Snap Wrap Refinery Leak Repair

Snap Wrap Refinery Leak Repair

United States

Pipe Details:

8” diameter stainless steel line
50 psi operating pressure
38°C operating temperature

Defect Details:

Multiple pin hole leaks over a 35’ section due to corrosive nature of the product (82% nitrogen, 6.5% acetic acid, 1.9% water, 8.3% oxygen, 1% hydrogen bromide, 0.2% methyl acetate, 0.1% methanol).

Repair Application:

It was not possible to shut down the line so wearing appropriate PPE technicians applied nylon plugs into each pin hole location (these were first drilled to suit the plug diameter). Once plugged the line was manually cleaned, leak stop applied and 35 Snap Wraps installed over the complete section.

Repair Time:

Completed by one technician in less than 2 days.

The leaking and failed pipeline

Application of the nylon plugs into the drilled holes

Completed Snap Wrap installation


Clock Spring has offices around the world with our global headquarters in Houston, TX, USA.

Have a question or need more information? Give us a call or fill in the form, and one of our representatives will reach out to you soon.

North America (USA)
621 Lockhaven Drive
Houston, TX 77073
P: +1-281-590-8491
F: +1-281-590-9528
Eastern Europe
M. Konopnickiej Street
No 2a
Bydgoszcz, Poland
P: +48 601 707 946
4A The Causeway
Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
England PE29 2HA, UK
P: +44-1480-414-703
F: +44-1480-414-705
Middle East
Addax Tower Level 44
Office No. 4409
Al Reem Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE
P: +971 2 447 4288
M: +971 5 66758217
54 Victoria Road
Aberdeen, Scotland
AB11 6FJ
P: +44 7985 396313

Speak with an expert

Fields with * are required

Inquiry Reason:
Market Segment:
How Can We Help?*: