We recently upgraded to Speedy Light Plus LED equipment, a new system that transforms the process of pipe relining.
The Speedy Light Plus from Sewertronics makes pipe relining stronger and more durable plus quicker to complete – a great solution for Curran Plumbing customers.
LED light curing replaces traditional heat-curing processes for a more efficient result.
Curran’s commitment to pipe relining technology
Curran Plumbing has been committed to the latest pipe relining technology for many years, becoming one of the first plumbing companies in Australia to provide recognised pipe relining services.
Pipe relining is a reliable solution and we’ve become experts in delivering it – see our article on pipe relining for more details.
What makes pipe relining technology the best option in many homes and properties is that – without resorting to major excavations – older pipes can be made as good as new. The latest technology we use from Sewertronics makes the relining solution even more watertight.
The Speedy Light Plus from Sewertronics technology can be applied to the plumbing systems of domestic homes and businesses. It is ideal for situations where old pipes that are located under driveways, gardens and rocks need strengthening but without drastic upheaval.
How the service works
Pipe relining involves adding a thick new lining to the interior of an old pipe, which will make it free of cracks or leaks. An epoxy resin sleeve is fitted inside the old pipe and bonded to it.
A key advantage of pipe relining is that excavating and replacing the old pipe can be avoided – as can the labour, mess and disruption to tiles, garden beds and animals associated with an excavation.
The Speedy Light Plus from Sewertronics uses a high-powered LED to irradiate the impregnated liner, initiating an exothermic reaction that cures the entire thickness of the carrier resin. The wavelength (400nm) of the LEDs ensures energy is efficiently used to cure the liner. The LED components integrated in the SpeedyLight+ LED system are lead-free and comply with RoHS legislation.
The system is suitable for pipes made from terracotta, PVC, concrete and cast iron. It is designed to be used in both horizontal and vertical pipes. Horizontal pipe use is most common in sewer lateral connections, where diameters range from DN100 to DN400. The system is also used to renovate vertical pipes in buildings or drain lines, where minimising downtime is critical.
Sewertronics’ epoxy LED family of resins have been specifically designed to work in combination with Speedy Light Plus and other Sewertronics curing devices. They ensure a proper polymerization yet deliver a high degree of bonding and adhesiveness.
In situations where the second manhole is not accessible, the rehabilitation can be done from one end of the pipe using a dedicated transparent hose – so that the UV radiation is not blocked by the hose.
The Speedy Light Plus Lining Cure Procedure
The Speedy Light Plus system fits in with the basic process for relining pipes.
A professional plumber will:
- Send a plumber’s drain camera down the old pipe to identify damage or blockage points.
- Remove debris, including rot, tree roots or rust and smooth off surfaces using pipe cutters.
- Clear and clean old pipes with water jets and then dry them.
- Measure the lining requirements. In a purpose-built truck, mix the epoxy resin with a hardening agent and apply evenly to the liner.
- Dig a small, single hole to access the old pipe.
- Place the epoxy resin coated lining in position and then adhere it to the pipe interior using a compressed air technique.
- The epoxy resin is ‘cured’ by LED that cures the entire thickness of the carrier resin to create a new seamless and watertight lining. In contrast to heat-cured solutions, LED cure time corresponds directly to the length of the shot.
- Cut out any inspection pits or junctions in the old pipe.
- Conduct final testing using visual inspection, a drain camera and leak detection equipment.
As a customer you benefit from economical pipe relining that provides:
- Strength – creates a strong epoxy resin sleeve inside the pipe, with a high degree of bonding
- Durability – pipe replacement times, rather than every 15 years, are now an estimated 50 years
- Reduction in time to make it fully functional, including curing times up to 5 times faster than traditional technologies
- Reduction in costs overall – as new technology streamlines the process for the plumbing team.
As a plumbing company we benefit from using a cutting-edge system to reline pipes:
- The Speedy Light Plus system allows contractors to cure the impregnated liner at a speeds up to 1.2 m/min, reducing the average time at the job site.
- The Speedy Light Plus equipment is light and compact. The total weight of the unit (including power supply) is just over 100 kg, and it has built-in mobility wheels. This makes it more manageable for small plumbing teams.
- The Speedy Light Plus technology for relining suits both mainline and lateral pipe renovation.
- The Speedy Light Plus cured lining suits a wide range of applications and pipe configurations.
- The system meets and exceeds industry standards. (Young modulus and first breaking strength exceeds the industry standards allowing to cure liners of 3.0 to 4.5 mm under any load hypothesis and hose pipe stage. Guidelines and recommendation from EN ISO 11296-4 and DWA 144-3 have been followed.)
- With curing times up to 5 times faster than traditional technologies and the process easier for a small team to manage, we can complete many more jobs per week.
- With the flexibility of the system we can tackle more challenging situations – such as difficult site access, complex pipe configurations or multiple bends.
- Light technology helps the industry to protect the environment. It uses less energy to cure every metre of liner, and it uses resin that is styrene-free and amine-free.
Upgrade your plumbing with relined pipes now
The Speedy Light Plus from Sewertronics system is available for a professional plumber to use now to reline your pipes.
To book a service call with an experienced plumbing technician, simply contact Curran Plumbing by phone or through the contact form on our website. You can also reach us via our Facebook page.
A Curran Plumbing technician will attend your home to diagnose the problem by checking your pipes with a CCTV camera.