The RidgeBack™ system, which is rated to 250°F, prevents pipe wall collapse with a mechanical solution that provides concentrated clamping force to stop active leaks up to 150 psi. Size-specific metallic compression bands and a unique ridged design fiber-reinforced plastic shell localize compressive forces for greater sealing capability.
Attribute– Tensile Strength
Method– ASTM D3039
Value– 54,000 psi
Attribute– Compression Strength
Method– ASTM D695
Value– 28,500 psi
Attribute– Barcol Hardness
Method– ASTM D2583
Attribute– Max. Operating Temperature
Value– 250 ºF (121 º C)
Attribute– Max. Application Temperature
Value– 250 °F (121 °C)
Attribute– FRP Pad Thickness
Value– 0.25 inches (6.35 mm)
1. Position and secure RidgeBack™ Clamping Pad
Center the RidgeBack™ pad over the defect. Position a stainless steel band clamp over the pad center and tighten with the tensioning tool.
2. Position and Secure Reamining Bands
Position and tighten additional band clamps as instructed across the RidgeBack™ pad until the leak stops.
3. Installed Unit
The system will serve as a stand-alone temporary repair. The service life of the system can be extended by reinforcing the repair with a composite sleeve.