A comprehensive review on the challenges of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) installations
This paper outlines the issues and challenges associated with cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation projects of sewer mains, water mains, and service laterals. Common problems and challenges are first reviewed from the available literature and CIPP installation site visits. These obstacles and risks are classified into five different categories: pipe condition and configuration, pre-installation, challenges during installation, post-installation, and environmental challenges. In addition, this paper discusses relevant measures adopted in the current practices to mitigate these challenges. The main purpose of this paper is to provide a concise but comprehensive summary of all information needed by researchers and engineers to understand the obstacles and challenges that may arise during CIPP rehabilitation work. Meanwhile, much effort is made to identify future research needed to better understand how the current practice deals with such issues and to find better solutions to current challenges.