One of the simpler ways to secure pipes through transportation or storage is to use a highly regarded pipe protection product known as the pipe chock. Easy to apply, reliable, and known to withstand all weather conditions, pipe chocks will maintain the safety and integrity of pipes while storing or transporting by simply wedging each chock between pipes for stabilization. Plastic chocks made from melded HPDE resin come with molded nail slots, whereas other chocks are made from steel with large holes for chains to pass through for the purpose of securing large or heavy pipe loads.
Any type of accelerated back or forth movement can easily shift an unsecured load of pipes, which can, in turn, endanger the life of the transportation driver and the lives of passengers in nearby vehicles. Often times, pipes being transported contain an oil residue. The use of chocks is imperative to secure a load of this type because of the additional danger of movement with the slippery coating. Chocks will also ensure stability to pipes during inclement weather conditions or sharp turns to avoid the widespread risks of an accidental load of pipes falling during transport.
Chocks are nailed intermittently throughout the pipe load to use as wedges between each layer of the pyramid type structure. This restricts any type of movement or rollover that can result in pipes falling from the bed or trailer during transport. Tie-downs are an additional safety precaution used to secure a pipe load. The brilliance of pipe chocks is that they only take seconds to apply and remove to provide an essential safety element while keeping pipes secure during transportation. Visit our products page for more information on pipe protection products at Essentra.