Ultra-Wrap™ utilizes an engineered E-glass and epoxy resin system (the strongest in its class) to repair pipeline anomalies without the need of taking the pipeline out of service. It meets the requirements of ASME PCC-2, and by comparison satisfies the design requirements set forth in ISO 24817.
Ultra-Wrap™ is used to reinforce and mitigate further external corrosion and pitting on pipe and girth welds. It is commonly used to repair dents, gouges, wrinkle bends and other odd geometry shaped pipelines. This system can also be used as a crack arrestor (in conjunction with another proprietary technology called C-Halt that is exclusive to Western Specialties).
Ultra-Wrap™ conforms to all pipe geometry giving it a distinct advantage when a ridged repair system is unable to be used. The Ultra-Wrap™ repairs can be completed and back filled in the same day. Western Specialties has repair kits for all pipe sizes, ready to ship on demand. Additionally, Ultra-Wrap™ can be custom engineered to fit the requirements of any unique anomaly.
Ultra-Wrap™ has been thoroughly tested by 3rd party engineering firm in Houston, Texas and has not only satisfied the requirements, but exceeded them in receiving the ASME PCC-2 certification. Western Specialties has performed more tests on this system including dents, wrinkle bends and cyclic fatigue. Strain gage analysis and a burst tests show how strong this system is and how it can bring the anomaly area back to its original designed strength. These tests can be obtained from our website with your log in credentials here.
Western Specialties has repair kits for all pipe sizes, ready to ship on demand. Additionally, Ultra-Wrap™ can be custom engineered to fit the requirements of any unique anomaly.
Prepare the surfaces of the pipe (by sandblasting, steel brush, rough grade sand paper and/or all methods). Then apply a load transfer material (over the exterior anomaly area if the situation is warranted).
Saturate the Ultra-Wrap™ specialized e-glass composite overwrap fiber with premeasured two part epoxy resin system.
Then apply the wrap to the pipe with the appropriate numbers of layers based on calculations previously design by Western Specialties and the operator.
Apply a shrink wrap over the Ultra-Wrap™ layers to conform and tighten the fabric giving a uniform repair over the entire length.
Then perforate the shrink wrap to allow any excess adhesive to weep out of the perforation holes giving the perfect ratio of fabric to resin.
Allow the Ultra-Wrap™ to cure and like all epoxy resin systems is based on the environment and ambient temperature. A typical set time for the system to reach the desired hardness is about 45 minutes to 1 hour at 77°F.
Remove the shrink wrap and the coat with an approved coating designated by the operator.