Extend the service life of your pipe infrastructure safely and cost-effectively
Corrosion at the Pipe Supports
Plant operators face known and unknown risks concerning the integrity of their assets, especially at the CUPS.
These supports are exposed to galvanic corrosion which reduces pipe wall thickness over time, resulting in a safety risk the environment and especially plant personnel. Without intervention a line will eventually require replacement in a shutdown situation. Traditional methods of gaining access to these areas whilst the lines are in-service are costly and involve considerable risks.
Reactive vs Planned Maintenance
Traditional reactive maintenance approaches to Corrosion Under Pipe Supports (CUPS) are problematic because they push aside planned maintenance and often result in emergency work outside of turnarounds. Reactive maintenance is also more costly than planned maintenance because repairs require time to diagnose, budget and execute.
The Ovolifts patented engineered solution enables operators to address corrosion issues on a planned basis with in-service pipes before they become critical and result in an emergency shutdown, extended turnaround or the need to replace a line.
Planned maintenance of CUPS requires the ability to lift an entire pipe rack across multiple supports within engineered stress curves whilst the lines are in-service. The Ovolifts Mega-Pipe and Multi-Pipe Lifters are the only tools on the market capable of doing this and our intellectual property provides us the exclusive ability of doing this into the future.
Overview of our tools
We have three purpose-built tools designed for three unique lifting scenarios, the common denominator across the tools is the use of the same lifting arrangement which is patent protected.
Our Mega-Pipe Lifter is the only system in the market capable of lifting very large pipes resting on ground-level supports. To execute this lift otherwise would require a crane at a substantially higher cost. It is also capable in its minimum configuration of lifting 40 tons of multiple pipes on a rack from one pipe support, and a higher tonnage if additional jacks are added to the lifting pipe.
The Multi-Pipe Lifter is a lighter, more versatile and easier to handle device for lifting an entire pipe rack or selected pipes from a support.
The Uni-Pipe Lifter is used to lift individual pipes and is exceptionally light and quick to install.