The August Pipeline Product EXPO features welding equipment, pipeline repair solutions and support products. Submissions from Clock Spring, Lincoln Electric, Miller and Polyguard Products offer efficiency and reliability for the market.
Clock Spring Pipe Support is a corrosion prevention system ideal for terminals, plants, refineries, new pipeline construction, and any pipe support location and can be applied quickly and easily — requiring no special tools or training. It is a high-strength, corrosion resistant fiberglass sleeve and provides 360-degree protection at metal-to-metal contact points.
The robust layers of the Clock Spring Pipe Support system create a sacrificial wear plate, eliminating both crevice and galvanic corrosion. The repair accommodates both the weight of the pipe, as well as abrasion from potential pipe movement. The fiberglass shield, when permanently bonded to the pipe, creates a “non-corrosive environment” where the pipe comes into contact with the support.
The Clock Spring Pipe Support continues to provide protection in applications where the pipe continues to be subject to movement, elongation and other physical abuse. Clock Spring Pipe Support benefits include: a pre-cured sleeve, diameters ranging from ¾ to 56 in., individual layers with architecture appropriate for pipe diameter, meets regulatory requirements for aboveground Atmospheric Corrosion Evaluation and 360-degree pipe protection. The universal application design of Clock Spring Pipe Support sleeves allows for installation between virtually any style and type of support or hanger location.
For more information, visit clockspring.com.
Lincoln Electric has extended its wireless remote capability to an additional engine-driven welder model: the rugged and economical SAE-300 MP with a Kubota engine and standard gray paint. The factory-installed wireless remote control allows operators to activate the glow plug from anywhere on the site within one to 30 seconds. Users also can remotely start or stop the engine, activate high or low idle or adjust the Fine Current Control output.
The small, weather-resistant control units fit right into operators’ hands and have a 400-ft (122-m) range, depending on site obstructions. They also stow easily in trucks or job boxes.
In 2016, Lincoln Electric introduced the first of its factory-installed wireless remote controls for two versions of the Cross Country 300 engine-driven welder: the textured, stainless-steel case and gray-painted-steel case, as well as the textured, stainless-steel case SAE-300 MP Perkins welder. The wireless remote controls are not currently offered as a standalone accessory nor can they be retrofitted into older, non-wireless Cross Country and SAE-MP 300 models.
For more information, visit lincolnelectric.com.
Miller Electric’s ArcReach technology offers two new industry-exclusive capabilities, Cable Length Compensation (CLC) and Adjust While Welding (AWW) technologies.
CLC technology makes proper setup of welding parameters faster and easier by automatically compensating for voltage drops in the weld cable. This ensures that the voltage welding operators set is the voltage they get at the weld — even up to hundreds of feet from the power source. With traditional machines, the welding operator must manually make adjustments for the voltage drop that occurs with the resistance in weld cables by setting the voltage higher than necessary at the power source to ensure they get the voltage they want at the feeder or remote.
AWW technology allows for precise adjustments and parameter changes at the wire feeder or remote without stopping the arc, so operators can make changes during welding to compensate for heat buildup, changes in weld position or variations in part fit-up. This saves time by eliminating the need to walk back to the power source to make changes and contributes to improved weld quality, since each stop and start of the arc introduces the potential for discontinuities or quality issues.
These expanded capabilities are available by pairing enhanced ArcReach accessories with the new XMT 350 FieldPro offerings. The XMT 350 FieldPro lineup includes a polarity reversing model that joins the larger ArcReach portfolio in late 2017.
For more information, visit millerwelds.com.
Polyguard’s RD-6 Pipeline anti-corrosion coating is a system that allows cathodic protection currents to reach any disbonded area that occurs on the pipeline. RD-6 has been successfully used on thousands of projects for more than 25 years. Neither external corrosion nor Stress Corrosion Cracking has been a problem for RD-6.
The RD-6 system consists of a geotextile backed protective pipeline coating applied over a companion liquid adhesive and a slip-plane outerwrap. Corrosion protection comes from a rubberized bitumen coating.
Bonded to the outside surface of this coating is a strong, tightly woven, polypropylene geotextile, which provides non-shielding properties plus exceptional strength. It is suitable for use with pipeline external surface temperatures not exceeding 145 F (63 C).
The coating is supplied in rolls for easy application by manual or power operated machines. Since RD-6 is supplied with a silicone coated separator sheet to keep the layers from sticking to each other, application machines have two spindles, one for coating unwind and one to take up the separator sheet as coating is applied. RD-6 can also be applied manually, without machine.
For more information, visit polyguardproducts.com.