Since the beginning of the oil and gas industry, companies have needed steel pipe for extracting and transporting their products. However, even the strongest pipe can experience damage through exposure to elements or impact with other pipes during transportation and storage. This is why thread protectors are extremely valuable to the industry. Pipe protection products will ultimately save money by preventing loss or damage to valuable assets. Likewise, they also save time by eliminating delays caused by broken or compromised pipe.
One such thread protector that is still being used successfully in the Canadian market, is the Tector Plus® from Essentra. Actually, these three top benefits may help you decide if the Tector Plus is right for your operation and application.
#1 Cost Effectiveness
Companies invest in the highest quality of pipe possible to ensure the safety and efficiency of their operations. Furthermore, they’re equally concerned about maintaining the safety of staff, the environment, and of nearby communities. With such high investments, their usage of quality thread protectors will far outweigh the savings of using nothing at all. Along with a company’s wise investment in pipe protective products comes great peace of mind and assurance.
Tector Plus is among the most cost-effective solutions to protecting pipe threads from a variety of risks and damaging scenarios. While Essentra will always recommend purchasing new protectors instead of used ones, we understand when added costs become a concern. That’s why we’ve designed Tector Plus to provide complete coverage for your basic operations while also keeping costs down.
#2 Lightweight Material
Steel pipe can be heavy and more expensive to transport compared to other materials. Because of this, operations may look to save on freight costs. However, the best thread protectors are those that won’t add significant weight loads and cost to your freight. Made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Tector Plus plastic protectors have a very high strength-to-density ratio. This means that they offer strong and durable protection, yet, in a conveniently lightweight product. In addition to being less expensive to ship, the lightweight plastic also helps reduce installation fatigue in absence of robotic labor, maintaining the safety of the installation operator.
#3 Application Appropriate
We’ve created Tector Plus with a special formulation of plastic to ensure effective performance in the proper applications and environments. Among the many damaging occurrences where this thread protector will provide protection, the most obvious examples are against dirt, moisture, corrosion, and minimal impact. Protection from each of these areas is critical to maintaining the integrity of your pipe threads and keeping your operations running smoothly.
In addition, operations should consider the length of storage, and transportation conditions of thread protectors. If the application is short term, and the pipe is being transported by truck, a Tector Plus would be suitable for the application.
The Best Thread Protector Designs Come from Essentra
Along with these top 3 benefits, there are other advantages to consider with Tector Plus. For example, Essentra makes Tector Plus available in both closed and open-end designs. This option provides ideal protection depending on your specific application. Furthermore, we’ve also designed them with 100% recyclable materials, which makes them an environmentally responsible option. If you’d like to learn more about additional products for a wide range of applications, connect with Essentra today.
At Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, we’re here to help you deliver, all day, every day. Call us toll-free at 1-877-276-9208 to speak with an expert. If you’re located in Canada, contact Essentra’s Alberta location today.