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NOV Red Thread Pipe

NOV Red Thread Website: https://www.nov.com/products/red-thread-iia-fiberglass-pipe

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About NOV:

Every day, the oil and gas industry's best minds put more than 150 years of experience to work to help our customers achieve lasting success. We have the people, capabilities, and vision to serve the needs of a challenging and evolving industry. One the world can't live without. We believe in service above all because our singular goal is to move our customers' business forward. This drives us to anticipate our customers' needs and work with them to deliver the finest products and services on time and on budget.

A Discussion of NOV Piping Advantages

There are two fundamental types of plastic manufacturing that are distinguished by the type of resin that they use. Thermoplastics and thermosets. Both plastics belong to the group called polymers because of the characteristics of the resins.

The characteristic of thermoplastics is that they can be heated and melted and then reformed, either into its original form or into a totally different form. That's why, for example, single use plastic water bottles can be recycled and reformed into park benches for example.

Examples of thermoplastics are all the so-called "poly-s": polyethylene, polystyrene, polyurethane. All flex hose products and some sump products use thermoplastic resins.

The characteristic of thermosets are that once they are manufactured into a specific form, that form can only be broken down by being burned. The resin in thermoset is "set" in its form forever unless burned.

The FRP thermoset technology, using glass fibers for re-enforcement, was developed during WWII. Large scale use of FRP technology began in 1964.

Thermoset resin products get their strength from the glass re-enforcement, as in "fiber glass re-enforced plastic": FRP.

The thermoplastic people get their added strength by "layering". Thermoplastic hose products = "strength through bulk", layer upon layer.

FRP tanks and pipe get their strength from the glass fiber re-enforcement. The tensile strength of glass is 1000 psi.

The original FRP pipe installations are still in place decades after installation. 150,000,000 feet of FRP pipe has been installed in the past year 65 years. Glass is actually a better re-enforcement technology than even steel because glass has the ability to flex before "breaking" and has approximately the same tensile strength as steel.

Therefore, NOV FRP pipe and tank products use a proven technology that is 80 years old and has been used to transport and store petroleum products in the ground for over 55 years.

And NOV resins are built for all fuels, present and future. And if we've learned one thing from history, it's that the future is uncertain. Do you want pipe that's "layered" and can delaminate and grow under ground? Or do you want pipe that as strong as steel and never corrodes?


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