19 April 2016
19 April 2016
FiberSystems is helping customers curtail costs and boost performance with its corrosion-resistant methacrylate epoxy FRP composite pipe, duct and fittings.
Custom engineered for chemical service environment applications, the versatile methacrylate epoxy is approximately 35 percent less than the cost of standard epoxy pipe, explains FiberSystems. Methacrylate epoxy products also offer high-performance alternatives for costly alloys and specialty metals for projects that dictate fire retardant and explosion resistant requirements.
FiberSystems explains that its methacrylate epoxy products can be used to repair or replace existing piping for customers experiencing failure in the field with steel, metal alloys, standard epoxy and thermoplastic pipe and fittings. “In today’s business climate companies have to compete with China and other nations. They need products that can perform in harsh industrial environments, provide longer life cycles and are cost efficient,” says TR Morton, CEO of FiberSystems. “A product isn’t cheap if it fails and you have to keep replacing it.”
According to FiberSystems, the filament wound methacrylate epoxy FRP pipe and duct products are available in sizes ranging from 3/8-inch to 168-inch. One of just a handful of manufacturers to offer pipe in these size ranges, FiberSystems builds its products to ASTM standards for iron pipe outside diameters (OD) and chemical process pipe inside diameters (ID).
It claims that the methacrylate epoxy FRP pipe products can also withstand burial conditions from live loads; to earth loads of 100 feet or more. The products can be used for underwater installations and supported span applications. A high-performance grade of methacrylate epoxy resin pigmented grey for UV inhibition is used in filament wound structural overwraps and flanges.
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