What is PipeDefender® made from?
PipeDefender® engineered pipeline lagging is made from high-impact strength polyethylene. The design incorporates a pattern of peaks and valleys to not only disperse the force of impact but also absorb it through deformation providing superior protection compared to traditional wood lagging.
What sizes can PipeDefender® be purchased in?
PipeDefender® is available for 4"-48" diameter pipe with panels up to 38” wide x 48” long panels that can easily be connected with seamless, overlapping teeth to fully encircle the pipe for no-compromise protection.
What’s the difference between traditional wood-lagging and PipeDefender®?
PipeDefender® is an extremely lightweight engineered pipeline lagging system that is easy to handle, easy to transport and requires no equipment to install it. PipeDefender® provides extended protection due to its polyethylene composition compared to using a natural wood material that will decompose. PipeDefender® offers the most robust and long-term protection while reducing handling, shipping, and labor costs.
How do you install PipeDefender®?
At only 23 lbs per panel, PipeDefender® is easy to handle and can be installed quickly. The interlocking design makes installation with two workers simple. Custom QuickZip™ fasteners come supplied with every order. The modular design of the panels accommodates all pipeline sizes 20" and larger. PipeDefender® can even be trimmed onsite to better accommodate tight bends.
Will PipeDefender® interfere with cathodic protection systems?
No. The patented design of PipeDefender® engineered pipeline lagging incorporates multi-channel drainage, allowing ground water an easy path into AND out of PipeDefender®. The free-flowing water ensures that resistivity levels remain within typical variations found in soils, and prevents water from pooling against the pipe surface.