LEAK AT WELD JOINT ON STAINLESS STEEL PIPE
A 1” elbow joint and a 6” x 1” reducer weld joint was leaking condensate steam in a process plant. At the reducer, the pipe was nearly severed with through-wall penetration of more than 50% and the vibration is very severe.
Leak was arrested with using clip and Seal Stic steel epoxy. Next, Wrap Seal fiberglass tape was applied over the repaired surface for reinforcement.