FiberTech FRP Pipe / GRP Pipes are manufactured by widely used helical filament winding method. FRP / GRP Pipes manufactured by filament winding method utilize continuous glass strand roving impregnated with polyester resin and helically wound on rotating mandrel at a specified winding angle. The winding process is continuous in bi-directional layers until the desired wall thickness is achieved. FRP / GRP pipes manufactured by filament winding offers better physical properties in comparison with other method so FRP / GRP Pipes manufactured with helical filament winding method will have longer services life without affecting the cost of supply.
Features & Advantages of FRP Pipes
FiberTech GRP Pipes manufactured with composite material glass fibre and polyesterresin. GRP is an inert material providing excellent resistance to corrosion, high chemical resistance and high weathering resistance.
the filament winding manufacturing technology together with the process of polymerisation and vaporisation enables FiberTech GRP Pipes to be made in exact conformity to the laws in forces, governing the construction of pipe that will have to be in contact with potable water and food stuffs.
FiberTech GRP Pipes with very smooth internal surface provides high “c” value to carry high flow at a very low frictional head loss and offers better pumping cost & saves electricity.
LONGER SERVICES LIFE
Hydraulic design basis (HDB) of FiberTech GRP Pipes is such that, even after continuous service of 50 years, it will be having safety factor of 1.8 times of its pressure class. Thus, FiberTech GRP Pipes will have longer service life, reliability and durability with much lower life cycle cost compare to C.I., STEEL, G.I. and P.S.C. Pipes.
High resistance to surge pressure FiberTech GRP Pipes provide higher resistance surge pressure with high stiffness offering very less chance of bursting of pipe due to water hammer compare to steel and C.I. Pipes.
FiberTech GRP Pipes have lower strength to weight ratio while in comparing with other material. it is light in weigh by 1/10 of P.S.C. 1/5 of steel and 1/8 of C.I. Thus, FiberTech GRP Pipes provide easy and faster installation, handling, modification and repairs.
LOW THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
FiberTech GRP Pipes have excellent thermal insulating properties and there is no need for the pipes to be insulated externally to maintain the temperature inside the pipe. Even cathodic protection is also not required for GRP Pipes.
Potable Water & Raw Water Supply
FiberTech FRP Pipes are ideal for the transportation of potable & raw water supply Our FRP piping system is highly suitable against conventional materials like Ductile iron, Mild steel & Cement pipes because of its non toxicity & inert properties against presence of any turbidity, migration of chemical additives, absorption of UV rays, presence of heavy metal.
Effluent & Sewage Water Supply
FiberTech FRP Pipes are ideal for the transportation of corrosive disposal of effluents & sewage. The smooth interior surface of FRP Pipes eases the flow of any kind of fluid. The corrosion resistance of pipe is also very much important in such applications. Light weight and long length, a high level of stiffness & simple installation are all important factor to choose FiberTech FRP Pipes in application like alum and ferric chloride.
Chemical & Fertilizer Plants
FiberTech FRP Pipes are manufactured using suitable polyester or vinyl ester thermosetting resin & fiber glass reinforcement. FRP is the construction materiel of choice for handling a wide variety of corrosive chemicals gases due to it’s resistance aggressive chemical media.
The chemical resistance together with high mechanical strength & excellent temperature resistance makes FiberTech FRP Piping system & ducting networks as most preferred product in many area of chemical industry.
Even at a large diameter its relative light weight makes installation easy and fast, resulting in cost saving in support construction and cost saving system installation Where complex engineering and pipe work is called, FiberTech prefabricated Pipe spools result in faster & cost saving system installation.
FiberTech FRP Piping can be installed for long term services basis in phosphoric & sulphuric acid plants for process, product and waterlines. FiberTech FRP Piping can be used for acid solution, alkali solutions, waste water treatment, salt solution, pollution control, raw water waste water, steam condensate, demineralized water gas lines, ducts, slurry line etc.
FiberTech FRP Pipes are used to transfer highly corrosive sea water at high pressure & high temperature over long service periods. FiberTech FRP Pipes can be used for multistage flash evaporator, reverse osmosis plant, for steam condensate and rain water harvesting.
Offshore Oil Production
FiberTech FRP Pipes can be used for cooling water, product water, oil skimming, soil drain system, water purification, oil separation, fire fighting systems.
Refinery, Petrochemical & Petroleum Plant
FiberTech FRP Pipes an assured solution for brine condensate & sea water, fire fighting system, waste water, systems As well as cross country pipe line in refinery & petroleum plant. FiberTech FRP Pipes are ideal for chlorine gas from electrolytic cell also.
FiberTech FRP Pipes can be used in power plants due to it’s high pressure & temperature resistance. FiberTech FRP Pipes is an ideal for hot water lines, condensate & thermal water lines conveying of fresh water, hot water, waste water, cooling water (raw brackish and sea water).
Design and Engineering
Design and engineering of composite material involves specialized knowledge. Most engineers are very familiar with steel systems. Composites are more complex material requiring specialized technology and experience.
FiberTech offers advanced engineering technology to design FRP Pipes. Each FiberTech FRP Pipes are custom engineered by our in house team of engineers to take care of customer’s application, requirements and performance variables. Experienced experts monitor all aspects of design, engineering, manufacturing and quality control.
The process begins with our unique “design to technology” computer Analysis and modeling including critical variables like internal pressure, external pressure, specific gravity/density of fluid. This result in an efficient, safe and quality pipes, which precisely satisfies customer’s specifications.
Quality & Testing
With a clear focus on Quality Assurance System and with strict adherence to ASTM D 3517 (1986), ASTM D 2992 (1987), ASTM D 3681 (1994), ASTM D 3754, AWWA C 950 (1981), AWWA M-45, BS 5480 (1990), IS 12709 (1994) & IS 14402 (1996) design and testing codes, we are keen to produce the high quality GRP Pipes.
In addition to monitoring by the various authorities, all our product are subject to stringent controls during manufacturing. Apart from usual controls on raw materials and online quality check FiberTech GRP Pipes are tested at in house testing laboratory for longitudinal strength test, hoop tensile strength test, beam strength test, stiffness test, hydro test and Pipe soundness test.
FiberTech GRP Pipes offer the advantage of easier on-site services and maintenance. FiberTech makes the most of this advantage by providing any time field services by dedicated team.
We are concern for the long term performance of GRP Pipe system, our highly trained customer oriented experts and technicians are able to provide right solution for easy and faster site installation.
GRP Pipe joints can be divided in two categories:
- Unrestrained joint, withstand hoop pressure only.
- Restrained joint, which can resists longitudinal force and hoop pressure.
- Coupling or Socket & Spigot Gasket Joint: this joint is provided with grooves either on spigot or in the socket to retain an elastomeric gaskets for better water tightness.
- Butt & strap joint: These type of joints are permanent joints and widely used in all over the world for joining the GRP Pipeline. it consists of hardening of impregnated glass, chop standard mat, woven roving mat and tissues it is laminated according to specified thickness and width depend upon the design pressure class, thus offering the continuity in hoop and axial directions.
- Fixed flanged joint
- Stub end with steel loose flange