According to the manufacturer, Ameron, a new glass-reinforced thermosetting resin pipe, purpose-designed for shipyard use, can eliminate the need to replace metal piping during a vessel's life. The highly corrosion-resistant pipe, Bondstrand Marine RTRP, can be used for crude oil, effluent lines, cargo and stripping lines, tank cleaning systems, ballast and fresh water systems, fuel transfer lines, salt water systems, vent lines, and sounding pipes. The pipe and its fittings are offered in diameters of 50 mm, 76 mm, 101 mm, 152 mm, 203 mm, 254 mm, and 304 mm. Besides offering a highly reliable service, the maker claims Bondstrand Marine RTRP is safer than metal pipe, during both installation and operation, is competitive with carbon steel on installed cost, and is capable of withstanding marine conditins. This ability to withstand such use stems from the materials used and the manufacturing process of the new pipe. It is made by the "filament-winding" method in which strands of tough glass fibre are wound into the resin walls. Every piece of pipe is pressure-tested to 265 lb/sq in., and samples are tested to 600 lb/sq in. The pipe's internal pressure rating is 150 lb/sq in., giving a safety factor of four and its external rating is 35 lb/sq in., providing a safety factor of two. Bondstrand Marine RTRP may be mated to other pipe and shipboard equipment with flanged fittings, which are available along with rubber-gasket mechanised joints.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Accession Number: 00189917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IPC Industrial Press Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM