Furmanite’s FurmaGlass is the ideal option for repair and strengthening of pipes where damage has gone through-wall.
The strength and stiffness of the glass fibre reinforcement make this ideally suited to lower pressure or smaller diameter lines. FurmaGlass is 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). 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.
FurmaGlass combines the proven performance of fibre glass 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. Each repair is designed to ensure confidence can be placed in the performance of the system. 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, FurmaGlass provides a cost-effective integrity management solution.
The FurmaGlass system utilizes a range of epoxy resins to address different service temperature requirements. The resin and fibre are combined on site meaning the system is very versatile in terms of geometries which can be repaired. The system can be used to provide strengthening and repair or to provide a robust corrosion protection layer in where paint coatings may be insufficient.