Sylmasta Pipe Refurbishment System

The Sylmasta Pipe Refurbishment System is a four-stage process which is designed for pipeline repair, refurbishment, strengthening, and protection in any given scenario.

Repairs made using the Sylmasta Pipe Refurbishment System go beyond what is possible with the SylWrap Leak Repair range of products, providing complex solutions for global pipeline operators and critical infrastructure providers.

The System enables the repair of larger sections of heavy damage; offers protection against internal and external corrosion, chemicals and temperature extremes; and restore the surface profile and integrity of pipelines in the most challenging of environments, including underwater pipe repair.

At each of the four stages of the process, the product most relevant to the application is selected. When used in conjunction with each other, these products enable the optimum repair to be carried out, providing a cost-effective and less disruptive alternative to pipeline replacement.

Some applications may require further specialist solutions. In such instances, Sylmasta can formulate and supply specialist materials, such as composite epoxy resins where very high chemical or temperature resistance is required.

Stage 1: Leak Sealant

When a pipe is leaking and needs to be sealed, the leak sealant acts as the initial layer of repair. Self-fusing silicone tape seals live leaks, and epoxy putties fill cracks where pressure can be isolated. If there is no leak, this stage of the process is skipped.

Epoxy pastes and putties can be used to repair and rebuild structures in pipe refurbishment applications

Stage 2: Damage Repair

Damage repair products restore surface profile and integrity by filling external damage caused by corrosion and chemical attack. They also provide full contact and load spreading between the pipe and the composite layer applied at stage 4.

A brushable epoxy applied to pipe can help in its refurbishment by protecting against corrosion and chemical attack

Stage 3: Surface Coating

A surface coating of epoxy provides an additional layer of protection from external corrosion, forming an impermeable membrane around pipes, and increasing adhesion to further maximise surface contact with the composite layer.

Stage 4: Composite Wrap

Repairs are completed with a composite wrap which provides a rock-hard, impact resistant shell over the repair. The composite layer protects pipelines, extends the lifespan of systems, and increases hoop strength and pressure resistance.