If you’re looking for an efficient way to protect pipe integrity during storage, handling, and transportation, consider line pipe protectors. The oil and gas, mining, and water industries all rely on various kinds of pipe to transport products. These products come from deep under the ground and go to processing plants and end-user sites. Although steel pipe is strong and durable, it’s not impervious to damage from caustic contents, freezing temperatures, and other factors. That’s what makes line pipe protectors, thread protectors, and pipe caps and plugs, essential to protecting pipe and its contents.
Protecting Pipe Ends
To transport oil from an oil field to a refinery, for example, miles of pipe has to be joined together. Most line pipe is non-threaded with either a plain end or beveled end. Protection for the ends of the line pipe is critical to ensuring a proper weld, particularly for beveled ends. These ends must remain in good condition in order for the welded joints to hold. Line pipe protectors work by covering and protecting pipe ends when the pipe is in storage. As such, the pipe won’t become damaged by weather conditions or rough contact between pipes.
Keeping Pipes Clean
Another important benefit of pipe protection is keeping the interior of a pipe clean and clear. When pipe-ends are left uncovered, water, dirt, debris, and even animals can get inside the pipe, all of which can cause problems. Moisture, for example, can lead to rust, which can contaminate the pipe and cause corrosion and even leaks. With pipe end covers and caps in place, nothing can enter a pipe while it’s in storage or during transportation.
Protecting Human Health And Safety
Line pipe protectors ultimately ensure that workers aren’t exposed to hazardous materials and that public water supply isn’t contaminated by leaks. The right protective products can ensure that the pipe is kept clear of contamination and debris. Devices like bumper rings and pipe chocks will keep your pipe from jostling each other during movement or transportation, which can lead to damage.
At Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, we offer the best products suitable for all your pipe protection needs. We also ensure pipe quality and safety, so get to know us as your reliable and trusted supplier. As an API standard leader, Essentra provides only the highest quality protection. With us, there’s an assurance that not only maintains your pipe but also adheres to the highest standards of employee operations and environmental safety.