Maverick has changed the perception of FRP in the mining market. Now, we see FRP as a reliable material for our needs.
Enrique Escobar, Metatron Mining and Energy Solutions
As the world’s population expands, so does the demand for water for consumption, farming and industry. As the demand for renewable sources of fresh water continues to grow, desalination has become a very attractive method for developing renewable sources of water.
Where carbon steel and stainless steel struggle with corrosion concerns, fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) is a natural material solution for seawater services. In smaller diameters, system pressures approaching 2,000 PSI can be achieved in seawater transport pipelines. FRP performs better than all other materials for handling fluids with chlorides in their composition. Maverick has inspected many seawater systems in operation for over 30 years and found them to have substantial remaining life. We have designed FRP seawater systems for an anticipated life of 50 years, in diameters up to 10 feet (3 m).
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A Discussion on Veils and Reinforcements for Longevity
Presented by Darryl Mikulec, P.E., Engineering Manager for Maverick Applied Science. Darryl is currently the Vice Chair of the ASME NPPS NM.2 Design Subgroup for FRP Pressure Piping and is an active member of the NPPS NM.2 Subcommittee and ASME RTP-1 Subcommittee on Design.