Steam Pipe Repair: How Does It Work?

Steam pipe repair is one of the most common industrial processes in operation today. Every year, thousands of miles of steam pipes get replaced in order to keep those critical energy pipelines running. But, could repairing them be a better option?

Without these pipes, entire factories would shut down and millions of people would go without power and water. Read on to learn more about how RAK Industrial Services can repair steam pipes for your organization.

Repairing Steam Pipe Systems Instead of Replacing Them

At RAK Industrial Services an essential material to repair pipes is carbon fiber along with a host of other materials and techniques. We repair failing and corroded infrastructure, leading to no plant downtime and a longer lasting, more efficient solution.

The biggest advantage of carbon fiber is its application as a reinforcement to existing composite materials. It is also corrosion resistant.

Steam pipe line repair offers sustainable results. It’s much kinder to the environment to repair pipes than to replace them. Furthermore, it can save you time and money.

Sometimes, in addition to the application of carbon fiber we repair steam pipes through a process called hydro-blasting. Hydroblasting is a process used to remove buildup that’s accumulated in the pipes. The buildup is removed by blasting hot pressurized water through the pipes. There are many ways to complete this process, but it’s important to choose a method that works best for your plant.

The Repair That’s Right For Your Business

A specialized business like ours will understand the industrial use case for your plant so well that they will be able to fix your steam pipes with minimal business impact. An example of a common steam pipe use case is a nuclear power plant. In this case a line leak can prove catastrophic.

A flawed reactor design at Chernobyl famously resulted in a steam explosion and fires that released at least 5% of the radioactive reactor core into the environment.

The steam from the superheated water produced in the reactor is used to spin a turbine to generate electricity. The steam is then transported away from the plant to a location where its pressure can be reduced before being condensed and transported through a pipeline. 

Any steam pipes that aren’t functioning correctly need to be repaired. Damaged steam pipes can impact the whole system. For RAK Industrial Services, repairing them is a simple process. 

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Get In Touch With RAK Industrial Services

While we have covered a lot of information, these are only the basics. If you want to learn more about steam pipe repair, check out some of the resources we mentioned above. 

RAK Industrial Services is ready to get your plant’s steam pipes back in perfect working condition. Contact us today! 

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