When your customer’s pipes need extensive rehabilitation or replacement, PVC pipes and liners offer a long-lasting solution. PVC’s resistance to corrosion, chemicals, mineral scale, and leaks makes it an optimal choice.

Our experts at Thermoform offer this handy guide on everything you should know about PVC pipe installation.

Cut to Size

When you install PVC pipes, you cut them to size on site. This allows you to get the exact fit you need. It also minimizes waste. We recommend hacksaws for cutting through the pipes. For the liners, we make them to your size specifications in our manufacturing facility, then we fold them into a C or H shape for smooth and fast delivery to the job site.

Preparing the Liner

Once your crew is ready to deploy the liner, warming it makes it more pliable. This also facilitates easier winching and faster transit through the host pipe. After placing the liner, your crew will warm it again. The steam and pressurized air inflate the liner and bond it to the interior walls of the host pipe. The PVC liner conforms to the pipe’s imperfections and covers every nook and cranny.

Rapid Curing

The curing process of PVC fold and form pipe liners vs. cured in place pipe liners features better speed and predictable results. Our installation guidelines stipulate the use of cold pressurized air to facilitate quick and complete curing. The cold air allows the liner to solidify and stick to the host pipe. The entire process requires no water-soluble chemicals and involves no harmful emissions.

Our technical assistance team looks forward to answering your questions and assisting you with everything you need to know related to PVC pipe and liner installation. For more information about PVC liners vs. CIPP liners, don’t hesitate to turn to us at Thermoform.

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