L.B. Foster Ball Winch applies a wide range of field-proven protective coatings for pipe, fittings, risers, vessels and fabricated steel. Our coating material and workmanship meet or exceed industry standards as established by API. Our Willis, Texas facility maintains 6 coating lines that can meet most pipe coating specifications.


Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coating (FBE)

L.B. Foster Ball Winch 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)

Our team 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.



L.B. Foster Ball Winch’s tough 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 multi-layers of Polyethylene, 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.