Proline Pipe Equipment is your global supplier of Oil & Gas pipeline equipment. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Proline boasts a wide inventory of leading products to fit a diverse range of applications. Since 1967, the Proline team has been dedicated to crafting and distributing innovative, reliable, solutions that help our customers navigate the unique needs of the Oil & Gas industry with ease. Learn more about one of our popular products, the Tuff-N-Nuff Rockshield (TNN), below.
Preventing the Dangers of CUI
Did you know that Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) accounts for approximately 60% of pipe leaks? Rust can be extremely difficult to combat once it begins to set in, often requiring costly repairs, total replacements, tricky excavation of pipelines, and, if left undetected long enough, line bursts. Depending on the environment your pipes are installed in, as well as the unique circumstances of your job site, your line may face increased risk.
One of the best ways to protect your pipes against accelerated wear and tear, rust, and CUI, is implementing preventative measures from the start of your project. Backfill protection products like Proline’s Tuff-N-Nuff™ Rockshield give your line an extra layer of defence against the elements, especially where rocky backfill is concerned.
The Tuff-N-Nuff™ Rockshield is a non-woven mat consistently of flexible PVC strands bonded together in a pattern designed to protect pipe coatings from direct impact during backfilling, as well as by keeping hard objects away from the pipe coating during the operation of the line. Able to withstand temperatures of 350ºF and available in pads or rolls, the Tuff-N-Nuff™ Rockshield is your convenient line of defence. Additional details include:
Easy to Handle and Install
Tuff-N-Nuff™can be installed quickly in the field, without the need for expensive equipment. The shield is perfect for use in cold weather conditions, making it ideal for difficult climates. Don’t forget to order your 1″ tape to keep the TNN on the pipe. A good rule of thumb is 1 case of tape (48 rolls) to one pallet of Tuff-N-Nuff.™
The Tuff-N-Nuff™ Rockshiled reduces overall construction costs by eliminated the need for select fill or sand filling. Able to be installed in harsh conditions, the Tuff-N-Nuff™provides instant protect and helps you stay on track of your project timeline and budget.
Don’t let the fear of rust or CUI delay your project or drive up construction costs. Contact Proline today to learn more about Tuff-N-Nuff™!