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What are the main advantages of REFLANGEKiT® product?

ONLINE SF6 LEAK SEALING REFLANGEKiT® is a sealing technique applicable online and under pressure. NON-INVASIVE SYSTEM Flange, bolt and screw systems are protected during resin injection and disassembly (none risk of resin intrusion into the flange). REFLANGEKiT® can be removed easily without damage. COST EFFECTIVE PRODUCT  REFLANGEKiT® installation avoids a costly shutdown.

What are the REFLANGEKiT® components? How does REFLANGEKiT® work?

REFLANGEKiT® is made of a double shell concept system that encapsulates the leaking flange. The first soft cover protects the whole flange (including gasket, bolts and nuts), collects and concentrates SF6 leak through the valve (located on the top). The second hard shell (positioned above the soft one) contains 3X specific resin.

Is surface preparation necessary?

Yes, a good surface preparation is essential guarantee the sustainability of the repair. The prepared surface should match with Sa 2½ or St3 standards and roughness reaches at least 60 microns (Rz). It can be done easily using Bristle Blaster machine (MONTI technology distributed in France by 3X).

What kind of flanges can REFLANGEKiT® be used on?

REFLANGEKiT® can be installed on many flange geometries and is suitable for aluminium, stainless steel, ceramic and carbon steel materials. The product already exists for many flange types (for example SIEMENS, AREVA, ABB …). If existing models are not adaptable with your installation, 3X will manufacture it specially for you.

What are the main features & advantages of TANKiT® in few points?

ONLINE REPAIR No shutdown required for TANKiT® repair (except if leakage).  TIME & COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION  TANKiT® is a ready-to-use product designed for emergency purpose. It does not require any engineering nor calculations. TANKiT® is dedicated to one repair and is always made of 5 Kevlar® patches. USER-FRIENDLY PRODUCT Light product, no overload on corroded tank. …

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How long will the repair last with TANKiT®?

TANKiT® is an emergency and temporary repair system. It is quite difficult to evaluate how long it will be efficient as it depends on several parameters (defect type and size, pressure, tank diameter). We recommend to switch on a long-term solution as soon as possible.