FRP Bridge Drain Pipe
Made in the USA!
Providing our clients with a no-rust, no-rot pipe is one of our most basic benefits. There is no corrosion with a fiberglass bridge drain system. Fiberglass is inert to oil, gas, salt, ice-melting solutions and many other corrosive compounds found on highway structures. Even cleanouts and roadway scuppers are nonmetallic, resulting in a system that will never require replacement due to a corrosion-related failure.
Fiberglass drain piping can be up to 10 times lighter than equivalent metallic systems. This allows the installer to reduce the crew sizes required on-site as just one laborer can handle full sticks of pipe and fittings. Even though the material is light, the mechanical properties of fiberglass still fall more closely in line with steel products rather than weaker thermoplastics like PVC.
A major advantage of a fiberglass drain system lies in its prefabrication capabilities. On-site deliveries can easily include preassembled joints, collectors, cleanouts and even directional changes. This option saves a lot of time and energy for the contractor in the field, which will ultimately save money. The lightweight nature of fiberglass also limits the need for heavy machinery used to handle the materials, decreasing installation costs even further.
Fittings, Troughs & Accessories
Fiberglass bridge drain projects require fittings, scuppers, expansion joints and related accessories. Fittings are pigmented to match pipe and/or existing colors. Any color from the federal 595 color chart can be matched.
Standard and custom fittings are available to fit most any bridge drain pipe configuration. Cleanouts can also be added to any fitting type to improve the long-term maintenance of the system. A white PVC removable plug is included at each cleanout location but other options are available if desired.
The FRP components we offer engineers only begin with the pipe and fittings. Girder inspection manhole covers, bearing catchments, rectangular pipe and even bird or other pest control items can be manufactured using fiberglass reinforced plastics.
FRP Pipe Bridge and highway piping is filament wound composite pipe consisting of a thermosetting resin and continuous glass filament structural reinforcement. It is available in standard sizes of 4-24 inches. Larger sizes are available upon request.
An adhesive bonded socket joint is the primary joining method for FRP bridge drain pipe. All other typical joining methods are available.