Many leak repair service companies provide some range of off-the-shelf enclosures to deliver expedited service to clients with emergent needs.
These options provide some great features are such as fast availability, preregistration of CRN’s and covering a wide range of high-pressure and high-temperature applications.
But they don’t optimize these enclosure for your custom conditions. Sometimes this means buying a lot more than you need.
Why? Some Stock enclosures are much heavier than they need to be, which is especially true with cast enclosures. This added weight may require additional pipe supports or an installation lifting plan. This could also mean you’re paying more than you need to.
A leaking component in a congested area with many obstructions could be another deterrent to an off-the-shelf solution, and a larger, maximum use design solution may prevent enclosure installation.
If you can put your leaking component in a safe state to buy a little time, some companies can have their designers create an enclosure to provide an “optimized” custom solution.
So, when your conditions require it and when time is on your side a custom enclosure (Leak Containment Device) may be the right choose so it will be tailor designed to your specific situation.
This is when your exact conditions are required and why companies ask you to complete a Leak Repair Data Form completely and accurately
It’s important to understand that it’s essential for technicians to have accurate data about system conditions when designing a pressure boundary component for leak suppression.
Here are some common reasons why we ask our clients for specific information when designing a Category “H” code-compliant leak suppression enclosure:
- System design pressure and temperature — Each system is rated for maximum values. We must design a pressure boundary enclosure to meet these specifications.
- System operating pressure and temperature — It’s important for technicians to understand the values a system operates at because it assists them in choosing a sealant rated for the specific temperature as well as selecting suitable tools and the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) required for installation.
- System process or line content — The line content might be flammable, caustic, explosive, or otherwise dangerous. Knowing this information allows us to protect our employees with the appropriate PPE to perform the work. It also assists us in choosing the correct compatible sealant for the process.
- Component material — Enclosures are typically designed with similar or the same material as the leaking component. Dissimilar materials can cause adverse reactions that could exhibit corrosion.
- Design code — We must design a registered enclosure using the same construction code as the system we’re installing it on (e.g., B31.1 Power Piping or B31.3 Process Piping).
Providing all the above information accurately also assists in providing a smooth transition with the local boiler authority when applying for a Canadian Registration Number (CRN).