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Posted by October 21, 2016

Fiberglass Exhaust Tube Offer Lasting Durability

Photo: Marine Exhaust Systems

For maximum horsepower, vessel owners and builders optimize every aspect of their exhaust systems. Exhaust systems manufacturer Marine Exhaust Systems says its fiberglass tubing provides the gas flow that these vessels need to excel on the water.

Each section of tubing is engineered using multiple layers of hand-laid, biaxial strand fiberglass and encapsulated with an epoxy vinylester resin in a 60:40 ratio. This proportion makes Marine Exhaust Systems' tubes resilient with a strong elasticity and shatter-resistant. This formula also provides a lighter and thinner wall, with the durability needed for maximum clamping strength.

They are fire- and chemical-resistant and have a much higher temperature tolerance—up to 250°F—than polyester tubing. The resin doesn't absorb water, and the design won't seep fluid through the tube wall, as is common in filament-wound fabrication.

Exacting diameter tolerances ensure tight mating with other exhaust system elements. Available in up to 10' lengths and diameters of 6"–20", sections come as easily-cut raw materials or as drop-in finished parts from the company's custom lamination department.

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