCaster Pro SIPP system provides a practical and cost-effective solution to corrosion and rough pipe interiors. By restoring pipes to their optimal state, SIPP relining can significantly extend the life of your piping infrastructure while avoiding the costly pitfalls of complete pipe replacement. If you're looking for a smoother pipe with enhanced corrosion resistance, SIPP might be the right choice for you.

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