Trenton Wax Tape Apply to Flanges | Prevent Pipeline Corrosion
Trenton Wax Tape is a leading anti-corrosion wrap used for pipeline corrosion prevention. Here are four easy application steps to adhere the tape to flanges and fittings, as well as a pipeline.
Pipeline and Flange Corrosion Prevention
The integrity of flanged connections in a pipeline has always been a challenge. It is critical though, given that the containment of the pipeline fluid, whether oil, natural gas or water, can pose as a safety risk, hurt the environment and the stakeholder’s bottom-line.
Trenton Corporation is a leading manufacturer of pipeline anti-corrosion products. Trenton has recently produced a video that shows two different methods of applying their primer and wax tape around a flange as well as wrap the pipeline. Trenton’s wraps can be applied to aboveground or belowground metal surfaces, pipelines or fittings to prevent corrosion.
How to Apply Trenton Wax-Tape Wrap on a Flange?
This video shows how to apply Trenton Wax Tape around a flange as well as on the pipe. More detail is also below.
- Clean the surface with a wire brush to remove loose dirt, scale rust and the old coating.
- Protect your hands from the rough metal by applying the wax-tape primer with gloves. Firmly rub the primer onto all exposed surfaces. After the primer application, change (or clean) the gloves so that the wrap remains clean.
- Apply the Wax Tape on the flange by using either the One-Piece Wrap-Around or the Saddle Wrap method.
Method 1: One-Piece Wrap-Around
The wax tape must be wide enough to cover the flange edge, its sides and at least one inch of the pipe’s surface. Press the tape firmly and carefully onto the flange and bolt surfaces; eliminating all air pockets.
Method 2: Saddle Wrap
With scissors cut pieces of the wax tape long enough to cover the flange’s edge and the sides along with at least one inch of the pipe’s surface. Start at the bottom and place the pieces up each side so that the upper pieces overlap the lower pieces by at least one inch. The final top piece should overlap the lower pieces on both sides. Reposition the wrap as much as needed. Press the tape pieces firmly and carefully onto the flange and bolt surfaces and eliminate all air pockets.
4. Finish wrapping the rest of the pipe.
How to Wrap a Pipe with Wax Tape?
Wrap the pipe after the flanges have been wrapped. Use a separate piece of tape and start from a downward pointing position. Always use a minimum of one-inch overlap and finish with the end in a downward position. Press the wrap to remove air bubbles, then the seams to ensure an air-tight seal. Press the entire first wrap-around tightly to the flange seam, then smooth the surface for better protection and improve the appearance. Finally, press the entire tape ends firmly to the surface to a tight seal.
The job is finished when all air bubbles are pressed out; all seams are sealed, and the surface is smooth.
About Linc Energy Systems
Since 1990, Linc Energy has been a source for quality products and services to the oil and natural gas industry. We specialize in damage prevention and have represented Trenton Corporation for decades. For more information, visit Trenton Corporation or Wax Tape Anti-Corrosion Wrap.