The new Kleerband Flange Protectors are designed to protect flange face, studs and gaskets on raised face, full face and ring joint flanges from atmospheric corrosion encountered in chemical plants, refineries, gas plants, offshore platforms, onshore oil fields, metering stations, water and wastewater plants, pump stations and underground pipelines.
Controlling corrosion and being aware of its damaging effects is paramount in pipeline maintenance. With the use of Kleerband Flange Protectors and Kleergel Corrosion Inhibitor, flanges remain safe from hazardous and unsightly corrosion that can cause leakage, failure, or even shutdown of equipment. The down time, coupled with the cost of cutting and welding a new flange, replacing flange bolts, nuts and seals, becomes very expensive.
Kleerband Flange Protectors are also designed for use on cathodically isolated flanges to prevent foreign matter from shorting out or bridging over an isolating gasket. All Kleerband Flange Protectors are equipped with an exclusive positive loading relief vent and plug that assures complete loading of flange cavities, and the extruded, clear, flexible polyband allows visual inspection without removal of the protector and ensures complete filling of the flange cavity. In addition, it is non-corroding, providing many years of service life and is totally reusable.