As pipe lining professionals, our clients have seldom heard of the term “CIPP”. As one of the most successful trenchless sewer repair techniques, CIPP is a fundamental concept. The cured-in-place-pipe method has a number of advantages that set it apart from other trenchless sewer repair procedures. In the spirit of shedding light on such an important method in the pipe lining world, we will highlight some history and features that set CIPP apart from other sewer repair approaches.
In 1971, the first cured-in-place-pipe was implemented. A gentleman named Eric Wood developed the technology in London, England. Upon discovery, he titled the process “insit u form”, originated from the Latin meaning “form in place.” On January 29, 1975, Wood applied for a U.S. patent, the patent was granted February 22, 1977, and the rest was pipe lining history. After being commercialized, the technology was finally sold in the public domain on February 22, 1994.
Cured-in-place-pipe technology has advanced the way so many professionals’ approach pipe lining and sewer repair. With an ability to solve such a serious problem with such a noninvasive technique has proven to be the biggest advantage. In particular, when it comes to commercial building owners’ need to fix a problem in the most nondestructive manner possible, CIPP is the absolute solution.
The technicians at Pipelining Technology, Inc. have been utilizing the CIPP process for years. Call us today for a consultation!