High Pressure Composite Repair (FurmaCarbon)

High Pressure Composite Repair – FurmaCarbon – Capabilities.

Maximum Temperatures

  • 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.





Furmanite’s FurmaCarbon is the high performance option for repair and strengthening of pipes even where damage has gone through-wall.

The ultimate strength and stiffness provided by the carbon fibre reinforcement enable applications at pressures ranging from 10 bar (15psi) to over 200bar (3000psi). Repairs can be applied to flat surfaces, tank walls, tank floors as well as pipes, tees, reducers, elbows and other components. The system can carry internal pressure and vacuum loads as well as axial loads, bending moments and shear loads.

FurmaCarbon combines the high performance of carbon fibre reinforcement with the high bond strength and chemical resistance of epoxy resins to produce a system that can be used for the repair of pipes, even when damage has gone throughwall. Supplied in accordance with the requirements of ISO TS 24817 and ASME PCC-2 Article 4.1 and Type Approved by Lloyd’s Register (certificate reference 14/00009), each repair is designed to ensure confidence can be placed in the performance of the system. In addition to the testing specified by these guidance notes, the repair system has been tested to prove long term suitability for pipeline repair (including extensive pressure cycling) and the repair of dents. The competence of installers is demonstrated through an externally-approved training course and tracking of experience of each technician.

The combination of hole size that can be sealed with the temperature and pressure of service is assessed in accordance with these guidance documents based on the wide range of validation testing completed. Ideal for local repairs, renovation of entire lines or even corrosion protection, FurmaCarbon provides a cost-effective integrity management solution for demanding applications.

Furmanite - Innovative since 1920

Leak Sealing process developed leak-sealing-developed_thumb 01/01/1920

Furmanite Leak-Sealing process is Developed The under pressure Leak Sealing process is developed by Eugene Clay Furman at the Newport …

First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit old-furmanite-leak-sealing-equipment 01/01/1924

First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit The first do-it-yourself Leak Sealing kits were developed and marketed by Clay Furman and while they …

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Long Standing Relationships US customer reference list that includes individual war ships in the US Navy, US steel companies and …

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1st Patent is filed in 1927 The Furmanite patent for the leak sealing process filed in 1927 was the first …

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Furmanite moves Overseas First overseas agents appointed to market the leak Sealing kits including in the United Kingdom and Euro…

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Price List from 1926 Table detailing costs of allowing a steam leak based on $4 per ton for “Long coal”. …

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Furmanite is thinking global A brief history of the United Kingdom Company written by A W Forsyth (OBE) in September 1973 …

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New Direction Alan Forsyth, acting as a consultant to Furmanite Engineering (1929) advised the Board to move from selling low …

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Never to compromise on the high quality A brief history of the United Kingdom Furmanite organisation written by Joyce Hainsworth, the …

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Best in the business were called Furmanite successfully seals nitrous oxide leakage on the Space Shuttle “Discovery” pre launch September …

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Start of Modern Furmanite The common shares of Furmanite were acquired by Kaneb Inc on 24th January 1991. Furmanite remains …

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Acquisition of Flow-Serve GSG Division Furmanite as part of Xanser Corporation acquired the General Services Group (GSG) of Flow-Serve corporation …

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Corporate Name Change Xanser Corporation (NYSE:XNR) changed the company’s name to Furmanite Corporation, and the company’s shares were traded on …

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Furmanite Corporation Acquires Self Leveling Machining Technology Furmanite expanded  its global on-site machining capabilities through the acquisition of Self Leveling …


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