Dynexa GmbH & Co. KG announced the use of glass-fiber-reinforced plastic (GFRP) in pressurized water pipes that absorb high internal pressures. The GFRP pipes are used in, among other things, water treatment and seawater desalination plants.
|Glass-fiber-reinforced plastic in pressurized water pipes allows absorption of high internal pressures. Image courtesy Dynexa.|
The benefits of using GFRP pipes include the following:
- Reduced cleaning costs thanks to the smooth surface, which allows for quick cleaning and longer intervals between cleaning;
- savings on installation costs because of the pipes’ light weight; and
- elimination of high maintenance costs as the GFRP pipes resist corrosion.
Dynexa has been producing GFRP pressure pipes in Laudenbach, Germany, since 2002. They are manufactured in standard 8- and 10-inch sizes, as well as in customer-specific special dimensions. By individually adjusting the wall thickness, the pipes can be designed and produced to match internal pressures, said Dynexa.
These pipes are completed by Dynexa’s customers with plate filters or wound modules, which dissolve and separate dirt or salt particles from the water via reverse osmosis.