KEMCOR—A Chemical and Corrosion Resistant Piping System

by Richard B. Whittington,
Edward J. Loftus,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Advances in Underground Pipeline Engineering

Abstract: KEMCOR is a new underground composite pipe system designed for chemical process use in such industries which require a high degree of corrosion resistance to varying concentrations and mixture of inorganic and organic acids, alkalines, industrial chemicals and solvents. With KEMCOR pipe, sections of extra-strength vitrified clay pipe are bonded and hermetically sealed with multiple laminations of reinforced fiberglass impregnated with heat cured epoxy resins, thus offering the mechanical strength and durability of ceramics with the chemical resistance of the epoxies. This unique combination of materials makes it possible to prefabricate longer lengths since the epoxy glass armor provides greater physical strength to the overall system. The paper discusses the pipe, joint details, pressure rating, crush tests, and load factors.

Subject Headings: Soil stabilization | Pipelines | Load and resistance factor design | Soil strength | Epoxy | Chemical processes | Corrosion

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