Historically, offshore exploration, production platforms and ship owners have had to face the grim realityof replacing most metal piping two or three times during the average life of a vessel or platform. This hasmeant, of course, that piping systems end up costing several times that of the original investment sincereplacement is more expensive than new installation. When you add the labor costs, the downtime andthe inconvenience of keeping conventional steel or alloy piping systems in safe operating condition, thelong-term advantages of fiberglass piping become very obvious.
1.2PRODUCT RANGE AND SERIES
provides four distinct series of filament-wound pipe and fittings using continuous glassfilaments and thermosetting resins for marine and naval applications:
A lined epoxy pipe and fittings system for applications which include ballast lines, fresh and saltwaterpiping, sanitary sewage, raw water loop systems and fire protection mains where corrosion resis-tance and light weight are of paramount importance.
A lined epoxy system covered with a reinforced intumescent coating suitable for dry service in a jet fire.
An epoxy system meeting the requirements of MIL-P-24608B (SH) for nonvital piping systems oncombatant and non-combatant vessels. Available in sizes from 1 to 12 inches (25 to 300mm).
A lined vinylester pipe and fittings system in 2 inch diameter (50mm) for seawater chlorination.
An epoxy pipe and fittings system with anti-static capabilities designed for white petroleum productsand applications passing through hazardous areas. Properly grounded Series 7000M prevents theaccumulation on the exterior of the pipe of dangerous levels of static electricity produced by flow offluids inside the pipe or by air flow over the exterior of the pipe. This is accomplished by Ameron
spatented method of incorporating electrically conductive elements into the wall structure of pipe andfittings during manufacture.
A polysiloxane-modified phenolic system for use in normally wet fire protection mains - also suitablefor confined spaces and living quarters due to low smoke and toxicity properties. Also available in aconductive version.
A polysiloxane-modified phenolic system for use in deluge piping (normally dry). PSX
JF has anexterior jacket which allows the pipe to function even after 5 minutes dry exposure to a jet fire (followby 15 minutes with flowing water). Also available in a conductive version.