Custom Coatings


Custom Expedited and Emergency Coatings for Pipe, Fittings, Risers and Fabricated Steel

L.B. Foster offers protective coatings for more than just straight line pipe. We also provide a wide range of specialty coatings including internal/external corrosion and abrasion protection for pipe, fittings, risers, vessels and fabricated steel in quantities from one to thousands. 

Our Willis, TX facility offers a vast array of custom coating solutions to a wide range of products. It has the unique capability to coat 1/4 in. to 74 in. pipe, as well as induction bends, forged fittings, tees, pups and spool pieces, all on one site with numerous coating options.

L.B. Foster's variety of solutions includes FBE, Specialty Polymer Coatings, Denso Protal, Seal for Life Powercrete and 3LPE, and certification and addition of Specialty Polymer Coatings.

At the heart of L.B. Foster’s business philosophy is acute attention to customer service and quality. There is no job too small, or needed too quickly, for our Willis, TX operation.

Expedited Short Runs

L.B. Foster strives to maintain the fastest turn times in the industry. The maturation of our Willis, TX operation has allowed us to serve our existing customer base in a new market segment, from planned long distance lines to quick turnarounds for more immediate
construction projects. 

Our pipe handling equipment has a lift capacity up to 30,000 lbs. L.B. Foster has developed proprietary equipment that provides the accuracy and efficiency needed to exceed customer expectations.

Willis, TX Custom Coating Facility Video

Our Willis, TX Protective Coatings plant coats unique steel products of most sizes and pipe ranging from 1/2” through 72” with FBE, liquid epoxy and other protective coatings. 

Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE)

L.B. Foster applies Fusion-Bonded Epoxy (FBE) coatings that exceed all industry pipe coating standards. This protective coating is a one-part, heat curable, thermosetting epoxy powder designed for corrosion protection of pipe. FBE coated pipe is in service worldwide.

Abrasion Resistant Overcoating (ARO)

L.B. Foster can provide additional protection to FBE coated pipe with the application of Abrasion Resistant Overcoating (ARO). This durable 2-Layer system is ideal for tough installations, such as directional drilling and exposed river crossings.

3-Layer Protective Coating

L.B. Foster’s tough TRIPLUS 3-layer protective coatings can be applied to risers and main line pipe ranging in diameters from 2” to 48”. These innovative systems begin with a layer of Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) to provide excellent adhesion to steel. This initial coating is followed by a poly layer, which can then be built up to a wide range of thicknesses. TRIPLUS provides high mechanical resistance and protection throughout all stages of the coating lifecycle from handling and transportation to laying and in-service use.

Internal Lining (ID) Specialty Coatings

ID Pipeline Flowliner is a field-proven internal lining that increases the efficiency of flow over long stretches of oil and gas lines. This durable lining also provides an excellent anti-corrosion protection on pipe while both in storage and during installation.

Liquid Epoxy Specialty Coatings

L.B. Foster utilizes innovative plural component liquid spray equipment to apply liquid epoxy coatings to pipe, valves, fittings and bends.

  • Standard service temperature resistance (up to 185°F)

  • Service temperatures up to 250°F (121°C)

  • High-build (up to 50 mils in one coat)

  • Excellent adhesion (compliments FBE coated pipe)

  • High abrasion resistance for Drilling applications

  • Safe and environmentally friendly

  • Does not shield Cathodic Protection

  • Sacrificial coating for directional drill and road bore pipe

Fabricated Products Equipment

  • automated pipe coating

  • proprietary induction heating units

  • gas fired ovens

  • pipe rotating stations

  • internal pipe blasting and coating

  • powder spray booth

  • plural component liquid spray equipment

  • 100HP air compressors and drying equipment

  • heavy duty forklifts

  • 10 ton overhead crane

Line Pipe Equipment

  • automated PLC controlled systems

  • automated SRL small bore FBE application

  • high production capacity / custom coating quality

  • inline blast cleaning

  • inline holiday detection

  • padded conveyors and racks

  • AC variable frequency drive controls

  • hydraulic kick and lower in arms and skew

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