04 Sep Pipeline Rehabilitation Article in Trenchless Australasia
Wilmot Pipelining provides top quality pipeline rehabilitation solutions for infrastructure owners up and down Australia’s east coast. The company is one of the country’s foremost leaders in pipe relining with the ability to renew failing assets through various cured-in-place lining technologies.
With decades of experience in Australia’s pipeline industry, Wilmot Pipelining has established itself as an extremely capable player in the sector through its strong performance record and reliability in the services it provides to clients. The team has consistently delivered large – scale pipeline rehabilitation projects around the country and has been a domestic pioneer in its championing of trenchless technology methods.
A large amount of Wilmot’s services are used to upgrade and repair vital municipal assets like water, energy, wastewater, industrial facilities and refineries, which are often situated in locations where creating minimal disturbance during works is essential. The Wilmot team has a strong background in pipeline construction and hydraulic services with this knowledge ensuring workers onsite are completely familiar with all necessary aspects of an asset and its workings.
Wilmot is an industry leader in culvert and infrastructure rehabilitation and has a cured-in-place (CIP) lining solution for all applications, including wastewater, storm water, sewer, potable water, utilities and industrial refineries. The company’s rehabilitation solutions are custom designed for specific pipeline and infrastructure projects, ensuring a client’s needs can be met regardless of how unique their asset may be.
Recently, Wilmot has made significant progress in CIP lining through its investment and development in UV cured CIP lining technology, used on all wastewater infrastructure. The UV liner has a high resistance to chemicals and abrasion due to its ECR glass fibre properties, putting it at the top of the line for liners when it comes to structural capabilities.
The installation of the UV lining system is carried out with two points of access for the liner equipment, while the UV liner tube is constructed of fibreglass and polyester resin pre-impregnated in the factory, before being delivered to site where it is installed and cured by UV light train technology.
Once the pipeline is cleared and CCTV is carried out, a winch is sent through the pipeline and attached to the new UV liner at a manhole access point. The liner is then pulled into place and end caps are installed at either end of the new liner before being inflated by compressed air and pushed out to the host pipe.
The UV light train is then inserted at one end of the pipeline and slowly dragged through with the UV lights curing the liner as the light train passes through the pipeline. The UV liner provides a fully structural CIP solution with increased flow rates and pipelines restored.
Wilmot also offers clients the use of a hot cure CIP lining technique through the installation of the hot cure inversion liner that can be carried out if only one point of access to the pipeline is available. This liner is constructed with fibreglass or felt and impregnated with either epoxy resin or polyester before being cured by steam or hot water. Additionally, the hot cure inversion liner comes with a 50 year warranty and is applicable to all kinds of water assets.
Passion leading performance
Wilmot uses point lining/patching and sealing methods for at source pipe repairs, being an industry leader in this method for all wastewater applications. A major advantage demonstrated by this technique is the ability to repair and restore short sections of a pipeline at a localised point.
Wilmot is also an expert in lateral seal lining, effective in the relining of junctions and connections. Additionally, the company also offers restoration options to repair and rehabilitate pits, manholes and headwalls with high-strength repair mortar and coating applications.
The company’s strong passion for trenchless technology and consistent desire for optimum performance means Wilmot can remain at the forefront of the pipe rehabilitation industry, as it is always ready for new innovations and cutting-edge methodology.
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