Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers for pipe structure reinforcement

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Pipe structure reinforcement projects executed with Reinforce™ Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers
Pipe structure reinforcement projects executed with Reinforce™ Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers

Round steel pipeline is mainly aimed for economical transmission of liquid and gas across the country. Corrosion and mechanical damage cause defects such as grooves, thinning, holes, pitting etc. affecting the reliability and durability of the pipeline. Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers are used to reinforce damaged pressure pipelines. It is an effective repairing method to reinforce steel pressure pipes by circular bonding of carbon fiber sheets. Especially for pipelines with defects, the circular stress of internal pressure pipes can be effectively reduced. Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer has a higher `compression` strength than materials like aluminum and steel. This means that carbon fiber handles more pressure than its traditional alternatives. It survives the majority of severe environmental conditions like humidity, rainfall, radiation, chemical exposure, and more.

RELinforce™ product lines can be used to strengthen dilapidated pipes to take the designed internal and external loads with the use of carbon wrap technology. The system comprises high-strength carbon fabric fully saturated with an appropriate resin system or precured laminates to provide required additional strength to existing pipe. RELinforce™ fiber reinforced polymer system is highly durable. The appropriate saturant resin chemistry provides excellent chemical resistance, excellent weatherability and also provides the required additional strength to any damaged structure. It does not change its properties until it is affected by any physical abuse.

Advantages of using Reinforce™ Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers for pipe structure reinforcement

  • Minimizing disruption to the surrounding environment.
  • Can be custom-designed to meet a variety of loading conditions.
  • Light weight.
  • High strength.
  • High temperature resistance.
  • Corrosion resistance.
  • No additional increase in structural size.

RELinforce™ range of products combined with outstanding combinations of properties, such as low weight, immunity to corrosion, excellent mechanical strength and stiffness to tackle the issues on hand with ease. Applied in the form of a flexible fabric during installation, it is then saturated with a resin matrix, allowing it to harden to a very strong material with a strength-to-weight ratio. Reinforce™ range of products offer an engineer a wide range of options combined with outstanding combination of properties, such as low weight, immunity to corrosion, excellent mechanical strength and stiffness to tackle the issues on hand with ease.

About RELinforce™ Carbon wrap & Glass Fiber-reinforced polymer products

RELinforce™ range of Carbon wrap & Glass Fiber-reinforced polymer products are manufactured and supplied under Reliance India’s Composites Solution Division. Reliance Industries Limited is India’s largest private and one of the most profitable private sector companies and the first Indian Fortune 500 company. The company’s operations include designing, manufacturing, commissioning and marketing state-of-the-art composite solutions. Their wide range of products from standard shapes to the most challenging solutions, including custom fabrication and installation that can cater to the emerging needs of various industrial segments.

To know more about the product, visit- https://www.reliancecomposites.com/