New wrap for hot pipeline repair unveiled

March 27, 2008
Walker Technical Resources (WTR) has unveiled its Technowrap product line.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN -- Walker Technical Resources (WTR) has unveiled its Technowrap product line.

WTR's products: Technowrap Core, Technowrap 2K, and Technowrap 3K primer have all been adapted to meet the specific needs of customers. Technowrap 2K High Temperature was developed to achieve temperatures up to 250° C (482° F), an industry first in a niche market, according to WTR. Technowrap 3K Primer enhances the pressure retention repair capability allowing WTR to repair pipelines operating in excess of 120 bar while maintaining a margin of safety according to industry standards.

"The latest innovative technology that has been added to the existing product line is a composite repair system specifically for pipelines, Technowrap Pipeline Repair System (PRS)," says Graham Birnie, WTR's MD. "Technowrap PRS, the result of over a year's research and development, consists of a special design and architecture of E-glass fibers, the result being increased stiffness and strength and is available to the market now. The new product has completed independent validation testing and is fully compliant with ISO/TS 24817 and ASME PCC-2 and is currently going through the Lloyd's Register Type Approval process."