We offer an array of options for coating pipe bends. We supply holiday-free polyethylene (YJ and UB) coated pipe bends as well as several types of post-bend spray-on coating, both external and internal. Compass Bending also provides tape wrap, shrink sleeves and polyurethane foam insulation. Insulated bends can be provided with tape, shrink sleeves or hardshell (spray-on polyurea) as the outside layer. We can supply coating materials and patch kits to ship to site for repairs and for covering field joints.

Coating product

Maximum service temperature

Epoxies (preferred)

Canusa HBE-9595°C / 203°F
Canusa HBE-HT150°C / 302°F
Denso Protal 720085°C / 185°F
SPC SP 2888RG80°C / 176°F
SPC SP 8888150°C / 302°F

Epoxies (also available)

Denso Protal 7900121°C / 250°F
Devoe Devmat 800121°C / 250°F
Novocoat Novolac R-200100°C / 212°F
Novocoat SC2200200°C / 392°F
SPC SP 388895°C / 203°F

Tape wrap (preferred)

Renfrew RenWrap 33085°C / 185°F
Polyken 90066°C / 150°F

Tape wrap (also available)

Polyken 93466°C / 150°F
Renfrew RenWrap 30071°C / 160°F

Shrink sleeves

Canusa K-60U60°C / 140°F
Canusa GTS-8085°C / 185°F (<16″ø)
Raychem WPCT86°C / 187°F

Yellow Jacket (polyethylene)

Shaw YJ (often referred to as YJ1)60°C / 140°F
Prior to coating, pipe bends are prepared with sand blasting to SSPC-SP6 or SSPC-SP10 depending on coating requirements.
Appropriate primers are applied as required (e.g. prior to tape wrap).
All coated bends (including YJ pipe) are patched if necessary and holiday tested before shipping.
YJ1 and UBRA coated bends are patched with K60 shrink sleeves. YJ2K and UB IIISE coated bends are patched with GTS-80 shrink sleeves. We also have available Stopaq wrapping products for patching when required.
We can supply coating materials and epoxy patch kits for site repairs and field joints. We keep these materials in stock.
We keep the coating manufacturers’ spec sheets on file as well as installation guides, general information and MSDS sheets. Call us for copies.
All coatings applied by us come with quality assurance inspection reports.