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Pipeline & Coatings

Peel Adhesion Testing in 3 Steps

Posted by Paul Barkley on Feb 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM


Image: Electronic scale to measure peel

A common request by our customers is to perform an infield test on a wrapped pipe to confirm that the tape system has been applied correctly and the tape is performing as per design.

 The “peel test” is a typical industry standard procedure that offers the opportunity to see under real conditions that the tape has been applied correctly.

According to the manufacturer, the adhesion should be cohesive (see photo 1) and should adhere to both the substrate and the pipe itself.

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Topics: Pipeline coatings, Anti-corrosion tape, "Peel Test"

Tips for Applying Tapes & Coatings in Cold Weather

Posted by Maribeth Taylor on Dec 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Whether you are applying wax , cold-applied or hot-applied tapes, when Old Man Winter comes calling, this simple list of application tips offers guidance for adding corrosion protection to pipelines. 

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Topics: Pipeline coatings, Corrosion protection, Winter protection

The Importance of Properly Storing Pipeline Coatings

Posted by Ramy Hassanin on Sep 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Defects in pipeline coatings and tapes can happen for a number of reasons, all of which can result in poor coating applications. Therefore, an obligatory prerequisite goal is the prevention of conditions that can damage the materials before they’re used.

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Topics: Pipeline coatings, Pipeline Storage

Worker Safety When Applying Pipeline Coatings: How to Avoid Hazardous Conditions

Posted by Maribeth Taylor on Aug 10, 2018 9:37:25 AM

Did you know that as little as one cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a 3,000-pound forklift?

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Topics: Bitument pipeline coatings

Pipeline Industry News: Chase’s New Partner in India

Posted by Christian Silahian on Jul 20, 2018 10:16:36 AM

Adam Chase, President & CEO of Chase Corporation, welcomes Anish Metrani, CEO of Sneham Global, as the newest partner in Chase’s global pipeline team.  Sneham is the manufacturer of tektapes™ headquartered in Belgaum, Karnataka, India.  They will be distributing Chase’s line of Serviwrap, Maflowrap® and Tapecoat® products throughout India. 

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Topics: Pipeline coatings, Bitument pipeline coatings, Partnership

De-Bunking “Non-Shielding” Concerns in The Pipeline Industry

Posted by Daniel Libby on Jun 14, 2018 2:06:26 PM

In the pipeline industry, there have been concerns about certain coatings providing “non- shielding” characteristics when applied to pipelines. In an effort to clarify these concerns and shed more light on the subject, we offer information about NACE standards and the role of tape coatings as applied to pipelines.

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Topics: Non-shielding, Tapecoat, Nace Standards

How to Remove Bitumen-based Pipeline Coatings

Posted by Paul Barkley on May 9, 2018 11:59:31 AM

Over the years, several customers have requested information on how best to remove the Serviwrap or Maflowrap PVC/bitumen tape from a wrapped pipe. They are looking either to refurbish the pipe or modify the pipe run and are considering ways to clear the existing pipe protection.

Whilst this is an understandable request, it is not the easiest task to undertake because a key property of the Serviwrap and Maflowrap PVC/bitumen tape systems is that they adhere extremely well to pipes and are designed not to be removed. However, our recommendation on how best to undertake this operation is based on several factors:

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Topics: Bitumen Coatings, Pipeline coatings

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