Plastic- and Fiberglass-Reinforced Pipe Research
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has provided studies in the area of plastic- and fiber-glass-reinforced pipe (FRP) products for several decades. Continuing a multi-year program for the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), our experienced, multidisciplinary research teams have developed plastic pipe repair methods, inspection techniques, and fracture behavior analysis methods. Recent innovations for the gas and petroleum industries include:
Specialized capabilities at SwRI for plastic pipe and FRP testing and evaluation include:
SwRI studies oil field fiberglass tubing samples under interior pressure/tension conditions at maximum operating temperatures.For more information about plastic- and fiberglass-reinforced pipe research, contact Carl Popelar, Phone (210) 522-5427, (210) 522-6965, Telex 244846, Mechanical Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, P.O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510.