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TSG Marine and SPS announce new pipe repair solution

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World Pipelines,

Launched at Offshore Europe, TSG Marine and SPS are delighted to announce a permanent class approved alternative to conventional ‘crop and replace’ pipework and tubular product renewal, undertaken whilst the pipe is in-service.

Designed and manufactured in the UK and offering huge potential for companies to reduce downtime and associated costs in many different industries.

An outer fabricated steel shell consisting of two clam shells encapsulates the damaged area of pipework. Inside, radial seals are fitted at each end of the clam shells and longitudinal seals are fitted to the longitudinal flanges. The clam shells are then bolted together and the elastomer injected to bond the clam shells and pipework together. This creates a permanent structural SPS repair. This SPS elastomer core becomes a permanent protective lining, creating a bond with the original pipework.

Elizabeth Hillier, Principal Engineer, DNV GL

"DNV GL has completed the technology qualification process with TSG Marine for the pipe repair product. Our function was to provide a systematic approach to ensure that the pipe repair product functions reliably within specified limits. DNV GL believes this innovative product could provide a cost effective solution for the industry."?

Allan Syme, Managing Director, TSG Marine

“Our focus is on providing value to our customers, through the supply of cost effective, high quality solutions to support asset life extension. This is a pragmatic response to common pipe work corrosion problems. We are very excited to bring it to the market and are confident that this in-service repair solution will generate a lot of interest.”

Ian Nash, Business Manager, SPS

“SPS has a long and innovative history. It has solved problems for many sectors: ro-ro, bulker, cruise ship, offshore since its inception in the late 1990s. We are proud of the technical solutions we have been able to offer up to the offshore industry – helideck strengthening, impact resistance etc. TSG/Pipe Repair with SPS is the latest solution made possible with SPS.” 

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