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Corroded pipes, difficult access ¾” inch steel pipes, approximately 70 feet in length responsible for cooling the two massive propellers at the rear of the ship were experiencing encrustation and signs of corrosion.
THE PROBLEM: Corroded pipes, difficult access.
4 lines of drain and air vent line piping, ranging 3/4” to 1” inch, approximately 80 feet in length were experiencing encrustation and signs of corrosion. The traditional fix for this problem would be to take apart the entire rear of the ship, including all of the operating components for the engine and replace the pipes. Such a job normally would take over 3-6 months, and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Knowing that ACE DuraFlo had successfully restored the pipes of Naval vessels USNS Dahl and USNS Watkins, with its patented ePIPE restoration process, ACE DuraFlo was contacted to see if the ePIPE process was a viable option for the USNS Watson.
The copper pipes of the potable water system in the housing dorms on San Clemente Island were originally installed using lead based solder. As a result, the lead levels in the dorms’ potable water system exceeded allowable limits by as much as 900%. Pre-test water samples were taken and lead levels in the water were determined to be 135 ppb versus the allowable limit of 15 ppb.
ACE DuraFlo, TDT Plumbing recently completed pipe restoration work on the British Petroleum Gas & Oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. ACE used its patented ePIPE system to restore the potable water system on the platform with pipes ranging in size from 1/2" to 3" in diameter.
A local Housing Authority was experiencing repeated leaks in the piping system of one of their Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties. Property Owners and government agencies of rental properties face big decisions when leaks and corrosion exist in the piping systems of their rentals. Traditional repipe methods are destructive. Having water off overnight would require the placement of tenants in a hotel or other facility in order to ensure running water.