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You spend a lot of time and money installing, upgrading, and maintaining the industrial piping system in your building. 

It’s not an easy job, but someone has to do it. 

What if it could be a little easier? What if you could save time, money and energy with one simple trick?

Keep reading to learn the easy way to maintain your pipes with the use of pipe pads. 

What Are Pipe Pads?

Anyone who maintains industrial or commercial piping systems knows that the battle against corrosion is constant. 

Friction from vibration, found typically at the point of support, can scratch the protective coating off your pipes. This leaves an area of exposed metal-on-metal. 

When condensation collects at this metal-on-metal interface, corrosion quickly causes pipe wear. This leads to high repair and replacement costs. 

Pipe pads are your cure for the friction that wears away your protective coating.  

Pipe pads also called wear pads or fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) pads, are essentially a filament-wound, fiber-reinforced liner. This liner is fitted onto the pipe. This liner acts as a cushion to isolate the pipe from the support and eliminate friction on the pipe. 

The Alternative to Using a Pipe Pad

The alternative to using a pipe wear pad would be to change out the type of support structure you are using. A different support structure may offer better corrosion and vibration control. 

For example, using a half-saddle can reduce the amount of metal at the support site by almost half. This would reduce the area where corrosion could occur.  

But changing out every support structure in your building is an expensive hassle. And it doesn’t guarantee total friction reduction. 

It also may not be viable, given your building design, pipe size, etc. Adding wear pads for piping to your existing pipe supports allows for greater control of corrosion and vibration for a fraction of the cost, time and energy.

Installation of Wear Pads for Piping

The installation of wear pads can be time-consuming and difficult if you have to weld or epoxy the pipe pad onto the pipe. 

Unlike other FRP pipe fittings, DynaGard is easy to install.

DynaGard has a unique peel and stick feature, which cuts down on installation time. These pipe pads don’t need any specialized tools or training. 

Reasons to Choose DynaGard

What sets DynaGard apart from other pipe pads starts with the adhesive. It’s a high bond adhesive that keeps the pad firmly in place even when the pipe moves due to vibration or expansion. 

DynaGard sticks not only to pipes but also to all coatings and wraps. Because of this strong adhesive, DynaGard has to be replaced less frequently than other wear pads. 

Other unique features that set DynaGard apart from the competition include: 

  • Resistance to condensation;
  • Resistance to most chemicals and acids;
  • Resistance to degradation by ultraviolet light;
  • No interference with the CP system’s protection against corrosion; and 
  • Cathodic disbondment will not occur on the pipe pad.

These are serious advantages. 

Easy Choice to Reduce Corrosion

Corrosion prevention doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. You can maintain your industrial system more easily with the introduction of pipe pads. 

DynaGard reduces costs and energy. It’s an easy choice.

Shop our products to find the pipe pads that are right for your industrial piping system. 

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