Consisting of high-strength proprietary glass fiber reinforcement, the moisture-cured A+ Wrap™ advanced composite repair system is commonly used for pipelines and piping systems experiencing corrosion or mechanical damage.
Following the ASME PCC-2 and ISO 28417 standards, A+ Wrap™ reinforces a pipe by containing hoop and axial loads, thereby reducing strain in the defect region. The system requires no special tools for application and sets within an hour after installation.
- External corrosion and pitting
- Dents, gouges and scratches
- Welds and other manufacturing flaws
Method– ASTM D3039
Value– 51,800 psi
Value–3.01 x 106 psi
Attribute–Heat Distortion Temperature
Attribute–Max Operating Temperature
Value– -50°F to 120°F -46°C to 49°C
Attribute– Ply Thickness
Value–22 mils (0.022 inches)
Value–20 – 30 minutes
Value–1 year with proper storage
Value–From 2″ X 12′ to 12″ X 90′
1. Surface Preparation
Remove all soft coatings and media blast the pipe to a 2.5 mil profile (NACE 3 minimum). Wipe the surface with a solvent such as Acetone, Toluene, or MEK.
2. Load Transfer Filler
Mix the putty or paste until uniform in color and apply to any defects. Shape the filler to near net surface profile of pipe.
3. Adhesive Primer
Mix equal parts of the adhesive primer until uniform. Apply the primer to the pipe surface, ensuring a minimum of 30-mil coverage. Allow the primer to sit until a “peanut butter” thickness is achieved.
4. A+ Wrap™ Preparation
Remove the A+ Wrap™ from the foil pouch and submerse in water for 1 minute. Wrap the material around the pipe, while spraying each layer with water. Apply uniform tension during application.
5. Apply Compression Wrap
Tightly apply 4-6 layers of compression wrap over the repair. Perforate the surface of the compression wrap to enable out-gassing.
6. Apply Top Coating if Needed
Allow two hours for the A+ Wrap to harden before removing the compression wrap. Afterwards, if needed, apply the pipe coating.
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A+ Wrap Data Sheet (Right Click and Save As)
Related Case Studies
Read Case Study: A+ Wrap™: Gas Transmission Line -> http://infrastructure.milliken.com/site/user/files/1/Case-Study_OGI_A_-Plus_TX_1015.pdf
Read Case Study: Pipe Wrap® 20″ Natural Gas Pipeline -> http://infrastructure.milliken.com/site/user/files/43/Pipe-Wrap-A-Plus-Case-Study-LA.pdf
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