Tech-Bond Solutions is the exclusive global Polymer Bonding Process and Tech-Patch manufacturer. The Eureka moment for the Polymer Bonding Process (Process) occurred in November 2016 when the it was used to bond polyurethane to polyurethane. The Process has worked in every field situation and passed scrutinizing lab tests. Additionally, the Process has been tested by many PhD’s, Engineers, and Maintenance Technicians around the world.
Everyone who tested the Process will avow that they achieved phenomenal results. For water utilities who wish to conduct their own tests, we will provide a sample Tech-Patch. We are confident that you will come to the same conclusion, the Process and the Tech-Patches simply work.
The advantage of the Process is the new solutions to the challenges that become available in real world applications. As an example, in January of 2017, we were challenged by a Hazmat Supervisor to develop a patch that would stop active gas leaks. We rapidly developed a fix. We designed the prototype that became our very popular PTFE Patch. We went on to perfect that Solution in just under a year.
That project led to the development of our Tech-Patch line. Our patches are made of fluorosilicone polymer, the ideal choice for the extreme environments encountered in pipelines and manufacturing industries. Once applied using the Process, Tech-Patches will not come off steel, PVC, copper, ABS, galvanized or HDPE pipes. Tech-Patches will also permanently seal holes and cracks on poly tanks and containers.
Annually, there are about 330,000 main line and drain line breaks in the United States and Canada. Not every crack or hole in a pipe requires or justifies replacement. According to industry statistics, the average cost of pipe replacement is more than $1,000. The average cost of a Tech-Patch repair will be well under $1,000 and most importantly Tech-Patch repairs will last as long as the pipe.
Tech-Patches have a pressure ratings by patch type. They work on almost all pipe substrates. At the time of this writing we are retesting HDPE pipes and testing the psi of patches on steel pipes. During the initial test on HDPE pipe, an end cap of the test device blew off at 300 psi. The HDPE pipe manufacturer was impressed.
Pipeline Solutions Inc, a sister company, is working with two oil and gas service companies, one in Canada and one in Saudi Arabia. With the Saudi company, we are testing our MX patches as a solution for wall thinning in storage tanks. The MX patch will solve that problem.
Canada’s issue is more challenging. Now that instrumentation can be bonded onto pipes, we are working on a device/system that would provide alerts when pressure builds within an oil and gas pipeline. An effective solution requires the integration of multiple technologies.
Our research and development teams have developed prototypes and testing is in progress. As with many companies, the pandemic slowed us down, but we are back to capacity. Both of these Solutions will be affordable breakthroughs for the oil and gas industry.
We are also independently working on a composite wrap to seal through wall Type B defects in oil and gas pipelines. Our Pipeline-Wrap meets all the requirements of ISO 24817, which specifies that a composite repair system for Type B defects will be a poly-fiber reinforced polymer. ISO 24817 further states that the “adhesive system critical technology”. Since
Tech-Bond’s Poly Kits bonds poly’s, our Poly Kits are a game changer for affordable repair strategies.
With the oil and gas industry, solutions need to be fine tuned and proven. For repairing main and drain lines, Tech-Patches provide substantial savings at a time where thrift and sustainability are required. We are also working with water authorities to develop protocols for safety and sustainability issues that challenge global water needs.
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