American Spray Foam Insulators American Spray Foam insulators use closed cell spray polyurethane foam which is a much superior product than what is traditionally used during pipeline constructions.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has become increasingly concerned when it comes to erosion and sedimentation from pipeline construction. Environmental statures have been put in place which requires breakers and barriers during pipeline construction. Polyurethane foam is cost efficient, less labor intensive, and environmentally safe. Using this method you eliminate the need for sandbags, straw bales and slit fencing.
Trench Breakers/Erosion Barriers Spray foam breakers and barriers are used to control erosion caused by the elements. Trenches are often plagued with erosion caused by rain, wind, and other outside elements. Rain during pipeline construction affects the integrity of trenches that are in place, and causes the sides to collapse which is not only dangerous for your workers but also makes it difficult to finish the job in a timely manner. Spray foams form a complete seal and is crucial in diverting water, and does not breakdown after back filling. It is cost and labor effective because there is no need for sand bags to be filled and placed in the trench, whereas spray foam can be applied at the edge of the trench and cures in a matter of minutes.
Frac Tank Insulation Frac Tanks are used to store heated water for injections into an oil well along with sand or synthetic material which, under extreme pressure and volume, fractures the strata allowing the oil and gas to flow more easily to enable pumping to the surface. These tanks are commonly made of single wall steel and hold about 21,000 gallons of water. They are heated by a mobile boiler fired with LP gas. The spray foam insulation allows the tanks to hold their temperature longer, significantly reducing the amount of energy needed to keep the contents of the tank heated throughout the day.
Pillows Pillows are placed under pipe for support and shielding from being placed on rocks and hard surfaces. Unlike the traditional sandbags, polyurethane pillows can be pre-formed or sprayed into place customizing to any trench size with having to dig.
Rock Shield Polyurethane foam is sprayed around the entire pipe forming a rock hard shield that protects your pipe firing the back fill process, and eliminates the need for wrap products that are labor intensive.
Advantages of Polyurethane Foam
Does not release toxic gasses or leak harmful chemical into the soil.
Foam contains zero formaldehyde, CFC, or ozone depleting chemicals.
Reduces use of fossil fuels and extremely durable.
Will not break down, sag or settle. This will not harm or damage the pipelines.