UV CIPP System

A leading provider of advanced trenchless water and sewer technologies and infrastructure renewal services has added UV CIPP Systems solutions. Their curing equipment, liners, and custom truck builds are backed by expert training and support, and enable the company to be a valuable partner in aging pipe rehabilitation. 

“UV CIPP is a powerful addition to a contractor’s CIPP toolbox,” says Vortex Cos. CEO Mike Vellano. “With demand growing for UV CIPP as an alternative solution, we are a single source for everything contractors need to add the method to their trenchless rehabilitation solution set.” Commonly used in Europe, he adds, UV CIPP provides contractors, engineers, and asset owners with a proven approach to expand their existing use of CIPP technology in a way that allows additional installation flexibility and environmental advantages. 

Vortex offers advanced UV curing equipment options available through its strategic partnership with IMS Robotics. Accommodating pipe diameters 6 in. to 80 in., the IMS UV Curing Systems deploy an ultra-violet ‘light chain’ and infrared sensors to capture data every 12 inches to ensure a complete cure and improve installation efficiencies.

“We are set up to sell curing technology to customers looking to expand or upgrade their current fleet,” notes Vortex Senior Vice President, Shared Services Matt Timberlake. “Our South Carolina facility is also equipped to custom build UV CIPP trucks for both new and existing customers. This advanced approach to UV CIPP system support significantly increases a contractor’s early success and long-term growth in this expanding segment of the CIPP installation market.” 

Developed in partnership with Applied Felts, Vortex’s new EnviroCure UV Liner is pre-impregnated with resin and constructed using a corrosion-resistant, styrene barrier sleeve, non-wicking fiberglass to enhance physical strength while delivering a thinner pipe wall design. Its unique construction enables reinstatements to be performed quickly and correctly the first time with reliable dimpling that clearly identifies junctions between laterals and the main line. — Vortex Companies, Houston, www.vortexcompanies.com/uv-cipp-lining-systems