It is very important to have healthy, leak-free pipelines that facilitate the proper flow of gas, oil or water. Protecting the pipes throughout the transportation and storage processes is also essential for them to function optimally for a long period of time. Pipe protection products like bumper rings and thread protectors are used to safeguard pipes during transportation and storage. These products assist in prolonging the useful life of the pipeline. Typically, the most effective pipe protection products are made from a combination of resin and plastic.
Using Plastic Protection Products to Safeguard the Pipes
Within the gas and oil industry, metal or plastic thread protectors are often utilized to safeguard pipes against damage. Among the major benefits of utilizing protectors is that they prevent corrosion and thread damage but the thread protectors require care as well. Typically, plastic pipe protectors are resistant to soaring temperatures; however, they should not be stored in temperatures that exceed 550° Celsius.
Benefits of the Plastic and Resin Mix
A number of benefits can be derived from the use of pipe protectors that are made out of a mix of plastic and resin. This is largely due to the Urea-formaldehyde resin properties and the natural durability and stability of plastic. Low water absorption, tensile strength and volume resistance are some of the benefits of resin. Additionally, plastic protectors eliminate the need to worry about corrosion.
The mixture of these two materials provides much needed stability and elasticity as well. The combination enables it to mold easily into intricate shapes while providing a smooth finish. This is especially remarkable for space rings that assist in stopping pipes from hitting against each other during the transportation or storage process.
Tip on Buying Pipe Protection Products
Ensure that you buy from a reputable supplier that is able to verify and guarantee the quality of the mixture, answer your questions and quickly and correctly supply your order. For bumper rings, buy ones that are slightly undersized to get a snug fit. Additionally, you should purchase 3 rings for each pipe length to put on the opposite ends and in the middle. This will effectively prevent the pipes from bumping each other.
Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies utilizes only the best materials and offer a full range of the effective and durable products that are required to keep the workplace safe, to keep costs down and contribute to the success of your business.
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