High Pressure Composite Repair – FurmaCarbon – Capabilities.
- ST Resin – Maximum Service Temperature 80°C 176°F
- HT Resin – Maximum Service Temperature 133°C 271°F
- UHT Resin – Maximum Service Temperature 210°C 410°F
Maximum service pressure is dependent on diameter of pipe, design temperature and thickness of repair applied. The majority of applications will be at up to 100bar (1500psi), but current experience exceeds 200bar (3000psi).
The FurmaCarbon system utilises a range of epoxy resins to address different service temperature requirements. Two fabric styles have been qualified to ensure the full capacity of the high performance fibres can be utilised. One style (Quad) is ideal for medium pressure components and tees, the other (Biax) is ideal for high pressure and larger diameter pipelines including elbows and reducers. An initial layer of fibre glass is applied to control the performance of the bond and ensure full corrosion protection is achieved.
The resin and fibre are combined on site meaning the system is very versatile in terms of geometries which can be repaired.