What is FRP?

How do you bond FRP pads to the pipe?

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.

You can see instructions below:
Preparing the FRP pad for Installation
Preparing the FRP pad for Installation

What are FRP wear pads used for?

FRP wear pads are used as corrosion protection on uninsulated pipes and can be secured to FRP pipes to provide an extra layer of pipe and thereby extend the life of the pipe. FRP wear pads also eliminate metal to metal contact between the pipe and its metal supporting structure.

FRP Wear Pads
FRP Wear Pads

What type of FRP products do you fabricate?

At Piping Technology, we fabricate both FRP wear pads to be used on metallic and non-metallic pipe. We also design and fabricate pipe supports such as saddles and clamps that will be installed on FRP piping systems.

View FRP Wear Pads in our online catalog.
FRP Wear Pads
FRP Wear Pads

What can I use to avoid metal to metal contact of a pipe clamp on carbon steel pipe?

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

How many types of insulation do you provide?

February 1, 2011

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
Permali Lining for Cold Shoes

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