Available in 2 sizes:
RAPID REPAIR PIPE-WRAP
Designed to be used for Domestic, Commercial & Industrial applications.
Makes permanent repairs to: Cracked or damaged pipes
• Cracked or damaged fittings
• Split down-water pipes
• Versatile and easy to apply
• Hundreds of different uses
• No tools are needed
Applied in four simple stages:
Contents: Pipe-Wrap – 206, 50mm x 1.8m
Pipe-Wrap 309 – 75mm x 2.7m
The Pipe-Wrap BANDAGE is a fibre reinforced polyurethane flexible repair tape designed for the rapid repair of cracks and leaks. It requires no mixing, it is easy to use and repaired items can be returned to service in less than thirty minutes. It is pre-impregnated with a high performance polyurethane resin which will adhere to PVC, GRP, concrete, glass and all metals. Activated by being immersed in water, it cures to produce a tough, chemical resistant bandage around the item being repaired. The cured material is chemically inert and is non-toxic.
Directions for Use
Select the size of tape according to the diameter of the pipework or fitting to be repaired; the 50mm wide tape is used for repairs on pipes up to 50mm diameter, and the 75mm tape for pipes up to 75mm diameter. Because Pipe-Wrap is activated by moisture, the pack must not be opened until all preparation work has been completed. Once opened the tape must be soaked in warm water (20-35°C) for 10 seconds, with gentle hand squeezing, and applied immediately to the repair area. Do not attempt to use only part of the tape. Repairs are to be carried out by wrapping the tape tightly around the pipe or fitting, commencing at the intact section on one side of the repair area and proceeding over the area to the other side. This involves starting with one complete wind around the pipe before progressing spirally over the damage and beyond, and results in the repair extending to at least the width of the tape on either side of the damaged area. It is recommended that eight to ten layers of tape are applied over the damaged area (achieved by making sure that each layer overlaps to leave only 10% of the previous layer exposed). Each layer of tape should be pressed and moulded against the previous one as it is wound on. Depending on the type of repair and the size and shape involved it may be necessary to use more than one tape; if so, the second (and any subsequent) tape must be applied immediately to the previous tape. In certain situations it can be advantageous to make a primary seal by filling a hole with Fixol – Rapid Repair Epoxy Putty, (see details to the right), and allowing it to set firmly, before applying the tape. In some low-pressure applications it is possible to use the tape without shutting down the pipe, but safety considerations must be given before commencing work. In these cases the wrap can be applied tightly around the leaking pipe and held in place until it sets, as a means of temporarily stopping the leak. Once this tape has set the pipe can be cleaned, and the normal repair procedure can be carried out.
1 Shut down and drain the pipe.
2 Thoroughly clean and remove any gease and then lightly abrade the area to receive the Pipe-Wrap using a wire brush, file or sandpaper. Extend the cleaning and abrasion process for at least the width of the tape on either side of the fracture/leaking area.
4 Open the package and completely immerse the roll in warm (not hot) water, squeezing the roll gently a few times so that all air is expelled.
5 Wrap the tape tightly around the pipe, beginning at one side of the area to be repaired and continuing in a spiral fashion over it; ensure that each layer is pressed and moulded firmly against the previous one, and overlaps it to leave only approximately 10% of the previous wrap exposed.
6 Before it begins to set mould the tape, working in the direction of the wrap, to ensure proper consolidation and spreading of any of the resin materials which will rise to the surface. Leave the repair undisturbed until the bandage has cured.
7 Shut down and drain adjacent pipework.
8 Thoroughly clean and remove any gease and then lightly abrade the area to receive the Pipe-Wrap using a wire brush, file or sandpaper. Extend the cleaning and abrasion process for at least the width of the tape on either side of the fracture/leaking area.
9 Open the package and completely immerse the roll in water, squeezing the roll gently a few times so that all air is expelled.
10 Wrap the tape tightly around a sound area of the fitting or pipe, then wind it over, around and beyond the damaged/leaking part, making sure that where possible 10 layers of tape cover the area of repair.
11 As the tape is applied, firmly press and mould each layer against the previous one, taking care to ensure proper consolidation on the insides of bends and at joints and T pieces.
12. Before it begins to set, press and mould the tape against the fitting, working in the general direction of the wrap.
13. Leave the repair undisturbed until the bandage has cured.
The Bandage should be stored unopened in its original foil packaging in cool, dry conditions. Under such conditions it will have a shelf life of at least 9 months.
|Working life:||1-2 minutes,depending on temperature of water and pipework.|
|Initial cure time :||7-10 minutes|
|Full cure :||30-45 minutes|
|Shore D hardness :||70|
|Tensile strength :||30MPa|
|Tensile modulus :||7.5Gpa|
|Coefficient of thermal expansion :||approx. 1.9 x 10-3 per °C|
|Max service temperature:||150°C|
|Pressure resistance:||15 – 30 bar (1.5 – 3 Mpa), depending on dimensions of pipe and leak.|
|Chemical resistance:||Resistant to most aqueous solutions, dilute acids and alkalies, petrol, diesel and fuel oils, mineral spirits, ketones and alcohols.|
Whilst all reasonable care is taken in compiling technical data on the Company’s products, all recommendations or suggestions regarding the use of such products are made without guarantee, since the conditions of use are beyond the control of the Company. It is the customer’s responsibility to satisfy himself that each product is fit for the purpose for which he intends to use it, that the actual conditions of use are suitable and that in the light of continual research and development programmes, the information relating to the product has not been superseded.