Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) pipe coating plants
Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) coating to protect pipes
Pipes are coated with fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) to protect the pipes from corrosion. FBE can be applied in a single layer (generally 300 – 500 microns) or in a double layer, in which the top layer provides extra mechanical strength, a rough surface (to enable easier application of a concrete top coat), or to provide extra resistance against corrosion or soil.
Main difference with the 3-Layer PE coating plants
Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) pipe coating plants have a great deal in common with the 3-Layer PE coating plants. The main difference is the absence of extruders, a shorter cooling section, and usually the absence of pipe end brush cleaners for the cut back.