Metal piping has to be replaced two or three times during the average life of a vessel, thereby costing two or three times that of the original investment. When labour costs, downtime and the maintenance costs are added to this, the total could easily be more than six times the original investment. |
Bondstrand Glassfiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) piping systems from Ameron can last the life of a vessel. They are especially designed for shipboard service using highly corrosion resistant epoxy. The pipes are reinforced throughout with tough glassfiber strands creating a lightweight, strong, corrosionresistant pipe that meets most standards for shipboard systems.
Glassfiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) pipe can be installed for less of the cost than Schedule 80 Carbon Steel piping systems. The adhesive joining system eliminates the need for certified welders, or special welding techniques. The light weight of the pipe also eliminates the need of expensive lifting equipment.