BASALT COMPOSITE PIPE
The Basalt Uzbekistan group of companies specializes in the production of pipes and fittings using the continuous winding method of basalt fiber onto a moving mandrel, including for main pipelines of drinking water supply and sewage systems.
Manufacturing basalt pipes using the process of material feeding onto a continuously moving mandrel is the most advanced technology in the production of basalt composite pipes. This process allows for continuous reinforcement of basalt fiber around the circumference.
The main load on pressure pipes, as well as on underground pipelines, is in the radial direction. Therefore, only the method of simultaneous reinforcement with continuous and chopped basalt fibers allows achieving higher physical and mechanical properties of the products while maintaining lower costs.
The technology enables the creation of a very dense structure that maximizes the properties of three main raw materials. The continuous and chopped basalt fibers provide tensile strength and axial strength in the shell, while sand increases the strength in the neutral axis zone of the core. The equipment with a triple binder delivery system allows for the use of special binders for the internal chemically resistant layer and special binders for the outer layer of the pipe.
The pipes can be manufactured from 300mm to 2600mm in diameter and from 6m to 12m in length, which allows choosing the most optimal option for each specific project. Basalt Uzbekistan provides consultations on pipe selection and assists in organizing delivery and design.
Advantages of basalt analog:
- Lighter weight compared to steel products by 7-8 times. The materials of the pipes have lower density, significantly reducing their weight. This facilitates transportation, installation, and operation of pipelines.
- Durability. Due to the strength and corrosion resistance of the materials, basalt pipes have a service life of 80-100 years, reducing the frequency of repairs and replacements of pipelines.
- Easy and lightweight installation. The low weight of basalt composite pipes allows the use of standard equipment and reduces labor costs for pipeline installation.
- Higher strength compared to competitors. The composite material of the pipes has high strength characteristics, allowing the pipes to be used even in challenging conditions.
- Significantly lower heat loss compared to steel, up to 150 times. The thermal stability of the pipes ensures better heat retention, reducing losses during the transportation of heat-carrying fluids.
- Complete absence of corrosion. The pipe materials are not susceptible to corrosion, eliminating corrosion damage to the pipes.
- Lower cost compared to steel. The materials of the pipes and the manufacturing technology provide a lower cost compared to steel pipelines.
- No need for heavy specialized equipment. Due to the lightweight of the pipes, installation can be carried out without heavy construction machinery, reducing costs.
- 2-4 times less time and resources required for installation. The low weight of the pipes significantly reduces the time and labor required for their installation, lowering the cost of installation works.
- Applicable in any environment. The pipe materials are resistant to aggressive chemical environments, allowing the pipes to be used for transporting various aggressive liquids and gases.
- Reduced hydraulic losses. The smooth inner surface of the pipes reduces friction, resulting in lower energy losses during the movement of fluids and gases.
- Environmentally friendly. The use of basalt pipes significantly reduces the negative impact on the environment since there are no combustion residues or metal smelting waste, and energy consumption during transportation and installation is reduced.
Composite pipes are used in the following industries and areas:
- Water supply and sewage systems. Composite pipes are used for the transportation of drinking water, industrial wastewater, and household sewage. They have high corrosion resistance and chemical durability.
- Oil and gas pipelines. Composite pipes are used for the transportation of oil, gas, and petroleum products. They have high strength and resistance to hydrocarbons.
- Chemical industry. Composite pipes are used for the transportation of aggressive chemicals. Their polymer matrices have high chemical resistance.
- Electrical engineering. The insulating properties of composite pipes are used for electrical purposes, such as cable channels.
- Agriculture. Composite pipes are used for irrigation, transportation of fertilizers, manure evacuation, etc.
- Industrial equipment. Composite pipes are used in equipment for food processing, paper, and textile industries.
- Marine industry. Composite pipes are used in equipment for offshore oil and gas extraction due to their high corrosion resistance.