The origins of Fiberbuilt go back to the late ‘50s, when the company made and sold handmade brooms and brushes to local businesses in the Calgary area. With only a handful of brush types, sales were made directly to businesses, door-to-door. Over the decades, the business has grown and evolved into a diverse manufacturing organization with operations in both the United States and Canada, and distribution worldwide.
About 15 years ago, Fiberbuilt developed patented technology specific to the construction of Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) Brushes for in-line inspection (ILI) tools in the pipeline industry. Fiberbuilt’s proprietary MFL Brushes provide 200% greater retention strength of wires than industry competitors and are the only MFL brushes that can provide direct wire contact between magnet on the pig and the pipeline wall, consequently providing the most efficient contact and magnetic field transfer possible.
Fiberbuilt has developed collaborative engineering relationships with the world’s leading in-line inspection companies. These years of collaboration and our subject matter expertise in applying brush technology in pipelines has led to Fiberbuilt developing new technologies for pipeline utility pigs, specifically for maximizing corrosion pit cleaning and delivering “unstoppable” small-diameter/multi-diameter pigs to address difficult-to-pig or “unpiggable” lines.