Training & Field Support

Training and Field Support

PowerWrap will provide detailed planning and coordination on your projects, employee or contractor training and approval, all documentation and SDS, on-site supervision and technical support.  Some of our products will require training in order to be certified to install our products in certain situations for repair.  We can work with your existing contractors or employees to make sure they are OQ (Operator Qualified) and certified for installation or we will help you find a contractor that is certified.  PowerWrap provides training of our products at the either our facility, the customer’s facility or on-site when arrangements need to be made for immediate repair.  We typically can be on site within 24 hours in emergency situations and repairs.  Please contact us to setup and schedule training session on our products.  We recommend wearing proper personal protective equipment such as latex gloves and safety glasses for installation of our products.  We urge all custiomers to read the MSDS before using our products and to call PowerWrap as necessary for advice and information before and actual on contemplated application.

Surface Preparation

Surface preparation is critical to success when high performance composites are applied in the field. Bad surface preparation can result in premature failure or weakened properties of the repair system. Please contact our office for information on preparation when encountering questionable conditions.

Major surface contamination buildup must be removed prior to any high quality cleaning. This is often done with water-based pressure washer machinery and high-alkalinity detergent wash. Paint may or may not need to be removed, depending on the type of repair. Generally any paint or coating must be removed. All pipeline tape wraps, bitumen coatings, insulation, etc. must be removed. Abrasive blast to a near white (NACE No.2/SSPC-SP 10) level all surfaces that the composites or Epoxies will contact. This is adequate for most work. Installations requiring structural adhesion, or for isolated patch applications where the patch is held to the work surface by its adhesion, must be white metal blasted (NACE No.1/SSPC-SP 5). Where abrasive blasting is dangerous or impossible, surfaces that the composite will contact should be abraded (scratched up) with the equivalent of an 80-grit abrasive and the metal surfaces should be brought to the equivalent of the appropriate NACE level mentioned above. If abrasive cleaning is not allowed, chemical cleaning of the affected are must be done. In addition, a high strength, high build epoxy should be applied over the worst areas and allowed to cure before the application of the composite reinforcement.

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