Sliplining is completed by installing a smaller, carrier pipe into a larger host pipe, grouting the annular space between the two pipes, and sealing the ends. The trenchless method is generally a cost-effective rehabilitation method to replace water and sewer force mains.
Sliplining is one of the oldest forms of trenchless technology. The most common material used to slipline an existing pipe is high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
Continuous sliplining uses HDPE pipe that is fused into long lengths prior to installation. The HDPE pipe is pulled through the existing host pipe starting at an insertion pit and continuing to a receiving pit. Long installation distances of up to 5,000 feet are possible.
Potential limitations are the new pipe will generally have a reduced cross sectional area due to installing a smaller sized pipe, thus reducing flow rates and capacity. Hydraulic calculations need to be considered.
For pipeline projects that need to maximize final Internal Diameter, CompressionFit HDPE pipe lining can add value over sliplining.
Pre-chlorinated pipe bursting projects are completed by our PURIS Family of Companies team member, Murphy Pipeline Contractors (MPC). MPC was established to bring the trenchless technologies of Europe to the United States. The main focus is on pre-chlorinated pipe bursting, sliplining, and CompressionFit™ HDPE pipe lining for water and force main replacement from 2” through 78”.
Benefits for Our Customers
The slipling process uses the old pipe to protect the newly installed pipe. This method is cost effective and can be completed in a shorter time frame.