NOV (National Oilwell Varco) is the market leader in the manufacture and supply of Glassfiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) piping – known under the trade name BONDSTRAND®, which Bogdanos Marine exclusively represents in Greece and Cyprus for over 30 years. GRE is the supreme alternative to steel mainly due to its totally corrosion-free features and NOV FGS is the absolute GRE brand, mainly in applications like vessels’ ballast piping network & scrubber piping.

Glassfiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) piping represents the supreme alternative to steel, principally for the ballast system, inclusive of expansion couplings, branch lines and even bellmouths, for a totally corrosion-free service life.

More than 50% of newbuildings in the Far East are fitted with NOV piping making it the world market leader. More than 30% of the globally sailing vessels have NOV-FGS piping installed onboard.

Product Range

  • Series 2000M (external pressure per IMO requirements / non-conductive),
  • Series 7000M (external pressure per IMO requirements / conductive),
  • Series 2400/3400 (no external pressure requirements / variable thickness per each diameter for different internal pressure requirements, either conductive or non-conductive)

Key Advantages

  • Hot/Forced Cured Epoxy systems, which are superior to Cold Cured Polyester systems offered by competitors (the latter being prone to in-service brittle cracking)
  • Long service life – Highly resistant to both internal and external corrosion even in aggressive environments, without surface preparation or special coatings
  • Essentially maintenance free. In the unlikely case of need, repair is fast & easy
  • Lightweight – 1/4th to 1/8th the weight of steel pipe and easy to install or modify
  • Most comprehensive selection of joining systems and fittings

Wide Range of Shipboard Applications (IACS Approved)

  • Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (Scrubbers, inlet for Seawater & Outlet of Effluent)
  • Ballast System (Including Branch Lines, Expansion Couplings and Bellmouths)
  • Seawater Cooling System in Engine Room
  • Steam Condensate
  • Sounding / Vent Pipes
  • Drainage / Sanitary Service / Sewage
  • Electrical conduit
  • Ballast water management (portable overflow piping on deck)
  • Anti-Piracy Systems

Total installed cost equals traditional steel piping

Manufacturing plants in Singapore, Malaysia and the USA

Worldwide after sales network and distribution

Historically, offshore production platform, drilling rig and FPSO owners and operators have had to face the grim reality of continuously replacing most metal piping because of severe corrosion. This has resulted in piping systems costing two or three times the original investment since steel and metal pipe systems are very costly to maintain. BONDSTRAND ® GRE pipe systems are the cost-effective, maintenance-free and lightweight solution that provides corrosion-free and erosion-free operation during the service life of the vessel.

Key Advantages

  • Durable and Corrosion Free
  • Lightweight – Easy to Install
  • Low Installation and Operating Costs
  • Wide range of Pipe Systems
  • No Contamination

Wide Range of Offshore Applications

  • Scrubber Effluent
  • Ballast Water
  • Caissons
  • Cooling Water
  • Disposal
  • Deluge (Dry)
  • Drains
  • Drilling Mud
  • Fresh Water
  • Portable Water
  • Produced Water
  • Fire Mains
  • Saltwater / Seawater
  • Sanitary / Sewage
  • Column Piping
  • Vent Lines

Piping Details

  • Sizes: 25-1000mm (1-40 inch)
  • Pressure Classes: Up to 25 BAR (365 PSI)
  • Internal Liners (available if needed)
  • Conductive Systems (available if needed)
  • Joining Systems: Quick Lock and Taper/Taper Adhesive Bonded Joins

NOV FGS is the combination of a series of product lines, bringing together over 60 years of “time-tested” composite pipe experience to the Oilfield, Chemical/Industrial and Petroleum market. The broad range of temperatures, pressures and corrosion barriers allow for the best match between the product and these applications.

Key Advantages

  • GRE has a Price 25% Less than 6MO Steel
  • Price is 1 to 1.25 than Carbon Steel and 1.5 to Stainless Steel
  • GRE Reduces Operating Costs Due to Less Energy Needed to Pump Fluid Through the Smooth Internal Bore
  • GRE is Corrosion-Free and Erosion-Free
  • GRE is Easy and Cheaper to Install than Steel Systems
  • GRE is Non Hazardous for the Environment and Personnel
  • GRE is Easy to Repair
  • GRE has Low Maintenance Costs
  • GRE Reduces Amount Of Hot Work

Wide Range of Industrial Applications

  • Refinery
  • Chemical & Industrial
  • Power Plant
  • Oilfield
  • Pulp & Paper
  • HVAC
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Food Processing

NOV’s worldwide network of authorized partners, with teams of Field Service Engineers fully trained in installation and repairs of GRE piping.