Our dedicated Technology team work with our customers and listen to their feedback. Innovation, testing and research sees our Technology constantly evolving based on customer and sector needs. The number of applications our products can be used in continues to grow as our technologies advance, opening existing and new markets.
We work closely with numerous standards organisations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), European Standards (EN), British Standard Institute (BSI), Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) to validate our composite pipes against the standards used in the industries in which we operate, assuring you of their acceptance and quality.
Our continuous filament winding technology is the most proven in the composite pipe industry. It consists of a mandrel composed of a helical wound continuous steel band which is supported in a cylindrical shape by beams. As the beams turn, friction pulls the steel band around and roller bearings allow the band to move in longitudinal pipe direction so that the entire mandrel moves continuously in a spiral path towards the exit assembly. The continuous winding process enables us to manufacture up to DN 4000 mm diameter.
The Helical (reciprocal) filament winding is the process of impregnating glass fiber reinforcement with resin, then applying the wetted fibers onto a precision steel mandrel in a prescribed pattern. Repeated application of wetted fibers results in a multi-layered structural wall construction of the required thickness. This provides an exceptionally reliable pipe, particularly suited for the Oil & Gas industry.
Our Reinforced Thermo Plastic (RTP) technology produces fully bonded pipe manufactured in continuous lengths up to 1000m/3280ft (depending on pipe diameter). It is the latest technology in the market and combining three thermoplastic layers; a thermoplastic (HDPE) liner, reinforced by a helically wrapped tape containing continuous fiber (uni-directional) in a HDPE matrix, and optionally protected by a thermoplastic outer coating (or “jacket”). All three layers are melt-fused together ensuring a faultless bond. The pipe is flexible and is spooled onto reels.
This Technology is also referred to as Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP).
This Technology will be commercially available in late 2019. This addition will enhance our extensive product range with this latest technology to offer fully bonded, spoolable pipe.