REHABILITATION OF EXISTING 28” DIA. CS WATER PIPELINE – DIAM PIPELINE, OMAN
|DIAM (Public Authority for Water)
|Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG
|Bin Moosa Trading & Contracting LLC
|Denso Paste™, Densyl™ Tape, Denso™ PVC Self-Adhesive Tape
DIAM’s (Public Authority for Water) aim is to ensure the provision of high quality, sustainable and reliable potable water services to all people in the Sultanate of Oman. Diam’s Mission: Working towards establishing water transmissions and distribution networks and applying systems to manage them with high efficiency.
This is the second Diam pipe repair and rehabilitation of the existing 3LPE coating but this time with a different contractor. The pipeline runs adjacent to the sea, below sea level, therefore is in constant contact with highly (saline) salty water. Since the pipeline carries water under high pressure (25 bar) and considering its age, condition and difficult to reach location, the end user wanted a solution that would offer long-term protection without having to abrasive clean the substrate.
The Denso™ Petrolatum Tape System was selected because of its ability to perform under challenging conditions being that it is an extremely surface tolerant system.
The Densyl™ Tape was applied spirally with a 55% overlap creating a consistent double layer of protection across the section. The 200 micron Denso™ PVC Self-Adhesive Tape was then applied similarly with a 55% overlap however this was completed twice over ensuring a robust 4 layer outer protection.