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Intake Pipe Repair

Major problems can cause catastrophic damages to a facility’s operations. The accumulative cost of: repairs, labor, and downtime can add up.

This 24 inch diameter intake pipe, located at a U.S. Power Plant, was leaking above the ground just below the disc valve. The plant’s maintenance engineers needed a proven, reliable and economical solution to fix this problem.

The local ENECON Distributor was called in to develop a solution. First the exterior surface of the pipe was ‘bristle blasted’ to promote maximum adhesion by removing all existing failed coatings and corrosion. Once the preparation was completed, a 12 x 12 x 1/8 inch thick curved steel plate was prepared and ‘cold welded’ over the holed area of the pipe using ENECON’s DurAlloy. That was followed by the application of two layers of the DuraWrap Carbon Fiber Pipe Wrap System. CeramAlloy CL+AC was then applied to the entire area as a final layer.

Whether the problem is a small drip or a huge leak, ENECON is able to provide a cost effect solution to solve your problems.

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