Clamps v.s Composites

Looking for a convenient and cost effective pipe repair solution? Why use a clamp when you could use an engineered composite pipe repair from CompoSol® with a defined life of up to 20 years?

Traditional clamps on a line in the Middle East

CompoSol® Composite Pipe Repair on a tee section.

Benefits of Composite Pipe Repairs

It is easy to appreciate that clamp repairs are sometimes convenient to seal an active leak, that is why CompoSol® composite pipe repairs are able to be designed, according to the ISO standard, to overwrap clamps with an engineered/defined life solution. However, the long term benefits of a high quality composite pipe repair, engineered to ISO/TS 24817, are clear.

Consideration

Clamps

CompoSol® Composite Repairs

Stock Holding/Emergent Situations

Clamps have to be the right size for the pipe, necessitating large stock holding and/or long lead times for manufacture.

CompoSol® pipe repairs are adaptable to pipe diameters so minimal stock is required. Stock is also very compact and space efficient.

Reliability/Engineering

Clamps are simple, offering only incidental and non-specific structural strengthening.

CompoSol® composite pipe repairs are Engineered according to ISO/TS 24817 to account for a full range of line operating parameters including, pressure, diameter, defect dimensions, pipe geometry, bending moment, etc.

Added weight

Clamps, being metallic, result in added weight to the line, whether in the horizontal or vertical direction.

Lightweight composite pipe repairs, such as CompoSol®, do not apply extra strain on the pipe.

Proactive/Protection

Clamps non-intimate bond with the steel can allow external corrosion to continue and the poor load distribution can result in stress remaining in the pipe.

CompoSol® composite pipe repairs have an intimate, and very high strength, bond with the substrate which prevents external corrosion from continuing and redistributes the stress in the pipe to the composite well.