Clock Spring Quarterly Q3 2015

A Letter from The President

by Shawn Laughlin

Dear Clock Spring Friends,

An army of conscientious, well intentioned, and hard working professionals cover the globe keeping the world’s pipelines safe.  In North America alone in this calendar year we have certified over 1300 individuals on the safe, complete, and verifiable installation of our product. They are the front line heroes making the repairs that keep energy flowing to homes and businesses. They keep an implicit promise to keep our vital infrastructure safe. Their dedication to quality has a 20+ year record of outstanding results. We would like to offer few words of gratitude for their dedication to pipeline integrity and proper operations. Thank you for your efforts. Please keep up the good work!

Clock Spring Company, L.P. does travel the globe to provide updates, refreshers, and period reviews of training. Our Houston Texas facility has scheduled trainer and installer dates throughout the calendar year.   Please find the schedule for the remainder of this year and all of next year below. We encourage you to plan your training dates early as construction season does get busy.

Wishing you all the best and as always keep the pipelines safe,




Clock Spring Training Schedule

The following trainings will take place at our Houston facility. It is highly recommended participants sign up early. If you have questions as to when your certification expires or how you can schedule to attend please contact our Training Coordinator Staci Nivens at

Trainer Training December 8-10, 2015
Installer Training December 11, 2015

2016 Schedule:

***Note Clock Spring trainer training has been condensed to a two day class beginning at 7am and concluding at 6pm for the 2016 calendar year. Please plan on this change when making your travel arrangements.

  • Trainer Training: January 11th-12th
  • Installer Training: January 15th
  • Distributor Training Only February 11th-13th
  • Trainer Training March 7th-8th
  • Installer Training March 11th
  • Trainer Training: April 11th-12th
  • Installer Training: April 15th
  • Distributor Training Only May 5th-7th
  • Trainer Training: June 13th-14th
  • Installer Training: June 17th
  • Trainer Training: July 11th-12th
  • Installer Training: July 15th
  • Trainer Training: August 15th-16th
  • Installer Training: August 19th
  • Trainer Training: September 12th-13th
  • Installer Training: September 16th
  • Trainer Training October: 10th-11th
  • Installer Training: October 14th
  • Trainer Training: November 14th-15th
  • Installer Training: November 18th
  • Trainer Training: December 12th-13th
  • Installer Training: December 16th



Veriforce OQ Evaluations

Clock Spring will now be offering Veriforce OQ evaluations on Common Covered Task 705. If you would like to schedule an evaluation after you attend one of our trainer or installer classes please let us know.



Contour Well Line Repair



To contain an asset leak on a well line off the coast of Louisiana by utilizing a leak stop kit and wrapping the pipe in Clock Spring Contour.


A 13″ well line at 5 psi was leaking oil off the coast of Louisiana. The pipe was fully encompassed with filler material to plug the active leak and to prevent further leaking.

Once the leak was stopped and pipe was fully encompassed, Clock Spring Contour was applied over the filler material covering 5’ of pipe.

After of cure time of 4 hours, the pipe had a new casing placed around it.

The job was completed in two days by two certified Clock Spring employees and production of the line was never stopped.



Clock Spring General Corrosion Repair




To install six 36″ Clock Spring coils over general corrosion while training the operator’s employees on the proper installation methods.


Six Clock Spring coils were installed to repair general corrosion on a natural gas transmission line. The spool feeder installation method was used in this instance because the line was 36″ with limited clearance underneath.

A total of six of the operator employees were trained and certified on site. This particular installation was completed in 4 ½ hours.

After the installation was complete, maker bands were installed on each end of the repair zone. With the marker bands in place the smart pig can pick up the repairs.

After a two hour cure time, the Clock Spring was coated over and then backfilled.


Before and After- A Lawn Mower Incident

Pipe diameter – 8”
MAOP – 200psi
Wall thickness- 0.219”
Third party damage


Once pipe prep was complete (disk sander) it took approximately 1.5 hrs to apply Devcon to defect area and install 5 layers of Contour fabric.



Photo Contest

Clock Spring trainers and installers take some of the best pictures of our products! If you have a unique or high quality Clock Spring photo to share you could win a Visa gift card. Any Clock Spring product may be in the photograph.

1st Place – $75 Visa Gift Card
2nd Place – $50 Visa Gift Card
3rd Place – $25 Visa Gift Card

Please remember if people are in the submitted pictures please ensure they are wearing proper PPE.

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