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The Abrasiguard AC-Series Polyurethane-Lined Bend is a custom-fabricated spool that can be made in any bend radius or bend angle—commonly 3D or 5D—to minimise wear.

It uses the Abrasiguard AX-100 high-performance internal lining, a premium polymer designed for high slurry velocities, turbulent and non-turbulent slurry regimes, and small and large particle slurry.

The Abrasiguard polymer prevents gouging caused by higher energy particles. It also offers complete resistance to corrosion caused by dissolved oxygen in carrier fluid.

Standard applications for the Abrasiguard AC-Series bend include slurry transfer in mineral processing plants, concentrate pipelines, tailings pipelines, oil sands pipelines, and dredging.

Technical specifications

Brand

Abrasiguard

Model

AC-Series

Pipe size

DN50–1350 (2–54”) as standard
Non-standard sizes available (where required to optimise hydraulic performance)

Pipe length

0.1m (4”) to 18m (60’)

Bend angle

12°, 22.5°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°, custom

Bend radius

1D, 1.5D, 3D, 5D, custom

Tangent length

End 1: Nil (thickness of end connections only)
End 2: Unlimited (to suit requirements)

Design codes

Standard: ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4, AS4041
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Pipe types

SMLS, ERW, LSAW, DSAW, SSAW/HSAW

Pipe specifications

Standard: API 5L, ASTM A53/A106, API 5CT, ASME B16.9
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Pressure rating

As per design code

Temperature rating

Based on internal lining system selected

End connections

Plain end
Flanged (fixed or swivel)
Grooved (roll or cut)
Threaded
Fully welded
Custom

Flange types

AS2129, ASME B16.5, ASME B16.47, AWWA C207, AS4087, BS EN 1092, BS3293, JIS B2220, SANS 1123, DIN ISO 7005, custom

Groove types

AWWA C606 OGS, Victaulic AGS, custom or special

Thread types

BSP, NPT, API, premium, custom

Extra options

Custom nozzles, branches, or connections
Wear monitoring system (plug-only or push-button)

Material specifications

Pipe material

Carbon steel (all grades)
Stainless steel (SS304, SS316)
Exotic alloy

External coating

Uncoated
Zinc or zinc-aluminium primer
Epoxy based (single or multi-layer)
Polyurethane based (single or multi-layer)
Custom system

Internal lining specifications

AX-100 high-performance polyurethane

High-performance polyurethane liner system
Suitable for turbulent and non-turbulent slurry regimes
Suitable for small and large particle slurry types
Suitable for slurry velocities to 10m/s as standard
Suitable for straights (low 0–10° imp. angle wear)
Suitable for bends/fittings (medium 10–45° impingement angle wear)
Strong adhesion to substrate (chemically bonded)
Suitable for long-term immersion (hydrolysis-resistant)
Compatible with most carrier fluids and reagents (consult factory for chemical compatibility with specific media)
Very low wet friction coefficient (very low surface roughness)
Resistant to dissolved oxygen (nil corrosion allowance required)
Temperature range (wet): +20 to +40°C (transient to +60°C)
Temperature range (dry): 0 to +60°C (transient to +80°C)

AX-100XT high-performance polyurethane (XT upgrade)

Same as AX-100, with additional upgrades
Upgrade: Enhanced temperature range
Upgrade: Enhanced adhesion (corrosive and/or high temperature)
Upgrade: Enhanced resistance to “cold wall” effect
Upgrade: Enhanced resistance to long-term immersion
Temperature range (wet): 0 to +65°C (transient to +85°C)
Temperature range (dry): -60 to +80°C (transient to +120°C)

How we help you choose the right lined pipe spools:

1. Tell us what you need

Tell us about your plant. Do you have high wear problem areas? What other issues do you need to overcome? Let’s work back from there.

2. Choose the right solution

Weigh up the options. We’ll do the analysis, discuss the options with you, and make a recommendation – the pipes we’d choose in your shoes.

3. Get the job done

Get the right lined piping for the job, on time and to spec. We’ve got your back all the way, including installation and commissioning support.

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