Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) Powder Coating is a one-part, heat-curable, thermosetting epoxy coating designed for corrosion protection of steel pipe, fabrications and reinforcing steel. The FBE coating offers excellent anti-corrosion protection for small and large diameter pipelines, rebar, and other circular or reinforcing steel products to be embedded in soil, concrete, or water.
FBE’s excellent adhesion to steel, coupled with B.L. Downey Company’s process, provides superior long term corrosion resistance and protection of pipelines and other steel products designed to operate at moderate temperatures.
B.L. Downey Company offers various types of FBE coatings, which are customized to meet the various requirements of our customers. FBEs are available as stand-alone coatings as well as a part in multi-layers. FBE coatings with different properties are available to suit coating applications on the main body of pipe, valve bodies as well as on fittings.
FBE is tough, durable and field proven. It is a vital application for natural oil & gas piping
such as those used in:
• Refineries and underground or in water
• Water piping and infrastructure for water delivery
• REBAR (concrete reinforcing steel) used in parking structures, bridge units, highway
construction, and other precast work
• FBE is recommended by the CRSI (Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute)
Fusion Bonded Epoxy Powder Coating (FBE) Specification and Data:
Minimum Recommended Operating Temperature: -40°C (-40°F)
Maximum Recommended Operating Temperature: 85°C (185°F)
B.L. Downey Company prepares parts for coating to your specifications or our best recommendation, and can coat parts as long as 100’ and weighing up to 10,000 lbs. With 325,000 square feet, we offer indoor storage and excellent packaging to protect your coated product until it reaches your installation point.
B.L. Downey Company FBE Capabilities:
Size of products: dime size to 100’ and 10,000 lbs.
(Large products handled with overhead crane)
Semi-Truck Delivery Bays: 12
Intermodal Transport Facility: 1-mile;
can accommodate 40,000lbs/truck; unlimited tonnage via rail
Powder and dip coating lines: 12
Types: liquid or powder
Automatic conveyorized processing lines: 12
Square footage: 325,000
Certification: ISO 9001-2000, CRSI