Fiberbond

Fiberbond was developed in 1981 from the discoveries made during a special U.S. Navy program aimed at improving the general design and durability of fiberglass pipe for shipboard service.

The main applications for Fiberbond® products are in the offshore oil and gas industry, chemical and petrochemical industry, pulp and paper industry and marine industry.

The Fiberbond® product is an alternative to stainless steels, copper-nickel pipe, other alloys and other reinforced and non-reinforced plastics at temperatures up to 121° C and pressures up to 290psig (20.0 bar).

Fiberbond® Piping Systems are designed, produced, installed, tested and certified as complete systems and are suitable for new construction, expansion, and retrofit projects.

Fiberbond® Engineered Composite Piping Systems
All Fiberbond® products use a glass-fiber reinforcement bound in a resin matrix. The glass-fibers provide the strength and the resin matrix provides the superior corrosion resistance. Together, the composite attains the excellent properties of both components. Fiberbond® products are filament wound products using a winding angle of 54°, which is the principal axis of loading for internal pressure. Fiberbond® Series 20HV, 20FR-E, 20FR16, 20FR20, 20JF, 20JF16, and 110FW among others, utilize this winding pattern.

The resin systems used vary from isophthalic polyesters and epoxy vinyl esters to specialty resins for custom applications. The glass reinforcement includes filament rovings and unidirectional and bi-directional woven products.

Fiberbond® Custom Piping Systems
In addition to the Fiberbond® Fiberglass and Advanced Composite Piping Series, we also offer a custom line of piping systems. Fiberbond® custom products are pipe systems engineered by Future Pipe Industries to meet individual customer specifications. By customizing the system, an optimum pipe product is produced saving the customer time and material. Fiberbond products can also be made to include specific characteristics, such as fire endurance, electrical conductivity, as well as low smoke and low products of combustion.

Fiberbond is suitable to be used across a number of applications

  • Sea water systems
  • Heavy duty chemical
  • Column piping
  • Open drain headers
  • Ballast piping
  • Firewater systems
  • Caustic services
  • Chlorine headers
  • Brine piping
  • Acid lines

Advantages of Fiberbond® Piping Systems

  • Corrosion Resistant - both internally and externally
  • Lightweight
  • Design Flexibility
  • Economical
  • Excellent Flow Properties
  • Low Heat Transfer Properties
  • No Glue Joints - the FIBERBOND® TigerWrap™ is a proprietary butt wrap lamination system that can be visually inspected and tested for degree of cure prior to hydrotesting
  • Excellent Fire Endurance - without the use of fire blankets, insulation, intumescent coatings, or phenolic resins
  • Type Approvals - from ABS, Lloyds, DNV and the USCG
  • Electrically Conductive Products, when needed - grounding system is more reliable and easier to install than a discrete-conductive filament system
  • Design Catalogs – now available in Aveva's V PDMS and eventually Bentley Open Plant

Engineering Data

  • Engineering Guide - Our general engineering guide applies to all FIBERBOND® Fiberglass piping products. The guide contains design information on how to deal with expansion, supports, hydraulics, and other engineering issues.
  • Installation Specifications - This section contains commonly requested excerpts from the FIBERBOND® Installation Specifications, IS.E10. Information includes recommended flange torques, recommended bolt lengths, and u-bolt and riser clamp dimensions.

ChevronTexaco “Genesis”

Mobil “Zafiro Producer”

Shell “Mars”

Shell “West Delta 143A & B”