As the trenchless industry continues to evolve, LED and UV lining for pipes is becoming a common choice for many as it provides the CIPP sector with innovative technology using specially designed low voltage cold source LED UV pipe lights and higher strength pre-impregnated glass fiber pipe-liners, for small diameter, pipe infrastructure repairs.
Premium suppliers, NuFlow and Perma-Liner are leading the way and providing ample opportunities for plumbers and municipal contractors by significantly reducing time and resources. With LED and UV lining, the trenchless industry has seen lower risks and costs with much faster and higher quality results compared to the older traditional thermal heat or ambient curing processes.
NuFlow’s NuCure Cold Cure UV (CCUV) is the original cold cure UV-LED system and Pro-Kanal has been supplying their Double Helix, low voltage, LED UV light core technology to the market since 2016, boasting years of success. In combination with NuFlow’s Cold Cure UV resins, a successful partnership has been established and light curing technology has substantially improved.
The UV cold light LEDs and Precision PIP (push or pull-in-place) technology also minimizes the risk of error by activating liners in place, drastically reducing time for curing.
Perma-Liner LightRay is also successfully tapping into the trenchless pipe repair and sewer pipe lining industry using LED and UV lining. The new LightRay LR3 LED UV system is the most advanced cast in place UV pipe technology that enables the operator to have complete control of the curing process.
The LR3 is a pull-in-place and spot repair system, offering flexibility to perform both operations by only changing the proprietary double-strand cold LED repair packer. The LightRay non-VOC resin is pre-impregnated into the high-performance fiberglass liner and shipped ready to install for no-dig small diameter pipe infrastructure repairs. Once the install site is prepped, 10-minute casting times can be achieved and the risk of premature or prolonged curing times due to temperature variations are eradicated.