Your process pipes are a vital element of the overall production process. Any process pipe failure will lead to production shutdown. The high and low pH range combined with the water temperature erodes all pipes at an accelerated rate: PVC pipes will crack and cast iron pipes rot out. The moment you notice any change in process pipe function, i.e. slow draining floor drains or ponding, it is in your best interest to get the lines inspected immediately.
The Solution to a Damaged Process Pipe – Pipe Lining
Trenchless Pipe Repair (or pipe lining) remains the ideal option to repair your damaged process pipes. With this method of pipe repair, the original pipe is rehabilitated to structural integrity and proper flow by lining it, i.e. making a new pipe inside the old one. This method generally requires no excavation: no need for the digging of trenches, removal of pipes, laying of new pipes, or any other process involved in traditional pipe repair.
What to Expect from Process Pipe Lining
- Speed of repair: most repairs are completed within a couple of days (depending on the length of the pipe/s) during a scheduled shutdown, versus weeks to months of equipment removal for the traditional excavation process
- Longevity of the pipe after repair: the custom resin is specifically to handle the pH range and water temperatures associated with manufacturing processes, versus the original pipes which were likely not designed to handle these conditions
- Overall cost of repair: a couple of days scheduled downtime versus weeks or months of lost production
CME will perform the services during scheduled shutdowns.