Global Processing

Coupling for Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Pipe

July 19, 2010

The coupling for fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) pipe offers efficient installation and is ideal for industrial applications such as fly ash, slurry systems, cooling water, waste water, condensate, mild acids/chemicals, oil lines and drainage systems. The coupling is a revolutionary new technology for joining FRP piping. The coupling engages into pre-manufactured patent pending Advanced Groove System (AGS) grooved built-up FRP pipe ends to form a secure, rigid pipe joint for pressures up to 150 psi/1035 kPa. No additional pipe supports are needed. According to the manufacturer, the coupling can be installed anytime, anywhere and in any weather condition, which prevents unnecessary delays in pipe installation due to inclement weather. The coupling does not require cure time or pipe flow inspection, and no heating blankets or tents are needed for installation during poor weather. No special tools are required to install the couplings. The unit is available in 1-12 inch sizes. The coupling’s housings are constructed of aluminum to reduce weight and provide corrosion resistance. Anodized, epoxy-coated or powder-coated housings are options. The gaskets are available in Grade “E” EPDM, Grade “S” Nitrile or Grade “O” Fluoroelastomer.