Revolutionize Pipeline Construction with FlexSleeve® Internally Coated Sleeves


The pipeline construction industry is constantly seeking advancements to improve efficiency, safety, and reduce project risks. Traditional methods of internal pipe coating, often applied at the weld zone, can be time-consuming, expose workers to hazards, and introduce potential inconsistencies in the coating itself. FlexSleeve by Lined Pipe Systems offers a groundbreaking alternative, transforming pipeline construction into a faster, safer, and more reliable process.

Pre-Coated Perfection for Streamlined Installation – FlexSleeve®

FlexSleeve® are pre-fabricated, internally coated sleeves manufactured in a controlled environment. Thus, this eliminates the need for manual coating at the weld zone, offering a multitude of advantages:

  • Flawless, Pre-Inspected Coating: Manufactured under ideal conditions, FlexSleeves guarantee a uniform, consistent coating with every sleeve. This eliminates the concerns associated with achieving consistent quality with on-site coating methods.
  • Streamlined Installation: During construction, FlexSleeves are simply inserted into the pipe ends before welding. This eliminates the need for internal access and manual coating procedures, significantly accelerating the installation process.
  • Automatic Welding Compatibility: FlexSleeve® is fully compatible with automatic welding systems, further streamlining the construction process and maximizing efficiency.

Unmatched Speed and Efficiency with FlexSleeve®

FlexSleeve® revolutionizes pipeline construction by prioritizing speed and efficiency. Here’s how:

  • Reduced Project Completion Times: By eliminating the need for manual coating, FlexSleeve® significantly boosts construction speed. This translates to faster project completion times, allowing you to meet tight deadlines and potentially reduce associated costs.
  • A Proven Track Record: Consider the case of OECI, a Brazilian contractor who experienced a remarkable 28% increase in productivity after switching to FlexSleeve® for a 28-inch diameter water pipeline project. This real-world example demonstrates the significant time savings achievable with FlexSleeve®.

Enhanced Joint Quality and Reliability

Traditional on-site coating methods can struggle to consistently meet the stringent standards required for high-quality internal pipeline protection. Thus, FlexSleeve® addresses these concerns by ensuring:

  • Pre-Coated Consistency: Manufactured in a controlled environment, FlexSleeves guarantee a uniform, flawless coating every time. This eliminates inconsistencies in coating thickness and application, leading to superior joint quality.
  • Elimination of Human Error: Manual application inconsistencies become a thing of the past with FlexSleeve®’s pre-fabricated design. This ensures consistent, high-quality coating throughout the entire sleeve length.
  • Superior Corrosion Resistance: FlexSleeve® provides a long-lasting barrier against corrosion, ensuring the pipeline’s integrity for decades. This reduces the risk of leaks, failures, and costly maintenance procedures in the long run.

Prioritizing Worker Safety with FlexSleeve®

Pipeline construction often involves confined spaces, posing serious safety risks for workers involved in internal coating. FlexSleeve® eliminates these risks entirely by:

  • No Need for Internal Entry: Workers no longer need to enter the pipeline for coating, significantly reducing the risk of exposure to toxic fumes, flammable materials, and potential entrapment.
  • Reduced Confined Space Work: With FlexSleeve®, the need for confined space work is minimized, leading to a safer work environment for all personnel involved in the pipeline construction project.

FlexSleeve®: A Versatile Solution for Diverse Applications

The benefits of FlexSleeve® extend beyond speed and safety. This versatile solution is suitable for a wide range of pipeline applications:

  • Domestic Water Pipelines: FlexSleeve® ensures clean, safe drinking water by preventing internal corrosion and contamination. This is crucial for maintaining public health and safety.
  • Oil & Gas Pipelines: FlexSleeve® protects pipelines from the corrosive effects of oil and gas products, ensuring efficient transportation and environmental protection. This helps to minimize the risk of leaks and spills that can have a devastating impact on the environment.
  • Mining Pipelines: FlexSleeve® withstands the harsh conditions encountered in mining operations, safeguarding pipelines used for transporting process water. This ensures the continued operation of critical mining processes.

Currently available in diameters up to 60 inches, FlexSleeve® is continuously being evaluated for even larger pipeline projects, demonstrating its adaptability to various construction needs.

Lined Pipe Systems

Lined Pipe Systems, headquartered near Houston, Texas, with a manufacturing facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is a leading provider of FlexSleeve® technology. We are committed to revolutionizing pipeline construction by offering innovative solutions that prioritize speed, quality, and safety.

Ready to Experience the FlexSleeve® Advantage?

If you’re involved in pipeline construction projects, FlexSleeve® by Lined Pipe Systems deserves serious consideration. Therefore, contact us today to learn more about how FlexSleeve® can transform your next project and unlock a new level of efficiency, safety, and long-term pipeline integrity.

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FlexSleeve® – Beyond the Basics: Frequently Asked Questions

By now, you’ve hopefully gained a solid understanding of the advantages FlexSleeve® offers for pipeline construction. However, you might still have some questions. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address any lingering concerns:

Isn’t pre-fabricated coating more expensive than on-site coating?

While the initial cost of FlexSleeves might be slightly higher than on-site coating materials, the overall project economics often favor FlexSleeve®. Here’s why:

  • Reduced Labor Costs: Eliminating manual coating significantly reduces labor requirements, leading to substantial cost savings.
  • Faster Project Completion: Faster construction translates to lower overall project costs and potentially reduces financing expenses.
  • Minimized Rework Risks: The consistent quality of FlexSleeve® coatings minimizes the risk of rework due to coating imperfections, further reducing costs.

What about quality control for FlexSleeves?

FlexSleeve® undergoes rigorous quality control procedures throughout the manufacturing process. This includes:

  • Meticulous Material Selection: Only the highest-quality materials are used in FlexSleeve® production.
  • Non-Destructive Testing: Each FlexSleeve® undergoes thorough non-destructive testing to ensure coating integrity and identify any potential defects.
  • Pre-Inspection Advantage: Since FlexSleeves are manufactured in a controlled environment, they can be thoroughly inspected before shipment, unlike on-site coatings which are only inspected after application.

How does FlexSleeve® perform in harsh environments?

FlexSleeve® is designed to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions. Moreover, the specific coating chosen for your project will be tailored to the specific application and environmental factors. Our team of experts can advise on the most suitable FlexSleeve® solution for your unique needs.

Can FlexSleeve® be used for pipeline repair projects?

Absolutely! FlexSleeve® can be a valuable solution for pipeline repair projects. The ease of installation allows for swift repairs, minimizing downtime and expediting the restoration of pipeline functionality.

Where can I learn more about FlexSleeve®?

Lined Pipe Systems is a dedicated resource for all things FlexSleeve®. We invite you to visit our website for comprehensive information, technical specifications, and case studies showcasing successful FlexSleeve® applications. Our team of experts is also readily available to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if FlexSleeve® is the right solution for your next pipeline project.

The Future of Pipeline Construction is Here

FlexSleeve® by Lined Pipe Systems represents a significant leap forward in pipeline construction technology. By prioritizing safety, efficiency, and long-term pipeline integrity, FlexSleeve® is paving the way for a future where pipeline construction is not only faster but also safer and more reliable.

Therefore, embrace the FlexSleeve® Advantage and revolutionize your next pipeline project. Contact Lined Pipe Systems today!

David Raeisi

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