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The many advantages of Ameron Glassfiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) pipe systems Durable and corrosion resistant
Ameron GRE piping is inert to internal corrosion from chemicals, crude oil, residues, injection water and bacteria. Similarly it resists exterior corrosion even in aggressive environments. Cathodic protection is not required.
Lightweight – easy to install
GRE pipe systems, being just a quarter to an eighth the weight of comparable steel pipe, are easy to install without the need of heavy equipment.
The installation cost of GRE pipe systems are typically 80% of the costs of carbon steel. The corrosion resistance and resistance to UV light reduce the maintenance costs for both aboveground and buried pipelines. The smooth internal surface reduces the head loss resulting in lower pump energy consumption.
Ameron Glassfiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) pipe systems – the cost effective alternative
Ameron Glassfiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) pipe systems represent the costeffective alternative to corrosion-prone metallic piping and non-reinforced thermoplastics. Reduced installation and maintenance costs, longer service life and the ease of relocation are just a few of the advantages of the glassfiber piping technology.
■ DURABLE AND CORROSION RESISTANT Longer service life ■ LIGHTWEIGHT – EASY TO INSTALL No need for heavy equipment
Complete piping systems
Ameron offers more than just pipe segments. Complete piping systems in a variety of diameters and pressures for many different application areas are available. Including a choice of joint systems, such as adhesive-bonded, mechanical as well as threaded joint systems and flanges. Ameron glassfiber reinforced epoxy piping is available in diameters up to 1000 mm (40 inch), pressure classes up to 245 bar (3500 PSI) and standard lengths up to 12 m (40-feet).
■ ELECTRICALLY SHIELDED When grounded properly, prevents excessive accumulation of static electricity
■ REDUCED COSTS Less than schedule 80 carbon steel Does not require protective coatings
OIL AND GAS
Bondstrand max. 1.85 min. 0.9
PE max. 1.6 min. 1.0
PA max. 2.0 min. 1.25
Duplex max. 3.0 min. 1.35
IT CAN TAKE IT
Bondstrand® is corrosion and chemical resistant*. It is inert to bacterial growth and does not deteriorate with age, maintaining excellent flow characteristics during the lifetime of the system. The low absolute roughness of the inner surface and the large cross-sectional area result in a significantly lower pressure drop than for example same size Schedule 40 carbon steel. The epoxy resin/ fiberglass matrix never requires cathodic protection against corrosive soil conditions and stray current electrolysis.
THE COST-EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE
Compared installed cost of a 150mm (6”) 75 bar (1050 PSI) pipe system. The cost of carbon steel is taken as 100%. Carbon steel 1.0
■ Maximum installed cost ■ Minimum installed cost
* A full listing of corrosion resistance capabilities is available
WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS
Our corrosion-resistant pipe systems can be used in a wide range of applications. From general industrial services and oil & gas, to offshore, marine and fuel handling. Also special pipe systems were designed for fire protection and caissons for offshore platforms. Typical application areas are: INDUSTRY ● Chemical processing ● Corrosive liquid transmission ● Desalination ● District heating ● Fire water / fire protection ● Food, medical and cosmetic applications ● Steam condensate return ● General water service ● Brine transmission OIL & GAS ● Flow lines ● Oil & gas gathering ● Oil & gas transmission ● Water injection and separation ● Salt water disposal ● Water transmission ● Tubing & casing ● Fire water / fire protection OFFSHORE ● Cooling water ● Fire water / fire protection ● Produced water ● Potable water ● Drainage ● Sewerage ● Caissons / column piping MARINE ● Ballast ● Cargo ● Crude oil washdown ● Effluent ● Fire water / fire protection ● Inert gas transmission ● Sanitary service ● Vent FUEL HANDLING ● Fuel depots ● Jet fuel handling ● Service stations
IT CAN TAKE THE PRESSURE
Bondstrand® and Centron® pipe systems are cost-effective solutions for high-pressure pipeline systems for oil and gas services such as gathering lines, subsea flow lines and water injection lines. Bondstrand® SSL With a new revolutionary technology of encapsulated high-tensile steel in a GRE jacket, Bondstrand® SSL enables operating pressures up to almost 400 bar (5750 PSI), far higher than conventional non-metallic materials. Ideal for the most demanding applications in corrosive environments including carrying crude oil, salt and sour water. Bondstrand® 3400 and Centron® The technically advanced filament wound construction of Bondstrand® 3400 and Centron® SP/SPH pipes allows for tubing and casing with deep hole capabilities over 3 km (10.000 ft.) and operating pressures of up to 245 bar (3500 PSI). ■ Fast, reliable make-up, no adhesive required ■ Flow characteristics 1.5 times better than comparable steel ■ Low solids build-up and low pressure drop ■ Excellent resistance to abrasion and wear ■ Exceptional corrosion resistance ■ Exceptional pressure and axial load capabilities
IT CAN TAKE THE HEAT
Epoxy pipe Bondstrand can be used for systems which are normally water filled without additional passive fire protection. Fire exposure will cause the outer surface of the pipe to char, but the inner piping is able to perform, stabilized by the water. Epoxy pipe with intumescent coating For dry services where epoxy pipe is preferred, an outer layer of passive fire protection can be used. Intumescent coatings can be applied in the field (unreinforced) or in the factory (reinforced or unreinforced) to provide the fire endurance needed. The coating also provides very high resistance to damage and may be considered for areas where the piping is vulnerable to impact. Flame-retardant Flame-Retardant means the ability to retard burning and extinguish the flame once the flame source is removed. Bonstrand pipe meets rigorous requirements with respect to flame spread and fire endurance.
Ameron is a leading producer of GlassfiberReinforced Epoxy (GRE) pipe systems with manufacturing facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Ameron offers the world’s most comprehensive line of GRE pipe products for industry, oil & gas, offshore, marine and fuel handling applications. CUSTOMER SUPPORT Ameron provides a high degree of customer support through a network of sales offices, supply houses, stocking distributors and sales representatives in more than 100 countries. This is supported by central research and development facilities, to meet customer requirements. EXPERTISE AT EVERY STAGE Ameron offers advice at every stage, from project planning to installation. With advanced software, Ameron can offer assistance in design, calculations and engineering. Ameron field service engineers are available to assist the nominated contractor throughout the project. WORLDWIDE APPROVALS Ameron is committed to Total Quality Management and conforms to the international ISO 9001 standard and holds many approvals such as API 15LR and API 15HR.
AMERON OFFERS THE WORLD’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE SELECTION OF ADHESIVE-BONDED, THREADED AND MECHANICAL JOINING SYSTEMS FOR GLASSFIBER REINFORCED EPOXY (GRE) PIPE
QUICK-LOCK® An adhesive-bonded joint with straight spigot and tapered bell. The integral pipe stop in the Quick-Lock bell ensures accurate laying lengths in close tolerance piping. Available in sizes 25-400 mm (1-16 in). TAPER/TAPER An adhesive-bonded joint with matching tapered male and female ends offering superior joint strength by controlled adhesive thickness. Available in sizes 50-1000 mm (2-40 in). KEY-LOCK® A self-restrained, easy to install, mechanical joint utilising 1, or 2 locking keys, depending on pressure requirements. Employing one O-ring to provide sealing. Available in sizes 50-1000 mm (2-40 in). COIL-LOCK® A self-restrained mechanical joint offering quick assembly with ductile spiral locking key between male and female. Two O-ring seals can be easily tested at assembly. Available in sizes 50-1000 mm (2-40 in). DOUBLE O-RING A mechanical joint offering quick assembly between male and female ends. Two ”O“ rings are employed to provide sealing. Available in sizes 25-900 mm (1-36 in). CENTRON PROPRIETARY 4 RD A 4 round threaded joint offering quick assembly between male and female ends. An ”O“ ring is employed to provide optimal sealing. Available in sizes 50-200 mm (2-8 in). An EUE 8 RD joint is also available in sizes 11/2 - 41/2 in (tubing), 41/2 - 95/8 in (casing) and 2-8 in (line pipe). FLANGES One-piece flanges and Van Stone-type flanges with loose flange rings. Available in sizes 25-1000 mm (1-40 in).
AMERON BONDSTRAND® GLASSFIBER REINFORCED EPOXY PIPE SYSTEMS
Series Maximum operating temperature (°C) (°F)
Maximum operating pressure (Bar) (PSI) 75 245 398 1050 3500 5750
Nominal pipe size (mm) 25-1000 50-250 200-1000 (inch) 1-40 2-10 8-40
121 93 121
250 200 250
Fiberglass-Composite Pipe Group Headquarters Ameron International Fiberglass-Composite Pipe Division 9720 Cypresswood Drive, Suite 325 Houston, Texas 77070, U.S.A. Phone: +1 832 912 8282 Fax: +1 832 912 9393 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.ameron-fpg.com U.S.A. Ameron International 1004 Ameron Road P.O. Box 878 Burkburnett, Texas 76364 U.S.A. Phone: +1 940 569 1471 Fax: +1 940 569 2764 Europe Ameron B.V. Fiberglass-Composite Pipe P.O. Box 6 4190 CA Geldermalsen The Netherlands Phone: +31 345 587 587 Fax: +31 345 587 561 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Asia Ameron (Pte) Ltd. No. 7A, Tuas Avenue 3 Jurong Singapore 639407 Phone: +65 6861 6118 Fax: +65 6862 1302/6861 7834 E-mail: email@example.com
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