Tech-Patch Pipe and Tank Repair Page

The Tech-Patch Repair Solutions (TPRS) system offers critical solutions for all industries whenever there are cracks or holes in containers, tanks and/or pipelines. It is the repair option for all pipeline, container and tank repairs.

Tech-Patches (patent pending).

Tech-Patches permanently seals holes and cracks in pipes, whether that pipe is PVC, copper, steel, ABS, galvanized, cast iron, even HDPE, the pipe of the 21st century. Plus, Tech-Patches permanently seal holes and cracks in metal and poly tanks, barrels and all other containers. Tech-Patches are impervious or highly resistant to oil, gas, all hydrocarbons, water and most common chemicals. Tech-Patches come in two and three millimeter thicknesses.

Overview

Normal reactions to The Tech-Patch range from skepticism to complete denial. An explanation of the science and technologies involved clarifies how and why Tech-Patches work. All discussions must start with an understanding that Tech-Patches are a polymer, specifically flourosilicone (FVMQ). Polymers are used throughout our economy, but there has been a problem regarding polymers that nothing sticks to them. Reference, “Nothing sticks to Teflon®”.

Since the 1960’s, glue companies, research universities and technicians have been trying to find a glue that works on polymers. There has been limited success, but nothing that has met the requirements of modern manufacturing. In 2016, we developed our patented Polymer Bonding Process (Process) that bonds any polymer to itself, to any other polymer and/or to almost any other substrate. Glass, some alloy metals and stainless steel are the notable exceptions.
As the name indicates, the Process is not just a glue. With the Process, chemistry and the laws of physics are combined using a chemical reaction and heat are the keys to create covalent bonds between any polymer and almost all other substrates. Bonds are stronger than adhesive joins. Bonds are always more durable.

Flourosilicone:

There is a reason why, in high stress environments within the aerospace and automotive industries, that flourosilicone, our Tech-Patch material, is the polymer of choice. During the manufacturing process, the surface of flourosilicone is infused with polyfluoroalkyl side groups. This step strengthens the chemical and physical resistant properties of flourosilicone.
With these enhanced properties, Tech-Patches have excellent fuel, oil, water and weather resistance. Additionally, FVMQ has very good to excellent chemical resistance for most common chemicals. Translation, the polyfluoroalkyl side groups protect the fluorosilicone from damage from water, from weather, from gas, oil, all hydrocarbons, from salt, from humidity, etc.

The three types of Tech-Patches:


Based On Thickness and PSI rating:
Standard versions of all three types of the patches are two millimeters thick. Thicker patches are available and may be more appropriate for certain applications. Please contact us for more information regarding the use of these thicker patches.

Standard Tech-Patch

With the standard Tech-Patch, we leave the polyfluoroalkyl side groups on both sides of the Tech-Patch. Both sides, therefore, are glossy and retain maximum fuel, oil, water, weather and chemical resistance. Standard Tech-Patches are recommended for repairing damaged gas and oil tank/pipelines whether those tanks are plastic or metal. Burst pressure rating is 40 psi so standard Tech-Patches are recommended for all poly tanks and low-pressure pipelines.

XT Tech-Patches

To increase psi, XT Tech-Patches are abraded on one side. This surface preparation increases the burst pressure stress rating to 120 psi. XT Tech-Patches are recommended for pipe and tank repair in homes and the multi-family unit market. XT patches are NOT recommended for the repair of oil and gas tanks and pipelines.

MX Tech-Patches

Water infrastructure repairs require a higher-pressure rating than 120 psi. MX Tech-Patches are rated at 240 psi when copper foil is used as a substrate beneath the Tech-Patch. There are other substrates with different psi ratings. Our MX Tech-Patch are also abraded on one side. Please contact us for more information on MX Tech-Patch options.
Surface Preparation
One of the other characteristics of polyfluoroalkyl side groups is that surface tension is reduced. If you try to glue something onto fluorsilicone, your attempt will fail. It is our proprietary surface preparation process that converts fluorsilicone to Tech-Patches.
psi ratings
All quoted psi ratings were generated by bonding a Tech-Patch onto steel. Since steel is the most difficult material to bond to, Tech-Patches on all other substrates should produce a higher psi rating. Because of our patented Polymer Bonding Process, Tech-Patches can also be bonded onto poly tanks or HDPE pipes, the pipeline substrate of the 21st century. Bonds between the Tech-Patch and polymer substrates will have an exceptionally high psi rating.

Tech-Patch XT2- Commercial Grade

The commercial grade Tech-Patch is 2mm thick and rated at 120 psi. It is ideal for consumer applications.

The Tech-Patch XT is two millimeters thick and will handle any level of pressure within a municipal water system. Besides pipelines, tanks and containers, another effective use of commercial Tech-Patches will be to seal the cracks and holes in over-the-road semi-trailers. Tech-Patches will handle the stress of the road, weather and almost all other conditions. Commercial Tech-Patches provide repairs that meet the requirements for ISO 24817 and are a repair solution for Type B through wall defects.

Tech-Patch XT3- Industrial Grade

The industrial grade XT3 Tech-Patch is three millimeters thick and has the recommended uses listed below.

  1. In the oil gas industry, wall thinning is a major problem. in the oil and gas industry. XT3 patches will add thickness and prevent further corrosion under the patch.
  2. Septic tank repair. Instead of replacing an entire tank, an XT3 Tech-Patch will permanently repair localized problems on a septic tank.

Customer Feedback
“We have applied the bonding agent and trimmed patch as outlined in your instructions and I can only say I’m amazed. It’s fantastic adhesion and the seal is perfect. We had two cracks to repair on a gasoline container integral to a large power unit. We were Able to complete the repair in situe saving considerable time and expense that would have involved us removing the unit and dismantling the power unit. Thank you for your kind assistance  I will recommend your products without hesitation.  We wait now for the next problem to solve.” 
Alan W., Melbourne, Australia

Our Performance Guarantee

Applying a patch, a permanent Tech-Patch, typically costs about twenty percent of installing replacement pipe. Plus, you have our unconditional money back guarantee for the life of the patch.

As with our Tech-Bond products, if you are not one hundred percent satisfied, at any time, with the performance of your Tech-Patch, we will send a complete refund.

Tech-Bond pipeline “How To” Video for repairing wall thinning, through wall defects and to repair holes and crack in main lines and drain lines:



CHOOSE YOUR TECH-PATCH

*Tech-Patch XT2 Commercial Tech-Patches are two millimeters thick and are recommended for consumer applications.

*Tech-Patch XT3 Industrial Tech-Patches are three millimeters thick and are recommended for industrial, heavy duty applications. The thicker the patch, the higher the psi rating.


The Tech-Patch Repair Solutions System includes: either Tech-Patches or Pipeline-Wraps, a glue squeegee, a sand paper square and the Tech-Bond Kit necessary to apply the patch/wraps. SI Black is the recommended adhesive for applying patches and wraps.


Tech-Patches are:

Flexible.  Our patches reinforce the thin walls of any container sealing that container while flexing when that container flexes.
Weather resistant.  The polymer used in the patches are virtually immune to the effects of weather and thermal cycling.
Chemical resistance.   These patches are impervious or highly resistant to hydrocarbons, water and most common chemicals.
Permanence.  Our patches, properly applied, are permanent.  To achieve this permanence, surface preparation of the container is critical.

Tech-Patch Reports


Commercial Tech-Patches – Tech-Patch XT

The Tech-Patch XT is two millimeters thick and will handle any level of pressure within a municipal water system. Besides pipelines, tanks and containers, another effective use of commercial Tech-Patches will be to seal the cracks and holes in over-the -road semi-trailers. Tech-Patches will handle the stress of the road, weather and almost all other conditions. Commercial Tech-Patches provide repairs that meet the requirements for ISO 24817 and are a repair solution for Type B through wall defects.

Industrial Tech-Patches – Tech-Patch MX

Industrial Tech-Patches are three millimeters thick. The Tech-Patch MX is designed for heavy duty applications. Examples of when an MX Patch should be used include:

  1. To repair Type A defects of pipe and tank wall thinning in oil and gas storage tanks. MX patches deprive corrosion of needed air and moisture.
  2. Septic tank repair. In this case, costs are pennies on the dollar.

Poly Tank Repair
Gas Tank Repair

Questions? Please call 877 565 7225.

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