NOV Fiber glass systems is the leading worldwide manufacturer of fiberglass reinforced thermosetting resin pipe products used primarily for onshore and offshore corrosion control, in an extensive range of low to high pressure applications.
Wenco is the licensed distributor in Australia of NOV FGS products.
FGS piping systems employ a variety of epoxy and vinyl ester resins and corrosion barriers. This integration of innovation and quality achieves optimum performance characteristics for virtually any harsh applications. FGS piping engineers' and fabricators' expertise specifies the design and manufacture of our joining systems and fittings, incorporating a wide variety of mechanical and bonded systems. These ensure precision installation, optimum system performance, unmatched ease of assembly, and surpass customer requirements.
FGS products solve the problems inherent in traditional materials in tough applications and follow the NOV philosophy of giving our customers a competitive advantage by providing value, innovation and DELIVERING EXPERIENCE.
Fiber Glass installation
Wenco Pty Ltd is specialized in Composite Piping Systems (Fibreglass) GRE, GRP & GRVE. We are the Leading Supplier and Installer of Composite and Mechanical Piping to the Mining, Oil & Gas and Construction Sector Providing Quality Piping Systems across Australia and around the globe. We provide fabrication and installation of fiberglass piping systems to help companies deal with the environmental issues created by the corrosion of steel pipe.
With 40+ years of experience in the fiberglass field Our Piping system has endless application, few listed below:
- Saltwater and seawater lines
- Oil field reinjection systems
- Brackish water lines
- Crude oil transmission lines
- Fire protection systems
- Temporary pipelines
- Potable water lines
- Electrical conduit
- Waste water and sewage systems
- General industrial service for mildly
- Drainage systems corrosive liquids
- Ballast water
- Fresh water
We offer an extensive range of piping services:
- Pipe erection
- Pro spooling and Testing
- On site repair and modifications
- Non-destructive testing (NDT)
- Hydro testing
- Bolt torqueing
- Painting & Coating
- Stress Analysis
Our personnel are trained and qualified to carry out hydro testing of all fabricated and installed piping systems using NATA certified and calibrated testing equipment. Wenco has in-house training facilities with training carried out by an ISO 14692 Part 4 approved and accredited trainer.
- Water & Wastewater Treatment
- Food Processing
- Paper & pulp
- Pigments and Dyestuff
Majority of products are custom-made conforming to the International standards like:
- BS 4994: 1987
- ASTM D 3299 - 81
- ASME - Section X
- ASME RTP-1-2000
- AD 2000 - Merkblatt N1 f. NBS Voluntary Products Standard, PS 15 - 69
The MAIN characteristics of thermosets (literally 'setting under heat') is that they require curing, when they undergo a molecular cross-linking process which is irreversible and renders them infusible. They thus offer high thermal stability, plus good rigidity and hardness and resistance to creep. It also means that, once cured, the resin and its laminate cannot be reprocessed, except by methods of chemical break-down, which are currently under active development. For practical purposes, therefore, cured thermosetting resins can be recycled most effectively if ground to fine particles, when they can be incorporated into new laminates, as cost-effective fillers.
Thermosetting resins have little use as pure resin, but require addition of other chemicals to render them processable. For reinforced plastics, the compounds usually comprise a resin system (with curing agents, hardeners, inhibitors, plasticisers) and fillers and or reinforcement. The resin system provides the 'binder', to a large extent dictating the cost, dimensional stability, heat, chemical resistance and basic flammability. The reinforcement can influence these (particularly heat-and dimensional-stability), but the man effect is on tensile strength and toughness. High-performance fibres, of course, have a fundamental influence on cost.
Special fillers and additives can influence mechanical properties, especially for improvement in dimensional stability, but they are mainly used to confer specific properties, such as flame retardancy, UV stability or electrical conductivity.
Thermosetting resins are normally used in the liquid state and solidify and harden on curing. With some resins it is possible to part-cure and then hold the resin in what is termed the B-stage, for the cure to be completed at later time.
Fiber Glass Commercial Vessel
NOV Fiberglass Systems glass reinforced epoxy piping is chosen for all commercial vessels including specialized vessels, oil tankers, gas carriers, car carriers, bulk carriers, and container vessels. The latest series of large container carriers are all fitted with Bondstrand™ Series 2000M piping.
Over 900 meters of pipes of sizes from 1.5" to 20" are installed on these 18,000 TEUs Container vessels. The Triple E Vessels: Economies of Scale, Energy Efficient and Environmental Efficient, benefit from weight savings of over 54 tons (vs Schedule 40 Carbon Steel Pipe), the light weight translates into fuel economy advantage or higher load capacity.