IFS expands line of filament wound FRP products
The company’s corrosion-resistant methacrylate-modified epoxy FRP pipe, duct and fittings can be engineered for a range of uses including chemical service environment applications.
Butt weld joint applied to large diameter pipe. Source | Industrial Fiberglass Specialties Inc.
Industrial Fiberglass Specialties Inc. (IFS, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.), custom manufacturer of fiberglass reinforced plastic products in a wide range of sizes for structurally demanding applications and corrosive environments, has announced it is expanding its line of filament wound, corrosion-resistant fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) products. The company is under new operational management and the launch is part of the company’s multi-tiered strategy for growth.
IFS products are capable of meeting severe duty requirements, making them well suited to the chemical, oil and gas, power, and mining markets. The company’s core line includes industrial piping, fittings, and products that can be tailored to customer specifications.
“Our goal is to help customers transition into the future by using our skill sets to tackle a wider range of problems whether its vents for a potable water tank farm, pipe and fittings for a power plant, or a mold for a specialized industrial product,” says IFS president Brian Mitsch.
Corrosion resistant methacrylate-modified epoxy FRP pipe, duct and fittings can be engineered for a range of uses including chemical service environment applications. Methacrylate-modified epoxy products are said to cost approximately 35% less than epoxy pipe and offer high-performance alternatives to costly alloys and specialty metals for projects that dictate fire retardant and explosion resistant requirements.
Filament wound methacrylate-modified epoxy FRP pipe and duct products are available in sizes ranging from 3/8-in. to 168-in. IFS builds its products to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM, West Conshohocken, Pa., U.S.) standards for iron pipe outside diameters (OD) and chemical process pipe inside diameters (ID).
IFS is also committed to service and ongoing technology development.
“We work closely with a customer to analyze their requirements and create an economical product that provides a long service life,” Mitsch says. “Fiberglass products have been around since the 1940s, but new materials and design and manufacturing methods are continually being developed. Our ability to harness these improvements allows us to better solve customers’ problems.”
With 40 years of fabrication and engineering expertise, IFS combines specialized resins knowledge, innovative design and materials; manufacturing technology and restoration services to support a diverse product lineup that includes filament wound FRP industrial piping, engineered FRP pipe fittings, custom engineered pipe systems and chemical tanks.
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