flame-retardant treatment tape / coating
flame-retardant treatment, coating
Flameshield Tape (Field Joint Oil and Gas Pipeline Protection of Anti Corrosion Coating): our Flameshield tape is designed by Textile Technologies to specifically protect the anti-corrosion external coating on oil and gas pipelines during field joint application.
When the elastomeric "heat shrink" is being shrunk by an industrial flame torch the flameshield is positioned either side of the heat shrink to serve two purposes:
1) To prevent the extreme heat from the flame destroying the anti-corrosion outer layer of the pipeline;
2) Allow sufficient heat to pass through the flameshield to pre-heat the pipeline to allow the heat shrink to adhere to maximum performance.
The flameshield is supplied in 25m lengths but are pre-cut on site to the correct pipe circumference with sufficient overlap for a flame retardant Velcro to be sewn on each end of the tape to hold in situ whilst heat is being applied.