PipeSak® is a geotextile pipeline weight that is filled with local, natural aggregate and placed on the pipeline to provide long term buoyancy control. PipeSak® restricts uplift with no risk to the coating and they are as permeable as the ballast used to fill them, allowing groundwater and cathodic protection an easy path.

Concrete Weights

  • High GSM, Geotextile Fabric
  • Low & Narrow Profile
  • UV Inhibitors
  • 4Xs Safety Fabric & Webbing
  • Multiple Compartments
  • No Chemical Leaching
  • No Risk Of Coating Damage
  • Prepare Along The ROW
  • Easy Transportation
  • Shallower Trench Depth

Concrete Coating

  • High GSM, Geotextile Fabric
  • Low & Narrow Profile
  • UV Inhibitors
  • 4Xs Safety Fabric & Webbing
  • Multiple Compartments
  • No Chemical Leaching
  • No Risk Of Coating Damage
  • Prepare Along The ROW
  • Easy Transportation
  • Shallower Trench Depth

PipeSak®

  • High GSM, Geotextile Fabric
  • Low & Narrow Profile
  • UV Inhibitors
  • 4Xs Safety Fabric & Webbing
  • Multiple Compartments
  • No Chemical Leaching
  • No Risk Of Coating Damage
  • Prepare Along The ROW
  • Easy Transportation
  • Shallower Trench Depth

Other Fabric Weights

  • High GSM, Geotextile Fabric
  • Low & Narrow Profile
  • UV Inhibitors
  • 4Xs Safety Fabric & Webbing
  • Multiple Compartments
  • No Chemical Leaching
  • No Risk Of Coating Damage
  • Prepare Along The ROW
  • Easy Transportation
  • Shallower Trench Depth

The Smarter Choice

When you choose PipeSak® you benefit from decades of experience and commitment to your project. Our expert field crews have provided filling services in every climate and have the capacity to run multiple filling sites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to meet any project schedule. Choose the leader in better pipeline solutions.

“The Original” PipeSak®
(20″ OD & Up)

The original geotextile pipeline weight features a six compartment design to evenly distribute the load for safe handling and ensures long term integrity is maintained. Our six compartment design has a wedge shape for quick installation and helps center large diameter pipelines in the trench.


Available for pipeline diameters from 20″ to 56″ O.D.

Quick-Fill PipeSak®
(16″ OD and below)

The patented Quick-Fill PipeSak® has a similar multi-chamber design and superior safety factor as the original PipeSak® but with a modified top and filling frame to speed up mechanical or hand filling. QF PipeSaks can be filled up to 20% faster than the traditional design and the filling frame is 75% lighter, reducing shipping costs and making your project even more efficient.

Available for pipeline diameters from 4″ to 16″ O.D.

Quality

PipeSaks are manufactured from the heaviest grade geotextile in the industry and are rated for underground use. We routinely certify all components – fabric, webbing, and thread – to meet a minimum 4 times safety factor.

Environment and Pipeline Friendly

PipeSaks are a  soft method of buoyancy control, allowing the pipeline to move slightly while still maintaining negative buoyancy and coating protection. They allow for the easy passage of water supporting cathodic protection systems. They are non-biodegradable and as environmentally friendly as the natural aggregate used to fill them.

Economical

PipeSaks are easy to transport and install, require no extra trench depth and no trench dewatering, making PipeSak® the most economical pipeline weighting system.

Safe and Durable

PipeSaks spread the fabric load using a multi-compartment design that is safer and longer-lasting than the one or two compartment design used by other fabric weights.

PipeSak® is the only geotextile pipeline weight with a multi-compartment design that is engineered to evenly distribute the weight. The multi-compartment design improves safety, speeds up installation, and ensures integrity is maintained, even if one compartment becomes damaged.

Easy to Fill & Install

Installation is safe and simple. Fill the PipeSak® weight with aggregate from a local source, distribute along the right of way, lower over the pipeline, and back-fill. PipeSaks can be installed with a single lift hook, which can be released without workers in the trench.

Stable Design

With their stable, low profile design, PipeSaks can be installed on to a floating pipeline without risk of tipping – requiring no trench dewatering.

Brantford to Kirkwall

This pipeline was built to enhance the reliability of the natural gas supply for homes and businesses in the Brantford to Kirkwall corridor of Ontario.  This segment of pipeline is part of a larger expansion by Union Gas to increase access to new, more economical supplies located right in the province.  The client was looking for a simpler, quicker, and more cost-effective way to string the pipe on the right-of-way.  PipePillo® was their answer.  PipeSak® was chosen as the pipeline weight for its soft buoyancy control, giving the pipeline the ability to move slightly while still maintaining negative buoyancy and excellent coating protection.

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