Integrity assurance specialist Hydratight, and adhesive sealants and functional coatings manufacturer Henkel have formed a partnership to be a primary service provider for their LOCTITE composite repair system for pipelines, tanks, and vessels.
Hydratight Composite Repair uses Henkel’s LOCTITE adhesives and high-strength glass-carbon fibre tape to reinforce and seal pipes for high pressure, temperature, and chemical resistance. The system can repair components including straight, bend, reducer, T-Piece, flange, tanks, vessels and heat exchanger vessel shells. It has third party design certification with DNV GL, Lloyds and TUV for meeting the requirements of ISO 24817 for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. The system can increase asset life by delivering efficient and cost-effective engineered repairs with a design life of up to 20 years.
The two companies have collaborated on various projects for petrochemical refinery operators in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
‘Hydratight and Henkel have formed a strategic collaboration on a global scale to deliver innovative interim and permanent repair solutions, which we know will be beneficial to our customers. The alliance not only provides permanent, cost-effective pipeline repair technology, but is delivered by expertly trained and competent technicians in a variety of onshore and offshore projects,’ says PJ OConnell, service commercial director, Hydratight.