FRP stands for fiberglass reinforced plastic. It Is a material that is made up of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibers. At Piping Technology, we provide FRP wear pads that are fabricated from FRP pipe. These pads are secured to pipes using an epoxy adhesive.
The area where the pad is to be affixed on the pipe and the inside surface of the wear pad must both be sanded first in order to create a rough surface for installation. Then an epoxy adhesive is generously applied to the inside surface of the wear pad. Make sure that the pipe surface is clean and free of all environmental debris and affix the wear pad to the pipe. Finally, add an additional amount of glue around the edges of the wear pad and apply temporary straps around the pipe and pad to tighten the contact between the pad and pipe while it is drying.
Preparing the FRP pad for Installation
We recommend that you use a non-metallic wear pad or FRP pad that is fabricated from fiberglass reinforced plastic and is secured to the pipe using an epoxy adhesive. Another option is the use of a neoprene lining on the clamp which also prevents metal to metal contact.
See Figure 182 in our Online Catalog.
Pipe Clamps with Neoprene Lining
We providea variety of insulation materials including Micarta, G10, Permali, CalciumSilicate, Firetemp, FRP and Polyurethane. These materials are used for eitherhigh temperature or low temperature pipe supports. They serve a variety ofapplications, loads and temperatures.
Permali Lining for Cold Shoes