We are pleased to announce that ACE DuraFlo’s ePIPE® products have been reviewed by the American Bureau of Shipping and Standards (ABS) and have been awarded an ABS approved products certificate.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. At the end of 2012, ABS was the second largest class society with a classed fleet of nearly 12,000 commercial vessels and offshore facilities. ABS’ core service is the provision of classification services through the development of standards called ABS Rules. These Rules form the basis for assessing the design and construction of new vessels and the integrity of existing vessels and marine structures.
ABS has been organized as a not-for-profit since its founding in 1862. ABS is commissioned by the US government and the US Coast Guard to act in maritime matters.
ePIPE approved for Worldwide Marine and Offshore Application: In-Place Protective Barrier Coating applied to interior of Piping.
Product models approved include both: ePIPE and ePIPE, FRS (2 hour return to service product)
This Approval covers products to be installed on an ABS classed vessels, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU) or facilities which are in existence or under contract for construction.
ePIPE products have been used in the in-place rehabilitation of pressurized pipes for the US Department of Defense on numerous US Navy vessels and have been utilized on pipe rehabilitation on off shore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
Obtaining this level of world-wide approval involved a collaborative effort within our ePIPE family, with a special thanks to Gary Gould and Vic Caso of TDT Plumbing in Houston, TX. www.tdtplumbing.com