ISO 24817 is the manual that dictates how pipelines are to be repaired in the oil and gas industry. 24817 states that the adhesive system is the key technology for repairing pipelines. Further, 24817 states that a composite repair system must use fiber reinforced polymers to repair Type B defects. In the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries, there is still not an adhesive system that will bond polymers.
Using our patented Polymer Bonding Process (Process), the Tech-Bond Molecular Bonding System™ (System) bonds any polymer to virtually any substrate. The Process will bond a polymer to the mild, low carbon and high strength steels used in oil and gas pipelines. Since bonds are more durable than glue joins, repairs made with the System will meet the longevity standards required.
Steel pipes are also used in municipal water infrastructures. As our water delivery and removal infrastructure undergoes much needed renovation, HDPE piping will be a possible choice for the new piping. HDPE is a polymer that also resists being glued. With the adhesive systems currently available, whenever there is a small crack or hole in HDPE pipe, the only option will be pipe replacement. Costly, time consuming and inefficient.
The System and the Process will allow a Tech-Patch to be placed over the crack or hole in the HDPE pipe. From experience, we know all the above sounds unbelievable. Initially, we also had difficulty believing. The video below is for the skeptics. We are now believers.Bonding rubber, wood, metal and Teflon® to Teflon® video
The System will also bond virtually all other substrates, to themselves and to any other substrate. Exceptions are glass, stainless and alloy steels.
As far as bonding polymers, we are three years ahead of everyone else. There is a second project awaiting.