Buoyancy Control & Pipe Supports
Would you trust someone with 57 years of experience? We think so.
Allan Edwards has been supplying the pipeline industry with concrete coating products since 1964. With half a century of pipeline coating experience to our name, we’ve had time to learn what works and what doesn’t. Trust us – we’ll get the job done right.
Concrete Coating: What You Need to Know
Concrete coating provides operators with a two-for-one solution without the extra hassle. Simultaneously serving as a buoyancy control weight and an extra protective layer for the pipe, concrete coating acts as a stabilizing force to make sure pipelines hold fast at water crossings.
It takes just one monolithic pour to produce this dense, vibrated concrete, which weighs in at a minimum of 143 pounds per cubic foot. The result is a smooth coating that’s easy to launch and lay, providing the protection and stability you need to secure these critical assets.
Designed for Tough Service
All pipe coated by Allan Edwards is reinforced with heavy gauge wire located in the center of the jacket. Our concrete coated pipe provides a minimum compressive strength of 3000 pounds per square inch or higher. This translates to extra strength to hold the pipe in place at river crossings, flood plains, swamps and other open water crossings. Concrete thickness ranges from 1-12 inches and can service any pipe diameter.
Determining Net Buoyancy
Before specifying concrete coated pipe thickness, it’s necessary to determine net buoyancy for your specific application. Bed conditions in which pipe will lay can affect net buoyancy by as much as fifty to one hundred percent. As a precaution, always obtain a local soil sample before making any calculations.
Allan Edwards buoyancy offerings like our concrete coating are fully tailored to the needs and preferences of our customers. Simply tell us how you want it done, and we’ll take it from there. We root ourselves in a commitment to offer flexible, efficient pipeline weighting solutions for our customers – because at the end of the day, our success wholly depends on how well we respond to these needs.
Features & Advantages
Dual purpose: serves both as buoyancy weight & protective layer
Concrete thickness ranges from 1-12”
Customizable to multiple pipe diameters
Stabilizes pipe in flowing water or at water crossings
Coating manufactured either on-site or remotely