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Custom Repair Solution for Highly Corroded, Oddly Shaped Fuel Gas Line


CLIENT CHALLENGE

  • A refinery needed a highly corroded line repaired with a full enclosure. 
  • The line’s odd geometry with multiple landing points required highly precise measurements.  
  • With three locking points in one direction, there was zero room for error.

COLT SOLUTION

  • In the pre-laser scanning era, the Colt team took all measurements by hand. Our 3D scanning technology now allows for fast, precise measurements to be captured. 
  • The solution was an interlocking enclosure design that involved combining two CNC enclosures and one welded enclosure together. 
  • Couplers that tied the enclosures together were an essential safety element of the highly precise design, providing room for the clamp to expand and contract when necessary, knowing the pipe would not.

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