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Our cost effective, lightweight and corrosion resistant Bondstrand GRE piping systems are suitable for both the acidic waste water produced through the exhaust gas scrubbing process, as well as the seawater supply to the scrubber.
Bondstrand Glassfiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) systems are cost-effective, maintenance-free and light weight solutions designed to provide a corrosion-free and erosion-free operation during the service life of the vessel.
We offer 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.).
Bondstrand pioneered the use of GRE (glass fiber reinforced epoxy) piping in marine applications in the early 1990’s. This effort resulted in the IMO issuing Resolution A.753(18) identifying the “Guidelines for the Application of Plastic Pipes on Ships” in November 1993. This document allowed replacement of heavy, corrosion-prone steel pipe in many applications. Weight and life cycle costs have been dramatically reduced where GRE piping has been used. This is particularly the case where offshore projects reach a critical weight limit or access to piping is next to impossible, such as in many double-hull vessels. API Standard 14G identifies the expected life of GRE piping to be a minimum of 30 years. Many Bondstrand systems are likely to prove that expectation to be low.
Bondstrand Marine products are applicable in systems ranging from fire protection (both wet and dry) to ballast lines, deck drains to engine room cooling water. Available features include electrical conductivity, factory applied passive fire protection (PFP) to several different levels of fire endurance and choice to include a corrosion resistant liner. Products are Type Approved to pressures up to 25 bar (360 psi.) in diameters ranging from 1” to 40” (25 to 1000 mm.). Other products can be submitted for Case Approval to meet project needs.
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