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Bituseal Field Joint Membrane

Product Data Sheet


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Rev. 9, November 2015

Product Description the minimum of Sa 2 using a wire brush or by


The Bituseal Field Joint Membrane comprises a blast cleaning. The surface roughness should be
woven glass fibre carrier incorporationg a tough and minimum 50m.
flexible polymer modified bitumen.
The cleaned area must be primed using either the
The outer surface of the membrane is applied with Bituseal Synthetic Primer, which has to be spray
a thin polyolefin film on the back side and a white or brush applied.
polyethylene on the front side which provides both
mechanical and solar protection. Application of the Bituseal Field Joint Membrane
is performed manually. The technique require that
The Bituseal Field Joint Membrane has excellent the adhesive backing of the field joint membrane is
mechanical and elastic properties. These are also pressed firmly against the pipeline steel whilst being
maintained at low temperatures, thus ensuring that heated by a propane torch.
the product is resistant to mechanical damage and
has a wide service temperature range. The membrane is progressively unrolled around the
pipeline circumference, keeping a thin bead of mol-
Bituseal Field Joint Membranes are used as the ten adhesive between the steel and the membrane,
field joint corrosion protection on oil, gas and water until it encircles the joint completely. This tech-
pipelines where field joints of good mechanical nique ensures that all air is excluded from under the
properties and long service life are the principal membrane.
requirements.
When appyling the Bituseal Field Joint Membrane
Bituseal Field Joint Membranes were originally

to bends and specials, a hand application technique
developed to be applied on Bituseal coated pipes, is used, and the membrane may be readily tailored
but has also successfully been used for polyethyl- to suit surface contours.
ene and polypropylene coated pipes (see technical
data). Furthermore the membrane can be used as Storage
corrosion protection of pipe work, tanks and other The product should be stored upright on a dry sur-
installations. face. It should be protected against the ingress of
moisture and direct solar heating.
The Bituseal Field Joint Membrane system also The Bituseal Field Joint Membrane may be stored
includes a fast drying polymer compatible primer: at a maximum of two layers.
Bituseal Syntetic Primer.
Provided that the product is stored under these con-
Application ditions it has a shelf life of 2 years.
Before applying the Bituseal Field Joint
Membrane it is important that the steel surface is
oil and grease free. The steel should be cleaned to

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Technical Data
Typical production
Test Comments Method Requirement
value

Carrier Glass tissue 175 g/m

Thickness DIN 30 672, part 1 >4.0 mm 4.7 mm

Weight PHOENIX 6.10.009 >4400 g/m 5170 g/m

Tensile strength DIN 30 672, part 1 1400 N/50 mm

Tensile strength
DIN 30 672, part 1 Ratio >0.8 0.93
after ageing at 70C

Impact resistance Stress class C DIN 30 672, part 1 No penetration No penetration

Resistance to peeling 23C: >15 N/10 mm 23C: >90 N/10 mm


Stress class C DIN 30 672, part 1
at 23C and 50C 50C: >3 N/10 mm 50C: >25 N/10 mm

Resistance to peeling
DIN 30 672, part 1 Ratio >0.8 0.97
after ageing at 70C

23C: 2.5 mm
Indentation resistance Stress class B DIN 30 672, part 1 >1.5 mm remaining
50C: 1.3 mm

Bituseal Enamel
EN 1427, 1999 >115C 120C
softening point

Penetration of
EN 1426, 1999 <30 dmm 23 mm
Bituseal Enamel

Cathodic disbonding,
28 days < 5 mm
BS 3900, F 11
1500mV - at 23C < 7 mm
1500mV - at 60C

Dielectric breakdown
BS 1858 >20 kV
at 25C

Adhesion to polyethyl-
ene/polypropylene at DIN 30 762, part 1 >400 N/50 mm
25C

Adhesion to polyethyl-
ene/polypropylene at DIN 30 762, part 1 >250 N/50 mm
50C

Water absorption ISO 5256 <0.7 g/m

Steel surface tempera- 10C to 60C and


ture during application >3C over dew point

Service temperature -20C to 90C

Product Code 100-610

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