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    The FormaShield system, a high-strength composite repair solution, reinforces pipes by containing hoop and axial loads. The FormaShield system features epoxy resin and tri-axial glass fiber reinforcement and can be applied on site, allowing the system to be customized for operations in aggressive environments. The system is ILI detectable and meets ASME PCC-2 and ISO 24817 standards.

    Typical Uses:
    •     External corrosion and pitting
    •     Dents, gouges and scratches
    •     Welds and other manufacturing flaws

  • Attribute–Tensile Strength
    Method– ASTM D3039
    Value– 74,000 psi

    Attribute– Tensile Modulus
    Method– ASTM D3039
    Value– 3.1 x 106 psi

    AttributePoisson’s Ratio
    ASTM D3039
    Value– 0.37

    Thermal Properties

    Attribute–Thermal Expansion
    Method– ASTM E831
    Value–15.6 ?m/m/C°

    Attribute–Glass Transition Temp.
    MethodASTM E1356
    105 °C

    Attribute–Max Operating Temp.
    MethodASME PCC-2

    Attribute–Application Temperature
    Value55 °F to 120°F (13°C to 49°C)

    System Properties

    Attribute–Ply Thickness
    Value– 31 mils. (0.031 inches) 

    Attribute–Working Time
    Value40 minutes at Ambient

    Attribute–Set Time
    Value–2 hours

    Attribute–Cure Time
    Value–24 – 72 hours

    Attribute–Shelf Life
    Value1 year

    Attribute–Available Widths
    Value4, 6, and 12 inches

  • 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. FormaShield Preparation

    Mix epoxy parts A and B for at least 2 minutes. Apply the mixed resin onto the fabric evenly distribute on the fabric. Roll up the fabric and transfer to the prepared pipe.

    5. Apply wrap to pipe


    Apply cloth tightly around pipe and continue wrapping until designed layer count is achieved.
    6. Constrictor Wrap 

    Tightly apply 4-6 layers of constrictor wrap over the repair. Then, perforate the surface of the wrap. Allow 2 hours for curing.

    7. Topcoat Application 

    After the epoxy has cured, remove the constrictor wrap.  Apply a topcoat to the repair area, as applicable.

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  • Related Case Studies

    FormaShield®: Refinery Water Line -> http://infrastructure.milliken.com/site/user/files/1/Case-Study_OGI_FormaShield_Pasadena_1015.pdf