Owners and consultants with 30-inch and above pipeline assets have a number of options available for repair and strengthening of distressed pipeline segments or proactive renewal of extended runs of pipe. STRUCTURAL’s crews have significant experience with pipeline repair materials and techniques, and can help owners significantly extend the life of their critical pipelines.
Industry-Leading Pipeline Repair & Rehabilitation Capabilities
STRUCTURAL integrates technology-driven repair and renewal options with industry-leading specialty contracting experience to restore and upgrade the capacity of concrete, steel, and all types of pipelines. Our team of pipeline solution experts collaborates with owners, engineers, and consultants to determine the highest value solution.
Through the use of advanced technologies—such as carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) strengthening systems for internal buried pipe repair and post-tensioning for external open trench repair— STRUCTURAL provides clients with a wide range of solutions with lower installed cost and minimal downtime and impact to operations.
Whether it is one, or a combination of several systems working together, we develop effective solutions for complex pipeline rehabilitation challenges. Solutions include:
- Pipe strengthening using composites
- Pipe strengthening using external post-tensioning
- Pipe upgrades utilizing StrongPIPE® Hybrid FRP
Commitment to Safety & Preplanning
Whether in confined spaces for buried piping or trenching created for external post-tensioning, pipeline projects require specialized training and a focus on unique safety aspects.
STRUCTURAL’s project management and field personnel carefully preplan every project. Our crews address all areas of concern during project pre-planning, including safety, constructability, budgeting, scheduling, and phasing as it relates to optimizing efficiency and potential disruption to ongoing operations.
STRUCTURAL crews have the manpower to complete projects under the tightest schedules, or adjust and phase work to create work schedules that minimize disruption.
Technology-Driven Solutions for Pipeline Restoration
STRUCTURAL specializes in integrating technology-driven strengthening solutions through our specialty contracting capabilities and the value-added products and services of STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES, a Structural Group company.
Through the early adoption and development of innovative pipeline repair and strengthening technology, we have established stringent technical guidelines and quality standards for evaluation, design, and field installation of pipeline solutions.
By leveraging the services of our strategic partners and the products and technical capabilities of STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES, a Structural Group company, STRUCTURAL can provide customers with turnkey, value-added, Investigate-Design-Build solutions for pipeline restoration and rehabilitation challenges.
Turnkey services, when requested, typically begin with a comprehensive evaluation of the current conditions of the pipeline structure provided through our industry alliances. The findings of such an evaluation allow us, in conjunction with our engineering partners, to consider various solutions and ultimately lead to the selection and design support of a pipeline solution that is most appropriate for the situation. Designs may incorporate one or more of a wide range of STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES’ pipeline products, including V-Wrap™ CFRP, XPT Post-Tensioning, and StrongPIPE® Hybrid FRP.
The up-front determination of the potential total cost of the solution, including repair and installation of the pipeline repair system, is provided through STRUCTURAL. Likewise, our crews are trained installers of the STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES systems, providing comprehensive service, including quality control oversight. This turnkey, single-source approach to the project means that STRUCTURAL is able to provide a seamless experience to customers—from initial materials selection and design through to field installation.