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Protective Coating for Extreme Conditions, including Cold Weather Applications and Rehabilitation of Pipe Coating

XCS Extreme Condition System utilizes a crosslinked polyolefin backing, coated with a protective heat activated adhesive which effectively bonds to most substrates and common pipeline coatings. XCS is designed to protect live, fl owing pipelines where pre-heating of the substrate is not possible. XCS is also designed for cold weather application, as well as custom application and usage. These sleeves are supplied with a black backing that is stabilized against ultra-violet degradation.

Assured Protection

  • XCS is made from materials that provide high electrical resistivity, resistance to corrosive environments, low water absorption, low moisture permeability and an effective bond to both the steel surface and to common pipeline coatings.
  • When the sleeve is heated, the adhesive is transformed into an amorphous, low viscosity liquid, which has excellent bonding to the substrates.

Flexible & Reliable Installation

  • XCS sleeves are available in widths up to 36” (900mm) and can be applied in overlapping sleeve segments along the pipe length, or as a standard field joint coating.
  • XCS is available as one-piece wraparound sleeves or as a bulk roll with a separate closure for greater flexibility.

No Pre-Heat

  • XCS sleeves can be used to coat live lines operating between 10°C (50°F) and 50°C (122°F).
  • No preheat is necessary for ambient temperature installations.

Product Properties

Sleeve Operating Characteristics   XCS  
Pipeline Operating Temp.   Up to 50°C (122°F)  
Minimum Installation Temp.   Not applicable  
Main Line Coating Compatibility   PE, PP, FBE, PU, Coal Tar, Bitumen, Asphalt  
Adhesive Properties Test Method Typical Properties  
Softening Point ASTM E28 110°C  
Lap Shear DIN 30 672 13 N/cm2  
Backing Properties
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 24 MPa  
Elongation ASTM D638 700%  
Hardness ASTM D2240 48 Shore D  
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 1017 ohm-cm  
Sleeve Properties
Adhesion Strength @ 23°C ASTM D1000 40 N/cm  
Impact Resistance DIN 30 672 pass  
Indentation Resistance DIN 30 672 pass  
Cathodic Disbondment @ 23°C, 28 days ASTM G8 8 mm rad  
Thickness T L S
Backing (nominal thickness as supplied) 0.9 mm (0.035”) 0.9 mm (0.035”) 1.1 mm (0.045”)
Adhesive (nominal thickness as supplied) 0.9 mm (0.035”) 1.4 mm (0.055”) 1.5 mm (0.060”)

Applications / Assets

  • Gas Pipelines
  • Girth-Weld Joints
  • Large Diameter Pipelines
  • Mainline Coating
  • Oil Pipelines
  • Repair and Rehab
  • Small Diameter Pipelines


Last Updated: 1/19/2018 4:40:20 PM
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