Fusion Bond Epoxy Coating
FBE coating is an industry standard, environmentally-safe thermoset polymer coating which is used as corrosion protection for pipe.
Fusion bond epoxy coating, also known as powder coating or FBE coating, is an epoxy-based powder coating widely used to protect steel pipe used in pipeline construction, piping connections and valves from corrosion. They come under the category of ‘protective coatings’ in paints and coating nomenclature.
During the FBE process:
- the pipe surface is cleaned and heated
- epoxy powder is electrostatically applied onto the pipe
- the powder melts onto the pipe and quickly dries into a uniform and controlled thickness
Bayou’s facility is located in New Iberia, Louisiana and is capable of handling 2-inch to 60-inch diameter pipes up to 80 feet in length.