UV Lining Investment

UV Drain Lining

Here at Subscan UDS we are always striving to take full advantage of the latest developments in drain rehabilitation and reinforcement and have recently invested in the latest ultraviolet (UV) lining equipment, which is more environmentally friendly and cost effective than other forms of CIPP lining.

With UV lining, our qualified engineers can fix damaged sewers and partially collapsed drains without the need to excavate or replace large sections of underground pipe work.

Meeting our high standard

We pride ourselves on offering the best possible service to all our clients, regardless of the size of the individual job.  To guarantee that we continue to deliver the highest standards that we are known for nationwide, we will regularly make large investments on new equipment.  This allows our fully qualified and experienced teams the ability to offer an unparalleled service for all our clients.

Kirk Mason, Operations Director said:

“This is the latest in a long line of investments we have made at Subscan, this acquisition allows us to improve the already wide ranging services we offer and will have a noticeable effect for our our clients.”

How does UV lining work?

UV lining is similar to other methods of conventional cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) relining.  The process involves inserting a liner inside of the existing damaged sewer or drain, and once in place, is inflated with compressed air. Using a UV Light with built-in CCTV the liner is then inspected for folds or wrinkles before the hardening process. Once checked the UV light is then applied to harden the liner creating a pipe within a pipe restoring the structural integrity of the pipe.

What are the benefits of UV lining?

The UV lining process is the fastest and most cost-effective way to repair a partially collapsed or damaged pipeline. Unlike most CIPP liners, UV technology uses ultra-violet light rather than hot water meaning there is no need for on-site boilers, making the installation much easier, safer, and quicker.  You can also service up to 5 feet of piping per minute depending on the thickness of the required liner.

The Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) liner is extremely durable and long lasting (up to 70 years), providing a much longer design life than other methods.  It is also ten times stronger than conventional CIPP lining.

There is no need for deep excavations, or replacement of the damaged outer pipe as the GPR creates a pipe within a pipe.

Environmentally friendly UV lining also avoids any risk of environmental pollution from the disposal of styrene contaminated water so it can be used safely in rural areas, as well as built-up areas.

UV lining equipment can be used in smaller, more awkward locations due to the portability of the equipment required.

Minimises pipe diameter reduction due to the reduced liner thickness.