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I-Rod® Material

I-Rod is a strong, durable thermoplastic that prevents corrosion under pipe supports

Eliminate crevice corrosion at pipe supports

Conventional pipe support designs trap water, which soon leads to corrosion that can eventually cause pipe failure.

I-Rod material installed along a beam support. There has never been a reported pipe failure at a pipe support when I-Rod was used.

What is I-Rod?

I-ROD IS A SPECIAL TYPE OF PLASTIC

I-Rod material has a high compressive strength and is subject to very little creep over time, so it can last up to 20 years in the field.  The half-round I-Rod material is supplied in lengths, or cut-and drilled to fit any size Pipe U-Bolt.

I-Rod Specifications

I-Rod FAQs

I-Rod Specifications

I-Rod® vs Other Plastics

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Unidentified (HWMPE?)

Delrin® is crushed

Delrin® is crushed

IMITATIONS AND ALTERNATIVES

I-Rod Material is extremely durable. It can  support enormous amounts of weight. While conducting offshore inspections, our technicians routinely discover imitations of I-Rod that have broken or crushed, leaving pipes dangerously unprotected. Usually, these are low-grade imitations, but some use are high-quality materials (Delrin and Teflon for example) with the incorrect material properties.

13 year case study

I-Rod vs Imitations

3rd Party Lab Test

How to Order I-Rod

I-ROD LENGTHS OR CUT AND DRILLED

I-Rod is only available from Deepwater Corrosion Services and our licensed distributors and international resellers.  I-Rod Material is sold in the following configurations:

> 5 ft or 10 ft lengths

> Cut and drilled for pipe U-bolts

> As a complete Nu-Bolt assembly (with U-bolt, shrink, nuts)

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How to Order I-Rod

I-Rod Catalog