The Tapecoat / Royston Handy Cap IP™ is a 4" x 4" prefabricated product designed to protect cathodic protection cable connections to steel structures such as pipes and tanks. The "IP" includes an integrated primer that eliminates the need for a separate primer, which makes application of Handy Cap IP easier and more economical.
Installation of the Handy Cap IP is simple as follows:
Step 1 - Clean all mud, dirt, grease, oil and other contaminants from the metal surface to be covered. The Handy Cap IP incorporates an integrated primer in its Tapecoat Gray Adhesive and does not require the use of a liquid primer prior to application.
Step 2 - Remove the release paper from the bottom of the Handy Cap IP. Bend the plastic sheet inward at the serrations when applying to small diameter pipe. Position and place the Handy Cap IP on the cable connection area with the tunnel over the lead wire.
Step 3 - Push the dome of the cap firmly into the connection (weld) area. Lift the lead wire away from the pipe and squeeze the adhesive compound completely around and underneath the wire. Push the lead wire back down on the pipe and press the elastomeric compound into firm contact with the pipe over the entire area.
No further protection is required when the Handy Cap IP covers the entire exposed metal area. Uncovered areas should be protected with primerless Tapecoat or Royston tapes.