Amanda Jacob

Amanda Jacob

Editor, Reinforced Plastics

Matt Lieser

Matt Lieser

Global Specification Leader, Owens Corning - Composites Solutions Business

Kevin Spoo

Kevin Spoo

FRP Corrosion Research Leader, Owens Corning

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker



How to Specify Fiberglass (FRP) to Lower Corrosion Costs

Duration: 1 hours

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*May qualify for continuing education credits

The goal of this webinar is to help companies like yours lower their costs by specifying the correct glass fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) material to deliver the highest performance and lowest maintenance solution.

As metal prices rise, engineers and end-users are replacing traditional materials with FRP in corrosive environments in the power & energy, chemical processing, mining, water and sewage treatment, food processing and other industries. In many cases, the FRP equipment is lower in cost, has outstanding performance, and provides equal (if not superior) quality over high cost alloys.

When using FRP, specifying the right material is critical and depends on the chemical environment the equipment will be facing. In this webinar we will discuss the various types of glass fiber and resin available and show you how to specify the correct materials for different chemical environments.
You will learn about the construction of an FRP laminate, including the veil layer of the corrosion barrier, the mat/chop portion of the corrosion barrier, and the important structural layer. We will show you how to easily select the proper materials for each layer by using the tools available.
Using data and case studies we will illustrate the benefits of specifying the correct FRP materials.
We will also review several standards available to ensure the proper construction, installation and inspection of FRP equipment.
About the sponsor: As the world’s largest supplier of glass fiber reinforcements used in FRP applications, Owens Corning wants to support companies to use FRP and help them to become more competitive by lowering overall costs. When facing an environment that will require the usage of costly alloys, we want you to consider an FRP solution and help you to identify suitable materials.
Who should attend:
  • End-users and engineers who design, use or specify equipment facing corrosive environments in the chemical processing, mining, power and energy, water and sewage treatment, food processing and other industrial segments where equipment is exposed to corrosive environments.
  • Companies in the above industries wanting to lower costs and improve performance of their fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) equipment.
  • Companies in the above industries considering the use of FRP in various corrosive environments.

Speaker Biographies:

Matt Lieser is the Global Specification Leader for the Owens Corning Composites Solutions Business, supporting end-users and engineers in various projects using FRP equipment. He develops material specifications and educates industries on the importance of material selection and specification of FRP in corrosive environments.

Kevin Spoo is a Research Associate at the Owens Corning Composite Solutions Business and leads the application and development lab in Owens Corning’s Granville Science and Technology Center. A chemist by trade he has worked as a polyester resin chemist, epoxy formulator, pultrusion chemist/engineer, and thermoplastic composite process engineer. In the corrosion field he currently directs work in the Owens Corning corrosion lab and is a member of the following industrial corrosion groups – ASME RTP-1 Committee, NACE STG-10 Committee, ASTM D20.23 Pipe Committee, and ACMA Corrosion Control Group.
A Guest Speaker from Cargill.  This speaker is responsible for the quality and reliability of Cargill’s pressure vessels, storage tanks, and piping systems through ensuring the best design, materials, fabrication and inspection practices are utilized throughout Cargill. Ensuring we are using the best available materials for the applications when designing, and fabricating our FRP assets is key to providing a cost effective and reliable asset.  Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately held company in 66 countries.

*Requirements for receiving continuing education credits vary by state/province. Owens Corning will provide each Participant with a Certificate of Completion and an abstract of the presentation upon request. Participant is responsible for determining the requirements for receiving continuing education credits in their state/province. Please contact Matt Lieser by email for any additional information – Matthew.Lieser@owenscorning.com


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