CIPP “Ó where do we go from here?

These developments have strengthened the CIPP brand, but inevitably the technology has suffered from commoditisation of the process. Products are no longer differentiated on brand, design or quality and are bought solely on price. In this process, a common phenomenon as markets mature, prices come under pressure, profit margins shrink and R&D and customer service Read More

Balasubramaniam to discuss CIPP lining process in Delhi

The ASTT’s 9th National Conference and Exhibition and will be staged at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Early bird registration discounts end on 31 August. Mr Balasubramaniam, who has implemented over $A200 million of worth trenchless projects from inception to completion in India, will be presenting on, “÷Rehabilitation of larger diameter sewers in Delhi Read More

Celebrating 40 years of CIPP

In 1971, the successful rehabilitation of an egg-shaped sewer in London was the world’s very first installation using a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining solution. Insituform founder, Eric Wood, invented the CIPP process 40 years ago and the year 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of not only CIPP and Insituform, but the pipeline rehabilitation market as Read More

CIPP goes bush

he Dudley Charlestown system transports wastewater from the Dudley Charlestown catchment to the Burwood Beach Wastewater treatment plant. This trunk main was part of the Hunter Water upgrade management plan for the Dudley Charlestown upgrade project, which involved abandoning the Kahibah 1 wastewater pump station. Hunter Water awarded Kembla the contract to convert the existing Read More

CIPP lining – right in the nick of time

While the benefits of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) liners have been well-documented throughout the world since the early 1970s, it is interesting to note that innovation continues to occur in the field, allowing boundaries to be pushed. These innovations can result in significant cost savings to clients, as well as significant benefits for the environment and the Read More

CIPP in Perth’s CBD

The project, commissioned by the Water Corporation, called for the rehabilitation of the gravity fed sewer system along St Georges Terrace, the only road that bisects the city centre east to west without interruption. The challenge was to complete the works with minimal disruption to the flow of traffic while maintaining the integrity of the Read More

Expanding with CIPP

Since 1966, DFI Corporation has supplied the oilfield construction industry with pile-driving, pile supply and trucking services. However, the seasonal nature of the oil and gas industry means that projects are not balanced throughout the year. DFI General Manager Sean Freeland says “For the past few years we’ve wanted to diversify. “When the oil business Read More

CIPP takes centre stage at the Horden Pavilion

“The Hordern” as it is affectionately known by Sydney-siders, has been an architecturally and socially significant Sydney landmark since its construction in 1924. Best known as a rock concert venue, the Hordern Pavilion was originally constructed to meet the increasing demands for exhibition space at the Royal Easter Show. The Pavilion was named in honour Read More

CIPP gets a Singapore Sling

Insitu Envirotech (South East Asia) P/L, is the Singapore subsidiary of Insituform Technologies. Under the contract Insituform will rehabilitate approximately 80 kilometres of sewer pipeline though the use of the Insituform cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) process. Insituform received an additional $US1.4 million in orders to supply CIPP tube to third parties in Singapore. For the year, Read More

CIPP liners show flexibility in deteriorated stormwater pipes

While the majority of the Australian gravity pipeline rehabilitation market is focused on sewer pipes, it is generally stormwater pipes that are found to be in the worst structural condition. Missing sections, large joint displacements, bends, and poor connections are all common defects due to poorer construction standards when compared to sewer mains. These defects Read More

CIPP to be used in Wellington water main upgrade

One stage of the project will include repairing an existing 150 mm sewer main running under private properties. This stage is estimated to cost $NZ90,000 and will use Cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) to avoid the need for trenching. Work is due to start on the project before November, 2009. The stormwater main in Newtown is too small Read More

NSR: meeting the needs of the CIPP industry

Nuplex Industries was founded in 1956 and is incorporated in New Zealand. Nuplex has identified the CIPP market as a major growth industry for Australasia and has since established NSR to meet the needs of this market. NSR manufactures the liquid resin component for the CIPP process and is committed to ongoing research and development Read More

Drilline installs Australia’s first potable CIPP pressure liner

Even though the Nordipipe System is used and certified in Canada and the UK as well as several European and Asian countries, including Hong Kong and Singapore, the first step was to obtain the Australian AS/NZ 4020 potable water certificate. This was obtained in May 2007 paving the way for Drilline and CPT to start Read More

CIPP – The perfect solution for dangerously deteriorated stormwater pipe

Insituform Pacific was recently awarded a contract to rehabilitate a series of 450 mm clay stormwater pipes by an inner city council in Sydney. An 86 m length of pipe presented a number of risks and challenges rarely seen by the company before. On first inspection, the pipe was found to have a 5 m Read More

CIPP liners – advances and myths

Cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining is the common name given to the installation of a resin impregnated liner (tube) into a deteriorated pipe and curing it in place to produce a new structural pipe within a pipe. The installation process can be carried out using various methods such as pulling in and inversion using air or water Read More

Next generation CIPP lining system sets new benchmark

The iPlus Infusion lining system is part of Insituform’s next generation lining range and was especially developed for the 150 mm – 300 mm diameter sewer and stormwater market. The pull-in process While the system produces a well proven high quality cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) liner, the innovation lies in the installation process. The liner is installed Read More

CIPP – relining pipe in Honolulu

Upon completion of the project, nearly 8,000 feet of 8-inch to 30-inch deteriorating sewer pipe, the majority of which is located under Kalanianaole Highway, will be cleaned, inspected and rehabilitated with Insituformå¨ CIPP. Insituform has completed over $US30 million in pipeline rehabilitation for Honolulu since 2005. For the past three years, the City and County Read More

Improving the capital with CIPP

The rehabilitation of deep sewer mains, near Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra, was an Australian first. The sewer rehabilitation contract, awarded to Insituform Pacific, involved the rehabilitation of various 450 mm and 750 mm sewers, as well as maintenance hole (MH) rehabilitation. However, it was the 750 mm sewers that presented the greatest challenge to Read More