|How Ultra-Wrap™ Works?|
Ultra-Wrap™ utilizes an optimally engineered e-glass and epoxy resin system (the strongest in its class) to repair pipeline anomalies without taking the pipeline out of service. It meets the requirements of ASME PCC-2, and by comparison satisfies the design requirements set forth in ISO 24817.
Ultra-Wrap™ repairs external corrosion and pitting on pipe and girth welds. It is commonly used to repair dents, gouges, and wrinkle bends. This system can also be used as a crack arrestor (in conjunction with another proprietary technology).
Ultra-Wrap™ Installation/Application Process
Prepare the surfaces of the pipe (by sandblasting, steel brush, rough grade sand paper and/or all methods). Then apply a load transfer material (over the exterior anomaly area if the situation is warranted).
Saturate the Ultra-Wrap™ specialized e-glass composite overwrap fiber with adhesive. Then apply the wrap to the pipe with the appropriate numbers of MAOP layers.
Apply a shrink wrap over the Ultra-Wrap™ layers. Then perforate the shrink wrap to allow the fibers to constrict and the excess adhesive to weep out of the perforation holes.
Allow the Ultra-Wrap™ to cure. The actual cure timeframe of Ultra-Wrap™ is conditional to the individual situation. Typically the curing process is subject to the environment and ambient temperatures and conditions.
Once all curing is well in process (subject to the environment and ambient temperatures and conditions) and meets minimal hardness, it is ready for burial.
Ultra-Wrap™ conforms to all pipe geometry giving it a distinct advantage over ridged repair systems. The Ultra-Wrap™ repairs can be complete and back filled in the same day. Western Specialties has repair kits for all pipe sizes, ready to ship on demand. Additionally, Ultra-Wrap™ can be custom engineered to fit the requirements of any unique anomaly.