Our offered Dock Pile Cap is used to top of the Wooden Dock Pile and to protect it from ingress of water and moisture. These caps are manufactured from high quality Cross-linked Polyolefin material or provide a protective barrier between the wood of the piling and the elements of the ocean and weather, meaning that pilings do not have to be replaced as frequently as they may otherwise require. Provided Dock Pile Cap is highly praised for their features like Hot melt adhesive lining provides 100% environmental sealing against weathering, moisture, contamination and adverse environmental conditions according to IP 68, resistance to UV rays and ozone or protects the top of the dock pile from damage caused by freeze and thaw conditions.
Dock Pile Cap is Heat Shrink Cap, used to cover the top of the Wooden Dock Pile & to protect it from ingress of water / moisture, thereby increasing Dock Pile life. The caps are manufactured from high quality Cross-linked Polyolefin material.
All dimensions are in mm
D : Internal Diameter ; s : as supplied ; f : after free recovery
Dock Pile supplied by us are in an expanded form. When heated above 1250c they attempt to shrink back to their original dimensions, conforming to the objects they cover. Use a propane (preferred) or butane gas torch. Adjust the torch to obtain a soft blue flame with a yellow tip. Pencil-like blue flames should be avoided. Keep the flame moving continuously to avoid scorching the material.
Dock Pile Preparation :
If necessary, cut the Dock Pile end so that it is straight and even. Clean and de-grease the Dock Pile surface that will come into contact with sealant. (Fig. 1)
Installation of Dock Pile:
Place it over the top of the Dock Pile.(Fig. 2)
Shrink it into place, starting at the closed end and working towards the Dock Pile. Adhesive will be visible at ends. (Fig. 3)
Properly installed will be smooth and conform to Dock Pile. Allow the Cap to cool before applying any mechanical strain.(Fig. 4)