Composite materials have been known to mankind since the time of ancient Mesopotamia 3400 BC. where people glued strips of wood at different angles to create plywood. The development of modern composite materials took place during World War II when glass fibers began to be used in aviation to replace heavier materials. Carbon fibers began to be used in the second half of the 20th century, and found their application in a very wide area, from playing cards to the most technologically advanced vessels. With the further development of technology, aramid fibers were introduced into composite materials, which provide even better properties to composites with their characteristics.
Nowadays, dynamic technological processes require fast, simple and long-lasting solutions for repairing damaged equipment. This is especially true for pipeline systems, where any downtime is undesirable and entails high costs. As one of the solutions for repairing damaged pipelines and other pressurized equipment, composite wraps began to be used in the 90s of the 20th century. The solution is ideal for fast and reliable repairs in the field, without interrupting the flow of media through the pipeline (except in case of leakage), which restores the initial integrity of the pipeline. This method of rehabilitation was standardized in 2006 by ISO 24817 and ASME PCC2 standards.
In response to market demands for composite wraps that provide clients with a long-lasting and reliable, easy-to-apply repair solution with as little downtime as possible and without additional maintenance, 3X ENGINEERING developed composite wraps whose skeleton consists of aramid fibers (Kevlar®). REINFORCEKiT 4D composite clamps are designed for use on different geometries of pipelines, in the temperature range from -50°C to +150°C, and apart from on land, they can also be used on underwater installations. Composite clamps based on aramid fibers are an innovative solution in the field of composite materials, and their characteristics surpass the quality of other types of composite wraps.
The following table shows the advantages of REINFORCEKiT4D composite wraps:
Constant investments in research and development have provided REINFORCEKiT 4D composite wraps by 3X ENGINEERING with superior characteristics, and the satisfaction of numerous clients around the world is proof of quality. Numerous independent tests of applied REINFORCEKiT 4D composite wrap systems have been conducted, and the latest achievement is type approval by LRQA.
FEROMIHIN d.o.o. as a regional representative of 3X ENGINEERING is able to offer its clients reliable solutions for repairing damaged pipelines with composite wraps. The experience gained by our trained employees on many projects enables us to respond to various client requests in the shortest possible time. To ensure the integrity and security of your property, contact us today.