WHAT IS WET-OUT? It is the unseen critical process of impregnating a CIPP liner with a calculated amount of catalyzed resin prior to liner installation.
WET-OUT FACILITIES help save time and cost since the impregnating process in a CIPP liner ahead of time at the facility and shipped to the installation site. A properly saturated CIPP liner requires just enough catalyzed resin to coat the polyester fibers, so the felt appears to be damp. Excess catalyzed resin can create unwanted resin slugs and possible areas of weakened CIPP laminate.
The Wet-Out facilities reduce liner transport time and costs for all CIPP liners. A successful CIPP liner installation can be directly related to a well run Wet-Out facility and proper preparation of high quality CIPP liners. As a CIPP installer, FAST Pipe Lining Inc. understands the importance of properly prepared CIPP liners required for problem free liner installation.
FAST Pipe Lining Inc.'s Wet-Out Facilities is located in La Salle, Illinois. All CIPP liner as per ASTM specifications. We precisely catalyze resin to specifications and checking the CIPP liner integrity, impregnating or saturation the CIPP liner felt with catalyzed resin.
THE PROCESS: The resin mixture is injected into the CIPP liner, then processed through a set of calibrated pinch rollers to evenly saturate the felt material. During the Wet-Out process, vacuum is applied to the CIPP liner tube to removed trapped air improving finished laminate quality.
- We test the catalyzed resin for proper chemical reaction at the desired cure temperature.
- We also prepare and provide flat plat test samples. Install or bind liner end (if requested).
- We provide documents for all phases of the wet-out process for future reference.
On Time - Transport & Delivery Of Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Liners
Once a Cured-In-Place Pipe liner is saturated with catalyzed resin, shipping & delivery to the installation site is critical. At Fast Pipe Lining, prepared saturated liners are immediately loaded onto waiting refrigerated trucks for shipment. Customers can provide their own truck for shipment or select to have their orders delivered in one of several Fast Pipe Lining's refrigerated trailers or trucks.
All our CIPP liners are loaded into a refrigerated truck in reverse order of installation use, we layer CIPP liners with ice during loading.
Delivery & Installation Of Large (Up To 60 Inches) Diameter Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Liners
Moving and installing large diameter CIPP liners is a consistent challenge to every CIPP lining project. Fast Pipe Lining has two custom built refrigerated trailers with an internal hydraulic loading & unloading conveyor systems. These units allow for easy & damage free liner (up to 60 inches in diameter) loading at the wet-out facility. These trailers provide a hassle free method of quickly unloading oversized CIPP liners for either water or air inversion installation methods.
The best way to handling and delivering large diameter CIPP liners is using a Hydraulic Powered Loader/Unloader Trailer
The large diameter resin saturated CIPP liner upon exiting the pinch rollers is threaded over the top roller located at the rear of the unloader trailer and placed upon the movable trailer conveyor. The large surface of the trailer conveyor belt provides enough friction to pull the liner into the trailer conveyor. The large surface of the trailer conveyor can travel with or without conveyor belt turning.
The conveyor places the end of the liner at the front of the trailer then gently lays a section of the liner to the back of the trailer, the process is reversed, creating a folding and layering process until the liner is fully loaded. We take extra caution that between each folded layer of CIPP liner where refrigerated air cannot reach, is iced to keep the liner cold during transportation of the liner to the project site/delivery location.
Customers can send their own refrigerated trucks to FAST Pipelining's Wet-Out Facility in La Salle, Illinois for liner pick-up. Trucks must be at the Wet-Out Facility before the start of any CIPP liner resin saturation. FAST Pipelining has no facility for storage of resin saturated liners. All resin saturated liners are immediately loaded onto the waiting trucks.
FAST Pipelining's refrigerated trucks and trailers are available for purchase at their sister company - CIPP Services' Marketplace.
RESIN CATALIZATION - Done at the Wet-Out Facility
Styrene based resins will not cure or harden until a catalyst is added. Catalyst concentration determines the temperature at which the resin will chemically react to cure. Too much catalyst, the resin reaction can occur an unexpected time. Not enough catalyst, the reaction cure will require high temperatures for a prolonged amount of time to react. Mixing large volumes of resin with catalyst requires precision equipment to measure the precise amount of catalyst. Having a Static Mixer, the resin flows through the static mixer, where a precise amount of catalyst is continuously added and blended, no matter what the flow rate is. Pipevision Products utilizes two proprietary static mixers to inject and blend the correct amount of catalyst into styrene resins. Purchasing resin in bulk eliminates the need for multiple batches of drums or totes with related time consuming blending, decreased potential for errors.
CUSTOM BUILT STATIC MIXER UNIT
Our custom built static mixer unit can precisely catalyze all styrene based resin that flows through the unit. Operators can precisely set the amount of catalyst required for any type of resin formula. Operators can set the amount of resin to be catalyzed, eliminating resin waste. Due to the high efficiency of the static mixer, the unit is hard piped to bulk resin storage tanks to provide high volume resin flow. A discharge hose from the static mixer is inserted into a CIPP liner positioned on the wet-out conveyor to directly collect catalyzed resin. Use of a static mixer eliminates time consuming hassles of catalizing and blending resin contained in individual barrels or totes. Disposal costs of drums and totes is also eliminated, another cost and environmental savings!
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