Chester, PA 19380 USA
MESH COMPANY, INC.
Control and Anti-Wear FRP Products for
Metal and Plastic Piping
Glas Mesh Company has been a
fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) manufacturer and
fabricator since 1965. Our objectives are the development and marketing of several new and
standardized FRP products for use by industry corrosion
control engineers and technicians, and insulating
products suitable for the prevention of electrical contact
shorts on buried and exposed pipelines or mains.
recently, companies simply used whatever they happened to
have on the job site. After a comprehensive development
program, Glas Mesh Company designed and began fabricating a
line of corrosion and abrasion control products specifically
shaped for piping and particularly useful to the gas, oil
and chemical industries. These new FRP products are
standardized, work effectively and are economical to use.
They are also immediately available from stock.
The first of our line of FRP products was the highly
successful Roll-On Shield, which stops corrosive and
electrolytic wear of ferrous metal suspended or overhead
pipe mains effectively and economically. FRP Roll-On Shields
also eliminate or materially reduce hot or cold energy loss
on thermally insulated pipe mains and serve to control
abrasion and wear on plastic piping systems. Roll-On Shields
are pre-shaped 240 degrees peripherally.
Today we provide a complete line of FRP corrosion and
abrasion control products: FRP Insulation Spacers, FRP
Roll-On Shields, FRP Pipe Saddles, FRP Casing Insulators,
and FRP Flatties. All are preformed and fabricated for
specific functional uses.
When considering the
advantages of modern plastics (light weight, ease of
handling and installation, high dielectric strength, no
corrosion problems), and their disadvantages (cold flow,
cold temperature embrittlement, heat distortion, low
abrasion resistance, relatively low compressive strength),
it becomes obvious that fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP)
provides all the physical advantages and properties while
eliminating or materially reducing the disadvantages of the
FRP's properties of light
weight, ease of handling and installing, high dielectric
strength, corrosion resistance with great compressive
strength combine to make it the state-of-the-art material
for Glas Mesh FRP abrasion control and electrical insulation
products. Glas Mesh FRP products will not cold flow under
pressure nor become brittle in cold temperatures, will not
soften nor distort from heat, and they have excellent
abrasion resistant properties.
Glas Mesh products are
fabricated from a precision manufactured, filament wound,
ultraviolet protected, FRP epoxy with integral epoxy liner
and exterior coating. FRP products' inside diameters
approximated the outside diameters of the carrier pipes,
thus assuring close fit and requiring minimum clearance
during installation. Glas Mesh products meet all known
industry recommended standard specifications and properties.