Plidco Sole + Mates
PLIDCO® Sole+Mates™ are designed to reinforce non-leaking, weakened, dented or damaged pipelines. The PLIDCO® Sole+Mates™ must fit snugly around the pipe when used for reinforcement applications. Gaps between the pipe and the sleeve, often caused by dents in the pipe, should be filled with a hard-setting grout. The sleeve must be butt-welded longitudinally but it is not necessary to seal-weld the circumferential ends. The line can remain on-stream. Moisture should be prevented from entering the ends of the sleeve. When used for pressure containment, the PLIDCO® Sole+Mates™ must be fully seal-welded to the pipeline in addition to the longitudinal weld. The line may also remain on-stream but the pressure must be a safe level according to DOT regulation 192.713.
PLIDCO® Sole+Mates™ are fabricated in lengths of 5 or 10 feet. Back-up strips for the longitudinal butt welds are furnished with all sleeves.
PLIDCO® Sole+Mates™ conform to ASME B31.4 and B31.8 as well as US Department of Transportation (US DOT) requirements. Individual company codes and safety practices should be observed. US DOT requires that population density be considered in the installation area for natural and other gas pipelines (DOT section 192.5). Tables showing maximum operating pressure for PLIDCO® Sole+Mates™ by size, materials of construction and class location are shown on the reverse side.
Standard body materials:
– ASTM A36
– ASTM A572 Gr. 50
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