Filament Wound Epoxy Tubing Has a High Strength To Weight Ratio


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Uses for Filament wound epoxy tubing offers a high strength-to-weight ratio, superior electrical insulation properties and corrosion resistance. Special resin formulations and filament winding patterns have been developed to meet the requirements of different applications.

The underlying structure for filament wound epoxy tubes is fiberglass fiber yarn which has been impregnated with an insulating colloidal compound made of epoxy resin and other resins. The material has a high temperature resistance class which is Class H and excellent mechanical properties. It is suitable for use as the main insulation of dry-type transformers, on-load tap-changers, arresters, reactors, SF6 transformers and other products.

It is also extremely flexible, has a high strength to weight ratio, and can be machined to close tolerances, is impervious to damage from impact, and oxidation. It is suitable for high-pressure applications, such as storage tanks for liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) or fuel oil.

A variety of lengths, sizes, and wall thicknesses are available in a variety of sizes and materials that will suit the majority of applications. It can also endure moisture, heat and internal pressure loads. It can be molded, machined, and laminated to meet your particular requirements.

Master Bond offers a broad range of epoxy resin systems for the fabrication of filament wound composite components. They can be used in hoop, spiral or polar winding patterns. They accommodate high fiber-to-resin ratio and permit precise fiber orientations at different mandrel speeds for rotation.

Oven/autoclave curing epoxy coated/impregnated reinforced fibers such as carbon, glass, aramid and boron are uniformly precisely wrapped around an spherical, cylindrical, conical rotating mandrel automatically to produce composite structures. These hollow tubing structures have thin walls, light-weight, high mass to strength ratios, dimensional stability , and dielectric properties. They are utilized for filter housings and bushings as well as high voltage insulation, driveshafts, rolls and wastewater treatment components and pipelines.

They are produced using the latest filament winding software, which calculates the fiber placement as well as wind angle according to the design requirements. A steep wind angle (hoop) offers rigidity and radial strength, while a lower angle pattern (helix) offers crush strength and tensile strength.

This allows a higher degree of consistency than a human could manage. This allows for a consistent wall thickness and straightness in the final product.

Beetle Plastics produces FRP pipes, FRP ductwork, and tanks in a variety sizes wall thicknesses, wall thicknesses, and materials that can meet your requirements. These ductwork and pipes are extremely resistant to corrosion thanks to the top quality resin/glass layering.

Filament-wound tubes are extremely tough and can be machined to very tight tolerances. They can be joined with aluminum, stainless steel and copper.

Epoxy resin is a powerful adhesive that bonds to various surfaces and is simple to work with. It is a popular choice for bonding to metals glass, plastics and other materials. If properly stored it can have a long shelf-life.

Epoxy resins offer many benefits over polyester. They have a greater shear strength and better ability to machine. They also have less odors and chemical resistance. They are available in a variety of colors and can easily be mixed to create new or customized colors.

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