A 100-year old riveted steel penstock in ahydroelectric power plant was repaired with carbon FRP.
This corrugated metal pipe culvert near Cairns, Australia was completed in June 2015. Thanks to StifPipe™ Technology, this project was easily completed.
29 deteriorated pipes in Aguirre Power Plant for Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority (PREPA)were repaired with the Award-Winning StifPipe™technology.
This is the longest project for repair of pipelines with FRP (1.1 miles x 84 inch diameter) and it was recognized by two international awards.
This video shows how the new InfinitPipe®technology can be used to construct a new pipeline or repair and retrofit existing corroded or leaking pipes.
The first prototype of the Mobile Manufacturing Unit (MMU) for construction of InfinitPipe®was completed in October 2014 to build an 8-inch (200-mm) diameter pipe that can resist a pressure of over 500 psi (35 bar).
In an amazing application PipeMedic® laminate is used to close a 24-inch gap in a natural gas pipe; the pipe was later tested successfully to a pressure of 250 psi!. The field application of this system for PSE&G received the 2011 Trenchless Technology Project of the Year Award.
Rare time lapse video of the FRP Construction team in action, repairing a culvert using carbon fiber reinforced polymer (FRP). FRP Construction is the specialty installation company of QuakeWrap, Inc., the original developers of structural repair using carbon FRP systems. This video is courtesy of FRP Construction, LLC.
The challenges of remotely repairing a high pressure gas pipe were overcome in this project. Later, Trenchless Technology awarded this venture the Project of the Year award (2011).