THE USNS WATSON IS 950 FEET LONG WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 393,000 SQUARE FEET.
Corroded pipes, difficult access.
Drain and air vent piping systems, ranging from 3/4” to 1” inch in diameter, and approximately 80 feet in length were experiencing encrustation and signs of corrosion.
The traditional fix for this corrosion control problem would be to take apart the entire rear of the ship, including all of the operating components for the engine and replace the pipes. Such a job normally would take over 3-6 months, and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Knowing that ACE DuraFlo had successfully restored the corroded pipes of Naval vessels USNS Dahl and USNS Watkins, with its patented ePIPE restoration process, ACE DuraFlo was contacted to see if the ePIPE process was a viable option for the USNS Watson.
ePIPE saved US Taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single job.
The ePIPE patented pipe restoration process.
The process to restore the corroded pipes from start to finish took just one week. Not only was the ePIPE process able to drastically cut the time it took to restore the pipes, but saved the US taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars when compared to the conventional fix.
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system for corrosion control. The process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes for both commercial and residential piping systems. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Europe and Russia. ePIPE products are sold under the brand names PurPipe®, Nu Pipe™ and ePIPE®.