Our dedicated Technology Division leads all innovation, testing, Research and Development activities and is constantly evolving based on Customer feedback and Market requirements.
We work closely with numerous International Standards Organisations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), European Standards (EN), British Standard Institute (BSI), Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) to continuously enhance our composite pipes performance and ensure full compliance against industry best practices and standards.
Our continuous filament winding technology is the most proven in the composite pipe industry. Pipes are produced on a continuous filament winding machine. This machine consists of a mandrel composed of a helical wound continuous steel band, supported by beams forming a cylindrical shape. As the formed mandrel turns creating a multi-layered structural wall of the required thickness.
The continuous winding process enables us to manufacture pipes with diameters up to
DN 4000 mm.
Pipes are produced using the helical (reciprocal) filament winding process by which impregnated glass fiber reinforcement with resin are applied onto a precision steel mandrel in a prescribed pattern. Repeated application of wetted fibers results in a multi-layered structural wall construction of the required thickness.
The helical winding process enables us to manufacture pipes with diameters up to
DN 1600 mm.
Our Reinforced Thermo Plastic (RTP) technology, also referred to as Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP), produces fully bonded pipe manufactured in continuous lengths up to 1000m/3280 ft. It is the latest technology in the market and combining three thermoplastic layers; a thermoplastic (HDPE) liner, reinforced by a helically wrapped tape containing continuous fiber (uni-directional) in a HDPE matrix, and protected by a thermoplastic outer coating (or “jacket”). All three layers are melt-fused together ensuring a faultless bond. The pipe is flexible and is spooled onto reels.
Future Pipe Industries testing facilities, located in Dubai and the Netherland, are staffed with over 50 experienced Ph.D. Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians working on product, machinery, and process design and improvements.
Over 500 tests are conducted annually addressing product long-term testing including Hydrostatic Design Basis (HDB), Ring Bending, Strain Corrosion, Creep, UEWS (ultimate Elastic Wall Stress), Survival Testing, and Abrasion and Impact resistance. These tests are executed using highly specialized automated in-house testing equipment with 24/7 data logging system to ensure accuracy in according with international standards including ISO, ASTM , BS, API and many others. Our long-term testing equipment has over 80 pressure points for simultaneous sample testing with a capability of up to 700 bars and 150°C.
In addition, FPI collaborates on R&D projects in the Composites field with renowned Universities, Organizations, and Research Centers.