Molten Metal Manipulation
The Instant Metal Patch (IMP) back-pack
The Instant Metal Patch (IMP) back-pack is a ‘man-portable’ emergency metal spray kit for repairing damage to equipment in the battlefield. It uses Rawwater’s proven Molten Metal Manipulation (M3) technology and offers a variety of repair uses.
The metal spray solidifies instantly over the damaged area to seal holes, cracks and positive & negative pressure leaks. It can also be used to seal leaks under water and from fuel tanks – without the need to degas.
Moreover, once the metal spray has been applied, it can be removed just as easily, using a straightforward heat technique. So, when the equipment is back at base, a permanent repair can be made.
A self-contained unit, requiring only minimal user training, the IMP can be deployed in the most challenging of environments to return operationally effective equipment back into the hands of the user.
Example uses include:
- Repairs to metal castings and blocks (gearboxes and engine casings)
- Repairs to fuel lines, tanks and tankers
- Repairs to vehicle radiators, hydraulic/pneumatic systems and pipes
- Controlling/sealing marine fuel oil leaks
The IMP can be deployed in the most challenging of environments to return operationally effective equipment back into the hands of the user.