Bondstrand NOV Fiber Glass Piping
Bondstrand Glassfiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) systems are cost-effective, maintenance-free and light wight solutions designed to provide a corrosion- free and erosion-free operation during the service life of the vessel.
The many advantages of Bondstrand GRE Pipe systems:
- Durable and corrosion resistant
Bondstrand GRE piping is highly resistant to corrosion caused by saltwater, chemicals, residues and bacteria. Similarly, it resists external corrosion even in aggressive marine environments.
- Light weight-easy to install
Bondstrand GRE pipe weighs only a quarter that of steel of pipes and is easy to install without the need of heavy installation equipment.
- Low installation and operating cost
Installation costs of Bondstrand GRE pipe systems are lower than those for carbon steel, resulting in comparable total installed cost when product costs are factored in. Lower operating costs, due to superior hydraulic performance, reducing energy costs, are realized with Bondtstrand. Additionally, should system modifications or repairs be necessary, they can be performed without disrupting the vessel operation as not “hot work” (welding) is required.
- Wide range of systems
NOV Fiber Glass Systems offers a complete range of pipe systems in a variety of diameters and pressure classes for many different applications. Pipe systems are available in diameters up to 1000 mm (40 inch) and standard lengths up to 12 m (40 ft.).
- No contamination
Bondstrand GRE does not rust or scale and is resistant to marine fouling. These features also contribute to the cost savings and reduced needs for maintenance.