Fibrex Corporation

Underground Effluent Pipe - Case Study


Courtesy of Fibrex Corporation


Client: Southeastern pulp & paper mill

General Scope: Over 5000 ft. of 24” and 30” diameter FRP pipe to carry effluent from the bleach plant to holding ponds.

Engineering/Procurement: BROWN & ROOT, INC. – Houston, Texas

Resin & Laminate Construction: Hetron 922L. All pipe was filament wound and utilized a 100 mil thick corrosion barrier.

Production Facts:

  • Manufactured approximately 2600 ft. of 30” diameter pipe.
  • Manufactured approximately 2800 ft. of 24” diameter pipe.
  • Manufactured almost 2 dozen 60” diameter x 10’ high manholes.
  • Pipe was manufactured in 40 ft. nominal lengths with bell & spigot/O-ring connections.

Special Project Notes: Fibrex learned that, in spite of freight costs from Washington State, Fibrex was awarded this order from a list of over 10 bidders.

Testimonial: On the day of the last shipment, Brown & Root’s purchasing agent commented that he was pleased to finally find an FRP manufacturer who made a quality product and met their delivery commitment.

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