Composites for Pipe Networks
Composites that are applied today in pipe networks for rehabilitation have their origins in the marine sector. The complexities of what is commonly called CIPP or Cure In Place Pipe technology are broad and require an understanding of more than the installation process such as Drag in Place, Pipe Wrapping or Inversion Methodology .
SkyeAdvance has been active in this sector for about 7 years with direct involvement in research, development and testing of the emerging trenchless technologies from Europe .
Focusing on the material applications process and design or installation environment, we work with business owners and engineers to improve process quality, skills training in polymer, applications management, material supply chain and development .
Our focus remains not on the installation process, but the quality of the installation based on the performance requirements of the composite being applied .
We offer an active working knowledge on ASTM 1743, ASTM 1216 and ASTM 2019 for both 2k systems and PI based thermosetting systems and can typically apply composites outside of these standards to some of the scenarios below:
Advanced composite applications such as Carbon Infusion of DN 1800 plus pipes
Pipe Wrapping systems using Vacuum Infusion or De-bualking of fiber complexes
Inversion technology using Air and Hydrostatic head
Drag In place XXXL Size liners and UV Curing technology
Market development of technologies and customer support services on behalf of international partners.
Director of IRR Trenchless
I have known Ewen for several years and worked closely with him in the Czech Republic. He is very professional, forward looking and a great guy to work with. He really helped develop the business and is a leader in Trenchless solutions.