2325 S. Main St. Vidor, TX 77662
REDLINEIPS SMARTPAD SYSTEM
Cogbill’s RedLineIPS FRP SmartPad System is a patent-pending composite system that offers revolutionary corrosion protection to industrial piping systems at the pipe support points. This problem is often referred to as “Corrosion Under Pipe Supports” (CUPS). The SmartPad System also allows quick visual inspection of pipes for external corrosion and wear.
When a pipe is resting on a supporting structure, it moves and vibrates due to rotating equipment, fluid flow, expansion and contraction due to temperature changes, etc. This movement causes friction between a pipe and its supporting structure. Over time, this erodes the pipe’s protective paint coating and exposes its surface to the elements. Given the already-restricted airflow at these support locations, water molecules are retained for longer periods. This entire dynamic causes pipes to corrode externally and eventually fail.
Cogbill’s SmartPad System is a new solution designed from the ground up to prevent the CUPS problem from occurring in the first place, while allowing quick pipe visual inspection, in the following manner:
The SmartPad’s shape saddles a pipe from below and protects its pro- tective coating from erosion.
It prevents water molecules from ever collecting between the pipe and the pad.
It allows inspectors to remove the pads in seconds, inspect the pipe for external corrosion and wear, and then easily reinstall them in seconds.
SmartPad System Features:
Heavy-duty composite material
Prevents pipe external corrosion
Suitable for harsh environments
No epoxy needed
Installs in seconds
Allows pipe visual inspection
Installs on live lines
Corrosive chemicals options
No welding permits or line shutdown required
-60°F to 400°F (-51°C to 204°C)
Ideal for use in marine, coastal and offshore environments where salt and moisture lead to billions of dollars in cost due to corrosion.
Can be used as load-bearing thermal insulators in severe cold or cryogenic applications.
Corrosive chemicals options are available.
MADE IN U.S.A.
CORROSION UNDER PIPE SUPPORTS (CUPS)
Industrial piping systems usually rest on supporting structures made from concrete, steel, wood, etc. These pipes often vibrate and move due to expansion and contraction, rotating equipment such as pumps and compressors, fluid flow, etc. These points of contact between pipe and support rub and scratch off a pipe’s protective coating, leaving expensive piping bare and exposed to the elements.
Additionally, airflow is reduced in the areas where a pipe and its supports meet, which causes moisture to remain for longer periods. As a result of this entire dynamics, external corrosion at the pipe support points (CUPS) starts to form and spread.
The RedLineIPS SmartPad System offers effective corrosion protection while at the same time allow easy and quick visual inspection of industrial piping systems for external corrosion.