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Treated Water Pipe Leak Repair

Treated Water Pipe Leak Repair

The Challenge

A Steel Mill was losing 50 to 70 gallons/minute on a 10 inch chemically treated water pipe. This leak was costing the plant almost $4,000 a day in chemical treatment costs. 

They attempted to use a mechanical clamp, but because of the nipple, they were not able to get a tight seal and continued to lose water at a very high rate. 

They called Unconventional Solutions to determine if the repair could be made in place.

The Solution

Unconventional Solutions was able to accomplish this by using FIX STIXTM in conjunction with the larger size Stop It® Pipe Repair Wrap (4” x 12’ or 4” x 25’) to seal the leak in the pipe and bring the water loss to a stop. Both products are Certified to ANSI/NSF 61.

The Steel Mill was very pleased with our ability to deliver the product as well as train their employees to make the repair in house.  They continue to use FIX STIXTM in conjunction with the larger size Stop It® Pipe Repair Wrap on numerous other repairs and keep all sizes in stock to make permanent and emergency repairs. This repair was expected to last 6 months and now has been in service for over 10 years.

 

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