Designed for fast and easy installation, Abrasion Resistant Coating™ (ARC™) consists of a tough fiberglass fabric and a unique abrasion resistant epoxy coating. ARC bonds to a wide variety of materials including metals, composites and concrete. It’s a cost effective way to protect vessels, structures piping and other assets from corrosion, sand erosion and UV exposure. ARC conforms easily to any contour and can be used to protect reducers, tees, elbows and other complex shapes. The system, which is especially effective at soil-to-air interfaces (transition zones), ships in pre-measured kits, containing everything you’ll need for installation.


Mechanical Properties

Attribute Tensile Strength
Method ASTM D3039
Value 35,000 psi 

Attribute Tensile Modulus
Method ASTM D3039
Value 3.3 Msi

Attribute Abrasion Resistance
Method ASTM G14
Value 2.82 mils/sec

Attribute Impact Resistance
Method ASTM G1
Value > 250 ft-lbs

Thermal Properties

Attribute Thermal Expansion
Method ASTM E 831
Value 15.6 ?m/m/C°

Attribute Max. Operating Temperature
Method ASME PCC-2
Value 121 °C

Attribute Application Temperatures
Value 55 °F to 120° F (13 °C to 49 °C)

System Properties

Attribute Ply Thickness
Value 11 mils (0.28 mm)

Attribute Working Time
Value 40 minutes at ambient

Attribute Set Time
Value 2 hours

Attribute Cure Time
Value 24-72 hours

Attribute Shelf Life
Value 1 year

Attribute Stocked Sizes
Value Available in widths from 2 – 6 inches

Installation Procedure

1. Surface Preparation 
Remove all soft coatings and media blast the pipe to provide an anchor pattern (NACE- 3 minimum). Wipe the surface with a solvent such as Acetone, Toluene, or MEK.

2. Apply Wear-Resistant Coating 
Wearing protective gloves, mix equal parts of the coating. Apply the material to the pipe surface ensuring even coverage (approx. 30 mils).

3. Apply ARC Wrap to the Pipe 
Wrap the fiberglass fabric around the pipe tightly, using a cigar wrap method.

4. Apply Additional Wear-Resistant Coating 
Ensure that the fabric is completely wet out with the wear-resistant coating.