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Line Pipe

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Fusion Bonded Epoxy, Abrasion Resistant Overcoating, Internal Linings

The L.B. Foster Protective Coatings plant is ISO 9001:2008 Registered and assures consistent quality in its application of plant-applied corrosion protection for steel line pipe and pipe piling. This pipe coating facility is located on the site of the Birmingham, Alabama operations of American Steel Pipe.  L.B. Foster partners with American Steel Pipe to provide customers the convenience and cost savings of receiving manufactured and coated steel line pipe from a single location.

This modern facility applies Fusion Bond Epoxy (FBE), Abrasion Resistant Overcoating (ARO) and internal linings on 10.75” to 24” diameter steel line pipe with up to .562” of wall thickness and 100’ of length. FBE provides field-proven protection of pipes and pipe pilings in service in the harshest environments. ARO offers tough physical protection for FBE coatings on steel line pipe.

Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coating (FBE)

L.B. Foster applies Fusion-Bonded Epoxy (FBE) coatings that exceed all industry pipe coating standards. This protective coating is a one-part, heat curable, thermosetting epoxy powder designed for corrosion protection of pipe. FBE coated pipe is in service worldwide.

Abrasion Resistant Overcoating (ARO)

L.B. Foster can provide additional protection to FBE coated pipe with the application of Abrasion Resistant Overcoating (ARO). This durable 2-Layer system is ideal for tough installations, such as directional drilling and exposed river crossings.

Our coated products are in use on major projects worldwide where quality coating is critical. The L.B. Foster team of coating professionals has built a reputation for satisfying the most demanding requirements for custom coated materials with quality applications and extraordinary logistical support. Our Houston-area facility can meet our customers’ most exacting specifications and difficult schedules and provide quick turnaround for short run and emergency pipe coating projects.

Birmingham, AL Line Pipe Coating Facility

Our Protective Coatings plant is ISO 9001:2015 Registered and assures consistent quality in its application of plant-applied corrosion protection for steel line pipe and pipe piling. This pipe coating facility is located on the site of the Birmingham, Alabama operations of American Steel Pipe.

Partnership with American Steel Pipe

The L.B. Foster Protective Coatings pipe coating facility is located on the site of the Birmingham, Alabama operations of American Steel Pipe. L.B. Foster partners with American Steel Pipe to provide customers the convenience and cost savings of receiving manufactured and coated steel line pipe from a single location.

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Quality Control

L.B. Foster Company is committed to meeting customer expectations and increasing customer satisfaction through continual improvement of its products, services and the quality management system.

To review our quality control certifications for ISO 9001:2015, please refer to our Quality Information page.

Reference Materials

Plant Applied External FBE Pipe Coating Specifications - PDF

Railroad Car and Truck Loading Patterns - PDF

White paper on FBE Pipeline and Rebar Corrosion Coatings  - PDF

Article on New Predictability Of FBE Pipeline Coatings - PDF

Article on how FBE Evolves to Meet Industry Need for Pipeline Protection - PDF

Article on how FBE Found Effective After 30 Years Of Service - PDF

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