FiberSystems (Dayton, OH, US) says that process improvements made earlier this year are contributing to market traction for the custom manufacturer of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) corrosion resistant solutions like pipe and fittings.
“Turnaround time is shrinking for original equipment manufacturers who in turn are asking more of suppliers,” said T. R. Morton, CEO of FiberSystems. “These companies need a manufacturer that can provide high performance, cost effective parts in equally short timeframes - products that are designed to help reduce costs through longer life cycles and low maintenance. With internal operations becoming leaner and more efficient, companies are also looking for engineering expertise that can help them determine the best product for their application.”
“We’ve implemented quicker response times and we have a dedicated engineering staff that can solve the technical challenges industries are facing today,” Morton continues. “As a custom shop, we have the capability to provide pipe, fittings, duct work, containment systems and other components in uncommon diameters and material formulations.”
In addition to replacing metal and PVC pipe systems, FiberSystems can repair, upgrade, replace or refurbish older FRP composite systems. “Ninety-five percent of all FRP pipe failures can be traced to performance standards that were rated only to the pipe support or pipe hangers,” Morton said. “Instead pipe failure should be rated on how the system is engineered and installed. Our field service and installation work is growing because we’re getting the jobs no one else can do.”
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