FRP Build and Repair

Custom prefabricated FRP Pipe for paper mill

What is FRP?

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is an engineered composite commonly used in chemical processing, pulp and paper, and power generation settings. It is a durable, reliable option for the structural needs of highly demanding environments. 

Universal Blastco’s specialized FRP team focuses solely on custom fabrication, installation, repairs, and inspections. This team also maintains a fabrication shop where they manufacture piping nozzles, flanges, and custom pieces to fit your specific needs. Because of their flexibility, our FRP team can prepare for planned outages and is ready to respond to any emergency your project may face.

With our experience, we understand that each project has a unique set of requirements. We work closely with our customers to develop solutions that fit the needs of your specific operation. We are ready to help with design, engineering, manufacturing, on-site installation, erection, and maintenance services.

In addition to FRP solutions, we also have vast experience working with many other engineered composites. These include vinyl ester resins, polyester resins, furan resins, silica carbide additive resins, fiberglass-reinforced additive resins, and conductive additives.

 

FRP Services

  • Fiberglass – repair, fabricate, install, manufacture, retrofit, new construction
  • Liners – abrasive resistant, fiberglass, high temperature
  • Custom fabrication – carbon fiber, fiberglass
  • Plastic welding – hot hand-gas welding, extrusion welding, fusion welding
  • Dual laminate piping and fittings – plastic interior is incredibly abrasion resistant
  • Fiberglass/Dual Laminate Tanks – repairs, constructing small rectangular and cylindrical tanks
  • Repair services for fiberglass – filter plates, pipes, components
  • Piping – hand layup, filament wound, dual laminate, etc.

 

Fiberglass Structures We Commonly Build and Repair:

  • Absorbers
  • Containments
  • Cooling towers
  • Covers
  • Crossovers
  • Dampers
  • Ductwork
  • Filter press plates
  • Filtrate, stock
  • Hoods
  • Nozzle inserts
  • Recirculation water systems
  • Scrubbers
  • Slurry lines
  • Solid waste and ash systems
  • Sump pits/trenches
  • Stacks
  • Piping
  • Tanks
  • Vessels
  • Washer hoods

Field Work

  • Pipe repairs
    • Assess, recommend & complete the repair
    • Can make repairs during active leaks with limited pressure
    • Pipe wraps (over metallic & non-metallic)
  • Line breaks
    • Hazardous and non-hazardous
  • Inspections
    • Including thorough reporting and repair recommendation
  • Relines
    • Of tanks and vessels
    • Abrasion resistant linings
  • Plastic welding
    • Polypropylene, HDPE, PVC/CPVC, PVDF, FEP/PFA, Teflon

 

Outages

  • Manpower to accommodate large outages
  • Scheduling and planning expertise to have crews working on multiple different tasks concurrently
  • Prepared to take on any additional work identified during the outage
  • Can pre-fabricate components to install during outage
  • Will work around the clock
  • Tool trailer – break room, has all the tools for any needs that may come up
  • Safety first
  • Inspections (such as UT testing, Boriscope, core samples, etc.)
  • Support for changes in scope such as line breaks metal repairs, riggings, etc.

 

Repair Services

  • Repair of: filter plates, piping, flanges, dual laminate piping, washers, tanks, vessels, sump pits, secondary containments, liners,
  • Evaluate design flaws and recommended/repair

Filter plates repair/refurbishment:

  • Short turnaround and cost effective compared to replacing
  • Evaluate, repair/refurbish and ship back to you
  • Can fabricate customized modifications

 

Emergency Work

  • 24/7 – prepared to start fabricating in shop or sending crews to jobsite
  • Shop stocked with inventory of piping, flanges, resin, glass, etc. readily available
  • Will help you determine a temporary repair to keep you running, or plan for a permanent fix
  • Experience in managing mass damage

 

Shop Work

  • Located in Delco, NC
  • Staffed with qualified laminators and plastic welders
  • Vast variety of resin inventory in stock for quick turnarounds to support shopwork, field applications and emergency repairs

Services:

  • Wind fiberglass piping
  • Fabricate fittings, components, flat sheet panels, custom needs
  • Build dual laminate piping and components
  • Repair or refurbish of parts (we can manage shipping to and from your facility)
  • Fabricate fiberglass and dual laminate spools
  • Pre-build components for outages or upcoming projects
  • Filter plate refurbishment and repair

 

frp saddle on pipe

repairing a fiberglass spool

Fiberglass pipe going into tile tank at paper mill.

Custom prefabricated FRP Pipe for paper mill

Prefabricated fiberglass elbows

fabricating a fiberglass pipe

flanges installed on fiberglass pipe

u shaped frp piping at paper mill