The Science behind the Compression Fit Technology
The overall confidence of the liner system design process originates from an extensive physical testing program conducted by British Gas over several years. The design procedure was established after extensive analysis of material behavior during and after die reduction. The developed software ensures installation stresses do not compromise the integrity of the HDPE.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT:
Research leads to development and
testing proves the theory.
The result is an application.
The inherent flexibility that exists within the HDPE lining technology enables the liner system to be designed, installed and operated within a business environment where the technical, operational and commercial risks are identified and mitigated.
The engineering process has been structured to enable polymer liners to be designed to satisfy a range of properties and conditions that influence the business case surrounding the evaluation of a liner.
Swagelining Limited has now extended this proprietary Intellectual Property into a wider liner system design process by conducting further testing and analysis of various polymer pipes.
Global hub for Swagelining Polymer Lining Technology
In the first facility of its kind, in May 2013 Swagelining Limited opened the doors to its new Development Center. The Development Center was conceived as a location where polymer lining technologies such as higher performing materials, processes, connectors, vents, testing methods and fusion can be developed, trialed, tested and eventually qualified for use in polymer lining applications. The Development Center will have a dedicated lining spread where various host pipes can be lined with a polymer liner in a controlled environment. It will also host dedicated fusion and electro-fusion welding capability as well as the facilities to cut, prepare and weld steel and polymer pipes. To accelerate development and project testing, the Development Center is being equipped with a dedicated Tensile Tester capable of testing samples in a temperature controlled environment at speeds up to 6.5 feet per minute – currently the fastest test rates available in the industry. As well as working on development plans for Swagelining Limited, the Development Center and the Technology Development Group will work on projects for third party organizations and with industry partners.
The Development Center will also act as the company’s operational hub for supporting projects. Dedicated project PQT scopes will be completed in the facility. Technician training and certification and equipment maintenance and calibration will also be undertaken.