Glassfiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) Pipe Systems

You Should Know

Meeting Classification Societies’ rules and IMO regulations, GRE systems are designed specifically for use onboard ships.

to your needs.

When standard fittings (either R=1D or R=1.5D) are unsuitable,
tailor-made fittings can be designed and manufactured to
meet the specific requirement.


Prefabrication of fittings means that the number of system
joints can be minimised which will, in turn, reduce costs significantly.

GRE cost comparison to steel

Although the GRE material cost is higher than steel material, the
total installed cost of GRE is similar to steel piping. Moreover,
mounting GRE will contribute to lower through life cost.
In comparison with galvanised and rubber lined steel and CuNiFe, the installation costs of GRE systems are lower as a result of GRE’s lightweight nature and ease of handling. Installation and prefabrication training can be provided by FPI either at our facilities or at the customer’s site.

Naval Marine Applications

Rigorously and successfully tested for use onboard naval vessels, both Wavistrong & Fibermar are suited to many applications onboard both future and current generations of warships and submarines in service throughout the world.

Tangible benefits to both the naval shipyard and the Navy; Fibermar & Wavistrong are typically 60% lighter than CiNiFe, are highly resistant to erosion & bio-fouling, have a service life in excess of 25 years, are more cost effective to procure than CuNiFe, require no maintenance and installation cost and time are also dramatically reduced.



By spooling the pipes and fittings, installation time onboard can be significantly reduced with the bonus that installation costs are also reduced. Typically 70% of the spools for a job are prefabricated in controlled conditions either in FPI facilities, in shipyards or at the workshops of our preferred contractors.

A sample of spools will be tested before leaving our workshops to ensure the quality of our product. Additionally, prefabrication reduces the number of bonded joints, and hence reducing the use of chemicals onboard.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by our affiliate partner Future Pipe Industries.