Pipe Corrosion Protection

26 Nov.,2022


fbe pipe

fusion bond epoxy coating

do not react at normal storage conditions. At typical coating application temperatures, usually in the range of 180° C to 250° C (360° F to 480° F), the contents of the powder melt and transform to a liquid form. The liquid FBE film wets and flows onto the steel surface to which it is applied and soon becomes a solid coating by chemical cross-linking.  This process is assisted by heat and is known as “fusion bonding”. The chemical cross-linking reaction taking place in this case is irreversible. Once the curing takes place, the coating cannot be returned to its original form by any means. Application of further heating will not melt the coating and thus it is known as a thermoset coating.

During the FBE process:

  • the pipe surface is cleaned and heated

  • epoxy powder is electrostatically applied onto the pipe

  • the powder melts onto the pipe and quickly dries into a uniform and controlled thickness 

Resin cross-linking, the hardener components and the application method used in the dry powder

Bayou’s facility is located in New Iberia, Louisiana and is capable of handling 2-inch to 60-inch diameter pipes up to 80 feet in length.