PRCI TDC Tours Before PPIM 2024

February marks the third anniversary of commercial Pipe Spring™ pipeline repair installations. To mark the occasion we will participate in installation demos at the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) Technology Development Center (TDC) tours prior to PPIM on Monday, February 12th. PRCI has set up two tours in advance of PPIM, and roundtrip transportation will be provided from the George R. Brown Convention Center. Parking is also available at the TDC.

The TDC is a major commitment by the energy pipeline industry to provide a location to address key integrity concerns in our global pipeline systems. The TDC provides the industry with an independent third-party site to fully understand the capabilities of current tools and to guide the development of the new technologies needed to push towards that goal.

Registration: HERE


Pipe Spring™ Installation Demonstration Day at PRCI TDC

On April 29th, 2021 Pipe Spring LLC will be welcoming the pipeline community to view Pipe Spring installation demonstrations throughout the day at The PRCI TDC in Houston, Texas. Various companies throughout the day have scheduled private sessions. However, at 3:30pm CST we will welcome the greater pipeline community, including YPP USA members, and other interested parties to an installation demonstration. Registration is required to allow for social distancing and COVID-19 safety.

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Paper Alert: “Full Encirclement Engineered Laminated Steel Sleeve System: Engineering Development and Test Results”


Pipe Spring LLC President & CEO, Shawn Laughlin, is slated to present "Full encirclement engineered laminated steel sleeve system: engineering development and test results" tomorrow morning at 8:00am as we wrap up a successful PPIM 2020! This is one paper you do not want to miss!


A full encirclement engineered steel laminate sleeve system has been developed and optimized for pipeline integrity management applications. The Leewis Augmentation Analysis (LAA), an engineering critical assessment (ECA) which follows the traditional Barlow and ASME B31G equations and methods serves as a basis to determine the pressure containing capability of repaired pipe has been created. This ECA incorporates the technical developments and progress in assessment methods over the last several decades and provides pipeline operates with improved functionality. The LAA is presented and discussed. Successful full scale ASME PCC-2 style burst and compliance tests are presented and reviewed. Highly instrumented full-scale testing has also been complete to obtain the effective modulus of elasticity of the system as well as a measurement of the rate at which internal pressure is shared by the repair system. The initial stress strain response has shown that at 50 micro-strain within the unrepaired base pipe the system has accepted load. Long term creep and cyclical testing of the steel laminate is presented.  10 million cycles at 50% of ultimate lap shear stress of the adhesive has been obtained, the testing is reviewed. These engineering parameters serve as the basis for mitigation of strain-based concerns.


Shawn Laughlin is the President and CEO of Pipe Spring LLC. He has extensive experience in both the welding industry and the pipeline industry.

Mr. Laughlin began his career with Lincoln Electric. His international experience includes serving as Regional Manager for the Former Soviet Union and VP of Sales of Lincoln Electric Asia Pacific. In 1998 he accepted the position of President and CEO of Clock Spring Company, LP. Over his 18-year tenure, the company transformed from a break even start up to a globally recognized leader in pipeline repairs.

Mr. Laughlin holds a BS, Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in International Business and Finance.

PPIM 2019

Pipe Spring LLC will be exhibiting at the 31st annual Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas February 19th- 21st. PPIM is the industry’s only forum devoted exclusively to pigging for maintenance and inspection, as well as pipeline integrity evaluation and repair. Come visit Molly and Shawn at booth 336. We will have demonstration pieces and samples of our products.

Molly will also be representing Young Pipeline Professionals USA throughout the week. For more information on how to get involved in this amazing organization please stop by booth 209.