I-ROD® Pipe Supports
APIS offer I-ROD® Pipe Supports to eliminate crevice corrosion at pipe supports.
Corrosion at pipe supports is one of the leading causes of process piping failures, which can have potentially catastrophic results. All styles of pipe supports – including beam supports and pipe saddles – create crevices where water is trapped between the pipe and the support surface.
Corrosion can quickly undercut the paint film causing wall loss. If these conditions are not addressed, entire sections of pipe can fail and require replacement. Deepwater developed the I-Rod® pipe-support system to ensure longer, safer lives for pipes by eliminating the crevices between.
I-ROD MATERIAL SUPPORTS THE PIPE AND ELIMINATES MOISTURE
The half round shape of the I-Rod against the round pipe minimizes the contact point. I-Rod Material is water-shedding and exceptionally strong, so it can support the pipe without deforming or creeping over time, repelling moisture and protecting the pipe coating.
Above, the result of crevice corrosion on a pipe. Trapped moisture has caused substantial wall loss that could result in catastrophic failure.
I-Rod® eliminates the crevice by minimizing the contact area and allowing any moisture to evaporate. It’s also much easier to inspect.