Epoxy Pipe Lining Detail in Michigan


CIPP Relining Process and Materials

Epoxy lining restoration of plumbing systems, structural pipes, and mechanical systems is an eco-friendly, non-invasive process that uses specialized epoxy to coat the inside walls of pipes without destruction to interior or exterior surfaces of building structures or landscape. Epoxy lining is used not only as a permanent solution to prevent corrosion and leaks, but is commonly used as a preventative tool to preserve the life of existing piping systems. Epoxy pipe lining technology has proved to be a more affordable and equally permanent and dependable solution for impaired plumbing systems compared to plumbing restoration utilizing complete pipe replacement. The process is certified by NSF/ANSI Standard 61, safe for potable water systems and resistant to heavy metal leaching.

Cured In Place Pipe Epoxy Application Process

  • Plumbing system diagnosis and set-up

    The affected pipe system is first tested for integrity and the sources of leaks and impairments are determined. Plumbing valves are removed temporarily throughout the epoxy pipe lining process. The plumbing system is drained of standing water and air is introduced to test for leaks and to accelerate the drying process.

  • Pipe cleaning and drying

    The pipe system is then dried completely with heated compressed air to remove all moisture within the pipes. An abrading agent is then introduced through the air medium to remove dust, particles, rust and corrosion. The residual debris is then blown out through the pipe using the same high-pressure air process, leaving you with a clean pipe interior ready for epoxy pipe lining application.

  • Pipe epoxy liner application

    The cleaned pipe system is heated to create an optimal internal pipe surface environment prior to epoxy pipe liner application. Another air pressure leak test is performed prior to the epoxy coating. Conditioned air is then introduced into the pipe to uniformly distribute the epoxy lining throughout the pipe segment. Following the coating application, continuous controlled air is sent through the piping to facilitate uniform pipe epoxy curing.

  • Plumbing system re-assembly and integrity tests

    Following the full cure of the epoxy lining, all removed valves and fittings are returned to their original locations, and a final leak test and inspection is performed. Water quality, volume and flow are tested. Also an in-pipe video inspection is done to further confirm the integrity of the new epoxy pipe liner.

Products & Equipment

American Pipe Lining uses safe, effective epoxies and guarantees the highest possible quality control standards. American Pipe Lining’s pipe lining epoxy meets all industry standards for safety and performance. American Pipe Lining epoxies are certified for use in potable water plumbing systems and all materials used in our epoxy pipe lining are approved for safe use by NSF/ANSI Standard 61. The cured in place pipe restoration system offered to commercial, industrial and municipal customers completely coats the inside of your copper or galvanized pipe and prevents future leaks while protecting your water from lead and other contaminates leached from your piping.

Benefits of Cured in Place Pipe Epoxy Restoration

  • Safe process
  • Durable solution
  • Cost Effective
  • Minimal time on the job
  • Trenchless/minimal property disruption
  • No occupant displacement
  • Eco-friendly
  • Multiple applications