Leak-Stopping Technology

Leak-stopping Techniques

Intelligent Leak Repair Solutions

Our leak repair methods are performed across North America on a daily basis for some of the largest companies today in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper, and Power Generation facilities. We look forward to offering these types of leak repair solutions to you, keeping your facility as safe and efficient as possible.

LDAR/1173 Rule »

By using various procedural techniques, Colt can control the Volatile Organic Compound leaks and releases from components at petroleum facilities and chemical plants. These sources include, but are not limited to, valves, flanges,and other connections. Existing bolting is considered during the engineering process.

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Valve Packing »

Over time, valve packing glands can begin to leak causing safety, environmental, and operational hazards. Using Colt’s drill and tap procedure, these leaks can be effectively sealed on pressures ranging from vacuum to 5000 psig and temperatures ranging from cryogenic to 1850˚ F.

Valve Packing
Valve Packing

Wire Wrap »

Colt’s various wire wrapping techniques can offer a safe and cost-effective solution for leaking gaskets on bolted flanged connections. In most cases, these repairs can be completed on the spot. This is one of the most common repairs that our trained service technicians perform on a daily basis.

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Valve Bonnet »

Valve Bonnet repairs offer unique challenges that must be identified. When considering what the most appropriate type of repair is, Colt offers various engineered solutions which may require strong backing to ensure the safest repair.

Valve Bonnet
Valve Bonnet

Strong Backs »

Strong backs can be added to any repair, regardless of the piping configuration or method of repair. Each job’s parameters are evaluated to determine if and when strong backing is appropriate. Colt’s engineered strong backing solutions are lab-tested to ensure that the highest level of safety and piping integrity is provided. This data is available upon request for your review.

Strong Backs
Strong Backs

Flange Clamp »

Colt offers multiple styles and designs of flange clamps. All Colt flange clamps are engineered to meet or exceed system equipment requirements. Various standard sizes are stocked for quick turnaround and installation at your facility. Custom designed and fabricated flange clamps are also available. Most manufacturing turnaround times for these are 24-36 hours.

Flange Clamp
Flange Clamp

Pipe Enclosure (90/Tee) »

Colt’s patented pressure seal enclosures have revolutionized the industry standard for leak repair. These off-the-shelf connectable enclosures are available in both perimeter and void fill options with built-in strong backing capability. The patented connector enables them to be used in a multitude of combinations, allowing them to be set to any required length or configuration.

Pipe Enclosure 90
Pipe Enclosure 90

Custom Enclosures »

The Colt owned and operated facility designs and fabricates custom hardware 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.. Odd configurations, exotic materials, and demanding delivery schedules are common requests that are successfully performed by Colt’s in-house manufacturing and fabrication facility each and every day. Many of these one-off custom pieces are manufactured within a 24-36 hour

Custom Pipe Enclosure
Custom Pipe Enclosure

Valve Enclosures »

Both total valve enclosures and operable valve enclosures are engineered, designed, and fabricated as solutions for cracks in valve bodies, casting flaws, bonnet/valve flangemfailures, packing assembly failures, and many other possible scenarios. The operable valve enclosure allows for the continued use of the valve while it is partially enclosed.

Valve Enclosure
Valve Enclosure

Line Crimp »

Engineered line crimps are accomplished safely and effectively by terminating the active flow of product through the pipe. The entire line crimp process takes place inside of an encapsulated perimeter seal enclosure device. This device is double strong backed to ensure that this is a controlled process and that it can be safely executed.

Line Crimp
Line Crimp