Award Winning Technology Used in Brazil Water Pipeline
One of Brazil’s largest contractors, OEC, was given the prestigious INOVAINFRA award for using FlexSleeve® to protect the interior of welded pipe joints from corrosion on the 28″ diameter x 92km COPASA Sistema Sao Francisco Montes Claros water pipeline.
They improved productivity by 28% and eliminated the safety hazard of people entering the pipe to hand-patch the joints.
Note that this project utilized FlexSleeve with slip joints. FlexSleeve also functions with full-penetration butt joints.
FlexSleeve® allows for fast & easy welded-joint construction of internally coated pipelines, which are vital to ensuring the world’s infrastructure lasts as long as possible.
Our welded joint system changes the way internally lined pipelines are built. At last, a system that uses ordinary construction methods AND provides long-term protection from internal corrosion and erosion. It’s what’s on the inside that counts.