Greater resistance to third party interference
Conventional pipe is intrinsically vulnerable to third party interference due to its homogeneous structure. Impact from some body such as an excavator bucket may puncture a conventional pipe wall and the internal pressure will create a running and accelerating crack.
Our patented interlocking rib technology has intrinsic resistance to running cracks; cracks decelerate due to the ribbed structure, they do not accelerate under internal pressure.
National Grid funded a study of the resistance of our MASIP technology to excavator bucket impact. Using EPRG (European Pipeline Research Group) standard study as the reference point, advanced numerical simulations showed two clear results: