FiberSystems says that its corrosion-resistant methacrylate epoxy fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) pipes, ducts and fittings can be custom engineered for chemical service environment applications.
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. FiberSystems’ methacrylate epoxy costs approximately 35% less than standard epoxy pipe, but offers an alternative to costly alloys and specialty metals for projects that dictate fire retardant and explosion resistant requirements.
The filament wound methacrylate epoxy FRP pipe and duct products are available in sizes ranging from 3/8 inch to 168 inch. FiberSystems builds its products to ASTM standards for iron pipe outside diameters (OD) and chemical process pipe inside diameters (ID).
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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