Watch: How to permanently fix a leaking pipe when pressure cannot be turned off with a SylWrap Pipe Repair Kit
A SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit enables the user to fix burst or leaking pipes in under 30 minutes when pressure cannot be turned off using a two-stage, permanent repair process.
Wrap & Seal Pipe Burst Tape is used to seal the initial hole or crack. Wrap & Seal is made from self-amalgamating silicone and stretches by 300 percent. When wrapped tightly around a pipe, it fuses to form a solid rubber band over a leak.
The tape is anchored around 50mm to the side of the leak area. It is then wrapped towards the hole or crack with a 50 percent overlap. Once the point above the leak has been reached, the tape is wrapped directly over it to build up a ridge.
As wrapping continues, the flow of water will gradually diminish due to the pressure being applied by the tape. If there is still leakage at the end of one tape, then another is applied until the leak is sealed completely. Multiple Wrap & Seal will fuse together, with pressure resistance up to 30 bar possible.
Once it has been established that water is no longer escaping the pipe, then the application of Wrap & Seal is finished. Stage two of the process follows, where a SylWrap HD Pipe Repair Bandage is used to reinforce the initial repair.
SylWrap is a composite repair wrap with a water activated resin. Wearing gloves, the bandage is removed from the pouch. It is dipped in water for around 5 seconds, activating the resin.
The wetted SylWrap is applied to the pipe with a 50 percent overlap. As it is wrapped, the bandage is smoothed down in the same direction as it is being wrapped to maintain tightness. Within a few minutes, it will begin to harden into a rock-hard impact resistant layer of protection encompassing the pipe. Once the bandage has set, the repair is completed.
Wrap & Seal and SylWrap HD both have WRAS approval, meaning they are certified as safe to British Standards for use with drinking water. Repairs can be made to pipes of all types and diameters, are temperature resistant to 200ºC and effective on pipes carrying hot and cold water and chemicals.
A SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit contains one tape and one bandage for making a single repair. For regular pipe repair users, Sylmasta have developed the SylWrap Contractor Case.
Each Case comes with enough Wrap & Seal, SylWrap HD and Superfast Epoxy Putty to make up to six live leak repairs. A Case can be easily stored on-site or on the van, equipping contractors with all the products they need to make an emergency pipe repair as soon as problems are identified.
Several of the United Kingdom’s water companies equip their engineers with Contractor Cases for the speed and ease with which they repair live leaks once detected on the public supply network, and they are approved by the national supplier in Malaysia for use on Kuala Lumpur’s vast pipe network.
Industries away from water where the Case is used include tradesmen in the event of accidentally breaching a pipe, facilities management companies, ships and oil rigs.
The above video was filmed during a demonstration at a UK water company as part of the Sylmasta Pipe Repair Roadshow. A longitudinal split was cut into the steel pipe, which was put under 6 bar pressure before a Sylmasta technician showed how quick and easy it can be to fix a leaking pipe.
Universal Pipe Repair Kit
The Universal Pipe Repair Kit enables a live leak repair to be made to a single pipe of any type or diameter
Pipe Repair Contractor Case
The Contractor Case can be easily stored and contains enough products to make up to 6 live leak repairs
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