webinars - RPS Composites


Our webinars are offered here to help you understand the benefits and limitations of FRP and dual laminate piping systems so that you can make the best material selection. Send an email to moc.setisopmoCSPR@rosivdA if you have any questions.

Flange Options for FRP Piping Systems
Presenter: Dave Chapman, P.Eng
Length: approx 9 min
Goal: Using the wrong type of flange, or improper flange installation, can lead to numerous problems in an FRP piping system. This video will help you make the right decisions.

00:32 Flange construction options
02:25 Full-Face Flanges
03:00 Warning!
03:28 Lap Joint Flanges
04:33 Bolting to expansion joints
05:22 Gaskets
06:20 Bolting torque and bolts
07:10 Sealing rib considerations
08:05 Summary


The Corrosion Barrier Explained
Presenter: Dave Chapman, P.Eng
Length: approx 7 min
Goal: This short video will explain the criticality of the corrosion barrier and decisions Designers have to make to ensure long-term chemical resistance.
Additional ResourcesRPS Chemical Resistance Guide

00:00 Introduction and Overview
00:14 Two parts of an FRP system
00:44 Resin considerations
01:52 Two parts of the corrosion barrier
02:08 Veil options
04:03 Chopped strand mat
06:09 Abrasion resistance and conductivity


Butt Joints vs. Adhesive Joints in FRP Piping
Presenter: Dave Chapman, P.Eng
Length: approx 25 min
Goal: There are a number of options for joining FRP pipe. In this video we explain in detail, and with video, the pros and cons of two common joints.
Additional Resources: RPS Tapered Adhesive Joints – Benefits and SavingsEstimated Joining Times, Butt and Wrap vs. Tapered Adhesive Joint; RPS Joining Systems

00:00 Introduction and Overview
01:33 Detail – Butt & Wrap Joints
07:02 B&W Joint video
11:32 Detail – Adhesive Joints
14:44 Tapered Adhesive Joint video
19:06 Pros and Cons: A Comparison


An Introduction to FRP Piping
Presenter: Dave Chapman, P.Eng
Length: approx 60 min
Goal: Broad introduction to RPS Composites and FRP manufacturing

00:00 An introduction to RPS Composites
07:56 What is FRP?
22:41 FRP vs metallic piping
25:14 Codes and standards
29:26 Installation conditions
39:37 Joining methods
50:01 Quality control
51:33 Pipe supports
55:59 Pipe stress analysis