Expansion Joints for Fiberglass Reinforced Piping Systems

INTRODUCTION Numerous industries use FRP piping today, including oil and gas, power plants, chemical processing, pulp and paper, and water/wastewater. Fiberglass Reinforced Thermosetting Plastic pipe (FRP) is manufactured with a winding process that combines thermosetting epoxy resins reinforced with continuous glass fibers. The resins provide superior chemical resistance capabilities, while the fiber reinforcement gives the Continue reading

Expansion joints for CCR and ELG Requirements in Coal Fired Power Plants

Federal regulations surrounding coal combustion residuals (CCRs) and effluent limitation guidelines (ELGs) are placing new wastewater treatment requirements on coal-fired power plants. CCR regulations require that plant operators take action to reclaim existing ash ponds while the ELG rules mandate that flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater and bottom ash transport streams are treated to higher Continue reading

HVAC 101: Why Do HVAC Systems Need Expansion Joints?

Authors: Mike Lassas, Vice President – Administration and Rob Coffee, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Proco Products, Inc. HVAC systems are crucial to regulating the indoor temperature  of residential, industrial and commercial structures. These sometimes highly complex HVAC systems not only control internal temperatures, but are also responsible for the quality of air that Continue reading

Expansion Joints for Potable Water Systems

Author: Rob Coffee, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing Water is vital to life. Not only do we need access to clean drinking water, we need the ability to transport it without contamination. For this reason, there are standards that were created for pumping systems to safeguard potable water as it comes into contact with different materials Continue reading

Expansion Joints for Combined Cycle Plants

Author: Rob Coffee, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Proco Products, Inc. Now that you know the basic concepts behind how a combined cycle power plant works, let’s talk about some of the expansion joints you might find in a combined cycle power plant. The majority of expansion joints in a combined cycle power plant will Continue reading