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FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) is an innovative material produced through the Filament Winding process, a technique used to produce hollow and lightweight components, but with high strength. Products made using this technology are usually those with a constant cross section, such as pipes. The filaments are impregnated or coated with thermosetting resin, wound tightly around a mandrel and allowed to cure to a hard layer. The technique can produce low-weight, high-rigidity components. To achieve the desired low mass and low inertia in the finished article, the mandrel is removed after the resin has hardened so that the product achieves its final hollow condition.
FRP PIPES AND CONNECTIONS.
SYNONYM OF LIGHTNESS AND HIGH RESISTANCE
Durability and lightness
FRP is an extremely light material. FRP pipes are a quarter the weight of steel and are 25% lighter than aluminum. Their low weight means that they are easy to handle and have both lower logistical costs and reduced assembly time. Another aspect that makes FRP an unrivaled product is its high resistance, which translates into a 50-year service life.
The process of manufacturing FRP pipes is simple and sustainable. Part of the resin used in the process comes from PET recycling, thus making the product ecologically correct. In addition, FRP pipes do not propagate flames in case of burning and do not release toxic gases into the atmosphere.
FRP is among the materials with the lowest roughness coefficients, that is, a smooth interior surface that requires less energy for fluids to circulate.
FRP gives better hydraulic performance than steel, concrete, or iron. Fiberglass pipes make it possible to transmit the efforts derived from overloads to the ground, helping to reduce the weight and thickness of the pipes. The result translates into project savings.
Versatility is one of the main characteristics of FRP due to a variety of assembly options and complex configurations, ability to withstand high pressures, temperatures, and loads, in addition to intense chemical resistance parameters.
FRP is the perfect technology to use in highly corrosive environments such as soil, salt water, H2S and chemical applications. In addition, the completely smooth inner surface offers greater abrasion resistance than metal pipes. FRP pipes are especially in demand in environments subject to extreme abrasion.