Steel is a conventional and dependable material for equipment such as silos, chutes, bins and hoppers, as well as irrigation piping and elbow fittings. However as robust as steel may be, steel can also be subjected to abrasion, allowing holes to form over time.
“In a tank, it might be corrosion, or it might be wear on an elbow in a pipe or pressure when the pipe changes the direction,” Charles Pratt, Operations Manager at Kinder Australia says.“These situations all lead to accelerated wear and potential spills.”
Operators can find that valuable product may be lost in spillage, and this is especially concerning if the material is hazardous to persons or the environment. Repair must be performed quickly and effectively to plug leaks.
The industry proven K-Magnaplug® is a reusable magnetically fastened polymer patch. It is a compact solution that can repair holes instantly in steel equipment – and it is safe and recommended for emergency response.
Using a rubber pad on the inside against the area to be sealed, K-Magnaplug® provides a quick and efficient solution to leaks, allowing the user to replace as required to keep production going until a scheduled permanent repair date. Wear pads are available to resist any medium requiring sealing, including FRAS (Fire Resistant Anti-Static) applications if needed. No tools or specialised training is required for K-Magnaplug® as it simply “snaps” on and off.
“With the K-Magnaplug®, you don’t have to wait – you just apply the magnetic patch,” Pratt says. “It means that you don’t need to use straps or bolts or welding to secure the patch. It’s much faster to apply.”
Any site with steel fittings and equipment will have peace of mind with K-Magnaplug® ready at hand. You can be assured that clean up and down time could be drastically reduced whilst also keeping operators safe.
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