Encapsulating Pipe Repair Clamps
OD range 92.0mm to 1678.0mm
Encapsulating Pipe Repair Clamp available with free delivery Australia wide*. Also known as a Split Barrel pipe repair clamp, Pressure Containment clamp and Split Sleeve repair clamp.
The encapsulating pipe repair clamp is available in a range of sizes to suit pipe outside diameters from 87.0mm to 1678.0mm. This model of repair clamp is used to fix leaking bell joint connections without removing a pipe or a connection. The clamp comes in two parts and is installed and fitted around the outside of the leaking pipe or joint. The clamp is compatible with all pipe materials. The clamp allows for pipe movements avoiding possible breakages.
These pipe clamps have a ductile cast iron casing, with an EPDM or NBR rubber seal gasket. The clamps are tested to 1600kPa pressure for all sizes. These clamps have an OD tolerance starting from -2mm to +2mm depending on the size of the clamp. The seal of the clamp works by using a progressive lip seal system, which uses internal fluid pressure to help the sealing effect.
When installing this clamp, ensure the correct outside diameter has been measured, clean the surface of the pipe all over the area where the clamp will be fitted.
Measure the width of the clamp, and mark the length with a permanent marker and tape measure onto the pipe, and an equal distance from the centre of the crack or hole. This will remind you once the clamp is wrapped around the pipe, exactly where to line it up to ensuring the best effect on sealing the hole or crack.
The vent plug should be removed before installing the clamp, as this allows the fluid to be vented out whilst installation is taking place. The vent plug should be the very last part to be fitted and tightened during the installation process.
Start by tightening the middle nuts and bolts first, ending with the outer nuts and bolts. Fasten the nuts and bolts to the required torque mentioned on the clamp itself.
Finally, after 30 minutes of the clamp being in use, check the tightness again with your torque wrench.