R.I.P. Shield - Pipeline Rock Protection By Tuff-N-Nuff

R.I.P. Shield - Pipeline Rock Protection By Tuff-N-Nuff
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R.I.P. Shield is a protective PVC rockshield that is utilized in place of select back fill.

"You gotta be Tuff-N-Nuff to bury 'em right."

R.I.P. Shield is the only rock shield product in the industry with a built-in "hinge" to allow it to conform around small inch distribution lines. Convenient 60-foot rolls make RIP Shield ideal for natural gas distribution, cable and fiber optic lines 2" diameter or smaller.


The R.I.P. Shield Advantage
  • Can eliminate the need for select back fill.
  • Insures a full protective encirclement for PE gas mains and services, water and sewer piping, triplex electrical cable, coaxial cable, and fiber optic conduit.
  • Protects the carrier pipe from rock migration and soil erosion sometimes associated with select back fill.
  • Maintains consistent and uniform installations.
  • Reduces the cost of installation.
  • Increases productivity.
  • Reduces waste (excess select fill material).
  • Provides an insulator between carrier pipe and tracer wire.
  • Prevents damage to pipe / cable surface resulting from hand excavation.


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Why should I use R.I.P. Shield?

  • Easy to install: Flexible, no need for strapping.
  • Easily removed for future tie-ins and repairs.
  • Porous. Does not trap water.
  • Product design easily supports double wrapping should extra protection be required.
  • Ideal for URD (Underground Residential Development) / Common Trenching.
  • Eliminates environmental concerns resulting from off-site disposal of excavated spoil.
  • Convenient size rolls.


Product Specifications
R.l.P. Shield for up to 2" O.D. Carrier
  • tnn05.jpg (32074 bytes)11 mm thick PVC strand extruded.
  • Patented mesh design.
  • Standard roll length: 60 ft
  • Standard roll diameter: 24"
  • Standard roll weight: 0.825 lb per square foot / 50 lbs per roll.
  • Impact Strength per ASTM G14: A load of 200 pst reached a maximum penetration of roughly 50% within 48 hours at 75°F.
  • Compressive Strength per ASTM D1621: 90 psi @ 50% deformation.
  • Exceeds standards per ASTM B395: 0.010" maximum permanent deformation @ 111 psi.
  • Color: Third party identification per international industry color code standards (Gas/Oil: Yellow, Electric: Red, Telecommunications & Cable TV: Orange, Water: Blue, Sewer: Green)
R.I.P. Shield vs. Select Fill
  • Tuff-N-Nuff / R.I.P. Shield = 95% material cost / 5% labor (average installation time for a 60' service - 10-15 minutes).
  • Select Fill = ± 40% material cost / ± 60% other (labor, equipment, etc.)

Why use R.I.P. Shield instead of large diameter casing?

  • Should the carrier ever leak, the casing will transfer the gas away from its point of origin. Inherent problems are created as a result of gas leak migration. (Gas Industry).
  • Must insert carrier into casing prior to service connection.
  • Must ensure the casing is watertight. Should water penetrate the annular space and freeze, the carrier pipe could potentially be squeezed and restrict the flow of gas. (Gas Industry).
  • Removal of PE casing for tie-ins or repairs can be difficult and potentially damaging to carrier pipe. (Gas Industry).
  • Handling of casing reduces the amount of carrier pipe the service crew can haul.