When it comes to pipe repair, navigating traditional options can be a difficult. For instance, you can opt to keep your operations online, managing the leak while you wait for a scheduled break in production. Of course, this increases ongoing health and safety management requirements as well as the risk of catastrophic failure. An alternative option would be shutting down operations immediately and completely replacing the pipe. However, such unscheduled downtime can result in loss of production and potentially disappointing customers.
Whichever you choose, once the problem is handled, it is easy put worries about further leaks out of your mind. However, these options cannot guarantee that unpredictable leaks will not happen. When a leak occurs without warning, it is always useful to be prepared with a pipe repair kit.
However, many of the pipe repair kits that are on the market can be large and unwieldy, often requiring measuring equipment to ensure that ingredients are mixed to exacting instructions or expensive cartridge systems with wasteful mixing nozzles. This makes them cumbersome to store and await the next leak, as well as being tricky to use when the time comes.
Compact repair solutions, such as NCH Europe’s Mega Pipe Repair HD range, come in very useful here. While epoxy stick repair kits are easy to transport, store and prepare, pipe repair bandages or stretch and seal solutions require minimal preparation.
In the case of the latter, bandages can even be applied directly over the leak while the pipe is still online, as is the case with NCH Europe’s bandages. The flexible and dense weave of the Mega Pipe Repair HD bandage allows it to hug the contours of pipe bends and joints, which means it can even be applied on difficult pipe bends. It has a service temperature of up to 250°C, making it useable in a wide range of industrial applications, including ones that involve high heat.
Pipe maintenance is an ongoing process and you always have to be prepared for unexpected leaks. Anything that can make it more convenient and proactive will help you maintain a healthier pipe system. Just as you keep a store of headache relief tablets on hand in case of emergency, if you’ve got a compact pipe repair kit in your arsenal you’ll be able to easily manage the headache of a leaky pipe and keep your operations running smoothly.
Adapted from press release by Anna Nicklin
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