Three Unique Industrial Pipe Problems

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Industrial pipe replacement is a process wrought with the possibility of issues. The large scale of these projects means that problems are always waiting just around the corner. Before getting started, it is important to understand the problems that may arise when you begin replacing pipes. Below are some of the unique challenges found when replacing industrial pipes.

Choosing the Correct Material

There are many types of materials available for industrial pipe replacement. You should put care and consideration into this choice, as it will directly affect your industrial pipe replacement success. The job may require stainless steel, which can be sterilized and used for food production. For some jobs, simple, inexpensive plastic can be used, if only water is being transported. Designing a new pipe system also means deciding exactly how much pressure new pipes will be required to handle. This will affect the width of piping needed for the job.

Temperature and Weather Considerations

Each industrial pipe replacement project takes place in a unique environment. Often, this is not adequately accounted for, which often means severe issues in the long run. The team installing the pipes must also consider the proper placement of air inlets and venting structures best suited to the job. Using high-quality piping, such as CIPP, can protect the investment a company makes by replacing its pipes. CIPP, in particular, stands out as a prime example of high-quality piping. Deterioration of CIPP is rare, as is cracking due to weather conditions, which means the company is making an investment for the future when choosing CIPP.

Tree Roots

Trees are a long-term landscaping investment for industrial complexes, but they can also be detrimental to industrial piping. Safety is the first priority when replacing pipes, but the trees themselves must also be taken into consideration. To this effect, it is important to know the ways in which industrial pipe replacement can work around the environment. Choosing CIPP means that pipe replacement is easy in the future, even when it comes to working around tree roots. CIPP professionals are trained in trimming the pipe around roots, or, if this does not work, forcing the root out of the pipe by inserting a new liner. These new liners are usually stronger than the old pipes, which is useful in keeping roots out in the future. 

Unique problems come along with industrial pipe replacement, but they are manageable through the proper planning. The durable materials of CIPP can be of great benefit in this process. They add years to the lifespan of your pipes and save you money and frustration down the road.

Mike Hall