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Pipex px® GRE Spools for Drillships

Pipex px® GRE Spools for Drillships

This project involved the design manufacture and supply of Glass Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) spools for a drill ship engine room.

The vessels metallic engine room had suffered with galvanic corrosion and the client required an innovative and long term solution.  A third party electronic survey was completed on the pipe system and the subsequent results enabled Pipex px® design teams to design replacement spools.  AutoCAD designs were submitted for the client’s approval prior to fabrication of the replacement spools.

24 No. spools were supplied in Bondstrand 2000M GRE materials ranging in size from 5” to 16” to a design pressure of 12bar, prior to shipment Pipex px® also hydro-tested all spools to 10bar for one hour.

Spools were fabricated to clients exact specification and in order to achieve the required dimensions in GRE Pipex px® used a combination of standard GRE fittings combined with specially fabricated elbows and reducers.

Additional benefits of Pipex px® GRE products include;

  • Lightweight enabling fast track installation
  • High corrosion & temperature resistance
  • Design life expectancy of 60+ years dependant on application
  • Designed to meet client exact specification
  • Resists the build up of FOGs (Fats, Oil & Grease)

For further information on Pipex px® FRP, GRE and Bondstrand® products please contact us on 01752 581200 or via email at

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