Why Use Fiberglass - FRP ?

Corrosion Resistance

 Excellent resistance to a variety of fluidic systems
Additional liners and coating not usually required
Biggest distinguishing factor over conventional pipe 

Strength-to-Weight Ratio

 Very high ratio - excellent efficiency
Surpasses cast iron, steel, stainless steel and concrete 

Fatigue Endurance

 Better fatigue endurance limits than metals
Flatter S-N curve characteristics 

Lightweight Construction Materials

 Comparable pipe weight 10 % of concrete pipe
Comparable pipe weight 25 % of steel pipe
Lower shipping, handling and transportation weight
Reduced energy requirements due to lower weight 

Electrical Conductivity

 Non-conductive electrical properties
Conductive properties may be tailored into design 

Dimensional Stability

 Maintains critical dimensional tolerances well 

Low Maintenance

 Cost: Does not undergo corrosive attack over time
Easier to clean and maintain smooth wall conditions
Minimal environmental protection required 

Complex Shapes

 Highly adaptable to complex shapes and contours
More adaptable than conventional materials 

 **From CF Magazine Feb. 02 by Scott W. Beckwith