What applications can PipePillo™ pipeline supports be used for?
PipePillo™ pipeline supports are designed to be a permanent in-trench pipeline support, replacing sandbags, foam supports and dirt padding.
PipePillo™ pipeline supports are also convenient for other applications such as: stringing & welding, pipe support during integrity digs, inspection & fabrication, and pipe storage.
How long can a PipePillo™ pipeline support sit in the sun?
PipePillo™ pipeline supports are made using the strongest UV inhibitor available and can be stored outdoors for an extended period without affecting the strength of the product.
Typically, PipeSak® recommends covering PipePillo™ pipeline supports if they will be directly exposed to the elements for a period exceeding 6 months.
How long will a PipePillo™ pipeline support last?
PipePillo™ pipeline supports are completely inert and will outlast the life of the pipeline.
A PipePillo™ costs more than a sandbag, how can it save money?
PipePillo™ pipeline supports provides both direct and indirect savings when compared to sandbags.
Directly, a pipeline will require far less PipePillo™ pipeline supports than sandbags as only one PipePillo™ pipeline support is required at each support location, compared to the multiple sandbags required at each support location. Additionally, due to the extreme load carrying capacity, PipePillos™ can be spaced at much further distances from each other than a typical sandbag or foam configuration.
Indirectly, PipePillo™ pipeline supports are significantly easier to install than standard pipeline support configurations, resulting in a much lower labor expense.
Having been proven to prevent pipeline ovality, PipePillo™ pipeline supports also reduce the overall risk of expensive repairs.
Can PipePillo™ pipeline supports be placed in soft soil? Will the pipeline sink?
In most situations, no. PipePillos base offers a generous bearing support area.
Rarely, in extremely soft soil conditions, a PipePillo™ pipeline support may sink slightly.This can be completely alleviated by increasing the surface area of the PipePillo™ bottom by simply attaching each PipePillo™ to a plywood base.
Will uneven terrain, boulders, etc. on the bottom of the trench make PipePillo™ pipeline supports unstable?
PipePillo™ pipeline supports are designed for use in uneven and rocky trenches.
Is there too much stress where the pipe leaves the edge of the PipePillo™ pipeline support?
No. PipePillos are designed to flex far before the pipe would experience any stress issues. In fact, PipePillo™ pipeline supports have been proven to prevent ovality and some other stress-related issues.
How much does a PipePillo™ pipeline support weigh?
Weights vary depending on the size of PipePillo™ pipeline support being ordered. The smallest size weights just 0.4kg (0.8lbs), and the largest size weighs 19.4kg (42.8lbs). For full details of weight and capacity of all available sizes, please contact a PipeSak® sales representative.
What are PipePillo™ pipeline supports made of?
PipePillo pipeline supports are manufactured from high-strength polypropylene resins, with glass fiber reinforcement. The unique composition is environmentally inert, and softer than pipeline coatings.
Will PipePillo™ pipeline supports damage the pipeline coating?
No. PipePillo™ pipeline supports are designed to ensure that they will not have any affect on the pipeline coating.
What sizes of pipeline will PipePillo™ pipeline supports accommodate?
PipePillo™ pipeline weights are available in sizes accommodating pipelines with outer diameters anywhere from 4” up to 48” and everything in-between.