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Flange Band Protectors
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Radolid® Protection Caps
FLANGE BAND PROTECTORS
NEW Kleerband Flange Protectors are the quick, easy and effective way to apply
protection and prevent corrosion. Why try and protect flanges the old way when
APS has the new, clear advantage to prevent corrosion? Kleerband Flange Protectors
are manufactured of 100% virgin vinyl compound, which allows visual inspection of
the flange surface without removing the flange protector.
Flanges, the most common trouble area, need to be sealed properly to prevent leakage
and must also be cathodically insulated to prevent stray currents which cause undue
corrosion and eventual breakdown of the metal. Advance Products & Systems manufactures
and maintains a supply of quality products and materials which help solve most flange
sealing problems, therefore preventing subsequent corrosion and saving the integrity
of the pipeline.
CORROSION COSTS MONEY
Advance Flange Protectors are designed to protect studs and gaskets on raised face
and ring type joint flanges from atmospheric corrosion encountered in chemical
plants, refineries, gas plants, offshore platforms, onshore oil fields, ships,
paper mills and underground pipelines. Stainless steel or plastic models are
available, in all sizes, for preventing corrosion between flanges on piping systems.
FLANGE PROTECTOR GREASE
Advance Flange Protectors and corrosion inhibitor grease are recommended on all
insulated flanges. By encapsulating the flange cavity with the flange protector
and injecting our corrosion inhibitor grease, you can rely on your cathodic
protection system to provide you with years of trouble free service.
This system totally eliminates any possibility of foreign matter lodging between
the faces of your flange or corrosion bridging across and creating a short.
Advance Flange Protectors are manufactured of 22 gauge 304 or 316 stainless
steel band, stainless steel worm-gear strap, and grease fitting. An exclusive
positive loading relief vent and plug that assures complete loading of flange
cavities, plus allows you to visually inspect the flange without removal of the
protector, is standard. The gasket is made of 18mm closed cell neoprene for
positive seal. (Other gasket material available upon request.)
Advance Flange Protectors are manufactured according to ANSI B16.5 specifications
up to 600mm. Above 600mm, please provide the specifications of your flange including
the circumference. Technical assistance is available upon request.
Flange Protection Corrosion Test
Flange assembly #1 was plain and unprotected. Flange #2 was protected with a
Kleerband® Flange Protector and Radolid® Nut Caps. Testing consisted of 500 hours
ASTM B 117 salt fog exposure.
(Actual test result documents available upon request)
At the start of the test
500 Hours later
End result: Flange, nuts and bolts badly corroded making flange seal
failure possible. Maintenance difficult at best.
End result: Flange, nuts and bolts in good repair with seal integrity safe
for years. Maintenance can be achieved with efficiency.
Kleerband® Flange Protectors prevent this type of
damage from occurring.