The PLA is a heat shrinkable tubular sleeve designed for corrosion protection of buried and exposed steel pipelines. PLA consists of a crosslinked polyolefi n backing, coated with a protective heat sensitive adhesive which effectively bonds to steel substrates and common pipeline coatings including polyethylene and fusion bonded epoxy.
Rapid & Reliable Installation
• PLA consists of a unique tubular confi guration that has been factory constructed, resulting in a quick and reliable fi eld installation. • PLA is manufactured with a specially formulated adhesive to accommodate demanding operating temperatures and soil stress conditions.
Long Term Corrosion Protection
• PLA provides excellent resistance to cathodic disbondment resulting in effective long term corrosion protection. • The high performance crosslinked backing in combination with the specially formulated adhesive is engineered to have excellent resistance against temperature cycling, and chemical and environmental attack.
Saves Time & Money
• With PLA’s unique construction, less time is required handling, positioning and installing separate closures. • This feature allows for a fast, simple and complete installation of the sleeve, with no primers required. This minimizes installation time and labour costs while promoting high production rates.