South America’s pipelines face a brutal reality: unforgiving terrain, corrosive soil, and the constant threat of leaks and disruptions. Traditional solutions often struggle in these demanding environments. But what if there was a way to revolutionize pipeline integrity, specifically designed for South America’s unique challenges? Enter FlexSleeve technology, a groundbreaking innovation from Lined Pipe Systems (LPS).

FlexSleeve® isn’t just another pipe sleeve; it’s a paradigm shift.

Developed through years of dedicated research, FlexSleeve offers unparalleled protection against the very elements that plague South American pipelines. Let’s delve deeper into how FlexSleeve conquers these challenges and ensures the safe, efficient flow of resources for years to come.

FlexSleeve Technology

FlexSleeve technology represents a paradigm shift in pipeline integrity management. Developed after years of research and innovation, LPS’s FlexSleeve® offers unparalleled protection against corrosion, abrasion, and other environmental factors that can compromise pipeline functionality. 

Furthermore, its flexible design allows for easy installation and adaptability to various pipeline configurations, making it an ideal solution for both new installations and retrofits.

Advantages of FlexSleeve in South American Pipeline Projects

Corrosion Resistance

The harsh environmental conditions prevalent in South America pose significant challenges to pipeline integrity. FlexSleeve’s corrosion-resistant properties provide a reliable barrier against corrosive elements, ensuring long-term durability and minimizing the risk of leaks or failures.

Flexibility and Adaptability

South American pipelines often traverse diverse terrain, including mountainous regions and dense jungles. FlexSleeve’s flexible design enables it to seamlessly conform to the contours of the landscape, reducing stress on the pipeline and enhancing its longevity. This adaptability simplifies installation processes and minimizes disruption to surrounding ecosystems.

Enhanced Safety and Reliability

Safety is paramount in pipeline operations, especially in critical infrastructure projects. FlexSleeve’s robust construction enhances the structural integrity of pipelines, reducing the likelihood of ruptures or leaks. This reliability is crucial for safeguarding communities and ecosystems along the pipeline route.

Furthermore, we suggest reading out “FlexSleeve: A Comprehensive Guide to Next-Generation Pipeline Protection.”

Case Study: FlexSleeve Implementation in South American Pipeline Project

Project Overview

In a recent South American pipeline project, our team collaborated with industry partners to implement FlexSleeve technology in a critical pipeline network spanning hundreds of kilometers. The project aimed to enhance the reliability and efficiency of the existing infrastructure while minimizing environmental impact.

The Details


6”, 4”, 3” dia. sch. 160 seamless pipe 32°C (90°F) operating temp 10.3 kilometers (6.4 miles) total

Internal Lining

Sherwin Williams Pipeclad 702G fusion bonded epoxy

LPS Product/Qty

868 ea. FlexSleeve® XW (extra wide)


Confidential – Contact LPS for more information


South America, November 2023

Challenges Addressed

The pipeline traversed diverse terrain, including rugged mountains and dense forests, presenting logistical and operational challenges. Additionally, the corrosive soil conditions in certain areas posed a threat to pipeline integrity, necessitating a robust protective solution.

Solution Deployed

Our experts conducted a comprehensive assessment of the pipeline’s condition and identified vulnerable areas prone to corrosion and abrasion. Leveraging FlexSleeve technology, we implemented a strategic protection plan, applying the sleeves to targeted sections of the pipeline to mitigate corrosion risk and enhance structural integrity.

Results Achieved

The implementation of FlexSleeve technology yielded remarkable results, significantly reducing corrosion-related maintenance issues and extending the service life of the pipeline. Moreover, the enhanced flexibility of the system facilitated smoother operation and minimized downtime, contributing to increased operational efficiency and cost savings.

Furthermore, read out “8 Effective Ways To Prevent Water Corrosion in Pipes: Expert Strategies.”


FlexSleeve technology represents a pivotal advancement in pipeline integrity management, particularly in challenging environments like South America. By offering superior corrosion resistance, adaptability, and reliability, FlexSleeve is revolutionizing the way pipelines are protected and maintained, ensuring safe and efficient energy transportation for generations to come.

Therefore, invest in FlexSleeve technology today and experience unparalleled protection for your pipeline infrastructure. Contact us to learn more about our innovative solutions and how they can elevate your operations to new heights.