Consolidated Pipe & Supply owns and operates its own Fusion Bond Epoxy Coating Facility.
For the construction of the Birmingham FBE Plant, we applied 53 years of coating experience into the design. CPS’s Coatings Division provides continuous information on what happens to piping materials once coated and exposed to the elements for a few hours, a few days, or many years. This knowledge has helped us establish and maintain stringent corrosion protection checkpoints throughout our Fusion Bonding facilities.
Our corrosion inhibiting process:
1. Detailed cleaning and surface prep to eliminate oxidation and impurities that could compromise the coating
2. Create a bare, textured surface so the pipe will better accept the epoxy application
3. Heat pipe to nearly 500 degrees in our gas-fired furnace to liquefy epoxy, so it will evenly adhere to the pipe
4. Test coating thickness and electrically test to reveal any imperfections that could lead to corrosion