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Overview of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Systems, also known as fiber reinforced linings, are composite materials commonly used to reinforce infrastructure, including steel piping, in the oil and gas and other process industries. They are made of polymer matrices and reinforced with fibers.

FRP is frequently used to reinforce existing pipelines that have deteriorated over time; though they can also be used to correct design or construction errors in new pipelines. Of course, they can be used to reinforce other types of structures as well.

The materials used in creating FRP fibers are typically either glass, carbon, or aramid. Less common fibers used to make FRP include paper, wood, or asbestos. The polymer components of FRP are commonly made up of either epoxy, vinylester, or polyester thermosetting plastics, although sometimes phenol formaldehyde resins are used instead.

 

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