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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Best Way to Coat Pipe Bends

Flexclad - Heat Shrinkable Tape for Easily Coating Pipe Bends

     Coating bends on a new construction pipeline can present some challenges.  There are certainly options, but many of them present an obstacle or two.  Properly filling and sealing every aspect of that bend; including the inner diameter; has been a concern for decades.  In my experience, the best product for this application, hands down, is Flexclad heat shrinkable tape.

     Flexclad does a fantastic job forming a cohesive, solid coating around the entire length of the bend.  Overlapping onto itself by 40-50% and overlapping onto he adjacent factory applied coating, it offers excellent corrosion prevention and physical protection to that bend for the life of the line.

     Here are a few photos from a recent training demonstratioN:







     If you'd like to arrange a product demo for your company or customer, please contact us today and we will work to get that arrange. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Insulating Sleeve - TS2 / TS4 / TS6 / TS10 / TS12

Insulating Thermocontractile Sleeves

     Very often, we find that product nomenclatures can be different between end users, contractors and manufacturers.  In those cases, it can sometimes require some detective work to determine what product is actually being requested.  As one great example - let's look at an inquiry that I've seen this week.

TS2 -
THERMOCONTRACTIL SLEEVE 2". INSULATING SLEEVE, MATERIAL THERMOCONTRACTILE, USE PIPE, DIAMETER PIPE 2', TYPE ABIERTA, SLEEVE WIDTH 2 IN, MAXIMUN SERVICE TEMPERATURES 65 *C.

TS4
THERMOCONTRACTIL SLEEVE 4". INSULATING SLEEVE, MATERIAL THERMOCONTRACTILE, USE PIPE, DIAMETER PIPE 4', TYPE ABIERTA, SLEEVE WIDTH 4 IN, MAXIMUN SERVICE TEMPERATURES 65 *C.

TS6
THERMOCONTRACTIL SLEEVE 6". INSULATING SLEEVE, MATERIAL THERMOCONTRACTILE, USE PIPE, DIAMETER PIPE 6', TYPE ABIERTA, SLEEVE WIDTH 6 IN, MAXIMUN SERVICE TEMPERATURES 65 *C.

TS8
THERMOCONTRACTIL SLEEVE 8". INSULATING SLEEVE, MATERIAL THERMOCONTRACTILE, USE PIPE, DIAMETER PIPE 8', TYPE ABIERTA, SLEEVE WIDTH 8 IN, MAXIMUN SERVICE TEMPERATURES 65 *C.

TS10
THERMOCONTRACTIL SLEEVE 10". INSULATING SLEEVE, MATERIAL THERMOCONTRACTILE, USE PIPE, DIAMETER PIPE 10', TYPE ABIERTA, SLEEVE WIDTH 10 IN, MAXIMUN SERVICE TEMPERATURES 65 *C.


TS12
THERMOCONTRACTIL SLEEVE 12". INSULATING SLEEVE, MATERIAL THERMOCONTRACTILE, USE PIPE, DIAMETER PIPE 12', TYPE ABIERTA, SLEEVE WIDTH 12 IN, MAXIMUN SERVICE TEMPERATURES 65 *C.

I can tell you from experience - searching TS2 shrink sleeve brings up absolutely nothing in google.  But if you are trying to figure out what the TS product line is -- give me a call (936/321-3333) or email me (steve@jsicoatings.com) and I can help!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Cut Shrink Sleeves versus Roll Shrink Sleeves



Advantages of Cut Pieces over Roll Stock
     When purchasing shrink sleeves, you have a couple of options.  You can purchase bulk rolls of material and also purchase closures (and perform the cutting labor yourself), or you can purchase individually cut sleeves.  Both have some advantages and some disadvantages.  I will list those below:

Purchasing Bulk Rolls and Closure Strips
Advantages:
·         Can offer some material cost savings in some cases
·         Offers great flexibility as any shrink sleeve size can be cut as needed from the bulk roll
Disadvantages:
·         You end up with potentially unusable tailings when the roll gets low
·         Easy for a contractor or laborer to make mistakes and cut sleeves to the wrong size
·         Easy for someone inexperienced to nick/cut the shrink sleeve material in the wrong place causing a field issue
·         Two part shrink sleeves (where the sleeve material and closure are supplied separately) represent the bulk of all field service problems in the industry
·         Installing a two piece sleeve is a bit slower and labor intensive; one more thing that could go wrong if the contractor is inexperienced. 

Purchasing Cut Pieces:
Advantages:
·         No wasted tailings, everything you have is usable
·         /Uni sleeves – easier installation for construction crew when a one piece sleeve is supplied
·         No lost closures or damaged master rolls
·         In our shop, we have the proper equipment for quality control and fast turnarounds
·         No need to stock thousands of feet in rolls at a time; inventory levels can be much more economical.
Disadvantages:
Slightly higher material cost in some cases – but must be weighed against lowered labor cost