Abrasion Resistant Coating™ (ARC)

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.

Specifications techniques

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 μm/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


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.