Construction Solutions, Inc | Amesbury MA (978) 388-7900

Pipe Rehabilitation

Overview

Maintenance and repair of deteriorated components and structures are part of everyday life for most municipal, commercial and industrial managers. The effects of degraded conditions are seen in collapsed structures, burst pipes and unscheduled industrial plant outages. As a result, personnel safety can be compromised and operating budgets can be significantly impacted. CSI utilizes the latest technologies to ensure that a high level of quality is maintained while providing a cost effective long term solution.

 

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Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer
Internal Seals
Coatings

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer

A more recent technology is now available that can increase the life cycle of components and structures, while significantly reducing the economic burden normally associated with repair or replacement options. This technology is known as “Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers” or CFRP.

CFRP utilizes carbon fibers and high strength epoxy resins to restore or enhance the structural and or pressure boundary capacity of pipe and structures. This process utilizes the high strength of the carbon fibers to add additional structural capacity to the existing component.

The material condition of the component determines the orientation of the fibers to add strength in the direction of static and or dynamic loading. The repairs to the affected items are performed in-place and completed during relatively short durations. Small crews perform the work and can do internal strengthening with access as small as a manhole. The technology and engineering associated with CFRP repair methods provides an effective mechanism to rehabilitate structural steel, concrete, pressure piping, storm drains, potable water piping, pumps, heat exchangers, water boxes, bridges and numerous other items while minimizing the cost typically associated with direct replacement. CSI utilizes a CFRP repair system known as “C-Wrap” to internally and externally wrap pipes in commercial and industrial environments.

Examples

City Water Line
Condensate Outlet Water Box
Fire Protection Line
Circulating Water System

Internal Seals

Internal sealing of raw water piping leaks has been utilized in municipal, industrial, gas and power applications for over twenty-five years. This process consist of an EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber seal that is positioned over the affected area and locked in place with hydraulically expanded stainless steel retaining bands, located at each end of the seal. The internal seal is a cost effective method to isolate or repair deteriorated areas in all piping materials and it can be accomplished in custom diameters ranging from 16 inches to 18 feet.

Examples

Condensate Outlet Water Box
Circulating Water Piping

Coatings

CSI provides specialized material and services for coating for floors, structural steel, concrete, piping, tanks and vessels etc. CSI provides expert consultation to ensure that our customers have a coating system that will provide long term reliability while minimizing the economic impact. We offer a wide range of coating materials including urethanes, epoxies, polyurea and others that are dictated by the specific application. Additional information on our coating capabilities can be found on the links below.

Links

About Our Coatings