Corrosion at pipe supports is one of the leading causes of process piping failures, which can have potentially catastrophic results. All styles of pipe supports – including beam supports and pipe saddles – create crevices where water is trapped between the pipe and the support surface.
Corrosion can quickly undercut the paint film causing wall loss. If these conditions are not addressed, entire sections of pipe can fail and require replacement. Deepwater developed the I-Rod® pipe-support system to ensure longer, safer lives for pipes by eliminating the crevices between.