FAQ

Do you have experience in offshore and subsea repairs?

Yes, our range of services also includes offshore and subsea services. We have developed a complete range of products dedicated to this specific application (REINFORCEKiT® 4D SUBSEA, STOPKiT® OFFSHORE (applicable for offshore and subsea environments), specific subsea application tools … To apply this range of products our technicians and engineers are trained and certified to work offshore. …

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Who is able to install 3X products? Do you train and certify the users or does 3X have field technicians to install them?

Only trained and certified applicators can install 3X products efficiently and thus guarantee the long-term of the repair. 3X ENGINEERING provides a technical training to its distributors in order to rise the quality of the repair to the highest level. We can also arrange training session for clients on request. Individual certificates are provided at …

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Why do you use Kevlar® tape for reinforcement?

Because Kevlar® tape has lots of advantages compared to carbon fiber or fiberglass: Strong but not rigid Non-conductive Abrasion resistant No galvanic effect or cathodic protection issue High mechanical properties Non-hazardous for users (it can be handled without any risk for the applicator) High strain at failure allows the composite sleeve deformation according to pipe elongation …

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What are the benefits of using composites in Oil & Gas industry?

3X ENGINEERING has been using composites solutions for over 25 years. Initially introduced in the aerospace industry, their efficiency has been proved in various markets including Oil & Gas. Because of their mechanical properties, composites are able to offer a solid solution with long-term guarantee (up to 20 years) and relative low cost compared to …

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What is a composite material?

A composite material is made from two or more components materials with significant different physical or chemical properties. When combined, it creates a material with characteristics different from the individual components. The individual components remain separate within the finished structure. In our case, Kevlar® reinforcing fibers are wetted with epoxy polymer matrix. The result is a …

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