Having over 40 years of experience with pouring custom polyurethane products for the amusement industry, Alberts Spray Solutions adapted the knowledge gained from Ralph S Alberts Company, and created multiple spray foam systems that can be applied at different densities to meet the demands and requirements of our customers. Our insulating spray foam system has a 6.8 R-Value per inch, and can be applied in both warm and cold temperatures. A similar foam system can also be used on the pipeline for Ditch Breakers. Our Foam Ditch Breakers have proved resoundingly successful in preventing erosion or washout during the final dress phases of gas pipelines. We have also developed a rigid, high density pourable system that not only acts as an insulator, but has the structural integrity to act as a barrier wall for secondary containment solutions, or act as a support mechanism in the means of a tank base.

Pipeline Ditch Breakers

Like our foam insulation, our ditch breaker foam system is a two component, one to one by volume rigid spray foam. It has an accelerated rise and cure time, allowing us to install a typical ditch breaker in under 15 minutes.

Like our polyureas, this system is environmentally friendly, and helps prevent washout and erosion during the final dress phase of the pipeline, all while providing support for the pipe. We have multiple 4WD vehicles which allow us to install breakers in all of the remote areas associated with pipeline work.

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Foam Insulation

Our insulating foam system is a two component, one to one by volume, self adhering, seamless, high insulating efficiency spray applied rigid polyurethane foam. It has a 6.8 R-Value per inch, and can be sprayed in both warm and cold temperatures.

This system can be used in both commercial and residential applications, and is applied out of the same rigs in which we spray our polyurea systems.

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Tank Bases

Alberts Spray Solutions has created a cost effective, and maintenance free solution for a tank base that can stand alone, or act in conjuncture with a Secondary Containment production or storage location. Our rigid, polyurethane foam and spray polyurea bases are structurally sound enough to withstand the load of full tanks weighing in at 120,000 + pounds. Our tank bases are light weight which makes them:
  • Quicker and safer to install
  • Competitive in price compared to traditional peagravel solutions
Our unique 3 piece pie design allows us to easily transport the bases to any location and to modify the size of the base to adapt to our customer's needs. The polyurea coated bases create an impermeable product, but also allow us to adhere the bases to the surface of a containment liner, which will prevent the lightweight bases from floating during a rain storm, or if a spilled occurred within the containment unit.

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Railroad Ties

Like our foam and Polyurea Tank Bases, Alberts Spray Solutions has also been instrumental in the development of a patent pending foam and polyurea railroad tie. The railroad ties are manufactured from a high density, rigid polyurethane foam system, and then coated with an impermeable polyurea spray. The combination of foam and polyurea allow us to use a lightweight barrier system that is also structurally sound enough to withstand heavy traffic and the force created from a spill. This solution creates a safer working environment while providing a cost effective solution when compared to steel and other barrier products. The ties can be made in a variety of sizes, allowing us to custom design secondary containment solutions for specific applications in the field.

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Pipeline Inspection Gauges (PIGS)

The Marcellus and Utica Shale regions lie in the western portion of Pennsylvania, the eastern half of Ohio and the entire state of West Virginia and is believed to hold the greatest natural gas reserves in the world, which could convert the United States from a net importer of natural gas to a net exporter. Natural gas could become the most important energy for the next 30-40 years since it is abundant and doesn't have nearly the harmful emissions as crude oil or coal.

Getting to the gas and extracting it takes a substantial amount of technological know-how. The gas is in shale deposits 5000-9000 feet below the surface. It is critical that the lines stay clean without obstruction. That is where the Pipeline Inspection Gauge comes in. A pipeline inspection gauge or pig in the pipeline industry is a tool that is sent down a pipeline and propelled by the pressure of the product in the pipeline itself. There are four main uses for pigs:   •Physical separation between different liquids being transported in pipelines;
  •Internal cleaning of pipelines;
  •Inspection of the condition of pipeline walls (also known as an Inline Inspection (ILI) tool);
  •Capturing and recording geometric information relating to pipelines (e.g. size, position).

Because of a relationship established with Chief Oil & Gas through the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce, IMC, and The Business Energy Roundtable, we discovered there was a need for urethane foam pipeline inspection gauges. In particularly, they were looking for a soft, bullet shaped polyurethane foam plug that is forced through pipelines to separate products to reduce mixing, and to clean the internal structure of the pipeline. It didn't take us long to get it designed, prototyped and into production.

We can custom manufacture polyurethane foam P.I.G.'s in a number of different sizes, along with different densities and skin / cover systems. Other systems have tungsten studs or abrasive wire mesh on the outside to cut rust, scale, or paraffin deposits off the inside of the pipe. Others are plain plastic covered polyurethane.

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