Global partnership established for pipeline and vessel repair 31 August 2021

Hydratight has partnered with adhesive sealants and functional coatings specialist Henkel, to be a primary service provider for delivery of the LOCTITE® composite repair system for pipelines, tanks and vessels.

The collaborative approach will enable Hydratight and Henkel to help customers avoid unscheduled and expensive plant downtime and increase asset life by delivering efficient and cost-effective engineered repairs.

These repairs use LOCTITE® adhesive technology and high strength glass carbon fibre tape – designed to reinforce and seal pipes for high pressure, temperature, as well as chemical resistance. The repairs are designed for components ranging from straight, bend, reducer, T-Piece, flange, tanks, vessels to heat exchanger vessel shells. The LOCTITE composite repair system has third party design certification from DNV GL, Lloyds, and TÜV, for meeting the requirements of ISO 24817 for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.

Hydratight has collaborated with Henkel on numerous projects specifically working with large operators in petrochemical refineries across Europe and expanding into Asia, Africa, and the Middle East regions. The key drivers for these projects are the need for a quick, high-quality engineered repair, while ultimately maintaining pipeline and vessel integrity, with a design life up to 20 years, and safeguarding health and safety.

“Hydratight and Henkel have formed a strategic collaboration on a global scale to deliver innovative interim and permanent repair solutions, which we know will be beneficial to our customers. The alliance not only provides permanent, cost-effective pipeline repair technology, but is delivered by expertly trained and competent technicians in a variety of onshore and offshore projects,” says PJ O’Connell, service commercial director at Hydratight. 

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