Pipe Repair

Definition - What does Pipe Repair mean?

This is a plumbing maintenance service done to a piping system to restore its transportation capability and usefulness. It involves the use of wraps and the replacement of sections of the pipe with new ones, especially when the damage is permanent. It is done in industries to reduce the unexpected production loss when product delivery goes below capacity.

It is a fix done when the pipe in use:

  • Cracks
  • Leaks
  • Corrodes
  • Clogs
  • Breaks

Corrosionpedia explains Pipe Repair

Piping systems are generally used in gas systems and oil industries for the transportation of both harmful and risk-free material. Pipe repair becomes a concern when the harmful material in transit leaks. The leakage can cause environmental pollution to the surrounding habitat and also lead to losses in the case of oil. The leakages may also form chemical products that will accelerate corrosion in surrounding metallic structures.

The type of pipe will determine the ease and method of repair. Plastics are easy to replace, whereas dealing with metals like stainless steel will require some modifications. Plumbing fittings, collars, adaptors, valves, tees, connectors, hoses, clamps, and hangers are the most repaired sections in a piping system. The cost of pipe repair will depend on the damages and thus a detailed inspection should be done before searching for solutions; mechanical damages call for the replacement of the affected parts.

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