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Abrasion Resistant Overcoat for FBE Pipelines

HBE-ARMOR is a heavy-duty liquid ARO (Abrasion-Resistant Overcoat) system designed to protect FBE and HBE coated pipe.

It is a two-component epoxy formulated with one of the toughest minerals on earth to act as a true armor over top of existing coating. HBE-ARMOR can protect FBE mainline and liquid epoxy field joint coatings during directional drilling, thrust bores, river crossings and other rough terrain conditions. This environmentally friendly, 100% solids, epoxy coating can either be spray-applied or brush-applied in the plant or field. It should not be applied direct-to-steel.

Heavy-Duty Mechanical Resistance

  • HBE-ARMOR provides the highest resistance to abrasion, gouge, and impact forces with the utmost durability

Excellent Adhesion to FBE and HBE

  • HBE-ARMOR will bond to FBE and other HBE coatings with tenacious pull-off strength >3400 psi (>23 MPa)

Added Layer of Protection

  • HBE-ARMOR can protect a pipeline’s anticorrosion coating (FBE) when severe handling or aggressive pipelay construction methods are expected or encountered

High Build in Single Coat

  • A single pass application over top of FBE will achieve a high build coating thickness of 20-40mils (500-1000 microns)

Plant-Applied or Field-Applied Uses

  • Abrasion resistant overcoat for mainline pipelines, rehabilitation projects, girth weld field joints, or pipeline valves, fittings and bends

Product Properties

Coating Properties Test Method Typical Values
Service Temp.   Up to 95°C (203°F)
Typical Thickness   > 20 mils
Mixing Ratio (by volume)   3 parts base : 1 part cure
Percent Solids   100%
Specific Gravity (g/cc)   1.946 base, 1.019 cure
Hardness ASTM D2240 85 Shore D
Adhesion to FBE ASTM D4541 > 3448 psi
Adhesion to HBE ASTM D4541 > 3400 psi
Cathodic Disbondment @ 28 days, 23°C CSA-Z245.20-10 6.0 mm
Cathodic Disbondment @ 28 days, 95°C CSA-Z245.20-10 8.8 mm
Impact Resistance @ -30°C ISO 21809-3 ≤ 7.0 J
Impact Resistance @ 23°C ISO 21809-3 > 7.0 J
Hot Water Immersion @ 28 days, 95oC CSA-Z245.20-10 Rating 1
Gouge Resistance @ 50 kg, 23oC CSA-Z245.20-10 13 mil depth
Abrasion Resistance Wear: 5000 cycles CS-17 1 kg ASTM D4060 2540 cycles/mil
Abrasion Resistance Weight Loss: 1000 cycles CS-17 1 kg ASTM D4060 0.036 grams
Flexibility @ -30°C CSA-Z245.20-10 0.75°/pd

Shell life: 3 years when stored in original packaging between 5°C (40°F) and 40°C (105°F)

Cure Speed¹ Test Method Typical Values
Gel Time 100 gram Mass 50 minutes
Dry to Touch Time ASTM D1640 4 hours 30 minutes
Hard Dry Time (Shore D > 70) ASTM D2240 8 hours
Typical Kit Size Required by Pipe Diameter²  
4" - 12" 0.5 Liter Kit
14" - 22" 1.0 Liter Kit
24" - 32" 1.5 Liter Kit
  • ¹Cure Times measured @ 23°C (73°F)
  • ²Based on 400 mm coating width, 40 mils (1016 micron) average thickness and 50% wastage factor


Handle with care. Before and during use, observe all safety labels on packaging containers, consult with Canusa-CPS Material Safety Data Sheets and abide by all local or national safety regulations.

Applications / Assets

  • Fittings and Bends
  • Gas Pipelines
  • Oil Pipelines
  • Rehabilitation
  • Waterworks Pipelines


Last Updated: 12/18/2017 3:44:22 PM
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