March 5, 2018

RPS Composites at EUEC 2018

Kira Kaleps, our Sales & Business Development Manager, will be speaking at EUEC 2018, the Energy, Utility & Environment Conference in San Diego, March 5-7.

Kira’s presentation on Custom Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Piping (FRP) Applications in Wet FGD Slurry and Wastewater Processing will be delivered on Tuesday afternoon.

Abstract: There are a variety of choices of materials for managing corrosive and erosive process streams in wet FGD and scrubber effluent processing. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Composite material of construction offers a reliable and cost effective alternative to metallic and lined metallic piping systems when combatting high chlorides and erosive slurries inherent to wet FGD scrubber and wastewater operations. This presentation will review customized FRP pipe systems and their use in such erosive and corrosive process streams. These systems can be designed to various pressure and temperature ratings and the materials of construction can be optimized to suit the process conditions and construction time frame.

Kira Kaleps is an Industrial Engineering graduate who started in the Composites Industry 24 years ago. She has performed duties including Manufacturing and Field Service Management, Application Engineering, QC, and in recent years, Sales of composite equipment. Kira serves as the Sales and Business Development Manager for RPS Composites who is a global leader in the Engineering and Supply of FRP and Dual Laminate Piping, Custom Equipment, and Service with a focus on the corrosion markets. She is a member of NACE and currently serves as Vice Chair of STG-10 (“Nonmetallic Materials of Construction”). Kira has also served on Planning Committees for the ACMA Chemical Processing and Mining Symposia. She is the current Treasurer for the Corrosion Control Division (CCD) of ACMA.

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