Press release: BUTYLEN used for field-joint coating on high-pressure natural gas line MONACO.


Steep slope at the installation site of the high-pressure gas line MONACO in Upper Bavaria


Reliable application with the DEKOMAT®-11

Corrosion prevention for approximately 3,000 welded seams

Corrosion prevention for approximately 3,000 welded seams

Fast and precise application of BUTYLEN-N60/-S20

Fast and precise application of BUTYLEN-N60/-S20

Leverkusen, 10 October 2017 – DEKOTEC GmbH, leading manufacturer of corrosion prevention systems for welded seam coatings, rehabilitation and complete pipe coatings, is supplying corrosion prevention materials for approximately 3,000 steel pipe welded seams for the construction of the MONACO transport line in the east of Munich

The BUTYLEN 2-tape system – proven over decades of use – will be installed on a 40-kilometre stretch of pipeline with nominal diameters of up to DN 1200, using highly developed application equipment. The BUTYLEN-N60/-S20 system is designed for use at consistently high operating temperatures, making it the ideal solution for this long-distance natural gas line, which can withstand pressures of up to 100 bar. The tape system has convinced in other major pipeline projects such as OPAL and NEL in Germany.

Reliable and precise application of corrosion prevention tape using automatic machine technology

For the customer, automation is a very important consideration. The petrol-fuelled or electric DEKOMAT®-11 wrapping devices guarantee a high level of application reliability, and automatically maintain a constant winding tension and overlap width. Three of these machines will be available for use on the pipeline. Mr. Bockstaele, Head of QSHE at the leading construction company DENYS, mentioned that due to the DEKOMAT®-11 the workload of the workers could be reduced as this wrapping device is “easily twice as fast” as manual application equipment.

The smaller winding device DEKOMAT®-KGR Junior is manually operated, light and exceptionally flexible. It is ideal for coating of short pipe bends or for use on sites that are difficult to access, such as the steep slope that will present an installation challenge in this project.

With the BUTYLEN tape systems and the accompanying specially designed, reliable DEKOMAT® wrapping devices, DEKOTEC is providing a complete corrosion prevention solution for the field-joint coating of the steel pipes.

The MONACO long-distance natural gas line ensures that gas can be transported as required from and to the large natural gas storage facilities in Bavaria and Austria. Completion of the work is scheduled for 2018; the new pipeline will be commissioned later that year.


For almost a century, DEKOTEC GmbH has built its reputation on high-quality and forward-thinking solutions for sealing technology and corrosion prevention. DEKOTEC products reliably protect road construction, buildings, pipelines and station construction long-term. The company has developed into an international group of companies, with branches in six European countries and sales partners in over 100 countries worldwide. The group is market leader in key Central European markets and is intensifying its dynamic growth in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

More information is available at


Luc Perrad
Area Sales Manager | Sales International
Felderstraße 24
51371 Leverkusen / Germany
Phone: +49 214 2602 301
Mobile: +32 4769 77330
E-Mail: luc.perrad(at)dekotec(dot)com

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